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WSC 336 out now

wsc336– Football comedy special
– Ultras: Madrid to Clapton
– Spies at the training ground
– The board games boom
– Chelsea's Division Two debut
– Lincolnshire's non-League derby

Get with the programme ~ Barnet v Lincoln, 2000

Barnet v Lincoln 400Joint-top Barnet cruise to victory over Lincoln, which is fortunate because manager John Still "won't settle for being also-rans". In the end, though, it wasn't quite enough

Badge of the week ~ FA Illkirch-Graffenstaden

FAIG150The first French person to report being abducted by aliens was an underwear model called Benoit Massigneut, in 1948. Fearing for his life, he turned to the only thing he knew to save himself...

The abandoned Stadion Za Luzankami in Brno

Brno1Once hosted Czech First League's record crowd.

Special offer ~ Played In London by Simon Inglis

Played in London 150WSC readers can get £5 off the new book, which charts the spaces, buildings and sports that have shaped London’s cultural and urban landscape for centuries through original photography

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Walsall on the brink of ending "Wembley curse"

icon wembley semiAfter 91 years of England's national stadium only four current League clubs haven't played there – on Tuesday night the Saddlers could reduce that number to three

Cantona and Ginola – the contrasts of public speaking

icon interviewIt was a nice surprise to hear a former pro footballer speak eloquently on the difficult topics of immigration and extremism, but then another one ruined it with a PR stunt

New York Red Bulls fans protest against owners

icon redbullmlsThe sacking of popular head coach Mike Petke was a tipping point for many supporters, who have never forgiven their owners for replacing the MetroStars identity

Rejuvenated Cambridge Utd ready for Man Utd visit

icon facup2Crowds are up at the Abbey Stadium and the club are rewarding those who stood by them during difficult times ahead of their FA Cup fourth round tie with Manchester United

Burgess Hill Town: England's top-performers

icon maidstone12Unbeaten in the league so far and playing well in the cups, the Isthmian South club's crowds are on the up and it's down to hard work and dedication rather than money

Fans disillusioned as Inter and AC Milan flounder

icon serieaSerie A is at the halfway stage of the season and both Milan giants are stuck in mid-table, struggling to return to the top as Juventus and Roma extend their superiority

Bright start to AFCON across Equatorial Guinea

icon nofansFears about politics have subsided after a string of exciting opening matches in parts of the secretive host country that are not normally so accessible to journalists

Australia's Asian Cup an example for World Cups

icon australia2022The multicultural and warmly received Asian Cup has shown a glimpse of what an Australian World Cup would have looked like and is an excellent example for future tournaments

Plymouth v Luton: recalling Kinnear's taunts

icon league2bWith both clubs in the League Two play-off positions, this weekend's match brings back memories of their battle for the 2001-02 Division Three title

Oldham's future damaged by pursuit of Ched Evans

icon strikerThe Latics' ill-conceived plan to sign a convicted rapist has only served to hurt their reputation in the local community and lose the trust of many of their supporters

On this day in history ~ Division Three, 1921

D3 RESULTS 150121

The first ever Third Division

Memorial for Patrick O'Connell – Barca's saviour

icon japanballManchester United's first Irish player went on to maage Real Betis to their only La Liga title and save Barcelona but is buried in an unmarked grave in London


 

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