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  • Documentary on Swansea’s rise to the Premier League Club were saved by their fans 2 August ~ Swansea City started their Europa League campaign with a 4-0 home win over Malmo last night. Just ten years ago the club were in danger of dropping out of the Football League but, after winning their first major…
  • Kenny Jackett already winning over Wolves fans Preparing for life in League One 2 August ~ “There is no doubt that the relationship between the players and the fans had broken down somewhat over the past couple of seasons,” said Wolves boss Kenny Jackett this week. “But it’s the players’ responsibi…
  • Traditional powerhouses back on top in Eredivisie Ajax aim at four titles in a row 1 August ~ At the beginning of this decade, it felt like Dutch football was going through a fundamental transformation. AZ Alkmaar were reigning champions, with Twente Enschede poised to replace them. The country’s most…
  • Glazers oppose Man Utd fans protecting Old Trafford Decision to be made today 31 July ~The Glazers have ordered their lawyers to contest the listing of Old Trafford as an Asset Of Community Value at a meeting of the Trafford Council today. The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) have been trying to list their stadium to protect it from future sale and have received ...
  • A history of shirt sponsorship in Germany 40 years since they began 31 July ~ As the Bundesliga season begins in Germany one of their biggest clubs, Bayer Leverkusen, are likely to be wearing shirts without sponsors. It isn’t through lack of looking, rather that Leverkusen have had two bad exp…
  • Chaos surrounds Lechia’s friendly with Barcelona Gdansk ticket sales anger fans 30 July ~ Since opening two years ago the PGE Arena in Gdansk has been full on only a couple of occasions. Neither has involved the local team Lechia, who only filled one third of the ground last season. The stadium hasn’t even sold out for tonight’s friendly against Barcelona, for ...
  • Spanish government’s battle to save La Liga New rules for collective TV rights 30 July ~ Sevilla president José Maria del Nido once memorably described it as “the biggest pile of junk in Europe”. Indeed no league is in the same financial straits as La Liga – which is why the country’s sports minister Miguel Cardenal is planning to force through a new ...
  • There’s always last year ~ Premier League 2012-13 The views of WSC contributors 29 July ~ Manchester City were tipped to retain their title by WSC contributors previewing the 2012-13 season, though Manchester United were expected to run them close. City fan Ian Farrell wondered whether his team w…
  • There’s always last year ~ Championship 2012-13 WSC contributor predictions 28 July ~ “I remain optimistic that common sense will prevail and that the controversial red kit will be scrapped,” said Cardiff City fan Scott Johnson wrote before the start of the 2012-13 season. His optimism was misp…
  • No new manager has a chance at Blackburn Rovers Chaos continues under Venky’s 23 March ~ Where Blackburn Rovers go next is a mystery. Three permanent managers have now gone in the space of six months, they are 18th in the Championship and have a divided, dwindling fanbase. Steve Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton – the three managers to have been shown the door ...
  • Scotland v Wales is a shadow of its former self Only Gareth Bale’s quality stands out 22 March ~ A dead rubber at only the halfway point of Group A, the World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Wales owes its appeal to the recuperation of Gareth Bale’s ankle and the flapping of Mickey Thomas’s mouth…
  • Fan ownership may not always be the answer From The Two Unfortunates 21 March ~ The model of fan ownership is regularly seen as the answer to a struggling club’s problems. However, that may not always be the case. When a consortium of wealthy fans took over Torquay United in 2007 things began t…


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