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New manager Paul Heckingbottom feels like a good fit at Elland Road but poor player recruitment means he’ll be working with thin squad

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If you did not get a chance to play football when you were young, taking it up later in life can give a new dimension to the game – as SJ Chonara explained in WSC 342, August 2015

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Young fans perch on a floodlight base at Elm Park, which was Reading’s home between 1896 and 1998

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After their rapid rise and even quicker fall Kenilworth Road is a happy place again, with owners who have a strong long-term vision

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Tranmere Rovers Ladies 5 Middlesbrough Ladies 0, 22/01/2006, FA Women's Premier League North

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Involving the top teams from across the UK and Republic of Ireland, the Texaco Cup started well before dying out – as Jim Heath explained in WSC 173, July 2001

 

Mark E Smith, frontman of The Fall, has died aged 60. He was a long-term reader of WSC and left a legacy which included some contributions to the magazine over the years. In WSC 157, March 2000, Mark discussed his football experiences, which included encounters with a goalkeeping plumber and a controversial match against the Icicle Works

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