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Badge of the week ~ Mushuc Runa SC, Ecuador

Mushuc150Tabard Boy is an Ecuadorian folk hero of uncertain provenance. Many histories mention him appearing in a time of crisis, giving descriptions of a boy in a red tabard...

Get with the programme ~ Leyton Orient v Swansea

Orient-v-Swansea300A teamsheet full of future stars, stars' relatives and tragedy summarises this programme from 1990, when two struggling Division Three clubs met at Brisbane Road

WSC 337 out now

wsc337- What's going on at Everton
- Why refund fans?
- FC United in the community
- Match reporting: pigeons to smartphones
- The man who revived Arsenal
- Black boots face extinction

Unoccupied Stade de Buraufosse in Belgium

TilleurJust down the road from Standard Liege

Rangers have new King as Ashley’s board disintegrates

icon rangersDave King looks set to take control at today's EGM but where the club go from here remains unclear, with Ashleys board and money still clouding the issue

Turkish game ready to collapse as sponsors pull out

icon sadfanViolence, corruption and anger from supporters at a fan ID card scheme have pushed Turkish football to the brink as companies steer clear and attendances drop

On this day in history ~ Scottish Division One, 1972

Scot D1 RESULTS 040372Celtic move towards the seventh of their nine consecutive titles

B teams would damage Johnstone’s Paint Trophy

icon cupsThe "compromise" of allowing second-string Premier League teams into the Football League competition can only damage it and will not help chances of England success

Supporters Direct to hold “Ownership Week” in April

SD150A series of events around the country and online will celebrate the people who have made fan ownership a reality and raise money to expand support for new projects

Aberdeen ready to punish work-in-progress Celtic

icon japanballNo team other than Ranges has finished within 15 points of Celtic over the past 15 seasons but Aberdeen currently have the chance to change that – and go one better

Cardiff accounts show their debt is up to £174m

icon cardiffcityCardiff City managed to lose £12m during their season in the Premier League and while most of their debt is owed to Vincent Tan, the accounts are still concerning

FC United reach £2m target through community shares

icon money1Over 1,500 people have invested in a pioneering scheme that is one of the largest sums ever raised by football supporters and will help the club pay for their new stadium

Pressley made too many mistakes in Coventry job

icon ricohThe sacked Sky Blues manager will be remembered fondly by fans for leading the club through difficult times but there were too many concerns about tactics and recruitment

Fan-owned Nashville FC under threat in US

icon usaballTaking inspiration from both the Green Bay Packers NFL team and UK supporter-run clubs, Nashville FC have worked hard to attract crowds of 2,000 but that is now in danger

Newcastle supporters’ groups oppose Pegida rally

icon racismThe far-right group will hold a rally the same day Newcastle host Aston Villa and fans' groups are concerned that supporters who are of Islamic faith will be targeted

Man City, Fleetwood, FC United and “community”

icon nofansClubs from all levels of football often use similar language to talk about how they work and what they want to achieve but it often means very different things

Kick It Out contest for football writers

KickItOut150Paid freelance opportunities are being offered to aspiring journalists through the Fans for Diversity campaign, with mentors assigned to the winners


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