WSC 179 January 2002
Editorial ~ The Phoenix League: myth or reality?
Diary ~ Steve Bruce fails to quit Palace; Rep of Ireland qualify for the World Cup; Jaap Stam's sorted for drugs; PFA strike averted
The bigger picture ~ Bobby Robson makes a point
Sidelines ~ Aberdeen up sticks ; Nurse to rescue Swansea ; Carlton! Carlton! ; Burchill on Beckham; K is for Keith
Union dues ~ The PFA's position within football in the wake of their strike threat
World Cup 2002 ~ Australia lose a play-off for the fourth time
League Cup ~ Should it stay or should it go?
Local rivals ~ Bayern's derby dominance in Munich
Foreign players ~ Jim Smith looks back at his experience of buying overseas stars; a survey of the international signings who failed in the Premiership but succeeded elsewhere
Review of the year ~ WSC contributors look back at the highs and lows of 2001
Strange case of ~ Kenny Achampong , Leyton legend
George Best ~ This year's book
Letter from ~ The put-upon professionals of Mexico
Bradford City ~ WSC's club-by-club guide
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