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4 EDITORIAL£SIDELINES

Brief excursions into Europe; Brummie Dave grumbling again; the effects of positive drinking; law and disorder in Turin; how to make Jamie jealous

12 THREEOFAKIND

Cheer up Man City fans, at least you don’t support Brighton; cheer up Brighton fans, at least you don’t support Cowdenbeath; cheer up Cowdenbeath fans at least you don’t support, er...

,8 KEENSLEEVES

Calamitous events at a sixa-side tournament in Germany help to shed light on a durable myth about English footballers

20 THELEAGUEOFNATIONS

Why every club worth its salt these days has an Australian on the books; why players from all over are flocking to Barnsley; the seasonal migration of chubby English lads to a provincial Spanish city m / a ' y / a / i

28 CHRISONABIKE

Pilgrims flock to Falkirk for a glimpse of the fabled dribbling Messiah

30 SCREENANDSCREENAGAIN

Just a small sample of the footy-related entertainment soon to be made available to couch potatoes throughout the land

32 REVIEWINGTHESITUATION

New books about-football

34 HOMEALONE

The story of an Arab team makingtheir mark in the Israeli first division

36 OURSURVEYSAYS...

A round up ofyour responses to the most recent readers’ questionnaire, and a report on the Premiership’s own research into fans’ opinions

4c PUBLICATIONS

The big fanzine list plus news from Loftus Road

43 LETTERS

Diego writes this month