MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : SHOOT – 12.3.1994

Ryan Giggs is the cover star, as Shoot are previewing the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup and Scottish Cup.

All eight teams in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals get featured, including a double page spread where West Ham midfielder Matt Holmes visits his old school in Luton, who West Ham face.

John McGinlay wrotes a two page profile of his Bolton Wanderers team-mates, including describing one team-mate as permanently on a sunbed.

You may or may not be surprised to learn that he was referring to Phil Brown.

Shoot previews the Scottish Cup Quarter-Finals by interviewing Hearts midfielder Jon Colquhoun ahead of their tie at Ibrox against Rangers, where he focuses on their former Rangers Striker Mo Johnston, as being key to their hopes.

The final two pages are dedicated to the Merseyside Derby, also taking place that weekend, pointing out that football in the city is in decline with both teams out of the FA Cup and not challenging for the title (Everton eventually avoided relegation on the last day of the 93/94 season)

The piece ends ‘Will Liverpool and Everton ever regain their crown?’

Almost 19 years on, the answer remains no.

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