This edition of The Magazine Archive goes back to 1993, when England had three players in Siere A, and the cover focuses on the most successful export, David Platt, offering his advice for the most high profile, Paul Gascoigne.
The editorial pays tribute to Bobby Moore, who had recently died. Printing deadlines had meant they didn’t have the opportunity to publish a full tribute, and promised to do one in the following week’s edition.
It is the weekend of the FA Cup Quarter-Finals, and shoot do a double page interview with Chris Waddle and Darren Anderton, and another with Jimmy Carter and Dave Bassett.
Ian Porterfield had recently become the first football manager in history ever to be sacked (Well, in the Premier League era) and Shoot does a statistical analysis on the number of sackings in English football.
Meanwhile, Les Ferdinand, who recently broke into the England team,gets a double page spread to talk about his football hero, Cyrille Regis.
Two pages are also given to an investigation into ticket touting, having recently tried to use this method to get tickets for the Coca-Cola Cup Semi-Final between Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
There is also a survey for readers to send in responses about safe
Nick Barmby is touted as a future star ahead of the Under 19 World Cup. He scored the first goal of the regimes of two England managers (Glenn Hoddle and Sven Goran Eriksson) and went to two European Championships, and is currently “Cutting his teeth” as a manager with Hull City.
Other names in the squad for that tournament include : Steve Watson, David Unsworth, Nicky Butt, Alan Thompson, Julian Joachim, Ian Pearce, Dominic Matteo and Graham Fenton.
Dominic Matteo went on to play full international football for Scotland.
Adie Mike went on to play for Cliftonville.
In Scotland, it’s also Quarter-Final weekend, with the feature game being Arbroath v Rangers, with Arbroath supporters posing with false beards alongside (Bearded) manager (and Celtic legend) Danny McGrain in the preview.
David Platt gets a double page interview where he offers advice to Gazza on how he can adapt to living in Italy.
There is also a competition to win a signed David Platt football and dinner in his restaurant (It doesn’t say where it is though)
There is advert for the following week’s edition, focusing on the Title Showdown at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Posters that week included Marco Gabbiadini/Paul Kitson/Paul Simpson, Frank Rijkaard,