Editorial ~ Enough hype already
Diary ~ Steven Gerrard finally stays; Patrick Vieira finally goes; Mourinho moans about fixtures; Joey Barton gets in a spot of bother
Shot! ~ Spotlight on the quirky world of the football mascot
Sidelines ~ Wembley budget bungles; TV deal bonanza in France; West Ham chairman under fire; GB Olympic team row
Footballers’ Cribs ~ The lavish lifestyles of the rich and moderately famous under the microscope
Wright-Phillips joins Chelsea ~ Winger’s departure disappoints Man City fans; plus Mathias Svensson’s parting shot and the rapid fall of the journeyman player
Green Street ~ Hollywood goes hoolie in new Elijah Wood film shot at Upton Park
Shot! Archive ~ Manchester United beat Fulham the 1958 Cup semi-final, two months after Munich
Match Of The Month ~ North meets south as Glentoran lose at home to Shelbourne in the all-Ireland Champions League encounter
Football and Poverty ~ The Homeless World Cup; Brazilian players put a bit back; Inter hook up with the Zapatistas
Letter From ~ Austria, where corporate interests have been running amok in Salzburg
Reformed Clubs ~ FC United of Manchester take their bow; the AFC Wimbledon story is brought to the stage
Book Reviews ~ The story of the Busby Babes; the game in the Second World War; a sketchy portrait of Frank Lampard; football in Iraq, before and after Saddam
A Season In Brief ~ Northern Premier League, 1977-78 : when Wigan won promotion to the Football League, despite despite not winning the title
Plus Webwatch, Letters