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When Saturday Comes No 399 June 2020

QPR fans consider their food options behind Yeovil’s away terrace, 2013

REGULARS 5 Editorial The appa r ent r u sh t o implement P r o j e c t

Restart could put players and staff at risk 6 Sidelines Lionesses hunt Phil Neville’s replacement;

Isle of Man’s evolution; electronic arts; North West Counties’ Italian style; Premier League living in a fantasy world 12 Shot! A celebration of the away end, from local rivalries to international adventures 26 Harry Pearson column Lockdown and Zoom calls are a recipe for contemplations on football’s big questions 28 Focus on Paulo Wanchope, the Costa Rica forward who shone brightly before injuries caught up

He was comfortable on the ball and could ghost past opponents before picking out a perfectly weighted pass Norman Hunter p23

34 World view Sweden s t r ug g l e s t o t ac k l e match f i x i ng i n i t s lower divisions; Belarus stubbornly continue despite dangers; how a remote pitch in Norway became a tourist destination 42 Letters I’ve been thinking about football’s Covid-19

problem and have come up with a solution...

46 Season in brief When Dundee United won the title at the home of their rivals – and established themselves as one of Scotland’s top teams

FEATURES 16 Unseen sides

Peter Bonetti’s unassuming demeanour was at odds with his wilder surroundings; labelling Norman Hunter as simply a “hard man” does his skill an injustice

18 Suspended sentence

Clubs quickly became pariahs for their use of the furlough scheme, despite doing nothing illegal; Serie A’s potential resumption offers hope in Italy; La Liga clubs count their losses as lockdown bites; legal challenges loom after Scotland’s chaotic decisions

24 Family ties

When Swindon Town are the focal point for three generations of your family, a sudden loss can leave you with mixed feelings at matches


That last season’s Champions League finalists were exploiting a scheme designed to protect small businesses provided critics with stark images of football’s greed Football and coronavirus p18

27 What’s mine is yours

Despite a l l t he p i t s now be i ng c lo s ed , f ootba l l c lub s new a nd old a r e ke epi ng a l i ve t he v a lue s of mining communities

32 Tough luck

Seeing your promotion-chasing team slip to eight defeats in a row is the price you pay for being an infrequent visitor

37 Still with us: Wrexham

Famous European nights against Porto, Manchester United and Roma are a long way off for Wales’ top supporter-run club

40 Object lessons

The discovery of a canister containing rare 1950s footage shed light on Hartlepool’s past

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