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For anyone who was ever a small child who liked football
I liked my football news aimed at small boys to be more aim at the thinking small boy, rather than Match's tasteless SHABS & BANTS tone
My Nan used to get it for me weekly. I liked the What If Peter Fear Was... feature.
You see, I'd be an anti-retro jihadist if people were getting all misty-eyed over 80s cartoons or 70s disco cheese.
But it's ok when it's MY generation, innit.
but I'm from the sort of village where the shop only stocked one and not the other
it was well shit
Somehow I find it funny the idea of soccer fans being jocks.
Didn't remember it being this camp, either
for the reason llb mentioned. BANTS AHOY!
Dan's Pet Rescue
The `Peter Fear Substitute of the Year` Award
Steve `Broken Nose` Bruce
Same with John Beresford. I blame that for starting Newcastle's decline.
my poster from shoot or match with paul merson giving ian wright a piggy back and both of the mugging to the camera, with the caption 'WRIGHTY AND MERSE' written on it. lovely stuff.
shoot was far to esoteric for my piddily little brain.
at about half five on a Saturday afternoon to wait for the football post to be delivered?
Do they still do the football post?
in binders in my loft. Do you reckon they'd be worth anything?
this joke works on two levels
I still remember a lovely set of illustrations of Lineker in a grampus eight kit describing how to use different parts of your foot to hit a ball. It's something I've never forgotten and it got me where I am today.
He looks so happy in his bus
Pretty sure it was always Match.
Was really disappointed when I bought one a couple of years back as I had to spend X amount to get cashback, it had gone really cartoony.
SO, THOSE PRE-SEASON LEAGUE LADDERS WITH THE PRESS-OUT TABS OF EACH CLUB, EH?
He was mates with my my. I couldn't stand him. Anyway mate brought round mine one weekend and he fucked up my tab league tables, which I had just updated to reflect the day's scores. We had to be physically seperated.
He also pushed me over into a bush one day causing me to slash my hand open on a tree trunk.
Another time he thought it would be hilarious to say to some bigger kid *I fucked your nan*. Well the kid's name had just died so he beat the shit out of the little prick. Ah. halcyon days
who is My My?
No idea how to pronounce it though.
all the way
still have a box of them
And neither did any of the other guys in my year.
Sounds odd that, in retrospect.
I'd not seen an issue of NME until I went to university.
'LET'S TURN 1990's FOOTBALLERS NAMES INTO SHOP NAMES AND DRAW THEM ON PAINT' page on facebook:
A box full of 'em is pretty much the last thing of mine being kept at my folks' house.
Might buy a few on Ebay actually
The MATCH annual was a Christmas fixture from my nan too. Think she still used to buy me one till I was about 16, and I never said anything as I didn't want to hurt her feelings (and obviously I still read it, it'd be rude not too right?)
Actually have my MATCH 2001 annual with me now as I'm clearing my old room (would have been 10 at the time.) it includes this section on '11 young stars to replace the current England football team':
Richard Wright (Ipswich)
Wes Brown (United)
Jon Harley (Chelsea)
Rio Ferdinand (West Ham)
Jonathan Woodgate (Leeds)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Joe Cole (West Ham)
Kieron Dyer (Newcastle)
Emile Heskey (Liverpool)
Michael Bridges (Leeds)
Luke Chadwick (United)
So probably Shoot! by default
is reading an interview in Shoot with Kit Symons telling people not to drink port as he was sick on his patio
But preferred MATCH. It had more drive.
And ridiculous statements in the gossip column like "You'd hardly want to get off with David Grondin's mum - she's hardly up there with Melanie Sykes."
won a competition sponsored by hula hoops mealtime rings (!) to meet Kevin Davies afte rhe signed for Blackburn. Got my photo in it and everything. I asked him if he was excited to play with Martin Dahlin. he was
shoot was so alan shearer
my favourite bit was looking at the adverts for boots in the background. My parents wouldn't let me get the blue Diadora ones...
IT'S BEEN DONE, YEAH?
Used to get them all, but i remember Match having a disastrous Smash Hits-style makeover around 1997 so i stopped bothering.
90 minutes. ace magazine.
in fairness, we were pretty good back then
It's full of gold, and cuts off around 1995, so plenty of Ron Atkinson, Graham Taylor, Barry Fry and early-90's Premiership stars.
There's a great quote from someone comparing Coventry City to men's nipples.
When me and my bro were kids my Nan used to buy us Beano/Dandy weekly (I had Dandy but secretly preferred Beano), then we graduated to Match/Shoot (I had Shoot).
She now gets us 'Big 'n' Busty' and 'Asian Babes' (mine is 'Big 'n' Busty').
anyone remember 'soccerstars' magazine back in the 90's as well? that was a decent magazine too from memory
Not that I was complaining.
What was the other one... Big Shots? FULL of posters! So good.
I guess they were Match/Shoot for kids that didn't read.
had a few good articles in there though and a 'you are the ref' section every month too
My dad still poses them from time to time.
on the week of the cup final in 1997.
if it was then shoot definitely.
because the shop didn't stock Shoot and I liked the wallchart you got every summer with the movable shirt tab things. Match printed a cutting I sent in once of an advert for a car showroom called David May Motors as part of the Matchman' Crazy Careers' feature. Still got it somewhere. Also, Sported was pretty good for posters, and little else.
Everyone used to have one of them wallcharts. Whenever i'd go round to a mate's house who was a United fan i'd always rearrange it on the sly, put Man City top of the league, and United bottom of Division 3. Great japes, man.
I think that might have been the same one that I got printed as "Atkinson Builders" with some tenuous link to Big Ron, from "D. Sullivan, Accrington." Yep, that's me..
A much younger version, in the good old days before wanking and Autotune.
I still have a complete collection of every Match! magazine from 1995-1997 or thereabouts. I used to buy it every week, check the match ratings (9 = "NUFF RESPECT" hahahahahaha memories) for every game. Used to get the season wall chart thing as well with the little card football shirts you stuck in the tabs and moved up and down the tables. Happy days, simpler times.
I reckon there must be hundreds of copies in the loft at my parents. Loved the little shirt tabs, I had/have a shoe box full of them. Highlight was probably a Stars of Euro '96 featuring Luis Enrique, Kluivert, Hagi, Rui Costa, back when foreign football/footballers was very much an unknown... apart from Football Italia obv.
contained actual tactical analysis rather than DION DUBLIN HIT A ROCKET OF A RIGHT FOOTER
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER PLAYSTATION MAX
n64 magazine, which was far superior to its official nintendo counterpart
when it was for the ps1, it had great features such as cheats daddy!,
also cheats daddy typed into the internet comes up some more racy stuff than codes for colin mccrae rally now
I used to write in, and I won letter of the week once back in 2002 and won a swish pair of football boots. I wish still shit at football. I got a picture I drew of Gilberto Silva in too.
Matchy was a bit of a bellend though.
I used to write into Arsenal Magazine too. I've had a signed poster of Kenny Samson in a tube for eight years and it might finally be time to put it up this weekend.