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WSC 345 out now

wsc345- Refugee crisis: UK & Germany response
- Transfers under threat
- Matchday jobs
- Northern Ireland on brink
- Revolutionary teams in Italy
- Manchester: a football hotbed

Badge of the week ~ FC Porto

Porto150aMost dragons or lions in heraldry are depicted rampant – keenly ready for combat, quiveringly poised, in the alert position generally. FC Porto’s dragon, on the other hand, presents as unmotivated, sedentary...

Get with the programme ~ Bielefeld v Aachen

BielefeldvAachen400There is no point blaming the referee for a defeat, even though he clearly has something against the team. And he's the worst referee in the division, and also needs to stop telling players to "Shut your mouth"...

Getting shirty ~ Hammarby home, 2001

Hammarby150Aptly, Hammarby’s single League title would come with adverts for Falcon lager emblazoned on their shirts, the default beer of matchgoers from Stockholm's working-class southside

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Pressley's work cut out with Fleetwood’s new approach

Fleetwood600Managers old club Coventry will provide tough test for his first match

Recognising the people who keep the game alive

Ramsbottom 3 600Ramsbottom United are a perfect example of sort of club, and more importantly their devoted volunteers, who should be celebrated

Ireland positive of reaching Euros despite rugby focus

icon irelandfanRepublic of Ireland face a crucial match against Germany in their Group D qualifier tonight after Scotland lost ground with a 1-0 defeat away to Georgia

On this day in history ~ Division One, 1977

D1 RESULTS 081077Nottingham Forest leave Liverpool trailing while Bob Latchford scores four for Everton

Weak Brazil aim to avoid more embarrassment

icon worldcup generic1Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez will all be missing from the first round of South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers this week with Chile v Brazil the highlight

Celebrating the football annual

Annuals1The Heyday of the Football Annual explores what the old publications tell us about past players' lives away from the pitch and changing perceptions of the game

Liberi Nantes: Italy’s first team made up of refugees

icon japanballCompeting in Italy’s bottom division, they can never get promoted because of rules on the amount of non-Italian players in a squad. However, that is not their aim

FA launch largest ever grassroots football survey

icon youthThe FA are asking for contributions from players, coaches, referees, staff and volunteers who work in grassroots to get a picture of the state of the game

Walsall fans rewarded for patience in Dean Smith

icon league1bThe Saddlers have added attacking flair to their previous defensive solidity this season and been praised by José Mourinho after a League Cup tie

The inescapable lure of football’s lost terraces

Burnley600The Holte End, Kop, Longside, Shelf, Shed, Kippax, Stretford and more are ripe for sentimentality

Reader offer for The 56 play about Bradford fire

The56 600Piece of verbatim theatre about survivors' stories showing at Battersea Arts Centre, October 1-7

Hitchin may move despite Save Top Field success

icon groundbuyA full public consultation will take place on three options for Hitchin Town's future, one of which includes moving away from the stadium a public campaign saved


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