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When Saturday Comes No 356 October 2016

Wolves fans at Huddersfield get the feeling it’s not going to be their day regulars 5 Editorial Referees make mistakes, but it’s better for the authorities to admit that than ignore them

6 Sidelines Window shoppi ng ; S cot t i sh f a n s Ac t up ; F ylde converting on Non League Day; Blackburn and Torquay in crisis; Trophy display

12 Shot! Clitheroe welcome Consett for an FA Cup preliminary round tie

14 Harry Pearson column Teeth – or lack of them – are one of the most important symbols in football

24 Focus on Alan Hudson, who Helmut Schön thought would replace Bobby Charlton for England

Football feels as permanent a part of Hitchin as its thousandyear-old market, or 12th-century church Hertfordshire non-League clubs p34

30 Euro view The L e a g ue of I r e l a nd ’s c lub s a r e r eb e l l i ng against their FAI overlords; two of Belgium’s most historic teams forge a second-tier rivalry

36 World view US sporting culture is holding back the development of football; Olympic gold gives Brazil a glimmer of hope for the future

40 Books Alfredo di Stéfano; what retired players do nex t ; Ca r lo Ancelot t i ; Engl a nd c ap t a i n s

42 Letters I can tell you the best way for an adult to complete a Panini collection… 46 Season in brief Brian Clough announces himself on the national scene but Everton take the title FEATURES 16 Unfulfilled potential Dalian Atkinson’s career was never short of drama but he leaves fans with great memories

17 Virtual reality Nea r l y 20 , 0 0 0 people t u r ned up at Wembley t o watch a bunch of YouTubers play a friendly

18 Taking a stand The human r i ght s abu s e s i n Ru s s i a a nd Qat a r mean it’s time to boycott their World Cups


Half time is packed in a Sunday Night At The London Palladium kind of way; Bruce Forsyth would be in his element Huddersfield Town v Wolves p20

20 Match of the month Newly rich Wolves look to halt Huddersfield’s strong start in the Championship

26 Branching out Hamburg have finally won something – but not in football; why rugby league spin-off clubs never work; in the early 20th century a group of London clubs threw a curve ball to keep their stadiumsfulloversummer

29 Staying local I t ’s 40 yea r s s i nce a t i ght l y k n i t B r i s t ol C i t y s qu ad broke i nto t he t op f l i ght

34 Taking things to Hert Hitchin Town’s quiet life has been disrupted;

the f luid rivalries of St Albans City

38 WSC survey results Euro 2016 was great – if you were Welsh – while

Leicester’s triumph was good for the game