Editorial, diary & sidelines ~ The FA’s recognition of Asian players; Tommy Lawton remembered;
what will be expected of Terry Venables in his new job; West Ham’s MD under the microscope; aliens rebuffed by club chairman and thither; fixture foul-ups in the Nationwide
Orienteering ~ Why one of the most hyped Nationwide League clubs also has some of the most disgruntled fans
Blue Wales ~ How Vinnie’s big day in Eindhoven went very badly wrong and a brief history of past thrashings
Men behaving badly ~ Why New Lads were conspicuous by the absence during a day out at Old Trafford; what the reaction to the Paul Gascoigne wife-beating incident suggests about where the acceptable boundaries of behaviour lie within football culture
Xmas marks the spot ~ Stuck for an appropriate festive pressie for the footballer in your life? We’re here to help
France 98 Hungary 0 ~ Hungarian football’s fall from the pinnacles reached in the 1950s, and its attempts to rise again
Grounds for complaint ~ The fundamental drawback with Oxford Utd’s new home; Sunderland finally moving on; pressing the claims for a new national stadium in the North; how architects can ruin a match at Valley Parade, Bradford
Idle hands ~ Thoughts on footballers’ unwise fondness for, well, touching one another
Khan you dig it ~ At last! Football in Outer Mongolia!
Plus Letters, Webwatch