Prime among the Premier League escapees in the Coca-Cola Cup were Manchester City and Coventry. Those condemned to one year's solitary were Sheffield United, unable to overcome three Blackpool goals from the first leg, Leeds, falling to Sunderland - no prizes for guessing which year that invoked - and Southampton who lost to Shrewsbury.
The pressure of managing Celtic FC proved too much for Liam Brady so he resigned and Neil Fairbrother discovered the Lancashire cricket members no less forgiving about failure and gave up the captaincy.
It was success that forced
Michael Jordan into early retirement. The world's greatest basketball player turned his back on the NBA after winning three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls. He will need the extra time to count and spend his money - his 1992 income was reported to be almost dollars 40m (pounds 26m).