THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Editorial ~ How big names boost football brands
Newswatch ~ England’s press aims at FIFA and the BBC
Sidelines ~ Ian Wright goes to prison; Leyton Orient feel the squeeze; Milan Mandaric on the move; several clubs in crisis
Shot! ~ Tranmere start 2011 at Rochdale
Reality in Russia ~ What the 2018 World Cup will actually mean for football and society in the country
Sorry scenes at FA HQ ~ The new chairman has plenty to do
Qatar plans it perfectly ~ How the emirate’s academies helped to secure hosting rights
West Ham’s wobbles ~ Fearing a League Cup hoodoo
FA Cup play-offs ~ When third place was a possibility
Germany’s football radicals ~ A left-wing movement gathers pace
Zesh Rehman ~ Defender or marketing tool?
Shot! Archive ~ Brighton lose the Goldstone Ground but fan solidarity is born
Match of the month ~ Plymouth fans are reassured by a derby win
Football in literature ~ How the game succeeds as an escape from the realities of life
Novel appeal ~ Returning to a 1970s childhood, plus Brian Glanville’s stories for an older audience
Euro view ~ Barça and Real dominate; Norway’s Roar of approval; a gambling instinct in Serie B
Brazil’s champions ~ Fluminense fret for the future
Strange case of... ~ Kazuyoshi Miura, still going strong at 43
Review ~ Tommy Lawton’s rebellion; Henry v Ireland; football’s “minging life”; redemption for Cyrille Regis
Letters ~ Dear WSC, I know I shouldn’t but...
Season in brief ~ Scottish Premier League 1985-86

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