Editorial, diary & sidelines ~ When push comes to shove for referees; Everton undone by video evidence; Kevin Keegan says his farewells to Newcastle; ill chosen words mess up a benefit match in Spain; football history as seen through the eyes of a South American novelist
Fighting talk ~ A comprehensive range of views on the Italy v England match and the events surrounding it: how the press reflects the views of the hooligans they profess to despise; an England fan on why certain other England supporters spoilt his enjoyment of the match; why stadium violence continues to happen at domestic games in Italy; how England managers before Glenn Hoddle coped with tactical changes; the FA’s continued failure to heed advice from supporters’ groups
Unlucky break ~ Why there may soon be a big increase in footballers seeking legal redress for career-ending injuries, and some law changes to boot
The Euro files ~ The mixed record of overseas manager sin English football, plus a little known episode in the career of that nice Mr Hodgson
Nothing more to ad ~ Are football’s corporate sponsors getting value for their money? Plus, how the spread of advertising has changed the look of football grounds in recent times
Funny business ~ Football clubs going cheap in Eastern Europe
Staying put ~ How Sweden and Portugal defied the odds and failed to even reach the play-offs from their World Cup qualifying groups
Selling out ~ Several items you won’t be able to do without at France 98. Hurry while stocks last
Plus letters, Webwatch