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When Saturday Comes No 381 December 2018

REGULARS 5 Editorial Club owners who hold forth about the good of t he g ame t end t o h ave ot he r mot i ve s 6 Sidelines Bradford on the slide; Kyle Lafferty in hot water;

Wembley not the way; Premier League move into esports; Dover no part-time job 12 Shot! Former works team Dunston UTS, the local club of Paul Gascoigne, take on Gateshead 15 Harry Pearson column Manager s a nd coac he s h ave t a ken c ent r e s t a ge in public scuffles while their players watch on 24 Focus on Ivan Golac, the rampaging full-back who became a hit at Southampton before leading Dundee United to Scottish Cup glory

Vichai was the man at the helm at the time of football’s greatest and most improbable triumph Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha p17

30 World view Russia’s lower leagues not feeling the World

Cup l eg ac y ; F I FA i n f u r i at e Pa l e s t i n i a n FA ; Venezuela’s promising generation left behind 40 Books Kevin Keegan’s two careers; along Dortmund’s yellow brick road; the inspirational tale of Joe Thompson; Sam Allardyce’s Notts County 42 Letters I must take issue with the phrase “top corner”…

46 Season in brief Manchester City get rich and Liverpool lose just twice but Manchester United take the title FEATURES 16 Making a change Unneces s a r i l y sw i t ch i ng k i t s h a s r e ac hed epidemic proportions in the Premier League 17 Wealth of feeling Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha proved billionaire foreign owners can connect with supporters 18 Match of the month Unbeaten Chelsea come up against an Arsenal t e am de s pe r at e t o r e t u r n t o t he i r pl ac e of dominance within the women’s game 22 Morale crusaders Football continued in Scotland during the

First World War, which helped to drive en l i s tment by bot h pl aye r s a nd f a n s

Chelsea and Arsenal battle at a wet Kingsmeadow


The Arsenal end are boisterous, though much of their noise is delivered solo by a small but unselfconscious boy Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women p18

26 Team spirit: Swindon Town Even disastrous seasons can provide fond memories; being frozen out of your club 28 Helping out Jamie Vardy gives non-League players a chance 29 Variety show Pe t e r B r ac k l e y ’s impre s s i ve l y ad ap t able c a r e e r 33 Ritual feast Ken ny Da l g l i sh’s t r immed t oen a i l s were not the only strange pre-match routines of players 36 The only way is Essex Chelmsford’s pre-eminent place has been usurped; Heybridge Swifts turning to youth 38 Badges of honour C lub lo go s de s i g ned by f a n s s t a nd t he t e s t of time more than you would expect

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