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When Saturday Comes No 411 July/August 2021

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REGULARS 5 Editorial The England team’s message on why taking the knee is needed is loud and clear 6 Sidelines Grimsby set the standards; reshuffling r the pyramid; women’s promotion losers; Tonbridge take the lead on cardiac screening 12 Shot! Denton Town welcome Winnington Avenue 15 Harry Pearson column Do your own research for the transfer truth ning nue th

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24 Focus on Steve Bruce, goalscoring leader of defences 28 World view

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Sporting celebrate a first title in years; Brazil takes on the Copa América amid chaos 38 Books Pat Nevin spins his record; seeking refuge in Liverpool; Michael Calvin spans the globe 42 Letters

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I’ve come up with a great new handicap system... 46 Season in brief Deportivo La Coruña’s last-day La Liga title win

FEATURES 16 Seasons in the sun St Johnstone’s cup double delight;

Brentford finally get over the line 18 Inaction plan Following up the social media boycott 20 Match of the month A long day at Wembley for the back-to-

back FA Vase and FA Trophy finals 26 Back to basics The amateur games drawing a crowd;

Saturday football paper memories

From one hotel emerges a

From one hotel emerges a smartly dressed Rylands entourage, sporting blue and white scarves over dresses and suits Non-League Finals Day p20

30 Total eclipse of the Hart

Joe Hart’s career is dormant when at he should still have plenty to offer 31 Object lessons A once-in-a-lifetime taste of FIFA

hospitality at the World Cup 34 Team spirit The future is bright for community club Cambridge United; why Mark Bonner’s local hero status is secure 40 No take backs Celebrating years of the backpass rule, which altered the game forever

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