Editorial ~ Why salary caps are a bad idea
Diary ~ Liverpool’s Champions choker; the trials of El Tel; Mick McCarthy marches off; Wales just keep winning
The bigger picture ~ Charlton’s return to The Valley
Sidelines ~ Not up for the cup in Holland; Arsenal’s board game; new national identities; Tranmere under threat?
The rich list ~ Winston Bogarde is among the best paid people in the entire country – crikey
Norwich & Brighton ~ The contrasting ambitions of two clubs, one trying to win promotion from the First Division, the other just hoping to stay in it
Christmas gifts ~ What to buy the players (and managers) who have almost everything
FA resignations ~ Reflections on Adam Crozier’s flit from the FA; the charmed life of David Davies; trouble and strife in Ireland and Scotland
Britain v the world ~ The night of England’s first successful qualification for a World Cup for 20 years
Turkey ~ How will political changes in the country affect Turkish football?
Strange case of ~ Bernard Diomède, still apparently a Liverpool player
Readers survey ~ You were optimistic about football a decade ago, less so today  
Letter from ~ Why Sweden’s best won’t worry Europe
Rotherham United ~ WSC’s club-by-club guide
Plus Webwatch, Letters