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Badge of the week ~ Logan Lightning FC, Australia

Logan150There’s something missing here isn’t there? We know the team hail from Logan and that they play football – we know this immediately from their badge. However, the team are called...

WSC 341 out now

wsc341- FIFA crisis: corruption probe
- Football League review
- Anguish at Aston Villa
- Norwich's Wembley triumph
- Sensational Rise of Darmstadt
- Steven Gerrard: the last of his kind?

Special offer ~ save £2 on Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

RockRoll101WSC readers can save £2 on contributor Ian Plenderleith's book about the rise and fall of the North American Soccer League, from the stars to the experimental rules you can find out how the game sold itself to a continent and then crashed back down to earth

Spain Under-21 own goal

There's always last year ~ League One, 2014-15

icon league1bBirstol City dominate as Sheffield United underperform. Meanwhile Leyton Orient and Yeovil crash spectacularly, saving Colchester from relegation – again

There's always last year ~ League Two, 2014-15

icon league2bBurton go one better while Shrewsbury and Wycombe surprise but Luton fall just short of their target, Portsmouth underpeform and Tranmere go down

There’s always last year ~ Scottish Premier 2014-15

icon spflCeltic and Aberdeen live up to predictions but Motherwell slump from European hopes to relegation battle while Inverness give their fans the cup run they wanted

The three stages of a football fan’s life

icon fanvoiceshefAccording to Ian King of 200% there are three key phases of life as a football supporter: when players are older, the same age and younger than you

Stockport’s future safe after council buy Edgeley Park

Stockport EdgeleyPark600aAfter years of uncertainty the new deal should give County and their local community some much-needed stability

Part of football’s fun is its ability to change opinions

icon arsechelsFrom enjoying how José Mourinho's Inter beat Barcelona to hating his petulant obfuscations, or switching from Brazil's style to Italy's defensive prowess

Adam Rooney should shun England after Aberdeen

icon newnetsHaving struggled at Oldham, Adam Rooney's return to Scotland has brought success and appreciation – but he will be tempted by a Championship move

Michael McIndoe and the scheme that lost £30m

icon brokenballThe Express & Star have revealed how the former Wolves winger lived a lavish lifestyle, partying in Marbella, but cost fellow players their investments

Ian McKechnie: a career of penalties and oranges

icon goalie1The former Hull City, Southend Utd and Arsenal player died on June 11 and will be remembered fondly for his talent and bizarre pre-match ritual involving oranges

Smaller World Cup would save internationals

icon 24The Women's World Cup is a good example of how the bloating of tournaments undermines its quality – the Under-21 Euros shows the way forward

New Irish football magazine Póg Mo Goal launched

icon mondayIssue two of the new magazine, which focuses on high-quality writing and design, includes articles on Robbie Keane and Australia's A-League

Termalica’s rise from sixth tier to Poland’s Ekstraklasa

icon minnow4From a village of just 700 inhabitants which is only famous for producing paving stones, the club will be playing in Poland's top division next season

Southampton welcome new rivalry with Bournemouth

icon wbasoton2The release of the 2015-16 fixtures means that in October a rare and up to now good natured south-coast rivalry will take place for the first time

Hitchin Town need help to rebuild historic Top Field

icon groundbuyHaving secured their future at Top Field after a  dispute with the landlords, Hitchin Town are setting up a Crowdfunder to regenerate the stadium


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