Editorial ~ Players want money, not medals
Diary ~ Peter Crouch is capped; Lineker v Kewell declared a draw; Scott Parker becomes a Magpie; FC United are up and running
Shot! ~ Looking back at WSC photography from the 2004-05 season
Sidelines ~ MK Dons fans defeated; Iran on their way to the World Cup; Livingston bend the rules; Brian Clough takes to the stage
Close Season ~ How to fill your time when there’s no football; plus, the latest TV schedules
Chelsea Grab Arnesen ~ Can Roman Abramovich and co do exactly what they want, and will Spurs supporters miss their departed sporting director?
Football and the Law ~ Ashley Cole and his chances of becoming the new Bosman
Shot! Archive ~ Oxford United are beaten to the bounce on Luton’s plastic pitch in 1988
Match Of The Month ~ England’s women draw a record crowd for their first European Championship game, a dramatic win against Finland
The Strange Case of ~ Dmitri Bulykin, failing to find an English buyer despite a long search
Letter From ~ Croatia, where a football agent has met a violent end
As Good As It Got ~ Stirling Albion rack up a rugby score against Selkirk in 1984 to claim an unlikely 20th-century record
International Tournaments ~ Jürgen Klinsmann’s new Germany are a hit at home despite not reaching the Confederations Cup final; news of a competition for countries that don’t officially exist
Book Reviews ~ The combative Joey Jones; the game around the globe; London’s football grounds; Chelsea’s championship
A Season In Brief ~ League Division One , 1985-86: life without television coverage
Plus Webwatch, Letters