“Attrition rate”: the bland phrase used by a PFA spokesman recently to describe the not so pleasant reality that nearly 80 per cent of those entering professional football as “scholars” will be out of the game by the time they are 21...
riefed with producing an intimidating creature with gangster leanings for this badge, the designer went through several drafts. The first, a horsefly dressed as...
Towards the end of Simon Carter’s memoir of his 37 years as an Exeter City supporter, the local sports journalist takes great pains to play down his credentials as a superfan. His enthusiasm for football may wane a little in the later chapters...
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- England appoint Allardyce: what could go wrong?
- Premier League 2 is here
- The story of replica shirts
- "I was an intern at Crystal Palace"
- Pitfalls of Panini collecting
- Naples' other clubs
Another major international tournament has been and gone, which means it’s time for you to have your say on the state of the game in the 2016 WSC Survey – and maybe win a WSC T-shirt
Frustration growing at The Hawthorns but there are glimpses of a bright future
Owen Coyle hasn’t endeared himself to fans, who are protesting against the club’s owners
The additional 30 minutes is already making way for penalties in some competitions
Brazilian police issue warrant for Marcus Evans’ arrest over Olympic ticket scam
Southampton fans once again don’t know what to expect from their team this season
When Britain joined the European Economic Community a celebratory game was held at Wembley, revealing split opinions on the move
Venky’s have owned Rovers since November 2010, since which time they have gone from mid-table in the Premier League to bottom of the Championship
Former Aston Villa striker won Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season competition in 1992-93
Leicester 17th, Chelsea champions and Watford relegation – what WSC contributors got right and wrong about the previous season
Via The Set Pieces
Tournaments such as the World Cup foster jingoism and are exploited by sponsors