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Badge of the week ~ Coras FC, Mexico

Coras150In the rugged canyon country of Nayarit, there lived a man who took on all suffering for his community so that his fellows might live an untroubled life. El Sombrero Tipo Loco would listen quietly to his visitor...

WSC 341 out now

wsc341- FIFA crisis: corruption probe
- Football League review
- Anguish at Aston Villa
- Norwich's Wembley triumph
- Sensational Rise of Darmstadt
- Steven Gerrard: the last of his kind?

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

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Lodz clubs re-formed and fan-run after financial ruin

icon nofansBoth LKS and Widzew Lodz were damaged by their lack of involvement in Euro 2012 and will begin life next year in Poland's lower leagues as they rebuilt

WSC writers’ competition 2015 winners announced

wsc writers compContest was open to amateur writers and set up in memory of David Wangerin, who died in 2012

There's always last year ~ Premier League, 2014-15

icon prembChelsea leapfrog Manchester City for the title while Southampton exceed expectations and Leicester and West Brom manage to avoid relegation

There's always last year ~ Championship, 2014-15

icon champ2Bournemouth and Watford defy their mid-table predictions to win promotion but Wigan go from play-off contenders to League One after dramatic fall

There's always last year ~ League One, 2014-15

icon league1bBristol City dominate as Sheffield United underperform. Meanwhile Leyton Orient and Yeovil crash spectacularly, saving Colchester from relegation – again

There's always last year ~ League Two, 2014-15

icon league2bBurton go one better while Shrewsbury and Wycombe surprise but Luton fall just short of their target, Portsmouth underpeform and Tranmere go down

There’s always last year ~ Scottish Premier 2014-15

icon spflCeltic and Aberdeen live up to predictions but Motherwell slump from European hopes to relegation battle while Inverness give their fans the cup run they wanted

The three stages of a football fan’s life

icon fanvoiceshefAccording to Ian King of 200% there are three key phases of life as a football supporter: when players are older, the same age and younger than you

Stockport’s future safe after council buy Edgeley Park

Stockport EdgeleyPark600aAfter years of uncertainty the new deal should give County and their local community some much-needed stability

Part of football’s fun is its ability to change opinions

icon arsechelsFrom enjoying how José Mourinho's Inter beat Barcelona to hating his petulant obfuscations, or switching from Brazil's style to Italy's defensive prowess

Adam Rooney should shun England after Aberdeen

icon newnetsHaving struggled at Oldham, Adam Rooney's return to Scotland has brought success and appreciation – but he will be tempted by a Championship move

Michael McIndoe and the scheme that lost £30m

icon brokenballThe Express & Star have revealed how the former Wolves winger lived a lavish lifestyle, partying in Marbella, but cost fellow players their investments

Ian McKechnie: a career of penalties and oranges

icon goalie1The former Hull City, Southend Utd and Arsenal player died on June 11 and will be remembered fondly for his talent and bizarre pre-match ritual involving oranges

Smaller World Cup would save internationals

icon 24The Women's World Cup is a good example of how the bloating of tournaments undermines its quality – the Under-21 Euros shows the way forward


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