THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Lower league fans

The idea of football becoming more “authentic” the lower down the leagues you go simultaneously patronises those fans and hinders modernisation

It’s often said that football has gone soft. However Philip Cornwall, in May 2004, believed the history of the game has been one of taming the back line

The steady increase in the number of permitted substitutes has made one of the most exciting parts of the game an ever rarer occurrence

Playing for England at youth level doesn’t always herald a glittering future. In June 2003 we looked at the stuttering careers of Kevin Gallen, Stephen Hughes and Darren Caskey

QPR crowd

This is a chance to have your say on everything from standing and policing to video technology and ticket prices

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Summer used to mean a break from football but the notion of the game having a proper off-season is now outdated, as Al Needham explained in August 2013

Juve took their sixth Scudetto in a row, Atalanta were the shining light from the chasing pack and, at the bottom, Crotone pulled off a shock escape

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Chesterfield Saltergate

Saltergate, former home to Chesterfield ~ by Tony Davis

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CARTOONS

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REVIEWS

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BADGE OF THE WEEK

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Labasa FC, Fiji

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