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Editorial Amid Bury’s demise, financial squabbles and some clubs wanting out altogether, the new EFL chairman faces a tricky assignment
Sidelines Women’s Super League pulls in the crowds; anthem awkwardness; UEFA’s gamble on new competition; the club Matt Busby built; why nostalgia is back in fashion
Shot! Local pride at stake in the FA Cup first qualifying round as Folkestone Invicta head round the coast to Whitstable Town
Focus on Benito Carbone, the flamboyant Italian who delighted Hillsborough and Valley Parade with his eye for the spectacular
World view Gerard Piqué playing a blinder in Andorra; kick-off for the Canadian Premier League; Warsaw’s alternative club pick up interest
Books Half a century of Shoot magazine; Bromley’s march to the arch; boardroom benefactors at Rochdale; Matt Jansen’s truncated career
Letters Does a thriller writer reveal the killer’s name in a preface to his novel? Of course not...
Season in brief Everton draw big crowds in the second tier but Leicester hang on to the title
Calling it out New book traces the changing face of ultra groups; ridding Italy’s stadiums of racism must begin with wider society; reporting of hate crimes is a step in the right direction; Paddy Power aspire to the moral high ground
Chest height Stars on badges are used to denote a notable achievement – only no one’s quite sure what
Team spirit: Grimsby Town Blundell Park’s severed floodlights will never cast quite the same glow; how exiled Mariners are catching their news on the net
Non-League: Worcestershire Worcester City facing an uncertain future as the money starts to run dry; Bromsgrove Sporting fill a gap for the community
Object lessons The 12-inch record that transported the sounds of Anfield to a distant household
Match of the month Bradford welcome Carlisle to West Yorkshire, hopeful that the backing of thousands will give them the edge in League Two
Back to basics Junior teams encounter obstacles long before they get near a pitch; the grassroots game is relying on those doing it for love not money
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