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No 212 October 2004

AFC Wimbledon warm up – it’s been heated in the stands, too

PETER ROBINSON

AFC Wimbledon “Players who don’t perform get ripped to shreds with little regard for the fact that they have day jobs to go back to” p30

4 Editorial

A tale of two chairmen 6 Diary

Arsenal’s record; Woodgate and Owen off; Rangers’ season ends; Liverpool go Spanish 10 Shot!

The last month in pictures 12 Sidelines

Transfers truths; East Stirlingshire nil; Wrexham worries; Asian Cup upheaval 16 Club Chairmen

Contrasting reputations: Dave Whelan the hero of Wigan; Rupert Lowe a villain at Southampton? 18 Strange Case Of...

Christopher Wreh, from Arsenal hero to non-League zero 19 Civil War In Newcastle!

All the major stories exclusive to WSC 20 Champions League

A summer of turmoil at cup holders Porto; Shelbourne shock Split; how the cash from the competition affects the balance of power in domestic leagues 24 Match of the Month

A day out in League Two as Mansfield take on Kidderminster

28 Shot! Archive

George Best and co; Burnley ball balancing 30 AFC Wimbledon

Adjusting to life in non-League; plus the revival of Telford Utd 32 Olympic Football

Iraq making positive headlines for once 34 As Good As It Got

The turning point in recent Manchester City history 38 Book Reviews

Beckham in Spain; (not) probing Abramovich; Goalscoring; Stan Bowles 40 Letter From...

The Czech Republic, where some match officials have a price 44 A Season In Brief

Division One, 1991-92

City’s miracle p34

Regulars 33 WSC Subs & T-shirts 37 On the Web 41 WSC Books 42 Letters 45 Classifieds