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WSCNo262,December2008

Contents

Molineux is painted on the Midas principle; anything that can be gold, should be gold Matchofthemonth WolvesvCoventryp26

4 Editorial

Harry and chums 6 Newswatch

A “riot”at Sunderland; Chelsea’s chairman speaks out for once 8 Shot!

Ascenic matchday in Westmorland 10 Sidelines

The credit crunch threatens Portsmouth and Grays; Irish champions on the brink of bankruptcy; Graham Taylor revisits the Impossible Job 14 FA confidential

The official line on David Davies’s FAtenure 17 Scotland & England

The media take sides in the rowbetween Kris Boyd and George Burley, and attack England fans who barrack Ashley Cole 20 Financial crisis

The recession’s potential impact Blazer on football; UEFA’s plans glory pl4 for indebted clubs; Supporters Direct push for fan ownership 24 Shot archive

Apictorial history of Fulham: Haynes, Hill and the Cottage

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26 Match of the month

Wolves beat Coventry to go top, but no one is confident about promotion just yet 30 Going back to Bristol

An exiled City supporter is pleasantly surprised on a rare return to Ashton Gate 32 Euro view

Fallout from the recent France v Tunisia match; an Italian footballer’s illness; the Faroes embarrass Austria again 36 Failed club takeovers

Charlton’s Dubai suitors withdraw; plus a former waiter’s doomed bid for Carlisle 38 As good as it got

The 40 th anniversary of the first and only soccer success in the city of Atlanta 40 Worldview

Brazil honours its football history; Korean choices, North and South 42 Reviews

MalcolmAllisoninmicrocosm; Mel Sterland, a blow-by-blow account; Scottish clubs surveyed; Giles Smith anthologised 44 Letters

Dear WSC,Ihave a complaint 46 Season in brief

Italy in 1950-51,when ACMilan pip Interto enda44-yearwaitforatitle