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Power struggle With an owner conspicuous by his absence, Macclesfield’s solidarity might not be enough to save them; Charlton fans dispose of their placards as Roland Duchatelet departs at last
Match of the month Chelsea exchange pleasantries with José Mourinho as they make their first visit to Tottenham’s statement of a stadium
Points mean prizes Lionel Messi nips in ahead of Virgil van Dijk for the Ballon d’Or; a nomination for Dusan Tadic reflects potential finally fulfilled
Goalkeepers are different Isolated on and off the pitch, there’s a unique bond shared by those who have chosen to forge a career between the sticks
Outside influence Long before full-time club psychologists, a celebrity hypnotist was doing the rounds
Bavarian tradition 1860 Munich are back in their spiritual home and at a crossroads; Türkgücü and Unterhaching dream of the second tier
Before the off The rules for a coin toss have changed again, but the pressure on captains doesn’t weigh as heavy as when their call could decide a game

Editorial The funding of Wayne Rooney’s return to English football sets a worrying precedent
Sidelines Eintracht fans go undercover; Ron Saunders remembered; match fixing concerns; old and new at Ebbsfleet; Norway’s split loyalties
Shot! Blyth Spartans host high-flying Brackley Town in the National League North
Harry Pearson column Woe betide anyone who goes near a lovingly curated tat collection with a roll of bin bags
Focus on Martin Peters, the World Cup final scorer who dictated play for West Ham, Tottenham and Norwich
World view A season sidelined as Chile takes to the streets; Red Bull’s latest attempt to crack Brazil; why Russia’s doping ban won’t hold them back
Books Memories of Arsenal’s greatest night; finding truth in football; how Steve Perryman earned his Spurs; Juan Mata stays contemplative
Letters Unbeknownst to us, the filbert is another name for the hazelnut...
Season in brief Down to the wire in Ligue 1 as Lens and Metz both chase a first championship title

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