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Get with the programme ~ Inverness Thistle v Hibs

InvernessvHibs400Dundee and Inverness Caledonian were the other two participants fighting for the spectacularly named Round Robin Cup, which provided some much-needed pre-season "entertainment" for fans

Badge of the week ~ Naft Maysan SC, Iraq

Naft150ears and years ago, before anyone even thought of filming cats doing ridiculous things, there lived in Persia a mighty hero named Ashwa who roamed...

WSC 342 out now

wsc342- Euro 2016: Ireland, Scotland & Wales
- Matchday banners
- Paul Gascoigne documentary
- WSC writers' competition winners
- FC United stadium opening
- Amsterdam's other clubs

Special offer ~ save £2 on Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

RockRoll101WSC readers can save £2 on contributor Ian Plenderleith's book about the rise and fall of the North American Soccer League, from the stars to the experimental rules you can find out how the game sold itself to a continent and then crashed back down to earth

Miscellaneous

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"David Beckham" endorses industrial equipment  
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A ballboy fulfils the dream of millions Tom WSC
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 spectacular volley exhaustively analysed in Welsh Tom WSC
A startling offer from Wembley Tom WSC
A superb corner at Valencia 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 Zlatanesque goal for Celta Vigo Tom WSC
About WSC 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  
An insane penalty decision in Greece Tom WSC
Ange Postecoglou v Craig Foster Tom WSC
Argentinian warm-up match turns nasty Tom WSC
Arsenal players attempt a new offside trap WSC
Arsenal players back anti-homophobia campaign Tom WSC
Ashley Cole – Man City’s new goal provider Tom WSC
Aston Villa's squad of 1995-96 drinking habits Tom WSC
Australian FA president falls off podium Tom WSC
Availability Doug WSC
Bad penalty in Austria WSC
Battling the breeze WSC
Belgian keeper needs to work on his ball control Tom 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

Borussia Mönchengladbach fan culture photos

Borussia9New book collects 160 images

Warburton’s bright start raises Rangers optimism

icon rangersAfter some solid summer recruitment and a 6-2 hammering of title-rivals Hibernian, the Ibrox club suddently, somehow, look stable and on the up

France overturns reduction in Ligue 1 relegation spots

icon ligue1Plan was to lower relegation to Ligue 2 to two teams but protests from clubs in the second tier have caused a u-turn – though the saga is not over yet

Selling best players nothing new – Villa can recover

icon transfwindowChristian Benteke and Fabian Delph may both be gone but Aston Villa have freed up some money and they can come back, it's just uncertain when

Grimsby Town fans raise £100,000 towards transfers

icon moneysaveThe campaign launched by the Mariners Trust has made five times its original target, meaning manager Paul Hurst has extra money to put towards new players

Sheffield FC launch campaign to return home

icon groundbuyThe world's oldest football club have never had a permanent home in their city but now they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to change that

Newly fan-owned Newport ready for tough challenges

icon japanballNewport County's era of Lottery funding is over and they are going to face some difficult decisions under supporter ownership in the coming season

Keepers to blame if weak penalties are scored

icon goaliesNot all penalty takers should be blamed if they miss – just look at Geoff Hurst v Gordon Banks – and goalies shouldn't be immune from criticism

Russian fans’ reaction to Frimpong racist abuse

icon racismThe Russian Premier League couldn't get through its first weekend without a racist incident, when Emmanuel Frimpong was sent off for responding to abuse

WSC join launch of new Copa Collective

icon nofansCopa90 have brought together bloggers, supporters’ rights groups, magazines and fanzines who see fans and their communities as central to the future of football

Fixture changes threaten German fans’ traditions

icon sundayThe Germany Football League are considering adding additional games on Sunday and Monday, making it more difficult for fans to watch their teams away

Players’ families have no place on the pitch

icon kids2The sight of players' children joining in with trophy presentations suspends the disbelief that football success is the most important thing in their lives

Blackpool fans offer Oystons way out with takeover bid

icon blackpoolawayThe Oyston family are facing diminishing crowds and even more fan revolt at Bloomfield Road next season but now have a route away from the club

Swindon Town extend media ban to all local press

icon interviewHaving barred the Swindon Advertiser at the start of the year, Swindon Town want to control all their PR coverage through a new app called Fanzai next season


 

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