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In WSC 177 Lionel Birnie donned his plimsolls to recall the strange competitions that filled a void when English clubs were expelled from Europe

The Fritz-Walter-Stadion, feared by visiting teams for its atmosphere, has been a financial millstone for the club and is losing its reputation

OxfordCity250Badge of the week ~ Oxford City
The paddling cow was a cow that escaped in Oxford in 1425 while being driven to market. The procedure was in those days for the first person on the scene of the mishap or offence to raise the hue and cry. If they failed to do so, they would be considered by the sheriff to be the cause of the incident. The cowherd on this occasion raised the hue, but failed to raise the cry. He would normally have raised them both at the same time but, after he had raised the hue, he got into a conversation with a chandler about a problem he was having getting wax out of a new rug and completely forgot about the cry.

PoliceHartlepool 

New figures show that football-related arrests remain at an all-time low, but the ever-increasing powers of FBOs have had a huge impact on supporters’ basic rights

Referee

WSC contributor Ian Plenderleith runs a blog which discusses issues from a referee’s perspective, from penalty calls to angry spectators

RingerIlloTB1000 

The life of a ringer is a strange one, though there’s always a place for you if are left-footed, as Roger Titford explained in WSC 45

Miscellaneous200Badge of the week ~ Miscellaneous SC, Botswana
This is what happens when a league uses up all the good names that everyone wanted and is left with a club without a name. In a hurry, the new club's directors did what everyone in a bureaucracy does when faced with categorising something complex quickly, they called the club Miscellaneous and promised to change it to something more apposite later. 

Mike Phelan stopped the Tigers’ rot with victory over Southampton before the international break and go into the crucial match as favourites

The two teams play on Saturday with Orient fans are increasingly unhappy with Francesco Becchetti while Blackpool fans want rid of the Oystons

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