Editorial ~ The lost glories of the FA Cup
News watch ~ On the transfer trail 
Shot! ~ The other club in Birkenhead
Sidelines ~ Wayne Rooney, reality TV star; matchday policing under fire from fan group and civil‑liberties organisation
Managers ~ Derby dump Paul Jewell; the travails of the temporary boss
Scottish League ~ Reform plans meet resistance – again
Call yourself a fan? ~ “Plastic” supporters a problem for Plymouth
Match of the month ~ Birmingham host Reading in a six-pointer near the top of the Championship
Sofa, so bad ~ The many ex-players making a shocking job of life on the pundits’ couch
Jim Gazidis ~ What Arsenal fans can expect from their new American chief executive, based on his record as deputy commissioner of MLS
Shot archive ~ Scenes from Wolverhampton in the late 1950s, the local team’s glory years
Euro view ~ Queiroz set for catastrophe; Schuster relieved by Real; a Swiss club owner raises the bar for outrageous chairman
Non-League ~ The patchy popularity of county cups; the rise in overseas players at Conference level
Hopes for 2009 ~ Five WSC contributors explain what they’d like to see happen in football this year
World view ~ Australia’s World Cup bid; ultra power defeated in Argentina; northern dominance in African club football
Reviews ~ Glanville obituaries; South African prisoners’ league; durable Denis Smith; rivalries worldwide
Letters ~ Dear WSC, Contrary to what you suggest...
Season in brief ~ A Lancastrian renaissance in Division Two, 1999-2000