Editorial ~ Tis the season to be jolly
Diary ~ Something’s bugging Sir Alex as Roy sounds off and is shown the door; Peter draws a blank, again; Perrin perishes as McLeish teeters on the brink
Shot! ~ Non-League sides bidding for FA Cup glory
Sidelines ~ Reeling in the agents; Alan Shearer’s trousers; the threat to national security posed by Chester v Wrexham; does anyone with a Nigeria kit want a game?
Norwich ~ What has gone wrong with Delia’s recipe for success?
George Best, 1946-2005 ~ The life and times of a legend and the silence versus applause debate
Liverpool Ground Down ~ The European champions, still going nowhere fast despite years of planning a move to Stanley Park
Shot! Archive ~ Ayresome Park: going, going, gone
Match Of The Month ~ Lee Trundle and the rest of Swansea’s renaissance men take on Yeovil, as the late Ivor Allchurch looks on
Dolls R Us ~ Fergie’s fiery, Bowyer’s boxing and José is so sweet you could eat him
Letter From ~ Greece, where King Otto is extending his reign despite World Cup failure
Gascoigne At Kettering ~ Just about managing
Your Number’s Up ~ The murky world of counting clubs’ fans and the millions riding on the calculations
Oz Wizards, Explosive T&T ~ A World Cup return at last for Australia, while a first success unites Trinidad & Tobago. Plus, cleaning up FIFA
Book Reviews ~ The chippy Archie Gemmill; Chelsea, Chelsea; the reclusive Colin Bell braves the spotlight; and the Christmas books to avoid
A Season In Brief ~ Joy on both sides of Manchester in 1955-56 and English teams brave the continent
Plus Webwatch, Letters