THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Editorial ~ It’s time for football to forget fantasy and return to reality
Diary ~ Everton struggle at home and abroad; Rooney sees red; Spurs beaten at Blundell Park; Michael Owen nets for Newcastle
Shot! ~ The mixed fortunes of five Premiership sides in the ever-popular Carling Cup
Sidelines ~ Hearts shaking up the SPL; a football comedy from Spain; Leeds fans’ verdict on Ken Bates; laugh-a-minute television
Luton v Watford ~ The derby match that is too hot to be shown on Sky
World Cup ~ Is Sven’s regime in its death throes? Will John Toshack turn Wales around? Bedlam in Belfast as England are beaten
British Asian Players ~ A new report asks why Asian footballing talent is still not being spotted
Shot! Archive ~ Communal bath time for Raich Carter’s 1947 Hull City team
Match Of The Month ~ Demos at Derby as they take on east midlands rivals Coventry
Football Politics ~ Asia’s ambitions to stop being a cash-cow for Europe and to stage the 2018 World Cup; Latvia captain Vitalijs Astafjevs blows the lid on bribery rumours in Russia
Letter From ~ Australia, where a new national league has had a promising start and a World Cup play-off could transform the game’s future
Half-Decent Football Book ~ An extract from the new WSC-compiled reference book, which celebrates British football culture
Strange Case Of ~ Marco Negri, who had an astonishing goalscoring record for Rangers, but all achieved in half a season
Book Reviews ~ Suffering with East Stirlingshire; Liverpool’s big night out; Lee Sharpe, heroic under-achiever; memories of Bobby Moore
A Season In Brief ~ The Football League in 1888-89, when Preston were the best team in the world
Plus Webwatch, Letters

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