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Forget statistics such as results and goalscorers, it is crowds that can provide fascinating context for matches, especially if they drop below the magical 1,000
Club employees spend most of their time at the stadium, yet their minds are far too occupied with weather patterns and hot dog stock levels to worry about what happens on the pitch
December issue available now online and in store
While non-League stadiums can regularly offer a throwback to football’s less corporate days, they are also a testing ground for the game’s innovations
Non-League clubs are increasingly reaping the benefits of switching fixtures to Friday evenings, with bumper crowds and big match atmospheres
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Begging stars for their signatures is no longer the domain of local children out to meet their heroes. Instead, it has been invaded by money-hungry entrepreneurs
Known as the Football Card King, Baines began the trends that included swap systems and desperate hunts for elusive players
Get Some Chalk On Your Boots is both an amusing and poignant project that shows football as “a sport that thrives on the physical energy of sound”
November issue available now online
The new WSC is out now, available to order from the WSC shop.
Despite it boiling down to lumping a ball forwards 60 yards, the appeal of goals from a long way out to both fans and pundits seems to be endless