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Having been accused of a lack of ambition the Potters hope signing Jesé Rodríguez will turn the tide, with Arsenal first up in their expanded stadium

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Star player’s protracted move to Everton leaves a gap in the Swans’ struggling squad and supporters are losing patience with their new American owners

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Harry Redknapp has been exasperated by slow transfer activity which has hindered Blues’ start, but there should be no repeat of last year’s relegation struggle

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It’s been a slow summer at St James’ Park but Newcastle are well placed to have a solid season, while opening-day opponents Spurs look to push on

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The Portuguese league begins this weekend, with Benfica aiming for their fifth championship in a row. Porto, though, look the stronger of the two squads

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The Black Cats’ signings have been solid rather than spectacular as they look to steady themselves in the Championship, but off- and on-field problems persist

Stoke crowd

Survey from Football Supporters’ Federation shows local fans feel alienated from top-flight clubs, with ticket prices still a concern


Having spent a few years as part of the main When Saturday Comes site, the One Touch Football forum has made a triumphant, advertising-free return to the old address. Every post made at the WSC site has been transferred over along with user accounts – although you will need to reset your password before logging in. There’s even an archive of old OTF posts from before the move to WSC. Go and take a look around, new and old members welcome.

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QPR crowd

This is a chance to have your say on everything from standing and policing to video technology and ticket prices

16 May ~ In an article in WSC 363, May 2017 entitled Survival Plan we stated that former Grays Athletic chairman Micky Woodward received a prison sentence for tax fraud. This is incorrect – we are happy to clarify this and apologise for any distress caused.