THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

375 Harry

From managers avoiding promotion to dodgy referees, supporters love making up exotic reasons for why their team have lost

375 Youth

The age at which children are signed by professional clubs is getting younger, but the consequences for those stuck in the world go far beyond disappointment at not making the first team

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Even VAR could not stop Juve making it seven titles in a row, while many clubs with distinguished pasts seem happy just to survive in the top division

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From tales of £1 transfers to the difficulties of ambitions, friendships and rivalries, Hardcastle’s writing remains unfussy and heart-warming, as Marcus Davies explained in WSC 288, February 2011

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A 1990 FA Cup semi-final was the first staging of a derby against Manchester United in Dan Turner's lifetime and a 3-3 draw still constituted nirvana, as he explained in WSC 213, November 2004

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The former Liverpool player’s move to Glasgow has been hailed as a risk for all – but Rangers can hardly get worse than they’ve been this season

374 Trafficking

The issue remains a huge problem for professional football yet goes largely ignored by those with the power to stop it happening

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Despite three play-off semi-final defeats on the trot, the early 1990s were heady times for Merseyside’s third team, as Karl Sturgeon recalled in WSC 274, December 2009

374 Online 

Twitter and Facebook should have killed off forums but the community feel of sites like Brighton's North Stand Chat gives supporters a valuable personal outlet

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Yes, short passing is a pure way to play football. But hoofing the ball upfield can be an effective way to get fans on the edges of their seats, as Matt Nation argued in WSC 167, January 2001