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The present-day custodians of clubs with colliery roots feel a strong sense of obligation to preserve their connections with the past

In this Bank Holiday bonanza edition of the podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss player facial hair and one-club men from John Trollope to Uwe Seeler. They delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 399, including mention of non-magic floodlights, Barry Davies’ crush on Paulo Wanchope, and Reg Leather. Record Breakers takes us to Eindhoven, Hamburg and Coventry. Plus, John Gibbons of The Anfield Wrap talks to Dan about their work and a lifetime of watching Liverpool fail to win the league.

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June issue available now online and in store

In this exclusive WSC Supporters’ Club edition of the podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk unlucky footballers, classic team line-ups and local derby miscellany. They also discuss half-time entertainment from crowd-invading police Alsatians to inflatable sumo wrestlers and a despised garden shed, strange shirt sponsors and annoying football TV innovations of the 1990s. Meanwhile, Record Breakers takes us to Perugia, Sicily and Blackburn. Expect Billy Cock hats, Flamingo Land and Vic Mobley.

To only way to hear this episode is to sign up for the WSC Supporters' Club for as little as $2 (around £1.55 per month). There are great rewards, including bonus episodes, extended editions, badges, T-shirts and photo prints.

Bartholomew

Having adorned countless bedroom walls across the country, the Bartholomew Football History Map still holds a fascination nearly 50 years after it was first published

 MichaelRobinson TB 102

The former Liverpool, Brighton and Manchester City forward, who died today, is fondly remembered for his presenting skills – as Phil Ball explained in WSC 102, August 1995

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