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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.

Venkys first game

Supporters don’t expect to see a revival in League One while the current board remain

The two sets of supporters will march to their final match of the League Two season to show their anger at the people running their clubs

Stoke striker Saido Berahino welcomes initiative to mark 80th anniversary of arrival in UK of some of the first refugees to play professional football here