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

Trains Hartlepool

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

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For a few weeks, it seemed Fuertes might be the answer to Derby’s goal drought. But then the mysterious Argentinian ran into a new opponent, as Chris Hall recounted in September 2002

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