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Mark E Smith, frontman of The Fall, has died aged 60. He was a long-term reader of WSC and left a legacy which included some contributions to the magazine over the years. In WSC 157, March 2000, Mark discussed his football experiences, which included encounters with a goalkeeping plumber and a controversial match against the Icicle Works

Sheffield v Hallam

In the game's early days matches were mostly watched by curious observers but, as crowds increased, clubs started to provide their followers with a sense of belonging

Witton Albion

Witton Albion 1 Warrington Town 2, 26/12/2017, Wincham Park, Northern Premier League

Buchan1

In WSC 237, November 2006, Simon Inglis traced the life of the first half-decent football magazine and the player and broadcaster who brought it into existence

Charlton1

Supporters are demanding assurances about takeover negotiations and transfer funds from club director Richard Murray, with Duchatelet still absent

371 Youth a

Progress has been made on making games more affordable for families but an important age group is falling through the cracks of modern football

Barnet Hive

Barnet 2 Morecambe 0, 16/12/2017, The Hive, League Two

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Ryan Giggs is the new Wales manager but, while he was a hero at his club, he never had the same relationship with his national team – as Scott Johnson explained in WSC 328, June 2014

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