2022-23 | Issue 01


This is the first issue of TSB’s 33rd season, and while thankfully our Premier League status didn’t change last season, a lot of other things are going to be different in 2022/23.

One thing that isn’t changing is that, as always since 1989, The Square Ball magazine will be on sale outside Elland Road, starting with the first match, against Wolves on Saturday 6th August 2022.

Getting the magazine delivered to your home is a very good idea, as it will arrive free of beer stains and torn corners, unless your postie is having a bad morning.

The best way to buy The Square Ball is to subscribe and get every regular issue delivered to your home for the next twelve months.

That way we know how many to print, and we have the money up front to pay the printer. We’ll post anywhere in the world and you won’t miss an issue.

You can get £10 off a subscription to the paper magazine if you buy an annual membership of TSB+. TSB+ gets you all our podcasts advert free, early access and live streaming video of The Match Ball podcast, a digital sub to the magazine, a daily email, discounts and more — and that tenner off getting the paper version delivered.

Click here for more info on subscribing, and choose either TSB+ Mag or TSB Magazine.

If you don’t want to subscribe — why not?! — you can buy our first issue of the season on its own right here, and we’ll post it out as soon as it’s printed.

As always our nine times-nominated and two-times FSF Award winning fanzine (plus one for the podcast) includes lots of pages of articles and artwork about what used to be the pain but now is the glory which also involves pain of being a Leeds United supporter, for more than 100 long, long years.

Issue one is full of nervous optimism to start the season:

  • An interview with Neil Kilkenny, telling Rob Conlon he never believed in home advantage until he played at Elland Road
  • TSB writers and readers reliving the best (and worst) opening days
  • Results of our pre-season TSB+ survey, about hopes for the new campaign
  • This issue’s views on the new kids, the young kids, the nearly-new coach, and all the stress of loving our favourite team
  • The Diary, Heroes & Villains, all the usual Leeds madness
  • A photo of Rasmus Kristensen with hair


You can order paper copies of issue one from this page now, and they’ll be sent out after the Wolves game. The digital pdf version is also available to buy here now.

As Howard Wilkinson always used to say, thank you for your magnificent support.

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Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm
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