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Badge of the week ~ Correcaminos

Correcaminos150Many badge-fanciers have attempted an explanation of this image. One interpretation is the theory...

José Mourinho reveals new identity at Man Utd

353 MourinhoDR400By Dave Robinson, from WSC 353

WSC 353 out now


- Hibs' first Cup since 1902
- Edinburgh City break new ground
- League shake-up
- Unofficial World Cup?
- Spain's Euro 60 withdrawal
- WSC writers' competition winners

Book review ~ Boys Of 66

352 BoysOne of the recurring themes of this volume to commemorate the 50th anniversary of England’s sole international triumph is how relatively little was made of it at the time...

Book review ~ Eibar The Brave

352 EibarThe Eibar story is de facto a wonderful one, easy pickings for a half-decent author. Euan McTear, an ardent young blogger now resident in Belfast, had dabbled with journalism in Scotland and then spent time in Barcelona...

WSC writers' competition deadline extended

wsc writers compYou now have until May 31 to get your entries in to the annual WSC writers' award, with a £250 prize


Title Writer
"David Beckham" endorses industrial equipment  
** rich
A bad day out Tom WSC
A ballboy fulfils the dream of millions Tom WSC
A boot ad (we think) WSC
A different kind of Santa
A different sort of Football Special Tom WSC
A Gabby Agbonlahor photo op Tom WSC
A half-decent Christmas gift Tom WSC
A League Two centre-half in the making Tom WSC
A leisurely pitch invasion in Greece Tom WSC
A levitating goal celebration from Venezuela Tom WSC
A little precipitation in Tokyo WSC
A new devil WSC
A new type of football Tom WSC
A particularly pointless red card  
A penalty clinches the Subbuteo world title Tom WSC
A Preston fan’s “We-hey” stops abruptly Tom WSC
A rather tetchy Gary Lineker WSC
A shoe-in for Toronto FC Tom WSC
A snowy scene in Rotterdam
A Southampton fan's message to Daniel Sturridge Tom WSC
A spectacular goal and a Gary Neville parody Tom WSC
A spectacular volley exhaustively analysed in Welsh Tom WSC
A startling offer from Wembley Tom WSC
A superb corner at Valencia Tom WSC
A thumping foul during Pinecrest v Pine Forest Tom WSC
A touching tribute to Cesc Fabregas  
A tough day for Man Utd's press officer Tom WSC
A tribute to Emile Heskey  
A Twente goal celebration no one will want to steal Tom WSC
A wind-assisted goal at Thurrock v Romford Tom WSC
A Zlatanesque goal for Celta Vigo Tom WSC
Accidental Partridge rich
Adam Barrett's "worst miss ever" for Gills Tom WSC
African Champions League stretcher drama Tom WSC
Alan Pardew's premature dance at Wembley Tom WSC
Alan Shearer cuts off Lee Dixon WSC
Alan Shearer goal WSC
Alex Pearce's festive fun WSC
Alex Sabella needs someone to catch him Tom WSC
Alternative 1990-91 Match of the Day intro Tom WSC
Amazing foul exercise in Israel WSC
Amusing free-kick routine rich
An emphatic own goal  
An insane penalty decision in Greece Tom WSC
An unusual form of anti-freeze at Bognor Regis Town Tom WSC
Andrea Pirlo succeeds in protecting his post Tom WSC
Ange Postecoglou v Craig Foster Tom WSC

Iceland’s other national team deserve recognition

IcelandWomenGettyIceland's women have nearly qualified for their fourth Euros without the fanfare of the men

Italy look to their defensive wall to end Spain hoodoo

ItalyDefenceGettyThe Azzurri haven’t beaten La Roja in a competitive match since USA 94

Ireland’s clash with France captures public imagination

IrelandGettyRun knockout stage of Euro 2016 has eclipsed interest in both rugby and GAA

Wales face new challenge in Northern Ireland


Chris Gunter’s “chin up” approach epitomises team’s bond with fans

Poland swap Lewandowski threat for defensive prowess

LewandowskiPolandGettyQualifying’s top scorers are yet to conceded a goal in Euro 2016 proper

Austria optimistic for future despite poor Euro 2016

AustriaSchopfGettyAlessandro Schopf showed his potential in Marcel Koller’s squad

Southampton fans resigned to managerial conveyor belt

KoemanSouthamptonGettyRonald Koeman’s exit from St Mary’s another test Saints’ resolve

Portugal lack finishers as pressure mounts on Ronaldo

PortugalRonaldoGettySeleção coach Fernando Santos remains defiant ahead of Hungary clash

Slovakia revel in draw against England

SlovakiaEnglandGettyCoach Jan Kozak unapologetic for defensive performance in Saint-Étienne

Stadiums edge towards elusive 100,000

OldTraffordStretfordGettyModern attendances are huge but lack the spectacular feeling of the past

Striking conundrum and poor Shaqiri concerns Swiss

ShaqiriSwitzerlandGettyVladimir Petkovic’s team wary of repeating 2014 World Cup hammering by France

Under-pressure Wilmots needs more flexible tactics

WilmotsBelgiumGettyBelgium’s defeat to Italy in their opening game highlighted coach’s lack of strategy


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