THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Reading kids 

From wide-eyed innocence to twilight years at a laid-back non-League match – Ian Plenderleith has seen what lies ahead and he doesn’t mind at all

Stoke striker Saido Berahino welcomes initiative to mark 80th anniversary of arrival in UK of some of the first refugees to play professional football here

For two semi-finalists the FA Cup will be over this weekend, but that wasn’t always the case – in WSC 288 Owen Amos remembered the matches even the FA ignore

Barnet Underhill

From Barnet’s Underhill to the Manor Ground of Oxford via Grundy Hill and Easter Road, pitches with a slope have become part of football’s folklore

Bill Shankly was not just a manager: he was a communicator. In WSC 205 Barney Ronay listened and was reminded of a thousand pale imitations

Away fans 

Virgin will reimburse the costs of fans’ tickets above £20 for a single away fixture at all top-tier clubs following the FSF’s Twenty's Plenty campaign

In WSC 308, October 2012, Mike Whalley remembered when goalkeepers only scored in one way – and then lamented the arrival of a certain big Dane

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Burgess Hill Town’s tree-lined Leylands Park ~ by Tony Davis

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CARTOONS

363 SchweinsteigerBy Tim Bradford

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REVIEWS

363 SecretHow To Win: Lessons from the Premier League by The Secret Footballer

BADGE OF THE WEEK

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Apejes FC de Mfou, Cameroon

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