November issue out now

wsc321 The new WSC is out now, dispatched on the day of order from the WSC shop or available in all good newsagents.

My hero: Gerd Müller
Diary of a football scout
Why watch England?
Olympic concerns for Orient
Match fixing in Spain
Referees and managers

Müller's corner A German obsession
At school, being different usually gets you boycotted at best, beaten up at worst. Emos and Goths know this, as did boys who grew their hair long in the 1970s or girls who wore trousers. Supporting a team from outside the area is another risk, especially when that area is Liverpool. At my school, De La Salle (once a grammar, now the comprehensive attended by Wayne Rooney), everybody supported Liverpool or Everton. Except me. Buy here to read the full article

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A culture clash of hoops
"Today's fixture is a special occasion: it's the first ever League game between these two teams. Sadly, this is unlikely to greatly excite supporters of Yeovil Town, who've had three similarly virginal fixtures in the last six weeks (with Ipswich, Burnley and Reading) and managed to lose them all. Lately promoted to vertiginous heights, Yeovil – a non-League club until the 21st century – have suddenly run out of juice. Beaten in five of their first seven games, they've notched a fairly dismal three goals." Buy here to read the full article

Classified information Banned journalists
"This year four football clubs in England have reportedly imposed bans on journalists covering them in some way – Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Crawley Town and Barnet. The key word here is 'reportedly', because what we hear about barely scratches the surface. The fact is, football clubs do not want to publicise fallings out with the media, and journalists are very unlikely to want to damage further the relationship on which their work is dependent." Buy here to read the full article

321 ScoutRough diamonds Diary of a scout
"The crunch of glass underfoot is ominous. Surveying the dimly lit car park, I wonder whether my car will be intact after the match. I have come to this less than salubrious area of the West Midlands on the trail of a promising young full-back and hope my venture into this urban wilderness will be worthwhile." Buy here to read the full article

Mesut Özil's arrival at Arsenal
Harry Pearson on supporting your team
Tranmere host Stoke photo feature
Ireland – Trapattoni departs
Football League's museum exhibition
Upheaval at Russian super club
Notts County's community work
Focus on Terry Neill's fast career
Inverness' successful merger
National teams v their big stars
The price of agents
When big moves go wrong for kids
The rise of the six-a-side game
Clubs sprout in Brussels
End of South American corruption?
Dyke's "new" ideas
Another club in Northwich
Reviews ~ Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters; The Manager; The Origins Of The Football League; Are You Watching The Match Tonight?

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