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Barrow host Newport at Holker Street

WSC No 309, November 2012

On the train up from Lancaster the man sitting opposite me looks out at the dark grey skies and says: “When I set off it was summer but it looks like winter now” Match of the month Barrow AFC v Newport County p20

5 Editorial The Hillsborough report has revealed a lot about people’s attitudes towards fans

6 Sidelines Roy Carroll’s revived career; Maradona magic; QPR’s stadium conundrum; the FA plunders West Brom; Llanelli’s worries

12 Shot! Lazio arrive at White Hart Lane to f ind Tottenham in transition

14 Renewed rivalries The SPL’s f irst Highlands derby and

Rangers face old Glasgow foes at Hampden

17 Highest bidders Smaller Premier League clubs are picking up bargains from abroad

18 Hero worship The disappearance of the f ictional football characters from comics and screens

20 Match of the month Newport make the trip to Barrow but the ref gets stuck in traff ic

24 Focus on... John McGovern,

one of Brian Clough’s stalwarts

Racey’s rocket p18

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HILLSBOROUGH REPORT 26 The findings The families will now ask for justice 28 Court reporting Criminal proceedings could follow 29 Terrace talk The debate on safe standing continues 30 Viewed from afar Forest and Owls fans deserve answers too

32 Word searching Playing Scrabble with your childhood idol

34 Euro view

Russian racism; split loyalties in Switzerland; player power in Turkey

38 Skem reading Cup success for a north-west New Town

40 World view Tough times in Argentina; magic Jordan

42 Books Football’s hard man; secret stories;

Southall’s standards; diving in to Swans

44 Letters “I’m glad you didn’t include...”

46 Last word When players give the abuse back to fans

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