Our first issue of 2021/22 is on sale before the game with Everton on Saturday 21st August. It’s been a while.

One of the best things about fans being back at Elland Road is fanzines being back at Elland Road — so for the first time in eighteen months, we can say, our new issue will be on sale outside before the kick-off. Hurrah!

That said, getting a copy delivered to your home is still a very good idea, as it will arrive free of beer stains and torn corners, unless your postie is having a bad morning. Details on how to support us by subscribing can be found here.

Cover artwork by Lee Shackleton

As always our eight 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 of being a Leeds United supporter, for 100 long, long years.

This time we’ve got articles on expectations, copying Bielsa, Kalvin’s summer, fan engagement, Kristopher Klaesson, no-nonsense centre-halves, a review of Salim Lamrani’s book, and much more besides.

Free-to-read in this issue is this article by JD Richardson, with art by Josh Parkin, on how the best thing for Kalvin Phillips after his big summer is to let him stay with Leeds.

Even though we’re back selling at Elland Road, subscriptions are the best way to help TSB’s world keep going round.

The best way to buy The Square Ball this season is to subscribe and get every issue delivered to your home.

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 subscription to TSB+. TSB+ gets you all our podcasts advert free, early access to The Match Ball podcast and YouTube live stream, digital access to the magazine, a daily email, discounts and more — and that tenner off getting the paper version delivered.

There’s more information about subscriptions here, and our easy subscription builder will walk you through the process here.

If you just want paper or digital versions of this single issue, you can buy them here.

Subscribers can read all the new articles on our website, handy on the phone on the bus to the match or when you’re skiving at work.

Just log in and find the new issue under Magazine, On Paper.

Thanks as always for supporting The Square Ball. It’s good to be back, and we hope you enjoy having the mag back too. ◉

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