THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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From Scotland’s failures to the triumph of England’s Under-17s, via John Terry, astounding Cup runs and restructuring the women’s game – WSC contributors reflect on the year

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There was a time when strike partnerships rolled off the tongue like superheroes and clubs even thought foreign players should be kept in pairs, as Harry Pearson explains

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If you missed the 1978 World Cup final and don’t want to know the score, look away now. Al Needham’s dad preferred the seaside to the match, as he explained in WSC 199, September 2003

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An increasing number of players are now eligible to play for several different countries, causing a dilemma when choosing who to represent

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Better facilities have led to the disappearance of a much-loved tradition over the winter months, as Neil Andrews explained in WSC 312, February 2013

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With the two clubs meeting on Monday evening it’s worth looking back at a cult figure who was the the patron saint of bad-boy, and is the subject of a new book

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There are plenty of good comedy writers who love football but almost all shows on the subject come up short, which is no surprise given the role the game plays in supporters’ lives – as Dave Cohen explained in WSC 336, February 2015

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The FA Cup offers lower-division players a chance to grab the attention of an international audience, and even when that fades the memories will last forever

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If you know how many times you have seen a headed own goal scored in a cup tie, you will find plenty in common with Matt Ramsay, as he confessed in WSC 301, March 2012

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The days of neat and tidy football played by a team of slight players is gone – from Phil Jones to Chris O’Grady, it’s now all about the upper body