Editorial ~ Carry on spending?    
Diary ~ New TV deal for the League; El Tel says yes to Leeds; Boston’s points punishment; West Brom barney over bonuses
The bigger picture ~ Notts County ageing well
Sidelines ~ Brazil’s got the Blues ; Clydebank come to a halt ; Marlon King with time on his hands ; South Korea playing the corporate game ;
R is for Ralph
Barcelona ~ Van Gaal arrives, Rivaldo leaves
Football finance ~ Bradford City on the brink ; how administration works; cash chaos in Italy
Terry Venables ~ Does he know what he’s doing?
WSC roundtable ~ Discussing the state of football as a new season looms – is the worst yet to come?
Footballers on location ~ A rough guide to the world 
2002 readers’ survey ~ We want to know what you think
Strange case of ~ Esteban Fuertes: were Derby duped?      
Race and Rangers ~ An extract from WSC’s new anthology, Always Next Year 4
Names in the news ~ Tabloid stories you may have missed
Letter from ~ Poland: coping with hooliganism
League of Wales ~ A guide to the league bossed by Barry Town
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