THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

19 July ~  "And who will have won when the soldiers have gone… FROM THE LEBANON." So asked the Human League in 1984 and they had a point really because it's not always obvious. And Shabab Al-Sahel's wonderfully evocative badge bears a similar interpretation. There are no soldiers in this vivid amateur watercolour, but soldiers have been here – we know this from the unpopulated fort in the background and the general tidiness of the area. But which side has won? Neither, because now the land is lone and barren, lost in the slumberous calm of the deserted battlefield, a calm that will remain undisturbed until the advent of a much-heralded local regeneration project including waterside office space and a marina. Read more

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