The season starts here

Summer? Pah. Just a waste of time until the main event comes back. And it's back, as ever heralded by the harbinger of high-class magazinual entertainment, FourFourTwo - with its perennially popular Season Preview extra magazine.

What's in the bag? Oh, only the following:


* Everything about 2009/10, from Arshavin to Zhirkov

* Also including Burnley, Keano and Carlo (Ancelotti)

* Full access behind the scenes at Swindon Town's pre-season training. Who'll fail the fearsome Fat Test?

* Will Sparky's Dream Team turn nightmarish?       

FACE TO FACE WITH FOOTBALL'S BIG NAMESDozens of exclusive interviews with people like:

* Arshavin, Michael Owen, Karim Benzema, Jack Collison

* Robbie Savage, Steve Claridge, David Jones, John Barnes

* Andy Murray (tenniser), Kevin Poole (veteran), John Kettley (weatherman) and The Fixture List Compiler

LESSONS FROM HISTORYFootball's finest features, including:

* Why tough new drug tests mean a top star WILL be busted

* War is over in Vietnam, but not at its biggest derby

* Elton John's Watford – Mozart wigs in the boardroom! Elton and Graham Taylor drunkenly singing Christmas carols!

AND MUCH MUCH MORE* Redesigned World Football section – more to read!

* Win a trip to Barcelona or Real Madrid!

* Surreal podcasts and classic comics!

* Ex-Loaded editor James Brown on the downfall of Leeds!

So that's all for you in the new issue of FourFourTwo, out Saturday August 1. To miss it would be folly.