Editorial ~ Unpredictable, as always
Diary ~ Birmingham ship seven; Pompey’s purple patch; Gordon celebrates a trophy or two
Shot! ~ Midweek march towards the Millennium – the sixth round of the FA Cup
Sidelines ~ European fans’ trusts; takeover talk at Mansfield; Roy Keane in the theatre
Boro Take A Gamble ~ A supercasino looks set for the Riverside
All Above Board? ~ Southampton fans hope for a change at the top; a rugby man arrives at Wigan Athletic
World Cup 2006 ~ Hopes that the English expedition to Germany will pass off peacefully; plus the host nation’s coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, under pressure
Shot! Archive ~ The Chelsea squad, including the late Peter Osgood, talking and training in 1972-73
Match Of The Month ~ Wee but wealthy, Gretna win the Scottish Second Division and aim higher
Exclusive! ~ Vaccination against diving; pleasant pitch invaders; the evil masterminds of G-14
Brits Abroad ~ A Scot in Moscow, one of many new foreign recruits to the Russian league; why few players from the UK move overseas
Farewell to Pelé ~ An extract from WSC’s new book on the tangled history of the game in the USA
Letter from ~ France, where the fierce PSG-Marseille rivalry has scaled new heights
Book Reviews ~ Post-communist football; Stant the soldier; a whistler called Winter; jailbird Jamie Lawrence
A Season In Brief ~ Carlisle are the early leaders but go down with Chelsea as 1974-75 ends with Derby as League champions
Plus Webwatch, Letters