THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Embed from Getty Images

An increasing number of players are now eligible to play for several different countries, causing a dilemma when choosing who to represent

OrangeBall800

Better facilities have led to the disappearance of a much-loved tradition over the winter months, as Neil Andrews explained in WSC 312, February 2013

robinfriday

With the two clubs meeting on Monday evening it’s worth looking back at a cult figure who was the the patron saint of bad-boy, and is the subject of a new book

.

There are plenty of good comedy writers who love football but almost all shows on the subject come up short, which is no surprise given the role the game plays in supporters’ lives – as Dave Cohen explained in WSC 336, February 2015

Embed from Getty Images

The FA Cup offers lower-division players a chance to grab the attention of an international audience, and even when that fades the memories will last forever

DataHoarders800

If you know how many times you have seen a headed own goal scored in a cup tie, you will find plenty in common with Matt Ramsay, as he confessed in WSC 301, March 2012

Embed from Getty Images

The days of neat and tidy football played by a team of slight players is gone – from Phil Jones to Chris O’Grady, it’s now all about the upper body

Embed from Getty Images

There has been much talk about Neal Maupay’s miss for Brentford this weekend being one of the worst ever, but it is nothing compared to those in crunch games – as Cris Freddi described in WSC 151, September 1999

Embed from Getty Images

Formerly at the forefront of football innovation, the sackings of De Boer and Koeman have highlighted how quickly the Netherlands’ coaches are being left behind

ClockEndHighburyCS

In WSC 294, August 2011, Andrew Woods lamented the decline of the visiting supporters’ section, something that modern clubs just want out of the way