Rodney McAree tells the Gazette he wants to get fans on the edge of their seats by giving players a licence to get forward but warns Crusaders, who have been flying under the radar, will prove a tough test while Greg Braniff looks ahead to what he says will be another huge game in what is turning into a fascinating race for the Gibson Cup. We flag up an admission from on-loan striker Ally Roy, new signing Niall McGinn says he wants to keep his Northern Ireland place and the Gazette publishers, the 1923 Committee, conjure up the magic of the Cup ahead of Saturday’s visit to Portadown. In an issue with teenager Aaron Wightman as Beth Stafford’s cover star, Jason Hill tells Matthew Brown why he retired from the game aged 32 while Brian McClelland recalls Glens Great Terry Conroy and Henry Muldrew checks in at Arsenal and Tottenham on his journey around English grounds. Our writers also examine rising crowd figures throughout the league and look at a couple of aspects of the darker side of the game. In another 40-page programme we also have a round-up of news from the Oval while Norman Ternahan and Thomas Sewell bring all the latest match action in words and pictures. The Gazette, by the fans for the fans, is £4.