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WSC No 316, June 2013

Limited views at a sell-out Griffin Park in League One

The view of the right hand goal is helpfully obscured by a prominent pillar – it’s going to be like that old Steptoe and Son episode in which Harold partitions himself off from the old man, TV included, and has to encourage the players to move towards his side Match of the month Brentford v Doncaster p20



5 Editorial Why the Premier League can’t replicate the drama offered by the Championship

6 Sidelines Spurs support; Carlisle in a rut; Women’s

League row; Spennymoor; unpaid interns

12 Shot! Walsall Wood, veterans of non-League football in the Black Country

26 The other side

Glasgow clubs going in different directions

27 Charity work How Brighton won the pre-season shield before they were even League members

28 Match making TV viewers – the FA’s priority; French fans versus broadcasters; solving travel problems; do clubs downplay their crowds?

14 Alex the great Ferguson leaves Man Utd on a high; early steps on the road to success at St Mirren

16 General malaise One Malaysian-owned club drops out of the Premier League as another moves up

19 Tambling down Chelsea’s modest legend whose goals record has only just been remembered

20 Match of the month A League One promotion

Bobby Tambling p19

showdown between Brentford and Doncaster Rovers that had an extraordinary f inale

24 Focus on... Aston Villa losing at Highbury but winning the League in 1981

32 Biting back Liverpool continue to support Luis Suárez but some fans have had enough

34 Euro view End of a major name in Poland; Germany’s superclubs; AEK Athens face oblivion

38 World view

Drug ban lifted in Colombia; Concacaf corruption allegations


40 Books Sir Stan, wizard dribbler; Ashley Williams;

Brian Laws; Aberdeen’s greatest night

42 Letters “About those names of supermarkets...”

46 Last word Anyone can hold opinions on the game whether they have played it or not


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