MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : MATCH – 4.12.1999

Dwight Yorke is the cover star, in his trademark smiling after a goal pose (which was seen quite a lot in 1999) with the quote “You’s smile a lot if you were in my position”

Sheffield United striker Marcus Bent is interviewed for “My First …..”

His first gig was Michael Jackson at Wembley, since you ask.

Dwight Yorke has an official biography out, and gets a four page interview looking back on the year, when he told Match in 1998 that “United would win the lot”

Yorke features prominently in a feature looking at who is the toughest striker to face in the Premier League, winning the vote of Rio Ferdinand and Chris Perry.

Emile Heskey, recently a new England cap, is interviewed, stating that he wants to go to Euro 2000, which he did. There is also a sidebar listing other players hoping to be in England’s squad : Lee Bowyer, Jonathan Woodgate, Frank Lampard, Michael Ball, Kieron Dyer and Richard Wright.

Richard Wright was the only one to go to Euro 2000.