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WSC 400 special 
Growing up fast Their laser focus since childhood means it’s harder than ever to relate to footballers – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing
A time and a place The social stigma of being a football fan and stadiums that were unfit for purpose made 1980s matchgoing a very different prospect
Sonic youth Fanzines helped the crossover between football and music take hold in the late 1980s, but the game’s cool credentials would reach their peak before the next decade was out
Tube drivers In the world of televised football, many more ideas have been tried and discarded than have ever stuck – and some faces have endured on our screens longer than others
To DIY for A new generation of editors and contributors have helped establish a recent resurgence in print fanzines, while several titles that started out in the 1980s heyday of zine culture are still going strong
System reboot There’s post-war precedent for restarting football after a suspension but Covid-19 puts us in very different circumstances; the non-League players itching to get back on the pitch
Why always us Some fanbases are more qualified to claim themselves as long-suffering than others
Object lessons The World Cup scarf which serves as a reminder the quizmaster is not always right
Editorial The Premier League still hold back from taking radical action to combat systemic racism
Sidelines Barrow await their Football League fate; stepping away from Facebook arguments; Jersey Bulls prepare to erase and rewind
Shot! Tranmere Rovers haven’t played since March but plenty has happened on and off the pitch
Harry Pearson column New stadiums come fresh out the box – you have to wait for them to become familiar
Focus on Fan culture 1986-95, as the photography featured in WSC documented the rapid changes taking place in football
Letters At the outset of lockdown I decided to wear every T-shirt in my cupboard...
Season in brief The last time a team other than Bayern Munich or Dortmund won the Bundesliga
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