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When Saturday Comes No 367 September 2017

Enjoying some mid-summer football at Salford City’s revamped Moor Lane

REGULARS 5 Editorial Youth success no longer leads to first-team chances as Chelsea continue their talent farm 6 Sidelines New kits, bigger sponsors; Leeds’ Road back home; Premier League has money in the bank; from Russia with love; FA’s pyramid scheme 12 Shot! Two prestigious Sunday league summer tournaments in Edmonton and Middlesex 15 Harry Pearson column It’s time someone kicked up a stink about football’s continued scent association 24 Focus on Albert Quixall, the Sheffield Wednesday and

Manchester Un i t ed s t a r a head of h i s t ime

All inhabit limbo – a systematic problem, rooted in the Premier League’s impermeable hierarchies Mid-table Premier League clubs p18

34 Euro view Strasbourg’s remarkable return from the brink is testament to their supporters’ loyalty 35 World view Brazilian clubs’ penchant for sackings goes a s t ep f u r t he r at Chapecoen s e a nd S ão Pau lo 40 Books Celtic’s Lisbon Lions; a history of fans; FIFA

corruption examined; football finds meaning 42 Letters On t he s ubje c t of sh i r t number s …

46 Season in brief Pe l é a r r i ve s i n t he NASL but i t ’s C l yde B e s t a nd

Peter Withe who end up battling for glory FEATURES 16 Familia story A film charts the racist response from Beitar

Je r u s a l em’s u l t r a s a f t e r t hey s i g n Chechen s 17 Debutant ball New signings bring hope but sometimes that doesn’t even last beyond their first match 18 Stuck in the middle The Premier League’s also-rans face yet more struggle – perhaps relegation would be better 20 Match of the month Contrasting philosophies as FC United of

Manchester make the short trip to the starstudded sidelines of Salford City

PAUL THOMPSON/WSC PHOTOS

Terracing is in place behind each goal. You can walk around the ground with a beer. There is no segregation Salford City v FC United p20

26 Hard pressed Middlesbrough’s latest ban on journalists highlights the dilemma for local newspapers 27 Ladies in red Manchester United’s lack of a women’s team betrays the girls in their youth system 28 Catalan revolt Life below Barcelona and Espanyol is tough,

but the city has plenty of other historic clubs 30 Career advice Why S cot t Pa rke r w i l l neve r be love d at

Charlton; John Bostock gets back on track 36 Community centres Asian participation on the rise; the Anglo

Italian league that helped Ray Houghton 39 Still with us Nelson: the Real Madrid-beating, England international-producingminnows