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When Saturday Comes No 365 July 2017

Forest Green’s promotion celebrations echo round Wembley

REGULARS 5 Editorial The Premier League’s shameful bullying of Accrington’s chairman highlights their disregard for the interests of the wider game 6 Sidelines Devil in the detail at Old Trafford;

I t a l y s t r ug g l e s w i t h r ac i sm ; BT ’s show should go on; Millwall fans get grassed up; FIFA’s reform plan didn’t last long 12 Shot! Final-day drama at the City Ground, where

Nottingham Forest need a win to remain in the Championship next season 15 Harry Pearson column Summer is a wonderful time to be a football fan, mainly because you can spend hours imagining running your club

These are probably the only cards featuring Paul Lake, Mike Newell and Ian Snodin in England shirts Football cards p21

24 Focus on Bert Williams, the original “cat” goalkeeper who is best known for the wrong reasons 34 Euro view D i rk Kuy t s e t s of f t he Fe ye c r ac ke r s i n

Rotterdam before bowing out; credit Union, who are offering fans hope in Germany 40 Books Özil and friends; Maradona memories;

Vardy parties hard; Rosenior ref lects 42 Letters On t he s ubje c t of sh i r t number s , No 8 s ac t u a l l y have quite a good scoring record…

46 Season in brief L i ve r pool w i n t he i r f i r s t t i t l e under B i l l

Shankly since returning to Division One FEATURES 16 Football League review In a season marked by fan protests at all levels,

plus some predictable winners, there were still good times to be had if you looked hard 20 Still with us Halifax have found new life in non-League,

having spent years bobbing around the lower reaches of the professional game 21 Cop a load of this I t a l i a 9 0 , uncapped Engl a nd pl aye r s a nd pu n s linking crime with football – the memorabilia police used to make themselves approachable


I catch a glimpse of Dale Vince. His opennecked safari-print shirt emphasises this is no ordinary chairman Forest Green v Tranmere Rovers p26

22 Short straw David Moyes was undoubtedly awful for

Su nde r l a nd but t he c lub ’s problem s go way beyond whoever is their manager 26 Match of the month Tr a nmere’s r e t u r n t o t he L e a g ue i s blo c ked by eco-friendly Forest Green, the tiny club who a r e not qu i t e t he f a i r y t a l e t hey s e em 32 Glasgow effect A ghos t l y s t ad iu m r ema i n s a s a r em i nde r of one of Scotland’s founding clubs; Brendan Rodgers’ stock rises after Celtic’s treble 36 Breaking the stigma For too long people have needed to sacrifice their mental health to become a pro footballer, but now the conversation is opening up 38 When in Rome Forget Roma and Lazio, there are plenty of ot he r t e ams t o watch i n I t a l y ’s c ap i t a l

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