THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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There has been much talk about Neal Maupay’s miss for Brentford this weekend being one of the worst ever, but it is nothing compared to those in crunch games – as Cris Freddi described in WSC 151, September 1999

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Formerly at the forefront of football innovation, the sackings of De Boer and Koeman have highlighted how quickly the Netherlands’ coaches are being left behind

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In WSC 294, August 2011, Andrew Woods lamented the decline of the visiting supporters’ section, something that modern clubs just want out of the way

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Despite its ability to raise public spirits, maintaining a coherent league programme proved problematic between 1939 and 1945 – and not just because of the constant threat of air attack

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Only via the FA Cup and only in the 1970s could Leatherhead make such an impact on the public imagination, as Jon Spurling explained in WSC 232, June 2006

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How could the best footballer in the school end up doing DIY while a wet-nosed, scabby-kneed boy went on to much bigger things? Howard Pattison explained in WSC 266, April 2009

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From Mario Kempes to Lee Hendrie to Carlton Cole, Indonesia has produced mixed experiences for players looking to wind down their careers

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In WSC 262, December 2008, Matt Nation described an unsentimental return to Ashton Gate, where he discovered everything and nothing had changed

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Players use a variety of tactics to agitate for moves but they don’t always work out, as Forest fans who remember Van Hooijdonk's transfer saga can testify

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Having played a key role in Arsène Wenger’s 1998 triumphs, the striker became virtually anonymous and also larger than life, as Ian Davey discovered in WSC 212, October 2004