Editorial, diary & sidelines ~ Sky are the limit; why Spurs fans wish Teddy many unhappy returns; the League that Rangers won’t be winning; a history of women’s involvement with football; sponsorship gone mad on Brazil’s Asian tour; the source of Doncaster Rovers’ current troubles; a guest appearance from Eric
Technically speaking ~ A rundown of who does what at the modern football club – so you’ll what you’re applying for the next time a job comes up
European (dis)integration ~ Why the European competitions have changed irrevocably for the worse, plus recollections of mixed times abroad for Norwich, Newcastle and Man City
Tino fan club ~ From a chapter in the new football periodical, Perfect Pitch, the story of a brief encounter with Tyneside’s favourite Colombian
Reporting restrictions  ~ At a time when football’s media profile has never been higher, how reporting freedoms are being increasingly restricted, plus a cautionary tale for any football fan thinking of appearing on cable TV  
China service ~ The growing English influence on Chinese football at domestic and international level – and enlightenment for anyone who wondered what had happened to Jimmy Rimmer
Surveying the scene ~ The results of our 1997 readers’ questionnaire and a preview of the official Carling Premier League survey
The Scot Report  ~ A thorough overview of the season ahead in Scotland
Plus Letters, Webwatch