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WSC 335 out now

wsc335– The problems of policing
– Abolish the drinking ban
– New era of football comics
– Outrage at Wigan's Dave Whelan
– Wolves: European pioneers
– Supporting both Bristol clubs

Get with the programme ~ Scotland v Belgium, 1979

ScotlandvBelgium79Jock Stein complains about the game becoming too violent while hailing Scotland Under-21s' "traditional quality" of fighting hard, playing as a team and refusing to accept defeat

Badge of the week ~ SC Cham, Switzerland

Cham150Featuring the Dancing Mouse who captured the public's imagination – even dentist's – with his dancing and brings great fortune to anyone who sees him

Dumbarton's home in the shadow of The Rock

Rock300Overlooked by Dumbarton Castle.

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

Spain Under-21 own goal

Concern growing at unstable Forest under Stuart Pearce

icon forestNottingham Forest and Leeds have had some strange meetings recently and their Financial Fair Play problems mean the latest one promises to continue the trend

Newcastle and Sunderland fans can safeguard derby

icon nopolicePolice have relaxed their tactics ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend but their motives for doing so have come under suspicion from some supporter groups

Volunteers wanted to improve fans’ links to clubs

icon japanballThe FSF want to raise awareness of the work done by Supporter Liaison Officers and are looking for people to help in a variety of ways across their local regions

On this day in history ~ Division Four, 1960

D4 RESULTS 171260Peterborough United make an impact

Italian football's lost meaning under old men

icon italy2011From struggling AlbinoLeffe to the continued presence of Silvio Berlusconi in Milan, Italian football is in urgent need of a kiss of life to stop its decline

Rangers will miss McCoist's spirit not management

icon rangersThe Ibrox club have been performing poorly recently and there are better managers out there but Ally McCoist's reasons for resigning are unclear and that's concerning

Man Utd abandon fans after 2007 Rome violence

icon nofansFor nearly eight years Manchester United fans have been persuing legal action against the Italian police but requests for their club to help have been ignored

Unrest at Hartlepool as level of investment is questioned

icon league2bBottom of League Two, knocked out of the FA Cup by Blyth Spartans and managerless – Hartlepool's fans are restless and their board aren't giving the right answers

Mark Cooper’s bold Swindon built on fragile foundations

icon league1bSwindon are second in League One playing exciting football but their small squad and dodgy defence might begin to tell – starting with their visit to Notts County

Mick McCarthy's steady changes delight Ipswich fans

icon tractors1The Tractor Boys have reached second place in the Championship by playing well-disciplined but not boring football on a very limited budget

Government seek views on increasing fan ownership

icon fanvoiceshefThe Department for Culture, Media and Sport are looking for expert opinions from supporters' groups on the barriers facing increased community involvement in clubs

Chelsea become first top club to pay living wage

icon money1Move to pay workers higher rates comes after a campaign by David Lammy MP, who has highlighted the unfairness of top clubs paying just the minimum wage to employees


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