THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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With football improving at all levels the FFA need a strong Australia showing at the World Cup to boost interest – just like the Matildas have done for the W-League

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The steel pens and baton charges of the 1980s may be gone, but harsh and degrading actions by authorities are still part of the match day experience

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Visits to exotic climes are nothing new for English clubs. In WSC 271, September 2009, Simon Hart charted the trailblazing trip to South America in 1909 which acted as a trial for Walter Tull

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From cricketers to athletes, plenty of sportsmen have tried to become footballers – though few have switched disciplines with much success

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We are now accepting entries for the 2018 WSC writers' competition. By way of inspiration, here is Matt Johnson’s runner-up entry from 2017, about a a new phenomenon of global football culture sweeping the streets

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Lowest scorers in the Football League, five managers in 16 months and over £33 million of debt – Monk has a tough task to save Blues from League One

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We are now accepting entries for the 2018 WSC writers' competition. By way of inspiration, here is David Bailey's runner-up entry from 2017, about life as a football coach driver

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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

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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