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From Scotland’s failures to the triumph of England’s Under-17s, via John Terry, astounding Cup runs and restructuring the women’s game – WSC contributors reflect on the year

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There was a time when strike partnerships rolled off the tongue like superheroes and clubs even thought foreign players should be kept in pairs, as Harry Pearson explains

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Vale of Leven 3 Ashfield 4, 03/09/2016, Millburn Park, West of Scotland League Central District Second Division


If you missed the 1978 World Cup final and don’t want to know the score, look away now. Al Needham’s dad preferred the seaside to the match, as he explained in WSC 199, September 2003

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An increasing number of players are now eligible to play for several different countries, causing a dilemma when choosing who to represent


Ramsbottom United 1 Barwell 3, 03/10/2015, Riverside Stadium, Northern Premier League


Better facilities have led to the disappearance of a much-loved tradition over the winter months, as Neil Andrews explained in WSC 312, February 2013


With the two clubs meeting on Monday evening it’s worth looking back at a cult figure who was the the patron saint of bad-boy, and is the subject of a new book

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From Celtic, Rangers and St Mirren to Newcastle and the two Merseyside clubs, supporters’ groups have been coming together to assist people in their time of need

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