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No 221 July 2005


Liverpool “We had talked coldly at the interval about what we could possibly hope for in part two of this unfolding nightmare” p17

4 Editorial The Premiership is dying of excitement 6 Diary West Brom and Crewe, the late escapes;

24 Shot! Archive The Swindon football factory, 1969

26 Match Of The Month Palace struggle incompetently for survival

Arsenal’s Cup; O’Neill’s exit; his name is Rio, he’s not driving cos he’s banned 10 Shot! Extra time and extra tension as six win,

before being finally doomed at The Valley – but what do Charlton have to sing about?

30 Strange Case of... Amir Karic and Ulrich Le Pen, the price six fall just short in the play-off semi-finals 12 Sidelines John Obi Mikel and Norway’s African

Ipswich paid for dreaming

32 As Good As It Got A day England fans will never forget was import/export trade; World Cup tickets; empty ends; and clubs clinging on 17 Down and Out in Istanbul From misery to ecstasy for Liverpool’s almost as memorable in Grimsby, but it’s been downhill ever since

34 Lost In Transmission An American film of a dramatic match travelling thousands 18 What Next for Glazer? Manchester United fans aren’t giving up;

and the prospects for success, failure and mediocrity for the new regime 20 Arsenal and Everton Painful changes at Highbury and fourth-right opinions from Goodison 22 Smoked Out How cigarettes damaged a non-League club’s health that will excite no one and a showpiece television event that has lost its sparkle

Glazer, big Utd fan p18

38 Book Reviews ‘Mainwaring’ Mee rehabilitated; Mussolini and Berlusconi; Swansea lament; Brazilian football’s English godfather

40 Letter From... Bundesliga blues in the old East Germany


46 A Season In Brief Scottish Division One, 1964-65:

Hearts and Kilmarnock duel for the title EMP

Regulars 29 WSC Subs & T-shirts 37 On the Web 41 WSC Books 42 Letters 4 5 Classifieds

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