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Scrap the Checkatrade Trophy and introduce retrospective punishment for diving – more of our writers on what they want to see in 2017

From bitter schadenfreude and hopes of survival to the increase in fan-led initiatives, our writers set out what they want to happen in 2017

There were mixed feelings from our writers about Euro 2016, while the child sex abuse scandal and Chapecoense plane crash were low points for many

Tow Law 

From a sunny trip to Tow Law and many unexpected winners to a seemingly endless number of scandals, our writers’ give their highs and lows of 2016

In WSC 131 Olly Wicken’s Grandad explained why a feast of goals on Christmas Day was far from the perfect present for the match-going fans

425badge180The main task of North Korea's junior minister for re-information is to refute everything ever said by French intellectuals. One year he did a special on Jean-Paul Sartre and began with Sartre's assertion that "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do". 

As it was a drowsy Friday afternoon, the junior minister simply made a quick call and renamed his local football team 4.25 Sports Club.

Rowett turned Blues’ fortunes around but performances this season haven’t been great, though appointing Gianfranco Zola has mystified fans

A study by the Football Observatory shows that percentage of players migrating before age of 18 has doubled with England top destination

Plenty of football-mad cities are yet to host major tournaments or finals, but FIFA and UEFA are increasingly indifferent to passionate fanbases

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