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Badge of the week ~ Khangarid Club, Mongolia

Khangarid150The winged ogre of Khangarid was a fearful creature. An inveterate pouncer, he would pounce on anyone or anything, just for the hell of it. Other monsters and ogres...

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

Scenes from football history, 298 ~ Noah

352 Scenesby Dave Robinson, from WSC 352

Photo gallery ~ Eastleigh v Tranmere Rovers 


Eastleigh 0 Tranmere Rovers 1, 23/04/2016, Silverlake Stadium (Ten Acres), National League. Photos by Simon Gill

WSC 352 out now ~ Euro 2016 special!


- Euro 2016 Team guide & Wallchart
- Hillsborough inquest
- Leicester's title triumph
- Do team talks work?
- The wrecking of Aston Villa
- "I was Ronin the Raven"
- Nayim from the halfway line

Book review ~ Soccer In The 1930s

351 1930sWhat a curious book this is. At first I thought it was a reprint but it is a new offering from Jack Rollin (of Rothmans Football Yearbook fame) and published by Soccerdata, the imprint of another revered statto, Tony Brown...


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

Plymouth rediscover big-match appetite for final

Plymouth fansArgyle have got over their slide in time for play-off final but face a Wimbledon team on the up

Barnsley underdogs against Millwall despite revival

BarnsleyThe Reds were bottom in November but are heading to Wembley for a second time

Owls ready to grasp Premier League chance against Hull

SheffWedKopUnderdogs Sheffield Wednesday have earned their shot in the play-off final

Arsenal top Premier League earnings with over £100m

ArsenalChampions Leicester made £93m while bottom club Aston Villa received £66.6m

Juventus dominate a Serie A of declining standards

Only Napoli and Roma could come close to the eventual Double winners

Stoke not in fact a tough place to go

StokeBlogger Steven Chicken studied perceptions into which grounds were hard to visit

Hibs can ditch “bottlers” tag against Rangers in Cup final

HibernianHibernian’s reputation for falling at the last has resulted in the “Hibsing It” insult

Photo gallery ~ Bacup Borough v Holker Old Boys

BacupBacup Borough 4 Holker Old Boys 1, 25/04/2016, Brain Boys West View Stadium, North West Counties League Division One. Photos by Colin McPherson

Get with the programme ~ Real Madrid v Frankfurt

EintrachtvReal150The match programme was very much about Scotland, with SFA president Robert Kelly proclaiming that when it comes to football, "in no city will you find such surging enthusiasm and forthright criticism"

Gallery ~ East Stirlingshire v Edinburgh City


East Stirlingshire 0 Edinburgh City 1, 14/05/2016, Ochilview, Scottish League pyramid play-off. Photos by Colin McPherson

Analysis of each team's “footprint” over a season

icon swisscrapWith the regular Football League seasons now over, Experimental 3-6-1 have looked at which teams spent the most time in certain positions over the year

Barnsley’s charge threatens Walsall’s long-term plan

icon league1In October Barnsley and Walsall were at opposite ends of League One but on Saturday they meet in the play-offs having defied expectations

Inconsistency still plagues Portsmouth and Plymouth

icon league2bBoth teams will have expected more from their seasons in League Two but have a chance to put it right in the play-offs, starting at Fratton Park tonight


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