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The Scotland manager is excellent at deflecting pressure from his players, but he also knows more than anyone what a Wembley victory would mean
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It’s not just pros who have to make plans for retirement. As Neil Wills explained, hanging up your boots can have a big effect on an amateur
Badge of the week ~ Al Hussein Sports Club, Jordan
Al Hussein Sports Club came into existence after their founder, a share fisherman, was hypnotised by a storm petrel. Khalid Hussan, later to become first club president, was having a cigarette on deck in the dead of night when the diminutive bird alighted on the boat railing and cocked a gleaming eye his way. Lost in his own reverie - in his own words he was wondering at the time how to dry plates while his wife washed up without looking inadequate - Hussan paid no heed to the bird at first, but then realised he had been staring into its beady eye for several minutes.
PR specialist Kevin Rye has suggested ways Roland Duchatelet and Katrien Meire could turn things around at The Valley but it may be too late
You may now be able to print off many tickets at home but a good experience in a club shop can have a lasting effect over people
Most people keep quiet about their childhood fantasies. But not Olly Wicken in WSC 59, January 1992, who explained why goalnets were at the heart of football’s appeal
Disastrous former manager Jackie McNamara is now chief executive, while early performances under Mills have hardly been an improvement