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Scenes from football history, 298 ~ Noah

352 Scenesby Dave Robinson, from WSC 352

Badge of the week ~ Brattvag IL, Norway

Brattvag150Brattvag is an area of Norway renowned for its window cleaning. Historically, it has always had the best window cleaners working in the area and been at the cutting edge...

Photo gallery ~ Eastleigh v Tranmere Rovers 


Eastleigh 0 Tranmere Rovers 1, 23/04/2016, Silverlake Stadium (Ten Acres), National League. Photos by Simon Gill

WSC 352 out now ~ Euro 2016 special!


- Euro 2016 Team guide & Wallchart
- Hillsborough inquest
- Leicester's title triumph
- Do team talks work?
- The wrecking of Aston Villa
- "I was Ronin the Raven"
- Nayim from the halfway line

Book review ~ Soccer In The 1930s

351 1930sWhat a curious book this is. At first I thought it was a reprint but it is a new offering from Jack Rollin (of Rothmans Football Yearbook fame) and published by Soccerdata, the imprint of another revered statto, Tony Brown...

Book review ~ 66: The World Cup in real time

351 66The concept of this book is to help the reader “relive the finals as if they were happening today”. Broadly speaking it works, as Ian Passingham tells the story of the 1966 World Cup in modern journalistic style...

Arsenal top Premier League earnings with over £100m

ArsenalChampions Leicester made £93m while bottom club Aston Villa received £66.6m

Juventus dominate a Serie A of declining standards

Only Napoli and Roma could come close to the eventual Double winners

Stoke not in fact a tough place to go

StokeBlogger Steven Chicken studied perceptions into which grounds were hard to visit

Hibs can ditch “bottlers” tag against Rangers in Cup final

HibernianHibernian’s reputation for falling at the last has resulted in the “Hibsing It” insult

Photo gallery ~ Bacup Borough v Holker Old Boys

BacupBacup Borough 4 Holker Old Boys 1, 25/04/2016, Brain Boys West View Stadium, North West Counties League Division One. Photos by Colin McPherson

Get with the programme ~ Real Madrid v Frankfurt

EintrachtvReal150The match programme was very much about Scotland, with SFA president Robert Kelly proclaiming that when it comes to football, "in no city will you find such surging enthusiasm and forthright criticism"

Gallery ~ East Stirlingshire v Edinburgh City


East Stirlingshire 0 Edinburgh City 1, 14/05/2016, Ochilview, Scottish League pyramid play-off. Photos by Colin McPherson

Analysis of each team's “footprint” over a season

icon swisscrapWith the regular Football League seasons now over, Experimental 3-6-1 have looked at which teams spent the most time in certain positions over the year

Barnsley’s charge threatens Walsall’s long-term plan

icon league1In October Barnsley and Walsall were at opposite ends of League One but on Saturday they meet in the play-offs having defied expectations

Inconsistency still plagues Portsmouth and Plymouth

icon league2bBoth teams will have expected more from their seasons in League Two but have a chance to put it right in the play-offs, starting at Fratton Park tonight

The increasingly overblown spectacle of kit launches

icon shirtstuffAanu Adeoye has dissected the phenomenon of kit unveilings for The Set Pieces, calling out the "stomach-churning PR guff" that accompanies them

Photos of football from Polish villages

8 Polish

By photographer Przemek Niciejewski

Photo gallery ~ Farewell to West Ham's Boleyn Ground

WestHam1TDTuesday night will see the final match at West Ham United’s Boylen Ground


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