THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE
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Sign, seal, deliver: the booming business of autograph hunting
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ir signatures is no longer the domain of local children out to meet their heroes. Instead, it has been invaded by money-hungry entrepreneurs 22 October ...
Created on 22 October 2018
Black Boots And Football Pinks: 50 lost wonders of the beautiful game
by Daniel Gray Bloomsbury Sport, £9.99 Reviewed by David Stubbs From WSC 380, November 2018 Buy
book Daniel Gray attended his first football match 30 years ago. That might seem an age ...
Created on 18 October 2018
Meet John Baines – the eccentric inventor of football cards
Football Card King, Baines began the trends that included swap systems and desperate hunts for elusive players 15 October ~ In 1887, John Baines, a toy retailer from Bradford, filed ...
Created on 15 October 2018
From Sunday league shouts to ultras karaoke – exploring the sounds of football
Get Some Chalk On Your Boots is both an amusing and poignant project that shows football as “a sport that thrives on
physical energy of sound” 8 October ~ Be it the crowd roar that ...
Created on 08 October 2018
Adventures In The Golden Age by Archie Macpherson
World Cup finals 1974-1998 Black and White, £11.99 Reviewed by Alan Patullo From WSC 379, September 2018 Buy the book Another World Cup has come and gone with Scotland on the ...
Created on 05 October 2018
WSC 380: Non League Special ~ out now!
November issue available now online
new WSC is out now, available to order from the WSC shop. Inside Newcastle fans take Direct action | The revival of Kettering Town | ...
Created on 02 October 2018
From David Beckham to Olly Lee – are goals from the halfway line over-rated?
Despite it boiling down to lumping a ball forwards 60 yards,
appeal of goals from a long way out to both fans and pundits seems to be endless 1 October ~ It took exactly 2.8 seconds for David ...
Created on 01 October 2018
Kaiser! The greatest footballer never to play football
by Rob Smyth Yellow Jersey Press, £9.99 Reviewed by Paul Rees From WSC 379, September 2018 Buy
book On several occasions in this racy book, Guardian writer Rob Smyth references Catch ...
Created on 26 September 2018
Dean Court Days: Harry Redknapp at Bournemouth
by Michael Dunne Pitch Publishing, £18.99 Reviewed by Simon Melville From WSC 379, September 2018 Buy
book Twenty-five years after his divisive exit as Bournemouth manager, Harry Redknapp ...
Created on 19 September 2018
Bobby Robson film offers smiles, tears and plenty of fond memories
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elegantly put together More Than A Manager highlights why Robson was so revered by fans, players and fellow managers 17 September ~ It is a measure of the ...
Created on 17 September 2018
Zidane: The biography by Patrick Fort and Jean Philippe
Ebury Press, £12.99 Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien From WSC 379, September 2018 Buy
book It was often said of Daniel Passarella that he was the dirtiest great player in the world. ...
Created on 12 September 2018
Meet FC Brickstand – the new Lego football club on the block
From matches against Blockport County and Plastic Thistle to a fan-designed kit and a stadium compete with safe standing, FC Brickstand are bringing some fun to
season 10 September ~ During ...
Created on 10 September 2018
WSC 379 out now
October issue available now online and in stores
new WSC is out now, available from all good newsagents or to order from the WSC shop. Inside Matchday anger at Blackpool | The man who invented ...
Created on 06 September 2018
YouTube team Hashtag United can bring younger fans to non-League matches
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re was scepticism when Spencer Owen's new club entered the Eastern Senior League South, but they could be a force for good 3 September ~ When the major restructurin ...
Created on 03 September 2018
Graeme Souness – Football: my life, my passion
by Graeme Souness Headline, £9.99 Reviewed by Peter Brooksbank From WSC 378, September 2018 Buy
book To football supporters of a certain age, Graeme Souness was a snarling presence at ...
Created on 31 August 2018
It Is What It Is: The Carlton Palmer story
by Carlton Palmer with Steven Jacobi Vertical Editions, £17.99 Reviewed by Andy Hockley From WSC 378, September 2018 Buy
book As a Sheffield Wednesday fan, I loved Carlton Palmer as a ...
Created on 22 August 2018
Back of the net flix: marketing is now masquerading as documentary
Embed from Getty Images A spate of shows are claiming to reveal life behind
scenes at the world's biggest clubs, though most are part of a well-oiled PR machine 20 August ~ Football and documentarie ...
Created on 20 August 2018
When Footballers Were Skint: A journey in search of the soul of football
by Jon Henderson Biteback Publishing, £20 Reviewed by Tristan Browning From WSC 378, September 2018 Buy
book In the current climate of super-agents and multi-million pound contracts, football ...
Created on 16 August 2018
Tickets stubs are more than paper – they are a link to matchday memories
r you keep them in an old shoe box or put them up on a wall, ticket stub collections are a small part of what defines the match-going fan 13 August ~ It’s 1983. I’m 13, about to ...
Created on 13 August 2018
Brian Flynn: Little wonder by Leon Barton
St David’s Press, £13.99 Reviewed by Huw Richards From WSC 378, September 2018 Buy
book Biography it may be, but this life of Brian Flynn takes its place alongside works by Chris ...
Created on 09 August 2018
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From dreaded cup draws to weather watching – the life of a stadium manager
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Review ~ Football 2.0: How the world’s best play the modern game by Grant Wahl
Non-League stadiums offer vision of football's future as well as past
Book review ~ Lifted Over The Turnstiles: Scotland’s football grounds in the black & white era
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