Merlin published their fifth collection of stickers for the second half of the 1998-1999 Premier League season.
Six pages were dedicated to each club, with the first page detailing the club’s record over the last 10 years, squad members, club sponsors and a printed photo of the manager with their career resume. There was a shiny club crest sticker and a shiny home kit sticker, with the club’s away kit printed in the album.
On the second page, the album featured the remaining club fixtures, a two part sticker of the team photo, club honours, a sticker of top scorer Steffen Iversen and a graph of when he scored his goals, along with a chart showing the club’s goal-scorers in the previous season.
Pages three and four contained 16 stickers of the club’s squad with short biographical details of each player.
On page five, there were printed photos of the remaining squad members, a sticker of one of the club’s international players, each club’s record against the other Premier League clubs this season and another table of how the club has performed against the other PL clubs since the inception of the Premier League. A chart detailing the club’s goal-scorers by month through the 1996-1997 season was also included.
The final page had shiny stickers of the club’s “Superstar” and “Hotshot”, with details of the stadium with a plan and how to get there. There were stats for each player for the previous season and the important piece of information about where the nearest McDonalds is.
So, here are the THFC pages in the Merlin’s Premier League 98 collection …
|THFC Page 1||THFC Page 2|
|THFC Page 3||THFC Page 4|
|THFC Page 5||THFC Page 6|
The Spurs pages had the following stickers of players …
|Ian Walker||Justin Edinburgh||Colin Calderwood|
|Stephen Carr||Ramon Vega||John Scales|
|Sol Campbell||David Howells||Ruel Fox|
|Allan Nielsen||Darren Anderton||David Ginola|
|Jose Dominguez||Les Ferdinand||Chris Armstrong|
Additionally, there were the Club Crest and Squad photo stickers …
|Club Crest||Team Photo|
Their were these other Spurs stickers in the collection
|Sol Campbell – “Superstar”||Les Ferdinand – “Hotshot”||David Ginola – International Player|
|Steffen Iversen – “Top Scorer”||Justin Edinburgh (One of the players set to attend a Merlin “Super Fun Day” at Legoland Windsor)|
Other Spurs related players who were at our club at some stage of their careers included …
|Nick Barmby (Everton)||Gudni Bergsson (Bolton Wanderers)||Andy Booth (Sheffield Wednesday)|
|Andy Booth (Sheffield Wednesday)||Ugo Ehiogu (Aston Villa)||Chris Fairclough (Bolton Wanderers)|
|Kasey Keller (Leicester City)||Oyvind Leonhardsen (Liverpool)||John Moncur (West Ham United)|
|Chris Perry (Wimbledon)||Chris Powell (Derby County)||Jamie Redknapp (Liverpool)|
|Gus Poyet (Chelsea)||Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United)||Tim Sherwood (Blackburn Rovers)|
|Neil Sullivan (Wimbledon)||David Tuttle (Crystal Palace)||Des Walker (Sheffield Wednesday)|