contentsno 187 september 2002
Carry on spending?
New TV deal for the League; El Tel says yes to Leeds; Boston’s points punishment; West Brom barney over bonuses
10 the bigger picture
Notts County ageing well
Brazil’s got the Blues; Clydebank come to a halt; Marlon King with time on his hands; South Korea playing the corporate game; R is for Ralph
Van Gaal arrives, Rivaldo leaves
18 football finance
Bradford City on the brink; how administration works; cash chaos in Italy
22 terry venables
Does he know what he’s doing?
24 wsc roundtable
Discussing the state of football as a new season looms – is the worst yet to come?
30 footballers on location
A rough guide to the world
31 2002 readers’ survey
We want to know what you think
34 strange case of
Esteban Fuertes – were Derby duped?
36 race and rangers
An extract from WSC’s new anthology, Always Next Year 4
38 names in the news
Tabloid stories you may have missed
39 letter from...
Coping with hooliganism in Poland
46 league of wales
A guide to the league bossed by Barry Town
Peter Reid, anthropologist page 30
“£30 million and whatever his wage demands are for Ferdinand... it’s taking football down the sink”
regulars 21 wsc subs + t-shirts 33 web review 40 wsc books 42 letters 45 classifieds