2 July ~ One of our long-time contributors David Wangerin died in June after a short illness. David was the author of Soccer In A Football World, published by WSC in 2006, and wrote other books about the history of football in the USA and Germany. David's books are valuable works of scholarship as well as highly entertaining reads, but more importantly he had a humanity and a total lack of cynicism that shone through in all his writing. All his best work was done with no thought for any possible financial gain, but because he loved doing it. We'll miss him greatly. In conjunction with David's family, we plan to launch an annual WSC writers' award, for previously unpublished authors. There will be more information about this later in the year. Some of David's work for WSC can be found here.