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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


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


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


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

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Restrained use of yellow cards by officials meant any caution was headline news but that attitude was not always for the good of the game

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Recent complaints about rescheduled fixtures inconveniencing supporters have highlighted the changing ways people get to matches, as Tom Hocking explained in WSC 316, June 2013


The striker, who died this week, caught Hull’s attention after his goals against them in the 1980-81 FA Cup and he went on to be a ray of light in a rotten team