Graham Taylor’s warm character exemplified by response to Middlesbrough supporter asking him to pick Stephen Pears and Jamie Pollock for England

Forest have taken just one point from their last six league games and have gone backwards every season under the ownership of Fawaz Al-Hasawi

President Ali Bongo is under pressure after AFCON 2017 was controversially awarded to Gabon, but the football itself is an enticing prospect

There are very few individuals who can run on a pitch designed for professional footballers without being jeered at by anybody who sees them

Scrap the Checkatrade Trophy and introduce retrospective punishment for diving – more of our writers on what they want to see in 2017

From bitter schadenfreude and hopes of survival to the increase in fan-led initiatives, our writers set out what they want to happen in 2017

There were mixed feelings from our writers about Euro 2016, while the child sex abuse scandal and Chapecoense plane crash were low points for many

Tow Law 

From a sunny trip to Tow Law and many unexpected winners to a seemingly endless number of scandals, our writers’ give their highs and lows of 2016

In WSC 131 Olly Wicken’s Grandad explained why a feast of goals on Christmas Day was far from the perfect present for the match-going fans

Rowett turned Blues’ fortunes around but performances this season haven’t been great, though appointing Gianfranco Zola has mystified fans