Editorial ~ Players who always blame someone else
Diary ~ Sven draws a blank; Martin Allen takes the plunge; José R falls for the Spanish Jeremy Beadle; José M wins the big one
Shot! ~ The stresses of last month’s battles against relegation, told in pictures
Sidelines ~ North Korea and Japan try to make friends; PSG at war with supporters; UK islands with international ambitions; Grimsby, Swindon and Stockport struggle on
Playing for Survival ~ A Labour spin doctor’s bid to save football at Cambridge and the player’s dad doing the same at Northwich Victoria
Foreign Relations ~ How UEFA’s new bid to promote home-grown players could take football back to law and internationalise national sides; Arsenal’s all-foreign squa
Glazer Returns ~ But Manchester United fans remain determined that the stay won’t be a long or productive one
Shot! Archive ~ Chelsea's first Russian visitors
Scandal in Germany ~ The disgrace of referee Robert Hoyzer and the chaos his match-fixing “confessions” have left behind. Plus, the allegations hanging over Turkey coach Ersun Yanal
Match Of The Month ~ Hibernian can outclass Dundee – but can they, or anyone in Scotland, seriously challenge the Old Firm?
As Good As It Got ~ The greatest non-League FA Cup run since before the First World War, when Blyth were seconds away from the quarter-finals
The Strange Case of ~ Rafael Scheidt , John Barnes’s biggest mistake at Celtic, despite the competition
Book Reviews ~ Sex, lies and footballers; feet, mouths and commentators; grounds nostalgia; an astonishingly bad biog of Thierry Henry
A Season In Brief ~ “Neil” Hislop helps Reading win Division Two, while Fulham slip into the basement
Plus Webwatch, Letters