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When Saturday Comes No 339 May 2015

Modest League One fare at the Abax Stadium, Peterborough

REGULARS 7 Editorial England might have a European “crisis” but the Premier League remains uncompetitive

8 Sidelines Jeff Astle campaign; table toppers; Premier

League cash “giveaway”; fan ownership in Scotland; B teams in the JPT

14 Shot! Abig night in Llandudno as the hosts look to win promotion against Denbigh Town

17 Harry Pearson column There are so many useless facts about football it’s hard to knowwhere to store them

24 Focus on... Dave Mackay –more than amidfield enforcer

Charlton had just been relegated but that was almost a sideshow. The Valley Party had won the argument Politics p20

37 World view

Egypt’s stadiums reopened then closed again after more fan deaths

38 Euro view

Russia’s economic crisis could save their game; Finland’s long-overdue ground revamp

40 Books Replacing Busby; football and the press;

Leeds’ “super fan”; Yeung gets the Blues

42 Letters “Here’s another popular terrace song...”

46 Season in brief Misery for Mainz in the Bundesliga 2

FEATURES 18 Perimeter breach Reaction to the Villa Park pitch invasion was overblown; when police horses had to be used against Manchester City fans at Maine Road

20 Electioneering HowCharlton fans used the polls to return home; standing for football in Blackpool; what the main parties will do for supporters; Romário sets a good example in Brazil

26 Size matters Players carrying an extra weight of expectation in Scotland; small keepers reaching great heights


God help whoever goes up from League One, since the Championship is a good division – now at the opposite end of its own oscillation between dazzling and dire – and they may get hurt Peterborough Utd v Chesterfield p28

28 Match of the month Peterborough’s style is far from Posh as they push for the play-offs against Chesterfield

33 Still with us The Hillmen are alive in Glossop – the smallest town to ever have a top-flight team

34 Traffic problem Young players are being exploited by fraudsters promising a route into Europe

36 Away from the crowds Disabled supporters are cut off from their fellow fans because of poor facilities

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