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When Saturday Comes No 332 October 2014

Shildon greet Crook Town in the FA Cup

REGULARS 7 Editorial Playing in Europe is too good a chance to make memories to waste with weakened teams

8 Sidelines The Premier League’s latest spending spree;

joint operations; Lowestoft head out on the road; living the Pond life in Fleetwood; going down the affordable Albion

14 Shot! Blurring borders with Berwick Rangers against East Stirlingshire

24 Focus on... The Birmingham City team of 1961 have some success in the Fairs Cup

Fan activism in Britain is undergoing a growth spurt. There’s a more independent and militant strand coming to the fore, one which is tactically astute too Supporter protests p16

34 Euro view

Degerfors’ system in Sweden gains political support; Basel brush domestic challengers aside; no Polish sympathy for Legia’s admin

38 World view

Brazil look back for their future with old managers; Malaysia’s new super power

42 Books Scots abroad for the 1974 World Cup; the rise of supporter ownership; Kevin Sheedy does it twice; Billy Meredith starts the Union

44 Letters “If you think their home record is bad,

take a look at ours...”

46 Last word It sounds unlikely but UEFA’s 2020 European

Championship format is a good idea

FEATURES 16 Campaign monitor Supporter activism might look ineffective but it is making steps where it counts; Safe Standing in UKgrounds is closer than ever

18 Race against time MalkyMackay scandal shows institutional racism still exists; howWest Brom’s 1970s black players changed views; Italian football’s new president starts by offending people

PETER ROBINSON

Though it’s a dozen miles from the coast, Shildon feels like a seaside town in the off-season, a little bit abandoned, like it’s waiting for the spring Shildon v Crook Town p26

22 Through the grapevine The Premier League will miss out by banning short clips; on-pitch “selfies” goß∑ too far

26 Match of the month FA Cup qualifying at Shildon’s Dean Street as

Crook Town, not quite at their peak, visit

30 Public service broadcasting WhyMatch of the Day has survived for 50 years;

watching James Alexander Gordon read the results; today’s clone voices must change

33 Back of the net Wemight take it for granted now, but the ball didn’t always have a net to nestle in

40 WSC survey results It turns out you like the people you sit next to