THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Editorial ~ English football – under new ownership
Diary ~ Beckham booted out; Reading’s dazzling debut; Chelsea toppled on Teesside; Hammers’ shock signings
Shot! ~ Views of the Hornets, home and away
Sidelines ~ No laughs from Lawro; Obafemi Martins and an age-old problem; Livingston and others presume to set up SPL2; Peterborough’s property proposal
Roy Keane at Sunderland ~ Why Niall Quinn put aside a long feud and put his trust in an old team-mate
Football and the Law ~ In the wake of the Ben Thatcher affair, why do players rarely end up in court?
WSC Exclusives! ~ Our lawyers are watching
European Clubs ~ Juventus try to resist their relegation; Bayern – no longer a big name in Europe; Salzburg suffer under corporate control
Shot! Archive ~ The Northern Ireland squad are welcome back to Belfast after their successful showing at the 1982 World Cup
Match of the Month ~ Crewe walk away with a win at Brighton’s unloved temporary home, the Withdean
Letter From Montenegro ~ They are about to join UEFA thanks to football’s role in the independence debate
As Good As It Got ~ For Blackburn Olympic, the first working-class team to win the FA Cup
Strange Case ~ Rogerio Ceni, the record-breaking free-kick specialist goalkeeper from Brazil
Non-League in London ~ Common causes behind the sharp decline of semi-professional clubs in the capital
Reviews ~ Danny Wallace copes with serious illness; diary of a fictitious Man Utd fan; Derek Ferguson, the roving Ranger; Frank Lampard sounds off
Season In Brief ~ Man City’s surprise League championship, decided on the last day of 1967-68
Plus Letters, Webwatch

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