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Book review ~ Rocky by James Leighton

355 RockyDavid Rocastle commands enormous affection among Arsenal fans, who have a special fondness for their underachievers; Charlie Nicholas and John Jensen spring to mind also. In Rocastle’s case, he was luckless...

Scenes from football history, 300 ~ Shipwrecked

355 Scenesby Dave Robinson, from WSC 355

Badge of the week ~ SK Aritma Prague

Aritma150aThis badge is an example of the horror, the artistic degradation that can result from compromise. The design team was split between two strong ideas for the image...

WSC 355 – delayed subscriber copies

Subscriber copies of WSC 355 have been delayed in the mailing process – we are trying to find out what has happened but in the meantime you can access the issue digitally

WSC 355 & 2016-17 Season Guide out now


- England appoint Allardyce: what could go wrong?
- Premier League 2 is here
- The story of replica shirts
- "I was an intern at Crystal Palace"
- Pitfalls of Panini collecting
- Naples' other clubs

WSC Survey ~ have your say on the state of the game

Another major international tournament has been and gone, which means it’s time for you to have your say on the state of the game in the 2016 WSC Survey – and maybe win a WSC T-shirt

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Extra time made redundant by more TV-friendly formats


The additional 30 minutes is already making way for penalties in some competitions

Ipswich owner’s potential arrest clouds derby build-up

IpswichPortmanRoadBrazilian police issue warrant for Marcus Evans’ arrest over Olympic ticket scam

Saints’ latest reset faces early test at Old Trafford

SouthamptonManUtdGettySouthampton fans once again don’t know what to expect from their team this season

Getting into Europe: 1973 Common Market Match

CommonMarketMatchGettyWhen Britain joined the European Economic Community a celebratory game was held at Wembley, revealing split opinions on the move

Blackburn fans launch petition against owners

BlackburnProtestGettyVenky’s have owned Rovers since November 2010, since which time they have gone from mid-table in the Premier League to bottom of the Championship

Dalian Atkinson dead: shot with Taser by police

AtkinsonGettyFormer Aston Villa striker won Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season competition in 1992-93

There’s always last year ~ Premier League 2015-16

LeicesterOutsideLeicester 17th, Chelsea champions and Watford relegation – what WSC contributors got right and wrong about the previous season

Is it time to scrap international competitions?

WorldCupRioRussiaGettyTournaments such as the World Cup foster jingoism and are exploited by sponsors

Non-League fanfunding drive for Prostate Cancer UK

GlossopNLDTifosy launch campaign to increase awareness of Non-League Day and raise money for charity

Friendlies don’t need hype to make them worthwhile

FriendliesGetty“Competitions” such as the International Champions Cup miss the point of pre-season games


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