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When Saturday Comes No 372 February 2018

Barnet host Morecambe at their new home as the Tube trains roll past

REGULARS 5 Editorial Wolves’ domination of the Championship is benefiting one influential agent 6 Sidelines Barnsley meet Moneyball; grassroots i nequ a l i t y ; deple t ed Pool s ; c e l ebr at i ng Stanley Matthews; inside the dressing-room 12 Shot! Witton Albion host Warrington Town at

Wincham Park on Boxing Day 15 Harry Pearson column Freezing weather brings glee to deranged games teachers and terror to school children 24 Focus on Just Fontaine, the French striker whose 13

goals at the 1958 World Cup made him famous

Whether to express genuine contempt, or just to remind the world of who their enemy is, it has to be voiced Rivalries p30

40 Books Micky Adams makes enemies; FC United rebel;understandingLaurieCunningham; Pep v Jo s é go e s g lob a l 42 Letters I ’d j u s t l i ke t o de f end Bl ac kbu r n’s t i t l e w i n…

46 Season in brief Pa r t i z a n B e l g r ade w i n t he 1985- 86 Yugosl av l e a g ue , t hen lo s e i t , t hen ge t i t bac k a g a i n

PAUL THOMPSON/WSC PHOTOS

It’s a smart stadium with an attached bar, where rotisserie chicken and a Pinot Grigio can be procured at half time Barnet v Morecambe p20

FEATURES 14 Getting Clattered While one referee cries for attention, the rest shake their heads in disappointment 16 Symbolic gesture The FA’s copy r i ght c l a im a g a i n s t Wembley i s bot h d amag i ng a nd emba r r a s s i ng ; c lub badges may seem small but they are important 18 Swans flake Hav i ng be en he l d up a s a model c lub , Swansea are rapidly becoming part of the crowd 19 For whom the Belles toll Any women’s club not linked to a rich male counterpart will likely struggle under the l at e s t r e s t r uc t u r i ng of t he g ame 20 Match of the month Barnet have nice new surroundings but are having a tough time at the bottom of League Two; luckily, Morecambe are not much better

26 Pest control Dogs on the pitch are often fun but wasps in the goal stanchion is no laughing matter 28 Team spirit: Carlisle Brunton Park –old, expensive to run but home;

even relegation can’t stop away day fun 30 Simmering rivalries T ime doe s n’ t a lway s make t he hea r t g r ow fonder in derbies; how Gillingham came to hate Swindon; Leicester’s lonely life 36 Port tasting Boavista’s constricted life in the shadow of

Porto; Leixões and Salgueiros battle to survive 38 Still with us Scarborough slowly make their way back 39 Point to prove When Preston’s Invincibles returned