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When Saturday Comes No 394 January 2020

Last-minute checks before Bromley v Harrogate

REGULARS 5 Editorial Whether directly or indirectly, the subjects of politics and football will always mix 6 Sidelines Richard Keogh driven out; Birmingham’s new Trevor Francis; Queen’s Park go pro; tired legs warning; Welsh club get out of jail 12 Shot! Atherton Collieries take on Boston United in the FA Trophy third qualifying round 15 Harry Pearson column Meet the mythical figure who protects the FA

Cup at all times, even at service stations 26 Focus on Dzemal Hadziabdic and Ante Rajkovic, the

Yugoslavs who helped Swansea to their peak under Joh n To sh ac k

“I’m very interested in the model of Bayern Munich and others. The involvement of fans in Germany is better” Labour and football p16

32 World view A r a r e t i t l e -w i nn i ng c lub h ave be en s pl i t apa r t in Portugal; Finland come in from the cold 40 Books Inside Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City regime; fighting back against the Premier League; Wolves open the doors; Michael Owen makes his point

42 Letters On the subject of teachers who brought football into the classroom...

46 Season in brief Bolton, Tottenham and West Brom have a three-way battle for promotion in 1908-09

FEATURES 16 Up the left wing From fans on boards to redistributing TV

income, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell lay out Labour’s plans for football; safe s t a nd i ng ge t s t he nod i n a l l t h r e e man i f e s t o s 20 Match of the month

High times at Bromley as they push for promotion from the National League, but visitors Harrogate Town offer a stern test

24 Testament of youth

The FA’s much-vaunted DNA system has taken years to piece together, but it is finally showing signs of improvement


I end up standing at the pitchside fence, still afforded a decent view, also taking in the autumnal tree lining and distant church spire on the horizon Bromley v Harrogate Town p20

25 Screen time

Howard Kendall’s all-conquering Everton team get the attention they deserve

28 Collection point

The race is on to save football’s rich history – if anyone still cares; Steve Earl on his life in the programme trade; discovering the vinyl frontier of football records

36 Team spirit: Doncaster Rovers

Forget European recognition, Rovers’ biggest source of pride comes at home; the two managers who made Doncaster great

38 Object lessons

Trophies don’t need to be fancy to keep a place in their recipients’ hearts

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