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WSC No 315, May 2013

By the time the second half begins the pitch is a stark white expanse, like the back wall of the Blue Peter studio Match of the month Northampton Town v Oxford United p20

Northampton and Oxford endure the big freeze

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5 Editorial England fans should rethink their songbook after the latest racism row

6 Sidelines Fan banners; taxing France; Watford’s escape; Appleton picking; below Pars

12 Shot! Altrincham v Worcester is one of the few survivors of a f iercely cold March day

15 Compromised morals Paolo di Canio’s politics sit uncomfortably with many upon his arrival at Sunderland

16 Poll vaulting West Ham’s lacks of fan consultation is marring their Olympic Stadium move

18 Home from home Fiorentina and Fleetwood comparisons;

the rising importance of ground tours

20 Match of the month The National Lift Tower

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isn’t Northampton’s only attraction struggling to keep people’s attention off the snow people’s attention off the snow

26 Forgotten men

The ignored founders of the FA

27 Stuck in the middle Flag protests disrupt the Irish League

28 Darkened skies Coventry can’t rememeber how to win

30 Dream catchers

Qatar’s power in world football is rising

32 Euro view Croatia and Serbia; uniting Cyprus

35 Toxic waste Players becoming pundits must be stopped

36 World view

Klinsmann’s US; Wandering in Sydney

38 Missing the point

Sometimes even winning can feel empty

40 Books Defensive duties; pitch to project manager;

Defensive duties; pitch to project manager;

bouncing Baggies; Sabella to Sheff ield

42 Letters “Here’s a question I’d like to see asked...”

42 “Here’s a question I’d like to see asked...”

24 Focus on... Wolves visit Moscow in the early

Wolves visit Moscow in the early days of European club football days of European club football

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46 Last word British fans’ loyalty to local clubs compared

46 British fans’ loyalty to local clubs compared to those abroad should be admired

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