Tony Yeboah, having just scored a screamer for Leeds against Liverpool is the cover star of Shoot, with the headline reading ‘THE BEST GOAL EVER?”
In news, Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle has been promised a Lamborginhi Diablo if Chelsea won the league in 1996. Chelsea finished 11th, but it didn’t stop Glenn Hoddle from being appointed England manager.
One of Hoddle’s signings for Chelsea that season, Ruud Gullit gets immortalised in the form of a double page comic strip of his career, called ‘The Ruud Gullit Story’
The story of two Aston Villa team-mates gets a rather curious introduction.
“The Bosnian War will be forgotten as two members of the warring factions declare peace in the heart of England” referring to the friendship between Mark Bosnich and new Villa signing Savo Milosevic.
Yes, Mark Bosnich, born and raised in Australia.
The recent retirement of Marco Van Basten is marked, with a full page looking back at his career highlights, with the headline ‘THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES’
Jimmy Greaves uses his letters page to dismiss Trevor Francis claims that Tony Yeboah’s recent goal against Liverpool was the best goal ever, by listing his Top Six, with the winner being a goal for Ferenc Puskas against england in 1953.
A writer from Preston writes in to suggest that Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen should be put in charge of the FA.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s title chances get an endorsement from a ‘Jo Leon’ in Sutton Coldfield.
Joleon Lescott is from the West Midlands, and would have been in Shoot’s readership demographic in 1995. Surely not?