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When Saturday Comes No 352 June 2016

Tranmere fans celebrate keeping their season alive

REGULARS 5 Editorial The Hillsborough verdicts highlight the f lagrant disregard for fans’ safety by those in ch a r ge of t he g ame du r i ng t he 1980 s

6 Sidelines Leyton Orient’s ownership woes;

Moore than a legend; Wolves in the money; CarlisleUnited’smissingbillions; r e f e r e e s h ave a F r i end i n need

12 Shot! Bacup take on Holker at the Brian Boys West

View Stadium in the south Pennines

15 Harry Pearson column Eve r y s t r ug g l i ng t e am need s a pl aye r s i t t i ng at home who might, possibly, improve them –so long as they are never allowed on the pitch

There are those who were happy to accept and perpetuate the idea that the victims were in some way karmically deserving of their deaths Hillsborough inquests p16

24 Focus on Jock Stein, the Protestant Rangers fan who brought unprecedented success to Celtic

38 World view

Brazil’s attempt at reform loses momentum; China’s long-term plan for world domination

40 Books Eu r o 96 wa s n’ t a l l t h at ; a not he r S av a ge d i s pl ay ; E i ba r t he m i ght y ; 1966 i n de t a i l

43 Letters “Panini have a lot to answer for this year...”

46 Season in brief Schalke and Bayern battle for the Bundesliga am i d a br i be r y s c a nd a l i n 1971-72

FEATURES 16 Natural justice For the people of Merseyside the truth was always obvious ; two years in court with the Liverpool Echo; fans in Sheffield have their own problems with the South Yorkshire Police; the Murdoch press and how to control the truth

20 Fox holes Leicester winning the title doesn’t suddenly solve the problems with the Premier League

22 Crash course It shouldn’t be unrealistic for Aston Villa fans to expect their players to, you know, try

SIMON GILL

I was shocked by Tranmere centre-back Steve McNulty’s size – I hadn’t seen anything like him on a pitch since the late 1960s Eastleigh v Tranmere Rovers p28

27 I was there When four skint men from Leicester ended up i n Pa r i s watch i ng Nay im lob Dav i d S e aman

28 Match of the month A National League clash between an old northern League team that’s hit upon hard times and a young southern club on the up

33 Character development Hot, dangerous and requiring a knowledge of bad ge s – a d ay i n t he l i f e of a c lub ’s mascot

34 Little Vienna The third-tier derby of love attended by thousands in the Austrian capital; balancing books and ambition at FAC

36 Manual instruction Passion is one of English football’s most overused words; even pros don’t listen to team talks