There will be a mountain of United related coverage coming your way this weekend from true faith in the form of previews, THE SPECIAL and the match report from Wolves so this might be a good time to bring an article from our good friend, Fergus Dowd from the Patrick O’Connell Memorial Fund to your attention.

This piece explains the history of the links between the North East and the Basque region, particularly Newcastle and the events of the Spanish Civil War in the pre-WW2 era but it obviously has a football dimension as you’d expect from an er, football publication.

All you need to do to get at this piece in our latest issue (TF129) is to click here 

We all hope you enjoy this piece in TF129 as we did.