Match action from Derby v Newcastle is the cover image as Shoot gets ready for the start of the 1976-1977 season.
Kevin Keegan uses his column to state what his main aim is for 1977, for Liverpool to become the third British club to win the European Cup.
One man who has recently experienced European success if Ivo Viktor, who tells Shoot that he never thought Czechoslovakia would win the final of Euro 76 against West Germany.
Shoot does a double page feature on clubs in English football who have conceded over 100 goals in a league season.
John Tudor of Newcastle United is interviewed as he makes his comeback from injury, aiming for a move to a club in Mainland Europe, and stating that a breakaway Super League of England’s top 17 clubs would be beneficial for English football.
Alan Curtis of Swansea City gets a feature, being described as “The Welsh Mike Channon”
Billy Bremner reveals in his column that he was recently at Ashton Gate with his Leeds United team-mates to film a TV show called All In The Game for ITV, a football version of It’s A Knockout.
There is a four page feature of French champions Saint Etienne, including a double page centre spread poster.
Gerry Francis uses his column to talk about his favourite ground, which he reveals to be Old Trafford.
Everton goalkeeper Dai Davies is interviewed, warning Liverpool that the limelight could soon be switching to Everton.
Saint Etienne had beaten Rangers en route to reaching the 1976 European Cup Final in Glasgow, and John Greig uses his column to say that Rangers have learnt from those games as they aim to add the European Cup to the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972.
Staying in Scotland, there is a one page feature on the two Dundee clubs. United are aiming for a Top 5 finish, while Tommy Gemmell has renewed his contract with Dundee.