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When Saturday Comes No 376 June 2018

Accurate signage at Queen of the South

REGULARS 5 Editorial Selling Wembley could be great for English football – if the FA spend the money wisely 6 Sidelines Leeds’ ill-advised tour; Adebayo Akinfenwa ageing well; Sunday Cup struggling; Mick’s blessings at Ipswich; Bucks loses its fizz 12 Shot! Marske United host Billingham Synthonia on their way to promotion 24 Focus on Dino Zoff – Italy’s ageless keeper who saved h i s be s t unt i l l a s t 36 Euro view Russia’s World Cup expectations are low,

though their women’s team offer some solace

With his pace, strength, two-footed finishing, aerial ability and bravery, he was close to unplayable Players out of position p32

37 World view Japan’s fan-favourite goalkeeper who has spent his career travelling the world 40 Books Vince Hilaire speaks out; Given take;

Man Utd ’s s uper a s s i s t a nt ; i n s i de Tu rke y 42 Letters The thing about artificial surfaces is…

46 Season in brief York City benefit from three-up while Bristol

Rovers crush Brian Clough’s Brighton FEATURES 15 Lingering pain It doesn’t matter how old you get, defeat still stays with you for longer than it should 16 Potters’ wheels

Stoke r e t u r n t o “ob s c u r i t y ” a f t e r prov i ng themselves worthy in the Premier League 18 The long goodbye A r s ène Wenger got A r s en a l a nd t he Engl i sh g ame i nto sh ap e but wa s e vent u a l l y ove r t a ken 19 Consultation period It will be sad to see Goodison Park go but

Everton are handling the move well – so far 20 Match of the month A sunny day at Queen of the South, where

Dundee United are the visitors

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Banners around the ground celebrate QoS fans’ reputation for good behaviour and general decency Queen of the South v Dundee United p20

26 Team spirit: Brentford Bees shun glamour for simple good times;

a fateful day that worked out well in the end 29 Still with us Boston United’s worst days are behind them,

with their reputation finally being repaired 30 Footballing lessons The g ame h a s a n i nc r ed i ble power t o enga ge young people and improve their life skills 32 Ignition switch How Paul Warhurst went from mediocre defender to fearsome striker; the Luton goalkeeper who was more effective up front; Bolton’s continental drift 38 Puzzle ball Confusion still reigns about what the players were kicking in the first World Cup final