THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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Being paid to play football all day might sound like a great job to most of us, but for many players training sessions are seen as an unbearable chore

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The Seagulls are about to start their first top-division season since 1982-83 but their fans have been through tough times in between, as Kevin Bartholemew explained in WSC 117, November 1996

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A German documentary charts the rise of the anthem, from its roots in 1909 play by Jewish-Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar to Carousel and then the terraces

Belanov possessed incredible power and speed but, playing for an unfashionable team, his 1986 Ballon d’Or was a shock – as was his rapid decline

Chelsea surprise seemingly everyone at the top as the José Mourinho v Pep Guardiola battle fails to materialise – what WSC contributors got right and wrong last season

2016 17 Huddersfield

Brighton finally win promotion but Huddersfield steal the headlines, while at the bottom Rotherham have a shocker – what WSC contributors got right and wrong last season

2016 17 Sheff Utd

Fleetwood make an impact at the top, while off-field issues hampered some big clubs at the bottom – what WSC contributors got right and wrong last season

A predictable top three but shocks at the bottom, where ownership worries overtook on-field problems – what WSC contributors got right and wrong last season

Top two for Celtic, Aberdeen to have a decent cup run and Rangers to resume “the world’s most tiresome duopoly” – what WSC contributors got right and wrong last season

Third Lanark were founding members of the Scottish League but they were dismantled by a land-grabbing chairman – though the club may soon rise again