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contentsNo 230 April 2006


FC United fans fly their flag

Two Shades of Red “Old Trafford regulars see FC United fans as traitors and splitters. In turn, some at FC United see those still at Old Trafford as scabs and Glazer stooges” p18

6 Editorial The resignation of Florentino Pérez and the game’s triumph over celebrity culture 8 Diary Shearer and Henry break records;

Wembley not open for business; Stamford Bridge bogged down; O’Neill for England? 12 Shot! The big push for promotion, from the

Championship to the Conference 14 Sidelines Ron Greenwood remembered; watching matches live on computer; the shortage of City investors in football’s surviving plcs; Ian Wright just won’t sit still 18 Manchester United divided The emigration of fans from Old Trafford to

Bury, home of FC United; plus Real Madrid supplant United in a rich list

20 Anti-Semitism

The problems presented by the use of one word on both sides of north London; plus race as an issue in Israeli football

Shout of Africa p22

22 African Cup of Nations A home triumph for Egypt, but a poor showing by some World Cup qualifiers

24 Shot! Archive Gordon Banks grabs a four-legged invader

26 Match of the Month The Sheffield derby sees a result that could help both sides leave the Championship, but by different routes

30 Cambridge and Colchester Resistance to a proposed merger by the

Cam; the Us bid to leave Layer Road

32 Fanzines To mark the 20th anniversary of WSC,

a look at the heyday of ’zines and how some have survived the internet boom

36 Letter From... Belgium, beset by a match-fixing scandal

37 Exclusive! The stories that the back pages are afraid to bring you, about blasphemy and boredom

38 Reviews


A 1960s classic; Dishy Des; Munich disaster aftermath; the appliance of science

46 A Season In Brief The Spanish league enters an era of Basque dominance in 1980-81 as a Real Madrid star falls flat

Regulars 29 WSC Books 40 On the Web 41 WSC Subs & T-shirts 42 Letters 45 Classifieds

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