We are now in the summer of 1992 as Ray Houghton, soon to be sold to Aston Villa is the cover star of Match.
The page 3 star of this episode has long, flowing black hair …….. Darren Peacock.
Darren Peacock is being honoured as the player of the 1991/1992 season based on the average ratings in Match Facts with an average rating of 7.51 from 38 games.
Bizarrely, the clubs who finished in the Top Three that season (Leeds United, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday) didn’t have a player in the Top Ten.
A readers poll gives readers the chance to nominate their two centre-backs in England’s team for the 1994 World cup finals.
Options include : Des Walker, Mark Wright, Martin Keown, Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce, Tony Adams, Paul Elliott, Chris Fairclough, Steve Sedgeley, Carlton Palmer, Keith Curle, Darren Peacock, Alan Kernaghan and Nicky Tanner.
Bit of a pity that England failed to qualify.
Incidentally, alan Kernaghan did get to play in the 1994 World Cup …….. for the Republic Of Ireland.
In rumours that look a bit silly now : Arsenal want to sign Geoff Thomas and Keith Curle, Chelsea want to do a swap deal with Manchester United for Andy Townsend, Everton want to sign Duncan Ferguson from Dundee United (well, they did, but from Rangers two years later)
In actual news, Bristol City sign unknown Arsenal forward Andrew Cole for £500,000. Two and a half years later, he is Britain’s most expensive footballer.