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The Football Supporter 023 – out now!

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The dark nights are closing in and The Football Supporter 023 (tfs) welcomes them like a long lost friend. Summer World Cup or not, when all is said and done, football is a winter sport at its heart of hearts. So we command – let there be floodlight.

tfs 023 features:

  • Play the game – Jez Robinson takes a misty-eyed flick down memory lane and looks back at the tabletop football games we’ve loved and lost over the years.
  • The greatest team you never knew. Henry Stoneley revisits the “other” tragic air crash: Il Grande Torino.
  • Going Underground – what started off as an idle joke in the tfs office became a full blown crusade to convert all 303 London Underground stations to a football theme. Some are inspired, others tenuous. We’ll leave you to decide which are which.
  • tfs reports on Non-League Day, grassroots football’s latest plan to drag in some new fans.
  • Author, journalist and Guardian Football Weekly regular Jonathan Wilson saves all his best stuff for tfs (obviously) and in this issue’s Stolen Thoughts of a Football Robot our cybernetic pal asks why do football fans want it all? Is the holy trinity of a successful national team, European domination by domestic clubs and a competitively balanced league even possible?
  • Allan Simpson explores football’s final taboo – homosexuality.
  • A beginner’s guide to the majestic photography of Stuart Roy Clarke, capturing football’s essence since back in the day. You won’t be disappointed.
  • tfs dusts off the abacus and knocks up a “homegrown” table on the back of the new the Premier League directives. Who has the most “local” lads and which foreign mega-stars actually count as “homegrown”?
  • Plus there’s all the usual news from the FSF, Feverbitch, letters, quizzes and what not.

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