The House of Cards built up by Steven Lowy and David Gallop is perilously close to collapsing after key state federations rebelled against the chairman and chief executive to demand change.

We take you inside the revolution in football's boardroom and explain how it unfolded - and where it may yet end up.

But this month is also a strikers special and we name the 30 best strikers of the EPL era after an epic head to head battle stretching back decades. Who will be number one?

We also meet Alvaro Morata who is trying to beat the curse of Chelsea's #9 shirt...with mixed results so far.

And we track down Jimmy Oates, the bloke from Manly in Sydney who is smahing up the English lower leagues as captain and cult hero at Hereford FC.

Plus we look ahead at what the year will bring and predict 18 things which will DEFINITELY* happen in 2018...and a few that won't too!

We also look back at the maddest sackings in football - including the bloke who got his Under 10s team sponsored by a gang of far right activists...

All that plus Erik Paartalu's greatest goal (SPOILER ALERT - it's NOT that one in the Grand Final), chat with ex-Socceroo and football boss Gary Cole, meet Bruce Djite and his best mate and find out Scott Jamieson's dream team line up while we also go one on one with Chris Sutton and get a Masterclass from Yohan Cobaye.

It's a cracking issue! Don't miss it... On sale NOW in newsagents or delivered to your door (before anyone else if you are a subscriber…and for less too!), and online AT CUT PRICE from Google Play and Zinio too!