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WSC No 310, December 2012

Heading towards the bright light of Crawley’s Broadfield Stadium

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To my 1980s-trained eye the picket fence around the club shop is a potential offensive weapon in a riot but the 1980s never existed here Match of the month Crawley Town v Bury p26

5 Editorial New controversies about pre-match handshakes make the ritual look ridiculous

22 Staying home The World Cup qualifying campaigns of

Scotland and Wales are already in tatters

6 Sidelines Barnet’s international star; redeveloping

Anfield; Non-League Day; St Mirren’s failed fan takeover; school’s out at Everton

12 Shot! Blackf ield & Langley visit Hastings with a place in the FA Cup f irst round at stake

14 Deal breakers Companies with questionable reputations are offering clubs much-needed revenue

17 Jersey sure The inconsistency with which teams choose to add a star to their shirt is baff ling

18 Kicking off Kick It Out and Serbia have been used as scapegoats during the racism arguments

20 Unreasonable doubt The FA found John Terry guilty of abuse despite a criminal court saying otherwise despite a criminal court saying otherwise

21 Identity struggle The impact of Jewish players and administrators is highlighted in a new book

Bowles’s bonus p30

Bowles’s bonus p30

24 Focus on...

Football resumes after World War Two

26 Match of the month Football League power continues its move south as Bury visit Crawley Town

30 Reward structure Because sometimes the considerable weekly wage is not quite enough

32 Strange case of...

West Ham’s record signing goes on the run

34 Euro view Barça’s independence; Finland’s trust;

St Pauli get commercial; Reims return

39 Chasing votes Dick Sloley and the Argonauts

COLORSPORT

COLORSPORT

40 Books Va va voom; picture perfect; Fowl play;

Mancini’s madness

42 Letters “Can we start a petition against...”

42 Letters “Can we start a petition against...”

46 Last word Respect is f ine but ranting was better

46 Last word Respect is f ine but ranting was better

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