Editorial ~ The race to replace Brian Barwick
News watch ~ England stars’ injuries; a rare bad day for the Big Four
Shot! ~ The FA Cup first round comes to Curzon Ashton and Hornchurch
Sidelines ~ Man Utd ticket troubles; Kosovo hope for FIFA recognition; Roy Keane’s beard update
Reality football league ~ A new game for observant spectators
Goal celebrations ~ David Norris of Ipswich sends a message to a jailed friend, plus contentious displays of delight in Brazil
Player in the family ~ Being a footballer’s brother-in-law
Match of the month ~ Millwall’s recent revival continues with a victory over Carlisle
Euro view ~ Unexpected new champions in Russia; France looks to England; pundits threatened in Holland; Moldova’s best to break away?
Shot archive ~ Soldiers play during the First World War and the Christmas truce match recalled
Youth coaching ~ Junior football in the 1980s and now; a new campaign to encourage kids’ skills
Football films ~ Confessions of a super 8mm film collector
Strange case of ~ Nery Castillo, the self-obsessed striker set to leave Manchester City in the window
Non-League ~ The mysterious Team Bath; Lewes pay for their success
World view ~ China’s top league is not fit to broadcast; can Maradona manage Argentina?
Reviews ~ Capello – the story so far; Macari’s memories; Ian Rush recalls; Northern Ireland at the Swedish World Cup 
Letters ~ Dear WSC, I have a complaint
Season in brief ~ Scottish Division One in 1974-75, as Rangers end Celtic’s record-breaking run