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WSC 335 out now

wsc335– The problems of policing
– Abolish the drinking ban
– New era of football comics
– Outrage at Wigan's Dave Whelan
– Wolves: European pioneers
– Supporting both Bristol clubs

Badge of the week ~ SC Cham, Switzerland

Cham150Featuring the Dancing Mouse who captured the public's imagination – even dentist's – with his dancing and brings great fortune to anyone who sees him

Dumbarton's home in the shadow of The Rock

Rock300Overlooked by Dumbarton Castle.

Get with the programme ~ QPR v Sheff Wed, 1993

QPRvWednesday93From the League Cup fourth round, including the interests of referee Paul Durkin and QPR defender Alan McDonald warning supporters against over-expectation

Special offer ~ Played In London by Simon Inglis

Played in London 150WSC readers can get £5 off the new book, which charts the spaces, buildings and sports that have shaped London’s cultural and urban landscape for centuries through original photography


Title Writer
"David Beckham" endorses industrial equipment  
** rich
A boot ad (we think) WSC
A different kind of Santa
A Gabby Agbonlahor photo op Tom WSC
A half-decent Christmas gift 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 rather tetchy Gary Lineker WSC
A shoe-in for Toronto FC Tom WSC
A snowy scene in Rotterdam
A startling offer from Wembley Tom WSC
A superb corner at Valencia Tom WSC
A touching tribute to Cesc Fabregas  
A tribute to Emile Heskey  
A Zlatanesque goal for Celta Vigo Tom WSC
Accidental Partridge rich
Adam Barrett's "worst miss ever" for Gills 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  
Ange Postecoglou v Craig Foster Tom WSC
Arsenal players attempt a new offside trap WSC
Arsenal players back anti-homophobia campaign Tom WSC
Aston Villa's squad of 1995-96 drinking habits Tom WSC
Availability Doug WSC
Bad penalty in Austria WSC
Battling the breeze WSC
Belgium players get bombastic Tom WSC
Best goal scored this week by a 16-year-old Ecuadorian Tom WSC
Blackburn Venky's ad  
Blackburn's new shirt gets unorthodox publicity Tom WSC
Boca Juniors over-react WSC
Brad Jones takes a nap at Selhurst Park Tom WSC
Broken subbuteo for sale  
Bundesliga kit launch rich
Burden of being a West Ham fan Tom WSC
Cantona In Reflective Mood  
Carlsberg's idea of fan emotion Tom WSC
Celebrating too soon  
Cesc Fabregas faces tough questions Tom WSC
Cesc Fabregas's overpriced headphones Tom WSC

Volunteers wanted to improve fans’ links to clubs

icon japanballThe FSF want to raise awareness of the work done by Supporter Liaison Officers and are looking for people to help in a variety of ways across their local regions

On this day in history ~ Division Four, 1960

D4 RESULTS 171260Peterborough United make an impact

Italian football's lost meaning under old men

icon italy2011From struggling AlbinoLeffe to the continued presence of Silvio Berlusconi in Milan, Italian football is in urgent need of a kiss of life to stop its decline

Rangers will miss McCoist's spirit not management

icon rangersThe Ibrox club have been performing poorly recently and there are better managers out there but Ally McCoist's reasons for resigning are unclear and that's concerning

Man Utd abandon fans after 2007 Rome violence

icon nofansFor nearly eight years Manchester United fans have been persuing legal action against the Italian police but requests for their club to help have been ignored

Unrest at Hartlepool as level of investment is questioned

icon league2bBottom of League Two, knocked out of the FA Cup by Blyth Spartans and managerless – Hartlepool's fans are restless and their board aren't giving the right answers

Mark Cooper’s bold Swindon built on fragile foundations

icon league1bSwindon are second in League One playing exciting football but their small squad and dodgy defence might begin to tell – starting with their visit to Notts County

Mick McCarthy's steady changes delight Ipswich fans

icon tractors1The Tractor Boys have reached second place in the Championship by playing well-disciplined but not boring football on a very limited budget

Chelsea become first top club to pay living wage

icon money1Move to pay workers higher rates comes after a campaign by David Lammy MP, who has highlighted the unfairness of top clubs paying just the minimum wage to employees

Government seek views on increasing fan ownership

icon fanvoiceshefThe Department for Culture, Media and Sport are looking for expert opinions from supporters' groups on the barriers facing increased community involvement in clubs

On this day in history ~ League One, 2006

L1 RESULTS 091206Nottingham Forest's doomed promotion bid


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