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- Arsenal fans divided
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Book review ~ Retired by Alan Gernon

356 RetiredAfter reading the back cover blurb, where this account of footballers’ lives is described as “the ultimate where are they now”, one is prepared for a horrifying catalogue of alcohol and drug addiction, marriage break-ups, disability, bankruptcy...

Review ~ Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti

356 AncelottiThe authors of this book aspire to something more profound than the score-settling, indiscretions and self-justifications of the typical sports memoir. Instead, they hope to offer the general reader...

Scenes from football history, 301 ~ Lone Ranger

356 Scenesby Dave Robinson, from WSC 356

Documentary on Kurdistan and the ‘rebel’ world cup

KurdistanGettyA new Guardian documentary follows the story of the Kurdistan team in football’s world cup for unrecognised territories

Photo of the week ~ Highfield Road, Coventry

CoventryHighfieldRoadHighfield Road was home to Coventry City for 106 years, between 1899 and 2005

In tribute to David Herd – Man Utd’s unsung striker

DavidHerdManUtdGettyOutshone by the likes of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, Herd, who died earlier this month, had a ferociously powerful shot and a tireless work ethic

Football’s harsh alcohol laws unfairly criminalise fans

LeicesterBeerFootball-specific legislation is unnecessary – existing laws can deal with alcohol misuse. It’s time to bring the sport in line with rugby union and cricket

World’s oldest club take step closer to returning home


Sheffield FC’s global crowdfunding campaign to help them build a new stadium at Olive Grove, their original roots, has raised around £150,000

Pressure off Slovenia but they could surprise England

SloveniaGettyDespite losing star player Kevin Kampl, controversially to fatigue, Slovenia’s defeat of Slovakia in their previous match means they can relax a bit against Gareth Southgate’s team

Slovakia look to kickstart campaign against Scotland

SlovakiaSloveniaGettyJan Kozak’s team have disciplinary problems and are struggling to score but Martin Skrtel’s return is a boost and Group F remains wide open


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