Charlie Nicholas is cover star of Match as he reveals he won’t be returning to Celtic.
The reason for that, were recent comments made by Mick McCarthy of Celtic, who said that Scottish football was better than English football.
A series of players voice their opinion, include Charlie Nicholas, Steve Bruce and Andy Goram give their verdicts. Charlie Nicholas said he would prefer to play for Arsenal, while Steve Bruce says there are only two teams worth playing for in Scotland.
Match looks at the signings made in the summer of 1986 and rates them, the best being Paul Power of Everton and the worst being Neale Cooper of Aston Villa.
Match looks back at Aston Villa’s League Cup winning team of 1977, profiling where they are now.
There is a double page profile on Charlton’s win over Leeds United in a Play-Off (after 1-0 home wins in both legs) Replay to stay in Division One.
There is a four page photo pull-out of the highlights of the 1986-1987 season.
In Scotland, Gordon McQueen has just been appointed as manager of Airdrie.
In Division Three, there is a full page profile of Swindon Town, who beat Gillingham in a Replay to get promoted to Division Two.