THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

October issue available online and in stores

wsc356The new WSC is out now, in all good newsagents or available to order from the WSC shop.

- Clubs and other sports
- High times at Huddersfield
- World Cup boycott begins
- Dalian Atkinson tribute
- Non-League in Hertfordshire
- YouTube football at Wembley

Variety show German sports clubs
"Nils Petersen might have missed the decisive penalty in the Olympic football final, but there was gold for Bundesliga players in one of the few other Olympic sports that Brazilians actually care about. German beach volleyball duo Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst silenced the Copacabana crowd by convincingly disposing home opponents in both semi-final and final. They will be starring in a film following their sporting exploits over the last two years." Buy here to read the full article

356 MOTMHuddersfield Town 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Wolves aim to halt Terriers' fast start
"There is a story that, every year, a group of Huddersfield Town fans place a bet that their team will finish above neighbours Leeds United. They have never won yet; it last happened in 1962. Two seasons ago, though, they came close. All Huddersfield had to do was win their final match against already relegated Blackpool. However, home fans invaded the pitch at Bloomfield Road." Buy here to read the full article

Herts and minds Non-League in Hertfordshire
"Like props from a remake of War of the Worlds, shiny new floodlights loom incongruously over Hitchin's antiquated Top Field. They represent one of the few substantive alterations to the rustic old stadium since the previous floodlights were installed in 1962. They also illuminate a dilemma for a club with a long history. Hitchin Town have occupied this ground since 1928. Their predecessors played on, or around, the same field for much of the previous century. Football feels as permanent a part of this town as its thousand-year-old market, or 12th-century church." Buy here to read the full article


356 WCAvoidance tactics World Cup boycott
"In Eshkol Nevo's novel World Cup Wishes, a quartet of friends meet to watch football every four years and discuss where they are in life compared with the last tournament, and where they'd like to be in four years' time. They are surely not the only fans to use World Cups as a marker of time. I've been watching since 1974, and each event prompts me not only to stick up a wallchart and forecast the scores, but also to reflect on where I was last time around, or maybe 20 years ago. That will all change for the next two cycles." Buy here to read the full article

Plus
Bristol City's heyday
Clubs v the FA in Ireland
Olympic joy for Brazil
Chelsea's local superstar
Relegation in the US?
Transfer window records
Scottish fans Act up
Non League Day 2016
Blackburn & Torquay in crisis
EFL Trophy revolt
The important symbolism of teeth
Belgium's famous second-tier names
WSC Survey results
Book reviews ~ Alfredo di Stéfano; what retired players do next; Carlo Ancelotti; England captains

Availability
WSC is the only nationally available independent football magazine in the UK, and you can get it monthly for a very reasonable £3.50. You should be able to find a copy in your local newsagent, otherwise outlets that stock WSC include WH Smith, mainline train stations plus selected Tescos. If you're having trouble finding the magazine, you could do one of the following:

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Photo by Paul Thompson, illustration by Matt Littler

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