York could drop to the sixth tier for the first time, while Maidenhead eye the South title and Salford and Halifax challenge for the North play-offs

Reading kids

From wide-eyed innocence to twilight years at a laid-back non-League match – Ian Plenderleith has seen what lies ahead and he doesn’t mind at all

For two semi-finalists the FA Cup will be over this weekend, but that wasn’t always the case – in WSC 288 Owen Amos remembered the matches even the FA ignore

Barnet Underhill

From Barnet’s Underhill to the Manor Ground of Oxford via Grundy Hill and Easter Road, pitches with a slope have become part of football’s folklore

Bill Shankly was not just a manager: he was a communicator. In WSC 205 Barney Ronay listened and was reminded of a thousand pale imitations

In WSC 308, October 2012, Mike Whalley remembered when goalkeepers only scored in one way – and then lamented the arrival of a certain big Dane

Tensions are running high with inflammatory press releases from both sides as Portugal’s top two, separated by just one point, prepare to meet

Wembley exterior

With the new Wembley now ten, here is Jeff Hill in 1999 on how its predecessor ingrained itself in football folklore despite its pomposity

NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick have become powerful voices in American political life, yet in the UK footballers seem unwilling to follow suit

When the Irishman arrived at Highbury he quickly went about shedding Arsenal’s “boring” tag, as Mike Baker explained in WSC 22, December 1988