THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The new WSC is out now, available from all good newsagents or dispatched on the day of order from the WSC shop. Including:
A lack of self-awareness at the FA
Dispelling some myths about the Europa League
FIFA election crisis – calls for transparency and is England out of touch?
Reviewing 2010-11 in the Football League
Arkan's favourites slide into history and the J-League is a welcome distraction
An Irishman in Libya
Plus, 25th Anniversary Special. A spotlight on club ownership – from Ipswich brewers to Russian oligarchs

Also in this issue:

Reading 2, Swansea City 4 A dramatic season finale lives up to the pre-match hype
"The atmosphere created by both sets of fans was a reminder that the great glory of this event is not the £90 million supposedly at stake – a figure whose remorseless citation recalls irresistibly Robert Kennedy's comment about GNP, that it 'measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile'." Buy here to read the full article



Home discomforts Sepp Blatter faces a backlash in his native Switzerland
"Whereas Blatter could previously rely on conservative politicians to preserve the status quo, FIFA's most vocal critic now comes from the centre-right SVP party. 'The only difference from the mafia is that no one's been murdered in FIFA yet,' stated Roland Büchel, a member of the Swiss federal assembly." Buy here to read the full article


25th Anniversary Special ~ Ownership issues
Financial times
Change at Chelsea
"Fans now have the opposite choice: face profound alienation in exchange for more or less guaranteed success." Buy here to read the full article

Suffolk punch
Ipswich lose tradition
"Ipswich Town, once the archetypal family club, has become the family in which the father brings home the money and gives the orders, but then shuts himself in the shed and refuses to speak to anyone." Buy here to read the full article

Ploughing ahead Wimbledon start again
"Whenever the subject of Milton Keynes is brought up, it's often forgotten that the whole sorry saga started with the hope of a new dawn." Buy here to read the full article


Plus
Assessing Barcelona's place in history as they beat Manchester United
FA Cup final media battle; Birmingham rue relegation; the Stranraer-Twente connection; Wrexham ready for new owners
Dublin stages an international festival but the crowds stay away
A sombre all-Liverpool Cup final in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989
Legal aid for Porto and Boavista; Italian police under scrutiny; ice hockey rules in Riga
Officials under fire in Argentina
Clough v Revie; Barça's boardroom politics; Stepney stays secretive; Drinkell runs dry
Season in brief Division Two 1974-75

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hoto by Colin McPherson, illustration by Tim Bradford

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