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Badge of the week ~ Istanbul Basaksehir FK

Basak150If you combined all of Steven Gerrard’s post-match interviews and two series worth of A Fine Romance, you still would not achieve the richly distilled dullness of Istanbul Basaksehir’s badge

Get with the programme ~ Scotland v Wales U18s, 1983

Scot-v-Wales400Just a year earlier Scotland's youth team had triumphed in the European Under-18s Championship in Finland but a glance down the squad lists reveals how few of their players went on the greater things

WSC 337 out now

wsc337- What's going on at Everton
- Why refund fans?
- FC United in the community
- Match reporting: pigeons to smartphones
- The man who revived Arsenal
- Black boots face extinction

Unoccupied Stade de Buraufosse in Belgium

TilleurJust down the road from Standard Liege

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Pressley made too many mistakes in Coventry job

icon ricohThe sacked Sky Blues manager will be remembered fondly by fans for leading the club through difficult times but there were too many concerns about tactics and recruitment

Fan-owned Nashville FC under threat in US

icon usaballTaking inspiration from both the Green Bay Packers NFL team and UK supporter-run clubs, Nashville FC have worked hard to attract crowds of 2,000 but that is now in danger

Newcastle supporters’ groups oppose Pegida rally

icon racismThe far-right group will hold a rally the same day Newcastle host Aston Villa and fans' groups are concerned that supporters who are of Islamic faith will be targeted

Man City, Fleetwood, FC United and “community”

icon nofansClubs from all levels of football often use similar language to talk about how they work and what they want to achieve but it often means very different things

Kick It Out contest for football writers

KickItOut150Paid freelance opportunities are being offered to aspiring journalists through the Fans for Diversity campaign, with mentors assigned to the winners

What happens when clubs and fans run out of ambition

icon weekendSometimes players, managers and supporters reach a point when they have seen and done everything they need to see and do – and it can be disastrous

On this day in history ~ Division One, 1981

D1 RESULTS 210281Aston Villa attempt to overhaul Ipswich

West Brom visit a tipping point for Poyet’s Sunderland

icon sunderland2Having given the Black Cats some great memories and now resorted to writing an open letter pleading for supporters' backing, Gus Poyet is under pressure

Nigel Pearson running out of friends at Leicester City

icon trapdoorFoxes owners King Power have stuck by their manager through winless runs and controversies but for the first time there is dissent in the stands and fans start to lose patience

Hereford phoenix club aim to secure Edgar Street

icon groundbuySince the demise of Hereford United supporters have been working with local businessmen to launch a new club, Hereford FC, and they are making good progress

Lazio owner wants to keep small clubs out of Serie A

icon serieaClaudio Lotito, who is also a member of the council of the Italian FA, said during a phone conversation that clubs such as Carpi would not help to sell TV rights

Ongoing Cup exploits of non-League Spartans

Spartans travel to Berwick Rangers aiming to be the first non-League Scottish Cup quarter-finalists in 55 years. An Edinburgh derby against Hibs awaits

Premier League attendances stagnate as TV takes over

icon tvThe Premier League may be celebrating record revenue from TV but a closer look at how many people are turning up to games shows a lack of investment in facilities


 

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