MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : FOOTBALL EUROPE – NOVEMBER 1998

David Beckham is the cover star of Football Europe as 1998 nears it’s end, but the 1998/1999 season is already in full swing.

As you open the magazine, there is a double page review of how Euro 2000 Qualifying has gone so far. Most teams have played three games, and the picture as to who will go to Holland and Belgium is anything but clear.

Headliners getting profiled include Artur Jorge, who is returning to manage PSG, and Mark Bosnich, likely to leave Aston Villa, but to Roma, who were put off by some of his behaviour on the pitch. He ended up signing for Manchester Untied in the summer of 1999.

Jose Antonio Camacho is the new manager of Spain, and Football Europe looks at the first battle he must win, against the Spanish media.

Someone else who has the media on his back is Alessandro Del Piero, after a poor run of form, and he gets a double page profile.

There is six pages of coverage profiling the group stages of the European Cup so far.

That final would be played in Barcelona, having just been announced by UEFA.

UEFA were also in the news as they tried to avoid a European Super League by getting rid of the European Cup Winners Cup and expanding the group stages of the European Cup to 32 teams.

There is a look at the season so far in Germany, and the question is asked if anyone can stop Bayern Munich.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SHOOT – 3.3.1979

Lou Macari is the cover star of this edition of Shoot, which features action from the recent European Championship Qualifier between England and Northern Ireland.

As you open the magazine, there is a double page spread assessing West Brom’s chances of winning the title, canvassing players from three rival clubs.

Martin Dobson of Everton says they won’t, while Ian Wallace (Coventry City) and Viv Anderson (Nottingham Forest) say they can. Dobson would be proved right.

In news, Liverpool are adding extra seats at Anfield, while Warren Feeney scored twice for Linfield against his former club Glentoran.

Ray Clemence uses his column to comment on the modern game, that defenders need to make their contribution in the goalscoring department.

Jim McCalliog is interviewed about football in the USA having recently played there, declaring it to be 4th Division standard and not recommending it for English players.

England’s recent 4-0 win over Northern Ireland gets four pages of coverage, with England manager Ron Greenwood still considering Northern Ireland to be a danger to his side’s chances of qualifying.

Elsewhere, there was a full page asking if the England team is too old.

In foreign news, France are in danger of not reaching Euro 80, and some fans are calling for a change in manager.

Elswehere, Dino Zoff is interviewed and states that he has no plans to retire. Good choice, ad he won the World Cup in 1982.

QPR are the subjects of this week’s Club Spotlight, including a centre page poster.

Gordon Hill uses his column to discuss the PFA Player Of The Year Award, stating that he has voted for Garry Birtles as Young Player Of The Year.

Ahead of the Tyne/Wear Derby, John Bird and Mike Docherty preview it. Sunderland won the game 4-1 but neither side ended up winning promotion that season.

With the 1980s approaching, Danny McGrain uses his column to look back at Scottish football stars of the 1960s.

Staying in Scotland, Shoot does a two page feature asking if English clubs are exploiting the Scottish transfer market to sign players for bargain prices.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : 90 MINUTES – 10.8.1996

Alan Shearer is the cover of this edition of 90 Minutes as he is described as a man under pressure, having signed for Newcastle United for a World Record £15m.

As you open the magazine, there is an advert for Loaded, with Homer and Bart Simpson being the cover stars.

There is a three page feature on Alan Shearer, canvassing on how people think he will do at Newcastle, with Dec from Ant and Dec describing himself as being “Over the moon” when news of the transfer broke.

There is a double page interview with Ugo Ehiogu, who is described as a future England captain.

The article is accompanied for an Aston Villa branded mobile phone.

In other club branded products, there was a review of the official Celtic CD-Rom.

James Quinn of Blackpool is profiled alongside Earl Barrett of Everton as players to watch.

The magazine ends with Steve Clarke of Chelsea spilling the beans on his team-mates.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : WORLD SOCCER – JANUARY 2005

Ronaldinho is the cover star of World Soccer as 2005 begins, having just been announced as World Footballer Of The Year.

Two European champions won the other awards, Jose Mourinho won Manager Of The Year, while Greece won Team Of The Year.

To commemorate his win, Ronaldinho gets a double page profile.

In transfer rumours, Javier Mascherano is linked with a move to Deportivo La Coruna, while Vincent Kompany is wanted by AC Milan.

In America, there is a profile of Freddy Adu, tipped to be a big star in 2005.

Pavel Nedved gets a double page profile as he has what is described as “Unfinished business” as he aims to win the European Cup for the first time.

There is a four page feature on promising managers, with Bernd Schuster, Iain Dowie, Chris Coleman and Jurgen Klopp all tipped for big things.

In Holland, Barry Van Galen has made history, becoming the oldest player to make his international debut for Holland, doing so at the age of 34, while John Toshack has been appointed Wales manager for a second time.

One manager leaving an international post is Anghel Iordanescu, who has stepped down as Romania manager to stand for parliament.

Players tipped for a bright future this month include Salomon Kalou and Thomas Hitzlsperger.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SHOOT – 10.2.1979

Terry Butcher and Frank Worthington are the cover stars of Shoot, in a week that sees England, Scotland and Northern Ireland playing European Championship Qualifiers, with England facing Northern Ireland at Wembley.

That match gets a double page feature as you open the magazine.

Brian Talbot might have just signed for Arsenal, but he says he still supports his former club Ipswich Town.

Ray Clemence uses his column to declare that West Bromwich Albion are Liverpool’s biggest rivals for the title.

Emlyn Hughes of Liverpool tells Shoot that he is at a crossroads in his career, as he looks to recover from injury.

Mick Mills of Ipswich Town has a revolutionary plan for the future of English football – A Winter break and reduction of the top two divisions to 16 clubs each.

Nottingham Forest are the subject of this week’s Club Spotlight, having won the title in 1978. They are described as “History makers”, and the day before the publication date, they signed Trevor Francis from Birmingham City, Britain’s first million pound transfer.

Watford have reached the Semi-Finals of the League Cup, and manager Graham Taylor says this was no shock to him.

In foreign news, Argentina star Rene Houseman tells Shoot of his dismay after a move to Middlesbrough fell through.

Cover star Frank Worthington is being nominated for a place in the England team by his Bolton team-mat Willie Morgan.

The magazine ends with Derek Johnstone’s column, as he gets ready for big European games at club and international level – A European Cup Quarter-Final for Rangers against Koln, and a European Championship Qualifier for Scotland against Belgium.