THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Floodlights Morton

A proper football ground should have prominent floodlights, argued Simon Inglis in WSC 196, June 2003 – otherwise how will away fans find the match?

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It’s been five years since Sheffield Wednesday played Sheffield United and a lot has changed, though power doesn’t tend to stay on one side of the city for too long

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Charlton’s best period of the modern era coincided with the rise of Parker as their midfield general but his switch to Chelsea was ill-timed and ill-advised

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Never mind Escape To Victory, Mike Bassett or Jimmy Grimble – where’s our Raging Bull, our This Sporting Life? Even a Seabiscuit would do

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The top division’s mid-table teams simply make up the numbers, so terrified of the drop that they refuse to take other chances to win silverware seriously

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On the 20th anniversary of the devolution referendum we look back at the Home Internationals between Scotland and England, of which Ian Plenderleith demanded a return

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With John Motson soon to retire, the age of distinctive commentators’ voices has ended. In their place are a group of estate agentesque safe choices

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Fluffed penalties, late goals and becoming the first nation to be eliminated from the World Cup finals without losing – Scotland are the best at missing out

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The cliched “real” fan in the stands used by marketers to sell the game do not really exist – there are as many types of fan as there are fans

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Few football men can be claimed to have died as a result of their desire for power and few have had as lasting an impact as Herbert Chapman, as Barney Ronay explains