2022-23 | Issue 02


This is the second issue of TSB’s 33rd season, guaranteed to be a better read than the programme notes.

Can I buy it at the ground?

As always since 1989, The Square Ball magazine was going to be on sale outside Elland Road, for the big match against Nottingham Forest and their squad of hundreds on Monday 12th September 2022. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II that game has been postponed, so we hope you’ll help us out by getting a copy online, subscribing, or buying one at the next home game against Aston Villa on Sunday 2nd October. Just look out for our windswept but friendly sellers by the Lowfields tunnel, Billy’s Statue, the Kop gates, and anywhere else someone is holding a fanzine in the air, until about fifteen minutes before kick-off.

Can I subscribe?

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 second issue of the season on its own right here, and we’ll post it out as soon as it’s printed.

What’s inside?

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.

  • Lots about left-backs, because if the club won’t sign any we can remember a few they did
  • Who gets to design the kits?
  • Unleashing your inner SOB
  • Hoping we finally beat a certain opponent
  • Feeling sad about Dan James
  • The Diary, Heroes & Villains, TSB+ rating results and all the usual Leeds madness
  • A photo of Brenden Aaronson enjoying a banana


You can order paper copies of issue two from this page now, and they’ll be sent out after the Forest 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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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm
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