THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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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

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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