MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : GOAL – 18.1.1969

Alan Ball is the cover star of this edition of Goal, in early 1969.

Johnny Giles is interviewed as Leeds get set to travel to White Hart Lane to face Spurs, a ground he has dubbed “White Heartbreak Lane” as Leeds haven’t won there since getting promoted in 1964, stating that Leeds are going there for the win.

In news, Rangers striker Alex Ferguson could be set for a move to England, with Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic interested in signing him.

In posters, you could get a poster of Coventry City player Tony Hateley.

With Liverpool aiming to win the double, Bill Shankly reveals the secret to their success, their team ethic.

There is a profile of Blackburn star Bryan Douglas, with the headline warning to beware whenever he has the ball.

In Dublin, Mal McDonnell has signed for St Patrick’s Athletic, with manager John Colrain revealing he tried to sign him when he was in charge of Glentoran.

There is also a profile of the FAI Cup, referred to as the Eire Cup, which Shamrock Rovers are looking to win for the sixth time.

This week’s Girl Behind The Man feature is Kathy Peters, wife of World Cup winning goalscorer Martin Peters.

Bobby Moore has opened up a clothes shop, and has a celebrity customer in the shape of Jimmy Tarbuck.

Having began with an Everton player, the magazine ends with an Everton player, a poster of Colin Harvey.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SHOOT – 21.5.1977

David O’Leary is one of the cover stars as the 1976-1977 nears it’s finale.

Jack Charlton (Middlesbrough) and Johnny Giles (West Bromwich Albion) get a double page feature, as the two former Leeds players have left managerial positions in recent weeks.

Ray Kennedy gets a full page profile, as he aims to make English football history, aiming to become the first player to win the double twice, having been a part of Arsenal’s 1971 double winning team.

With Liverpool losing to Manchester United in that year’s FA Cup Final, the feat wasn’t achieve until various Manchester United players did it in 1996, with some more doing it in 1999 (Peter Schmeichel, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs winning it three times)

Ashley Cole and Nicholas Anelka are the only players to win the double with two different clubs, after Kennedy was denied this achievement.

Shoot does a double page spread, offering Martin Peters, Pat Rice and Howard Kendall an opportunity to reflect on the season, and why their respective sides didn’t win a trophy.

Gerry Francis uses his column to suggest that anybody wanting to be a manager in England should get the relevant coaching and management qualifications, similar to the structure in West Germany.

In news, Arsenal manager Terry Neill has denied a story in Shoot that Frank Stapleton and Liam Brady are on their way to Liverpool. Middlesbrough midfielder Graeme Souness is unsettled at Ayresome Park

St Mirren manager Alex Ferguson has been fined £25 for comments to the referee after his side were eliminated from the Scottish Cup by Motherwell.

Aston Villa goalkeeper John Burridge gets a full page profile about facing penalties.

In the centre pages, there is a poster of the Aston Villa team, including the League Cup, which they won in 1977.

John Greig uses his column to explain why Rangers didn’t win the league.

Sheffield Wednesday’s teenage goalkeeper Chris Turner gets interviewed, having broke into the team and become a regular of the team he supported growing up.

In world news, Idi Amin is described as “The Generous General”, having rewarded the national team with a free holiday in Libya as a reward for winning the East African Challenge Cup.