When Saturday Comes No 328 June 2014

Matchday by the River Trent

REGULARS 5 Editorial English players have always dived too

6 Sidelines Wolves at the door; Wakefield on the move;

women’s league goes commercial; grassroots not getting greener; statue books

12 Shot! Cefn Druids on a roll at The Rock

15 Harry Pearson column Old faces will bemissed on Brazil’s touchlines

24 Focus on... Argentina please their leaders in 1978

Paul Trevillion captures football in snapshots ranging from messy aerial duals to a centreback’s panicky tug at a turning forward You Are The Ref p18

38 Euro view

Lille’s bizarre stadium name choice; Istanbul’s famous rivals unite in political protest

40 Books Tasty Danish team; Secret Footballer stays hidden; King on his knees; Schaedler mystery

42 Letters “Here’s away to improve the game...”

46 Last word The football manager is becoming redundant

FEATURES 16 National pride If Ryan Giggs managesWales he needs to show more commitment than he did as a player

17 Community resources Non-League Salford City welcome new owners from an illustrious club nearby

18 Comic genius HowYouAre The Ref has spent over 50 years enlightening us on officials’ dilemmas

20 Match of the month Stuart Pearce is back at Nottingham Forest while Birmingham find themselves in trouble

26 Second nature Torino’s Turin shroud; Croatia’s split cities;

Espanyol’s homage to Catalonia


If the season can’t end soon enough for Blues supporters, it seems that Forest can’t even be bothered with the World Cup Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City p20

30 Walking away The only wayto save Cardiff from Vincent Tan is to turn your back on the whole club

31 Learning curve Portsmouth’s new fan-owners settle in

32 Automatic transmission Broadcasting theWorld Cup in the 1950s

34 Election recall The impossibility of being nominated for FIFA

president; Brazil’s relationship with football

36 Portuguese conquest Remembering Celtic’s famous European Cup victory over “invincible” Inter in Lisbon