Editorial ~ We get an FA as weak and hopeless as the clubs want us to have
Diary ~ Middlesbrough’s UEFA Cup euphoria; West Ham recall the John Lyall years; Pompey’s great escape; Chelsea take the title; no World Cup for Wayne?
Shot! ~ Conference clubs win promotion, face the play-offs or fear relegation
Sidelines ~ Shirt sponsors splash the cash; Accrington Stanley back in the big time; Steaua Bucharest’s European Cup hero; Gabby goes goth and the Beeb launch a Wenger wild-goose chase
José Mourinho ~ Just how special is the Chelsea boss considered in his native Portugal
Promoted to the Prem ~ Steve Coppell's Reading sweep all before them; Neil Warnock divides opinion even among Sheffield Utd fans
Rangers & Swansea ~ UEFA pass the buck on sectarian songs; Swans players in trouble for Cardiff taunts
Shot! Archive ~ Preston legend Tom Finney plays through the spray, in a photograph and in bronze
Match Of The Month ~ Leyton Orient and Grimsby square up for League Two’s last promotion place
World Cup Ticket Shortage ~ A global problem caused by FIFA sponsors
As Good As It Got ~ Leatherhead Revisited: FA Cup heroes achieve unlikely TV fame in 1974-75
World Cup Headlines ~ The man with the trophy transplant, animals caught cheating and other stories
Letter from ~ Mexico, where a national hero has been left out of his country’s World Cup squad
Book Reviews ~ Scottish nostalgia for Argentina 78; clever writers help us understand the World Cup; Sir Alf Ramsey; the Italian way of football
A Season In Brief ~ Verona’s sole Serie A triumph, in 1984-85
Plus Webwatch, Letters