WSC 390 - New Season Special

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WSC 390 - New Season Special

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WSC 390 comes with our biggest ever Season Guide, featuring club-by-club previews for the top four divisions and Scottish Premiership plus the National League and WSL. How will your team do? Who did you like last season? And what should your club do to make more money?
Editorial Even while gambling companies are making noises about acting more responsibly, they are coming up with more insidious ways of embedding themselves in football culture – to the harm of everyone except themselves
Sidelines Newcastle fans prepare for life after Rafa Benítez; going underground with the London Tube’s very own league and cup competition; how much-loved Diego became the vilified Maradona; once again non-League is used to experiment; Berwick Rangers take the drop
Shot! From Valenciennes to Lyon, France 2019 generated more attention from supporters and the media than any Women’s World Cup that went before it
Focus on Jan Age Fjortoft, the Norwegian forward who picked up speed after a slow start at Swindon and made his aeroplane celebration an enduring image for fans
Harry Pearson column “Lump it to the big man” might be the accepted wisdom of certain managers but not all towering forwards have the skills to pull off the long-ball tactic
Letters The variety of shirts you see while on holiday is incredible...
Season in brief Manchester City’s scintilating second half to the season earns them a first title, while Charlton enjoy their best-ever campaign
Features Attentive qualities Progressive politics and sensational stories lit up a World Cup of mixed play; ingrained US confidence proves justified but gap closes; England’s mental strength let down by questionable tactics and style
Hand to mouth With more eyes than ever watching out for minute detail in games, players and coaches are having to get creative when chatting – or risk a full-blown scandal
Non-League: Lincolnshire Margaret Thatcher’s old club are the masters of reinvention; Skegness and Cleethorpes look to halt coastal erosion
African plume Held in Egypt at short notice, 2019’s Africa Cup of Nations did nothing to show up the continent’s passionate supporters or wealth of world-class talent
Glory hunters After spending their careers trying to win one, players’ medals can often disappear in a flash
Object lessons Esso’s club badge giveaway that became a 1970s collectable
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