The Lesser Leagues

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The Low Country: Club Brugge Get Their Shopping Done Early

Jonathan Douma debuts as our Belgian correspondent with a look at transfer window early birds, Club Brugge. Continue reading »

The Winners & Losers In The Danish Transfer Window

Life in general and football in particular is about winners and losers. This guide will let you know who were the winners and losers of a busy transfer window in Denmark. There’s been a lot of wheeling and dealing going on in the SAS-Ligæn in January. Habitual champions FC Copenhagen have added to the depth … Continue reading »

The Expendables II: The Besiktas Mission, Starring Simao Sabrosa & Hugo Almeida

The list of foreign players that have been attracted to the Turkish Super Lig, whether to get playing time, earn one last contract or resurrect their careers is long indeed.  It includes such notables as Nicolas Anelka, Franck Ribery and Edouard Cisse of Les Bleus, current and former Premier League footballers Brad Friedel, John Carew, … Continue reading »

Belarus: Continental Pioneers

World Football Column’s Eastern European correspondent, Eliot Rothwell, explores the growing success of Belorussian club sides. Continue reading »

The Best Is Yet To Come

Eliot Rothwell debuts on WFC, introducing us to some new talent coming out of Eastern Europe Continue reading »

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Martin Palazzotto finds a diamond in the rough in Gordon Bartlett: Off The Bench, a down to earth account of twenty-five years in Non-League Management.

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Roger Domeneghetti reviews Paul Tomkin's book Pay As You Play, which reveals an interesting method for comparing your favourite sides of old with the best clubs of today.