MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : MATCH – 31.10.1998

It might be Halloween, but Dwight Yorke is already looking towards May, proclaiming “United can win everything this year” in the cover, giving Andy Cole a piggyback.

He was hopelessly wrong. United missed out on the League Cup, and had to make do with only the Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup.

In news, Gerry Taggart’s hardman image takes a dent after he reveals that he cut short his GAA career as a teenager due to too many bumps and bruises.

Teddy Sheringham has just launched his autobiography. He should have waited until the end of the season, he would have had a lot more to write about.

Dwight Yorke’s interview gets four pages, giving an insight into United’s winning mentality when Denis Irwin said he hadn’t won enough medals during his eight years at the club.

Yorke talks about how glad he is to be playing in the European Cup, and how pleased he is that Aston Villa are doing so well (they were unbeaten and top of the league at this point) without him.

From one former Villa player to the current Villa manager, Paul Lambert does a double page interview defiantly stating that Celtic can retain the SPL despite a poor start to the season. Rangers went on to win the Clean Sweep that season.

In competitions, one reader had the chance to be a Ball Kid at the England v Czech Republic game in November 1998.

Sol Campbell is interviewed. The last question asks if he has to leave Tottenham to win trophies. His reply :

“Players don’t reach their best until they are 26. There’s plenty of things I have to learn yet to become a complete player. I’m not 30 years old and having to look to move to another club to win honours”

Sol Campbell had just turned 24 at the time of the interview. At the age of 26, he left Tottenham for Arsenal in 2001, and won two league title and two FA Cups.

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