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The Football Supporter 027 out now!

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The Football Supporter 027 is out now and, as ever, brings you all the best news, views, and entertaining nonsense from our top team of contributors. Do you want to read the best in fans’ writing?

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tfs 027 features:

  • The price of potential. Surreal Football’s Callum Hamilton takes a look at football’s bright young things.
  • The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson on the curious sub-culture of the global ground hoppers.
  • Leagues of Corruption. The ever-excellent Sabotage Times tells of Mafioso, murderes, extortionists, and hookers in Columbia and beyond.
  • Maimed by a police dog for being a fan. One man’s horrendous story of being savagely attacked, arrested for assault and, finally, acquitted.
  • Miner county, major players. Why does County Durham produce more players per head of population than anywhere else? Jez Robinson finds out.
  • The 10 weirdest transfer tales. Asprilla to Darlo? Socrates to Garforth Town? Botham to Scunny? They really did happen.
  • Season with a pinch of salt. Garreth Cummins and Chris Makin take a look ahead to the coming season. It’s bound to annoy someone.
  • Monkey Business. tfs looks at Hartlepool’s top-notch sales strategy. Cheaper tickets = loads more fans.
  • Interview: Richard Bevan. A tfs exclusive with the League Managers Association boss.
  • Plus all the usual letters, Give & Go, and Golazo!

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