THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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Examining how the phrase came to be so commonplace tells us a lot about the way in which the sport developed and spread around the world

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It was thought criminals would not dare attempt to fix a top-level match, but IFK Gothenburg v AIK Stockholm was targeted and the authorities’ response has been swift

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Tottenham’s struggles at the national stadium follow similar problems for Arsenal in the late 1990s, but blaming it on pitch size is rubbish

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Having been accused of a lack of ambition the Potters hope signing Jesé Rodríguez will turn the tide, with Arsenal first up in their expanded stadium

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Star player’s protracted move to Everton leaves a gap in the Swans’ struggling squad and supporters are losing patience with their new American owners

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Harry Redknapp has been exasperated by slow transfer activity which has hindered Blues’ start, but there should be no repeat of last year’s relegation struggle

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With Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves gone, and Alex Sandro potentially on his way, cracks are showing in the champions from which Napoli could benefit

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Building the new Holmesdale Stand at Selhurst Park ~ by Tony Davis

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CARTOONS

367 TBBy Tim Bradford

REVIEWS

367 FallOfFifaThe Fall Of The House Of FIFA by David Conn

BADGE OF THE WEEK

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