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Get with the programme ~ Brentford v Tranmere

Brentford-v-Tranmere-1991Last week's defeat to Middlesbrough meant that Brentford have failed in all of their seven play-off campaigns. It started with this game 24 years ago, when they hosted Tranmere at Griffin Park

WSC 340 out now

wsc340- Stadium disasters: Bradford & Heysel
- Premier League records
- Desperation at Newcastle
- Players Blast Press Shock
- The cult of Dukla Prague
- Burnley's non-League escape

Badge of the week ~ Liberty Professionals FC, Ghana

Liberty150Some of us will be reminded here of the scene in The Office in which David Brent is hired to give a motivational speech to a small group of salespeople...

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

WSC writers' competition 2015 launched

wsc writers compThe annual WSC writers' award has returned, open to amateur writers with a £250 prize for the winner

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Norwich rediscover spark in time for play-off final

icon promotionThe Canaries looked jaded at the end of the season and while victory over Ipswich helped, they still need to learn from past mistakes against Middlesbrough

Preston fans must banish past play-off failures

icon league1This is North End's tenth appearance in the play-offs and they are yet to win but they have plenty of reasons to be optimistic this time around

Southend refuse easy route despite being favourites

icon league2bShrimpers have relied on their defence, blew their chance at automatic promotion on the final day and haven't beaten Wycombe this season

Scotland’s league heightens match-fixing temptations

icon matchfixThe split in leagues increases the chances of teams "playing out" results at the end of a season and could conceivably lead to something worse

PSG dominate France but can't step up in Europe

icon psgtitleLaurent Blanc's team may be on the verge of a domestic quadruple this season but they are discovering that throwing money at a squad isn't enough in Europe

West Ham’s Cup-Winners Cup victory 50 years on

icon cupsRon Greenwood's team were by no means perfect but he made a group of players who largely ordinary play a thrilling style of football

FA Cup final’s first red card changed views on tackling

icon refs1Thirty years on from Kevin Moran's famous challenge on Peter Reid at Wembley, the way we react to and talk about tackling has been altered drastically

Hull owners target of fan anger and deserve relegation

icon relegation12Assem Allam is overseeing an attempt to change the club name, massive rises in ticket prices and the eviction of community sports clubs from an indoor arena

Bid to make Bath City latest community-owned club

icon blackwhitesripesThe Big Bath City Bid is backed by supporters, local businesses and film director Ken Loach, with the aim of safeguardingh the club's future

No trains to Wembley for Preston fans

The club will put on extra coaches for their supporters instead, which will delight their sponsors this season...

Analysing ten years of Man Utd under the Glazers

icon moneymanOver the past decade the Glazer family have taken Manchester United from a debt-free club to one crippled by borrowings yet they have still managed to win trophies

Glory stays with a player even at Sunday League level

icon weakteamWe might not all have the talent of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo but that doesn't mean our Sunday League goals aren't important – they stay with us forever

Exhibition celebrates most successful amateurs

icon japanballBishop Auckland have won the FA Amateur Cup an unprecedented ten times and are the only amateur club to have been granted their own Subbuteo colours

AFC Wimbledon in political battle over new ground

icon spursgroundThe Dons' return to Plough Lane has clear advantages for the local area but their current borough of Wandsworth seem intent on blocking the move


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