To mark our 20th anniversary, we chose 20 covers that were good to look at with interesting stories to tell. A bit like FourFourTwo itself...
1. The cover you never saw (Summer 1994)
Before the real FourFourTwo came the pretend FourFourTwo, a rough-and-ready dummy issue that featured a totally made-up interview with Ian Wright, some unexplained photos of six men’s legs, 10 celebs who had trials with clubs (including Mike Gatting, Boris Becker and Des O’Connor) and the first appearance of the soon-to-be-famous The Boy’s A Bit Special, featuring Ryan Giggs, Jamie Redknapp, Darren Anderton, Andy Cole and Chris Sutton.
And then there’s the cover. A dodgy illustration of Kevin Keegan, an obtuse cover line and a try-hard tag line: ‘The periodical for the discerning football enthusiast’. Sometimes you have to try things just to know they don’t work.
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