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Badge of the week ~ Blue Waters FC, Namibia

Blue150This is just too informal isn’t it? “Up the Birds”? There are so many off-the-peg great-sounding Latin mottos to choose from as well – Nil Satis Nisi Optimum, Arte Et Labore...

Scenes from football history, 297 ~ Che Guevara

351 Scenesby Dave Robinson, from WSC 351

Photo gallery ~ Morecambe v Plymouth

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Morecambe 0 Plymouth Argyle 2, 25/03/2016, Globe Arena, League Two. Photos by Colin McPherson

Supporters demand new price cap at matches

351 PiesBy Dave Robinson, from WSC 351

Photo gallery ~ Doncaster Belles v Chelsea Ladies

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Doncaster Rovers Belles 1 Chelsea Ladies 4, 20/03/2016, Keepmoat Stadium, Women’s FA Cup. Photos by Paul Thompson

WSC 351 out now

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- European Super League and football's travelling circus
- Johan Cruyff remembered
- In praise of pennants
- Do managers look younger now?
- The perils of a PA announcer
- Blighted birthday at Forest

Book review ~ The Crazy Gang 

350 CrazyDave Bassett makes it clear that this book has been written in response to those involved in the BT Sport documentary The Crazy Gang, who Bassett feels "had not done their homework on the years before the 1988 Cup final"...

Miscellaneous

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"David Beckham" endorses industrial equipment  
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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
About WSC WSC
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Adam Barrett's "worst miss ever" for Gills Tom WSC
African Champions League stretcher drama 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
Argentina, land of technical football Tom WSC

Finish line in sight for prudent Burnley

BurnleyClarets are in a stronger position to compete in the Premier League than previous promotions

Nothing would beat being there for Leicester title win

Leicester600Foxes can secure Premier League at Old Trafford but many of their fans would miss out

Liverpool wary of Villarreal with focus back on football

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After an emotional week on Merseyside following the verdicts of the Hillsborough inquests, Jürgen Klopp is right to be cautious before their Europa League semi-final

Simeone and Guardiola get personal in Europe

icon afcwimbmkdThe contrasting styles of the two managers will become clear tonight when Atlético Madrid host Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg

Hillsborough disaster: a 27-year campaign for justice

LiverpoolHillsboroughMemorial600Inquest jury decide that 96 people unlawfully killed and not caused by fan behaviour

Sunderland’s old friend hope is back for Arsenal clash

Sunderland600Battling with Newcastle for survival only heightens the emotional stakes

Cartoonist David Squires talks about his inspiration

icon mondayIn an interview with Nick Miller on The Set Pieces, David Squires talks about how his career went from Swindon fanzines to weekly Guardian illustrations

Amateur hour: photos of the 97th AFA Senior Cup final

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Photographer David Bauckham went to West Wickham v Old Garchonians

England’s fixture list is quirky compared to Europe

icon shirtstuffIn countries such as Italy and Spain the schedules make more sense but that doesn't mean the English FA's curious approach to compiling the fixtures is a bad thing

Get with the programme ~ England v GDR, 1980

EngvGDR1980Don't expect reams of sophisticated tactical analysis for your 30p programme. A piece pondering England's chances of reaching the final describes tonight's East German opponents as "a strong robust side" and in the event, East Germany were too much for England

Coventry fan wins pay-off after assault by police

icon nopoliceMark Wynne was repeatedly kneed in the head by while handcuffed on the floor by PC Allsop of West Midlands Police, after being arrested at a match

Musical tribute shows Eusébio’s place in football

Eusebio600From making a football out of rags as a child in Mozambique to his famous tears at Wembley in 1966, a new theatrical production charts the life of Portugal's greatest player


 

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