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Badge of the week ~ FC Perkasa, Brunei

tulip150Many years ago, in the region of Perkasa in the Kingdom of Brunei, justice was dispensed by the Possible Tulip of Righteousness. There were some who...

Campaign to safeguard Qatar World Cup workers

The TUC has launched a campaign to help safeguard the lives of the 4,000 workers who are building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Offshore finance for clubs investigated

The Tax Justice Network has documented offshore finance in the UK's professional leagues – almost £3 billion in loans and shares originates from offshore companies

Get with the programme ~ Chelsea v Southampton

CFCvSaints150Bottom of the league and debt-crippled Chelsea admire the vision of their visitors Southampton who are looking abroad for players as they face each other in the First Division in 1979

WSC 339 & matchday special issue out now

wsc339- In defence of pitch invasions
- Football & politics: fans demand reform
- Charlton's election campaign
- Short keepers and fat players
- Player trafficking exposed
- Past and present at Glossop

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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Brighton plan ahead as Watford near top-flight

icon watford13While Brighton look towards next season, managerial chaos early on hasn't hindered Watford's campaign and they are now are closing in on the Premier League

Dark days as Tranmere stare at Football League exit

icon trapdoorAfter a 94-year tenure Tranmere are facing up to successive relegations and playing in the Conference for the first time, but they still have two games to save themselves

Man Utd top wage table as QPR spend double earnings

icon brokenballSouthampton are getting the best value out of their players' wages according to new figures, while Manchester United are now spending more than Manchester City

On this day in history ~ Division One, 1950

D1 RESULTS 220450aPortsmouth's second consecutive title

Blackpool fans plan “day of judgement” for owners

icon blackpoolawayHaving been relegated with a month of the season remaining, Blackpool supporters will protest against their chairman at the final match of the season

PSG and Marseille put aside rivalry to take on TV

icon tv1Aftr a string of controversies, including a Zlatan Ibrahimovic outburst being broadcast that eventually led to a ban, the two clubs are boycotting Canal Plus

Gerrard’s FA Cup “destiny” the dream outcome

The media obsession with Steven Gerrard's birthday FA Cup final victory in his final game for Liverpool is ignoring facts and news for a "good story"

Referees can be a source of pride where teams cannot

icon refspointSeeing a countryman officiating in big games brings a certain satisfaction when your team has little chance of making an impact on the tournament

Football brings together factions in Colombia

A match in support of ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was held last Friday

Rotor Volgograd’s decline illustrates Russia’s problems

icon brokenballThe club who knocked Manchester Utd out of the UEFA Cup 20 years ago have been declared bankrupt, the fate of many Russian teams at all levels

Norwich find patience to earn best away record

icon champ2Norwich City fans are used to having terrible form away from Carrow Road but young manager Alex Neil has turned that around with a talented squad

Chelsea no “bonus game” for Ramsey’s refreshed QPR

icon qprStrange things have happened in previous west London derbies but no matter what the season's outcome QPR will need to take a fresh approach over summer

FA Cup hope for Blackburn after disappointing season

icon facup2Liverpool aren't the only club to have performed below expectations in their league – the FA Cup could be a chance for Blackburn to save their season too


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