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England is not the only country to have phrases relating to the game, and many across the planet have fascinating origins

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We are looking for a magazine designer to work on our new children’s title, Kickaround. The job would involve working 10-15 days per month, on a flexible basis, from the WSC office in London E1. Anyone interested should have at least two years’ experience on a consumer magazine, preferably a sports and/or children’s title. Football knowledge is a definite advantage.

If you are interested, please send a CV, short covering letter and three of your magazine spreads to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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From managers avoiding promotion to dodgy referees, supporters love making up exotic reasons for why their team have lost

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Friendlies against World Cup qualifiers Mexico and Peru highlight how much work Alex McLeish still has to do to get Scotland to a tournament

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Third issue of WSC’s new magazine for young fans aged 7-12 available to buy in stores and online

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The age at which children are signed by professional clubs is getting younger, but the consequences for those stuck in the world go far beyond disappointment at not making the first team

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Even VAR could not stop Juve making it seven titles in a row, while many clubs with distinguished pasts seem happy just to survive in the top division

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Hastings United 3 Blackfield & Langley 0, 20/10/2012, The Pilot Field, FA Cup fourth qualifying round

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From tales of £1 transfers to the difficulties of ambitions, friendships and rivalries, Hardcastle’s writing remains unfussy and heart-warming, as Marcus Davies explained in WSC 288, February 2011

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With versatile forwards such as Antoine Griezmann at his disposal, Didier Deschamps may no longer need to rely on Olivier Giroud up front

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