WSC 378 - New Season Special

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WSC 378 - New Season Special

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It's our biggest ever issue! 64 pages of the main magazine plus the 16-page guide to the new season. Every division is previewed, including the National League and the two new women's leagues.
Editorial England may have performed better than expected in Russia but they still need more young players to get a chance at top clubs
Sidelines Birmingham’s owners bring the trophies home; Bobby Robson film shows what modern managers are missing; Brickstand FC  – building a new club; listen carefully to the sounds of football; YouTubers invade non-League; money madness in the game
Shot! Coleraine host Serbian club Spartak Subotica in the Europa League first qualifying round
Harry Pearson column When imparting football wisdom upon the uninitiated you have a huge responsibility to get your facts right
Books Brian Flynn’s academy; golden olden days examined; Carlton Palmer’s tall stories; Graeme Souness has his say Letters I remember when Bob Marley came to Ninian Park, though the Pope was far more popular…
Season in brief Division Three gets an influx of cash and foreign stars in 1996-97
Grouping together Mark Lawrenson scatters dad jokes among spectacular goals and impressive underdogs
This is England Just when you thought you’d given up; big screen experiences; social climbers
Split screen BBC plump for technology over substance; arguments and entertainment at ITV
You had to be there In Saint Petersburg there was no hint of trouble as the Russian people welcomed tourists
Germanic tribesQuestions are finally being asked of Joachim Löw after a shambolic tournament
Chaotic fashion An underperforming Lionel Messi was the least of Argentina’s problems this summer
Knocking offPenalties, national pride and the next Pelé? The 2018 World Cup gets serious
Swede dreams A stereotypical performance that was welcomed by most of the country
Bel’s curve Roberto Martínez finally impresses with his golden generation – though they just miss out
Camera obscura An alternative look at Russia 2018, including some spectacular diving
Champs all easy France’s long-term strategy for their youth system will pay off for years to come
Trouble back home Croatia’s run was made more incredible by the mayhem that reigns over their domestic game
Writers’ competition winners Manchester United are welcome in the women’s game – if only they’d earned it; the dedicated world of fans’ leagues; bad football but warm feelings at West Brom
Surveying the scene Have your say on everything from VAR to World Cup commentators in our survey 
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