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WSC No 294, August 2011



Botafogo’s icons look over their modern-day fans


4 Editorial The Premier League is in denial

6 Sidelines TV desperation; Derry ’s domestic problems;

revolution at Hartlepool; Island Games 2011

10 Shot! Small crowds and faded grandeur in Belgium

12 Jordan Henderson and co Why English players are proving costly

14 Media How football encourages online abuse and what those super injunctions really mean

16 Non-League The problem of big clubs in small leagues

“Flamengo: 2009 Brasileiro champions; Fluminense: 2010 Brasileiro champions; Vasco: 2011 Copa do Brasil champions; Botafogo: a nice place to live.” Match of the month Flamengo v Botafogo p26 Jimmy Greaves travels north

17 There’s trouble abroad Pre-season trips are now more about brand benefits than beer and prawn crackers

18 25 years of WSC Playing the game: how “tactics” have taken over; the amateur player has new tricks. Plus why Scotland is without a pyramid system

24 Shot! Archive Jimmy Greaves travels north

26 Match of the month Ronaldinho and a Rio derby disappoint

Ronaldinho and a Rio derby disappoint

Legal battles p26


30 Visiting fans only

Memories of standing on the Kops and the Banks – when away ends had character

32 Concacaf Gold Cup The US is a perfect host for another regional battle against Mexico

34 Granada go up

Winning promotion with help from Udinese

36 Cast in bronze How football’s commemoration industry has created a rush for the stadium statue

38 World view Serious match-fixing hits Seoul; India’s FA

puts its faith in youth; a World Cup game on home soil for an improving Palestine

41 Strange case of... Andrew Watson, the Guyana-born stalwart of the “Scottish style” and Queen’s Park hero


42 Reviews The oddities of Berwick; Burnley’s boom;

a full-back’s fear; giggles with Bobby Gould

44 Letters Dear WSC, I was forced to take issue with...

Dear WSC, I was forced to take issue with...

46 Season in brief Bundesliga 1977-78

46 Season in brief Bundesliga 1977-78

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