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When Saturday Comes No 392 November 2019

Bradford fans get used to the step down to League Two

REGULARS 5 Editorial AmidBury’sdemise,financialsquabblesand some clubs wanting out altogether, the new EF L cha i rman f ace s a t r i c k y a s s i g nment 6 Sidelines Women’s Super League pulls in the crowds;

anthem awkwardness; UEFA’s gamble on new competition; the club Matt Busby built; why nostalgia is back in fashion 12 Shot! Local pride at stake in the FA Cup first qualifying round as Folkestone Invicta head round the coast to Whitstable Town 24 Focus on Benito Carbone, the f lamboyant Italian who delighted Hillsborough and Valley Parade with his eye for the spectacular

Under-coached and under-resourced, promising kids float away from the g ame, bitter and negative Grassroots p34

37 World view Gerard Piqué playing a blinder in Andorra;

kick-off for the Canadian Premier League; Warsaw’s alternative club pick up interest 40 Books Half a century of Shoot magazine; Bromley’s march to the arch; boardroom benefactors at Rochdale;MattJansen’struncatedcareer

42 Letters Does a thriller writer reveal the killer’s name in a preface to his novel? Of course not...

46 Season in brief Everton draw big crowds in the second tier but Leicester hang on to the title

FEATURES 14 Calling it out New book traces the changing face of ultra groups; ridding Italy’s stadiums of racism must begin with wider society; reporting of hate crimes is a step in the right direction; Paddy Power aspire to the moral high ground

19 Chest height Stars on badges are used to denote a notable achievement – only no one’s quite sure what

20 Team spirit: Grimsby Town Blundell Park’s severed f loodlights will never cast quite the same glow; how exiled Mariners are catching their news on the net


The cold, dark Saturdays of winter lie ahead, but this is officially the last weekend of summer, and it’s going out with a heatwave. It’s a time to be hopeful Bradford City v Carlisle United p30

26 Non-League: Worcestershire Worcester City facing an uncertain future as the money starts to run dry; Bromsgrove Sporting fill a gap for the community

28 Object lessons The 12-inch record that transported the sounds of Anfield to a distant household

30 Match of the month Bradford welcome Carlisle to West Yorkshire,

hopeful that the backing of thousands will g i ve t hem t he ed ge i n L e a g ue Two

34 Back to basics Junior teams encounter obstacles long before they get near a pitch; the grassroots game is relying on those doing it for love not money

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