THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Dover 

Hard to beat and always hovering around the play-off places, life is good on the south coast whether they move up a level or not

2017WritersCompWinner

We are now accepting entries for the 2018 WSC writers' competition. By way of inspiration, here is Jem Stone's winning entry from 2017, about life as a youth coach after he reluctantly volunteered to help out

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Video technology was hailed as the saviour of football, until the next day when it was a shambles. Maybe the change the game really needs is not technological at all, as Sean Cole explained in the current issue of WSC

Leeds fans

No other creature in nature has to master the intricacies of camouflage as completely as an away fan wishing in potentially hostile territory, as Don Watson explained in WSC 105, November 1995

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The week after their neighbours had become champions of Europe, Manchester City finally won back the respect of their fans – though they made it difficult, as Ian Farrell recalled in WSC 212, October 2012

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With Mauricio Pochettino complaining about Rochdale's pitch, it's worth looking back at when most playing surfaces were a mess – as Mike Whalley explained in WSC 362, April 2017

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If you did not get a chance to play football when you were young, taking it up later in life can give a new dimension to the game – as SJ Chonara explained in WSC 342, August 2015

Luton fan scarf

After their rapid rise and even quicker fall Kenilworth Road is a happy place again, with owners who have a strong long-term vision

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Involving the top teams from across the UK and Republic of Ireland, the Texaco Cup started well before dying out – as Jim Heath explained in WSC 173, July 2001

 

Mark E Smith, frontman of The Fall, has died aged 60. He was a long-term reader of WSC and left a legacy which included some contributions to the magazine over the years. In WSC 157, March 2000, Mark discussed his football experiences, which included encounters with a goalkeeping plumber and a controversial match against the Icicle Works