As the 1998-1999 draws to a close, Match has three cover stars, a player each from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, as Match attempts to predict who will win the Premier League.
Nigel Martyn is the subject of a feature called “My first ….”
His first record bought was by The Police, and his first concert was Status Quo in Cornwall.
In news, Michael Owen’s fame has reached America, with a feature of him appearing in ESPN’s monthly sports magazine.
Edwin Van Der Sar states that he would be interested in joining Manchester United. It only took him the six years.
Patrick Vieira, Gianfranco Zola and Dwight Yorke are interviewed about the title run-in, though Match doesn’t make any predictions.
Ryan Giggs and Zinedine Zidane are interviewed as Match previews the second leg of the European Cup Semi-final between Manchester United and Juventus, with the first leg at Old Trafford finishing 1-1.
In competitions, Match readers had the opportunity to win the new England kit.
Robbie Fowler and John Filan also get double page interviews, as well as Lee Mills and Ashley Westwood of Bradford City, as they aim to get promoted to the top flight of English football for the first time since 1922.
There’s more double page spreads, as Match interviews David Seaman, Michael Owen and Alan Shearer at the launch of England’s new kit, and have a full page feature on England kits through the years.