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Contents no 201 November 2003

4 Editorial

Fuss over nothing at Old Trafford

6 Diary

England’s wobbling wins; Peter Kenyon poached; FA charge Arsenal; Leeds lashed

10 The Bigger Picture

England win in Turkey, in a different era

12 Sidelines

Bleak at Barry; Greece bribe row; Dream Team nightmare; drastic plastic at Dunfermline

16 David Beckham

The official version of his life; plus good news for vendors of Real Madrid shirts

18 Managers on the Move

Alan Pardew’s departure from Reading; Spurs fans’ mixed feelings about the sacking of Glenn Hoddle

22 Player Loans

Pitfalls of the loan system; how temporary signings have helped struggling Carlisle

24 Steve Gibson Interview

On where Middlesbrough are headed and the problems of dealing with agents; plus Boro’s darkest days in 1986

28 Art of Superfans

The history of obsessive supporters

30 Asprilla & McManaman

Tino Asprilla’s hopes of returning to Newcastle, but not as a player; Steve McManaman – set to become a local hero?

32 Letter From...

Madeira, who may become the next minnows on the international scene

34 Herbert Chapman

The first of the autocratic managers

36 Shaolin Soccer

Why a martial arts story about footballing monks is set to become a cinema classic

38 Football Photography

A life’s work in pictures

46 Berwick Rangers

WSC’s club-by-club guide

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“Hoddle frowned while his players fumbled”

Regulars 21 WSC Books 40 Web Review 41 WSC Subs & T-shirts 42 Letters 45 Classifieds