IT was the year when we waved good bye to the 115th season of competitive football in England.

Although Newcastle United had been twelve points clear at the top of the Premier League table for most of the season, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United toppled them in the latter parts to win the title.

United also won the FA Cup that year.

In January, Terry Venables stepped down as England manager with Glen Hoddle taking his place.

Ex Saint Alan Shearer was the top goal scorer that season with 31 goals for Blackburn Rovers.