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contentsno 191 january 2003

4 editorial

Why salary caps are a bad idea

6 diary

Liverpool’s Champions choker; the trials of El Tel; Mick McCarthy marches off; Wales just keep winning

10 the bigger picture

Charlton’s return to The Valley

12 sidelines

Not up for the cup in Holland; Arsenal’s board game; new national identities; Tranmere under threat?

16 the rich list

Winston Bogarde is among the best paid people in the entire country – crikey

18 norwich & brighton

The contrasting ambitions of two clubs, one trying to win promotion from the First Division, the other just hoping to stay in it

22 christmas gifts

What to buy the players (and managers) who have almost everything

24 fa resignations

Reflections on Adam Crozier’s flit from the FA; the charmed life of David Davies; trouble and strife in Ireland and Scotland

32 britain v the world

The night of England’s first successful qualification for a World Cup for 20 years

34 turkey

How will political changes in the country affect Turkish football?

36 strange case of

Bernard Diomède, still apparently a Liverpool player

38 readers survey

You were optimistic about football a decade ago, less so today

40 letter from...

Why Sweden’s best won’t worry Europe

46 rotherham united

WSC’s club-by-club guide

Christmas gifts page 22



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