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Contents no 199 September 2003

6 Editorial

It starts with a kiss

8 Diary

Chelsea try to buy everyone; Ronaldinho gives Manchester a miss; Venezuelan owner for Villa? Wimbledon to MK again

12 The Bigger Picture

Swansea take the top division by storm

14 Sidelines

Fashanu’ll fix it; Luton lunacy; TNS – the name to watch; La Liga deeply in the red

18 City For Sale

Manchester City fans descend on Maine Road to buy a lifetime’s memories

20 Minority Reports

The growth of football clubs for refugees; a Bangladeshi community club hope to make an impact in non-League; Iraqi migrants aiming for the top flight in Sweden

24 Roman Abramovich

Chelsea’s exciting new benefactor and his bid to emulate Jack Walker; calling time on the Ken Bates era at the Bridge

28 Unco-operative Dad

The perils of having parents who aren’t interested in football, especially when a World Cup final is looming

30 South America

Kidnapping and racist pronouncements in Argentina; tax evasion at the top in Brazil

34 Strange Case Of

Jay Bothroyd, the Coventry City reject bound for Serie A

36 Kevin Keegan

How the hardest working man in football became an unlikely revolutionary

38 Letter From...

Australia, where the World Cup finals still seem a long way away

46 Glentoran

WSC’s club-by-club guide

NEWS

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MANCHESTER

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Relics from Maine Road page 18

“Captain of England, cheerfully bilingual, a sartorial and hairstyling icon, he was the most recognisable footballer in the world”

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