THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE
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Hell for leather: mystery surrounds the first ever World Cup final ball
Embed from Getty Images Eighty-eight years on, people are still confused about which football was used in
first ever World Cup final after an argument erupted between Argentina and Uruguay 18 ...
Created on 18 June 2018
The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying by Wayne Barton
Jimmy Murphy –
family authorised life story Trinity Sport Media, £16.99 Reviewed by Joyce Woolridge From WSC 376, June 2018 Buy the book If the concept of the lone genius is deeply ...
Created on 13 June 2018
From cow dribbles to a "Preben Elkjaer" – a global tour of football cliches
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only country to have phrases relating to the game, and many across the planet have fascinating origins 11 June ~ It’s one of the conceits of human ...
Created on 11 June 2018
Any Given Saturday by Shay Given
Sport Media, £20 Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien From WSC 376, June 2018 Buy
book To most Ireland fans, Shay Given will be remembered as an excellent goalkeeper who just stuck around ...
Created on 08 June 2018
Magazine designer job vacancy at WSC/Kickaround
We are looking for a magazine designer to work on our new children’s title, Kickaround.
job would involve working 10-15 days per month, on a flexible basis, from the WSC office in London E1. ...
Created on 07 June 2018
Harry Pearson column: Fans can't get enough of ludicrous excuses for defeats
From managers avoiding promotion to dodgy referees, supporters love making up exotic reasons for why
ir team have lost 6 June ~ Last month, when Carlisle let a two-goal lead at home to Crawley ...
Created on 06 June 2018
Scotland settle in to life as the warm-up act with only tiny glimmers of hope
Embed from Getty Images Friendlies against World Cup qualifiers Mexico and Peru highlight how much work Alex McLeish still has to do to get Scotland to a tournament 4 June ~
Scottish season ...
Created on 04 June 2018
Kickaround 3 World Cup Special with FREE Team Guide & Wallchart out now!
Third issue of WSC’s new magazine for young fans aged 7-12 available to buy in stores and online Know of any football-mad children who are already excited about
2018 World Cup? Kickaround ...
Created on 01 June 2018
Cut-throat academies abandon children to broken dreams and mental heath issues
age at which children are signed by professional clubs is getting younger, but the consequences for those stuck in the world go far beyond disappointment at not making the first team 31 May ...
Created on 31 May 2018
Vince: The autobiography of Vince Hilaire
by Vince Hilaire Biteback Publishing, £12.99 Reviewed by Mat
w Barker From WSC 376, June 2018 Buy the book In a recent interview, Vince Hilaire conceded that he could have given more space ...
Created on 25 May 2018
Juventus hold off Napoli to grind out another title as Serie A splits in two
Embed from Getty Images Even VAR could not stop Juve making it seven titles in a row, while many clubs with distinguished pasts seem happy just to survive in
top division 24 May ~ The final ...
Created on 24 May 2018
Photo of the week ~ Getting into the FA Cup spirit at Hastings United
Hastings United 3 Blackfield & Langley 0, 20/10/2012,
Pilot Field, FA Cup fourth qualifying round Photo by Simon Gill for WSC Photography Follow Simon on Twitter Follow WSC Photos on Twitter ...
Created on 23 May 2018
The simple joy of Michael Hardcastle’s morally sound and well-illustrated books
From tales of £1 transfers to
difficulties of ambitions, friendships and rivalries, Hardcastle’s writing remains unfussy and heart-warming, as Marcus Davies explained in WSC 288, February ...
Created on 22 May 2018
Kylian Mbappé to take on central role in France's young World Cup squad
Embed from Getty Images With versatile forwards such as Antoine Griezmann at his disposal, Didier Deschamps may no longer need to rely on Olivier Giroud up front 18 May ~ France named
ir 23-man ...
Created on 18 May 2018
Sporting president under pressure to step down after fans attack players
Embed from Getty Images Several players were injured when supporters stormed Sporting’s training ground ahead of
cup final, rounding off a toxic season in Portugal 17 May ~ Tuesday ...
Created on 17 May 2018
WSC 376 World Cup Special with Team Guide & Wallchart out now!
June issue available now online and in stores
new WSC – including World Cup Team Guide and fixture Wallchart – is out now, available from all good newsagents or to order ...
Created on 16 May 2018
Thou Shalt Not Pass: The Alistair Robertson story
by Alistair Robertson with Bill Howell Pitch Publishing, £18.99 Reviewed by James Baxter From WSC 375, April 2018 Buy
book There are already plenty of accounts of West Bromwich Albion’s ...
Created on 16 May 2018
Photo of the week ~ Sneaking a peek at Hornchurch v Peterborough
AFC Hornchurch 0 Peterborough United 1, 09/11/2008, Hornchurch Stadium, FA Cup Photos by Simon Gill for WSC Photography Follow Simon on Twitter Follow WSC Photos on Twitter Selected images available ...
Created on 15 May 2018
When Oldham's amazing cup runs led to a grudge match with Manchester United
Embed from Getty Images A 1990 FA Cup semi-final was
first staging of a derby against Manchester United in Dan Turner's lifetime and a 3-3 draw still constituted nirvana, as he explained in WS ...
Created on 14 May 2018
Rangers shun steady progress in favour of Steve Gerrard’s star quality
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former Liverpool player’s move to Glasgow has been hailed as a risk for all – but Rangers can hardly get worse than they’ve been this season 11 May ...
Created on 11 May 2018
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