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When Saturday Comes No 387 June 2019

Martin Tyler employs his best mascot-avoidance technique

REGULARS 5 Editorial With racist chants increasing and ingrained prejudice in boardrooms, the game must s t a r t at t he t op t o e l im i n at e t he problem 6 Sidelines Coventry’s battle to find a home continues;

Rio Ferdinand returns to Hackney Marshes with a film crew; Billy McNeill obituary; Ipswich positive about relegation; Westonsuper-Mare finally take the plunge 12 Shot! Phoenix club Ilkeston Town and Walsall

Wood both chase successive promotions at the New Manor Ground 15 Harry Pearson column Non-League programmes are a haven for familiar descriptions in player profiles

The England team have only been on an upward curve, heavy investment from the FA felt across all levels of the game Women’s World Cup p16

24 Focus on Nolberto Solano, the Peruvian pioneer (and trumpet player) who was adored at Newcastle and settled inHartlepool 36 World view The Mexican club causing fans to stream over the border from the US; Moise Kean isolated as Italian officials fail to react to racism; John Delaney leaves FAI in financial hole 40 Books How Eric Cantona kicked out; off the beaten track in Turkey; conundrums of a Crewe fan; JimmyGreaves’naturaltalent 42 Letters Your recent correspondence about f lo od l i ght s g ave me a br i ght i dea …

46 Season in brief Hearts win Edinburgh’s last title as Jock Stein makes a name for himself at Dunfermline FEATURES 16 Centre stage Lionesses on the prowl for glory; young Japan aim to emulate their champion forebears; USA stronger than ever but lack team spirit; Scotland return to a global tournament 20 Match of the month Big-guns Torquay travel to promotion-

rivals Woking for a lively showdown with comebacks, smoke bombs and trains to catch


Martin Tyler, moonlighting as Woking’s goalkeeping coach, leans angularly on the side of the dugout, occasionally acting as ballboy Woking v Torquay United p20

26 Dodgy ground Spurs’ new home will have big consequences for local residents; the stadiums that were never finished; opening ceremonies mean music, balloons and special guests

30 Dress to impress Accents on player names bring a sense of pride to their ethnic communities; the counterfeit shirts business is booming for good reason

32 Team spirit: Wolves Molineux’s wonky old stand keeps fans’

memories tangible; following from afar can h ave adva nt a ge s a s wel l a s d i s adva nt a ge s

39 Sight and sound For visually impaired fans, audio commentary at live games can revolutionise a matchday

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