Issues of Football Weekly News were dated to cover a whole week, for instance the first issue we have available is dated 26 Sept-2 Oct 1979. For reference on this site, it is treated as Oct 2 1979. Originally appearing in August 1979, the magazine ceased publication in the summer of 1981.
Details of the subject of the colour cover, and the colour team group or player(s) which usually appeared on the back cover are listed alongside the date of each issue.
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Oct 2 Malcolm Waldron & Kenny Dalglish/David Moss
Oct 9 John Trewick & Willie Donachie/Graham Paddon & Andy Blair.
Oct 16 Ray Wilkins/Des Bremner, John Gidman & Liam Brady.
Oct 23 Garth Crooks
Oct 30 Ricky Villa/Donald Park
Nov 6 Teddy Maybank/Tony Woodcock & Alan Hansen.
Nov 13 John Beck & Kevin Lock/John Brownlie & Kevin Dillon
Nov 20 Andy Gray/Ross Jenkins & Micky Droy
Nov 27 Brendan O' Callaghan/Celtic v Rangers
Dec 4 Charlie George/Gerry Armstrong & Steve Foster
Dec 11 Micky Burns/David Geddis
Dec 18 Martin Peters/Sammy McIlroy
Dec 25 Tommy Hutchinson/Trevor Francis
Jan 1 Kenny Dalglish/Tottenham
Jan 8 George McCluskey/Wolves
Jan 15 Bryan Flynn/Everton
Jan 22 Peter Withe/Millwall
Feb 19 Eric Gates/Watford
Feb 26 Billy Pirie/Norwich
Mar 4 Bob Latchford/Notts Co
Mar 11 Brian Little/West Brom
Mar 18 L - Ken Hibbitt/Derby
Mar 25 L* - Mike Doyle/Colchester
Apr 1 Ray Wilkins/Burnley
Apr 8 Eddie Kelly/Charlton
Apr 15 Kenny Dalglish & Willie Young/Cambridge
Apr 22 Gerry Ryan/Cardiff
Apr 29 Jack Campbell/Carlisle
May 13 F - Cup Final cover/Trevor Brooking
May 27 E - John Robertson/Aldershot
June 3 Justin Fashanu/Newport
June 10 E* - Peter Barnes/Bristol City
June 17 Euro 80 - Dave Watson/Billy Bonds & Andy King
June 24 Euro 80 - Cyrille Regis/Southend
July 1 Euro 80* - Ray Kennedy/Paul Mariner
July 8 Luther Blissett/Kenny Dalglish
July 15 Ian Walsh/John Roberston
July 22 Garry Thompson/Clive Allen
July 29 Bryan Robson (Sunderland)/England
Aug 5 Chris Hughton/Peter Shilton
Aug 12 CS - Terry McDermott/Chester
Aug 19 New season - Kevin Keegan/Celtic
Aug 26 Andy Gray/Sheff Utd
Sep 2 Alex Sabella/Keegan, Mitre ad
Sep 9 John Dungworth/Swansea
Sep 16 Peter Barnes & David O'Leary/Chesterfield
Sep 23 Don Masson/O'Leary, Mitre ad
Sep 30 Irving Nattrass/Hearts
Oct 7 Gordon Cowans & Garry Stanley/Blackburn
Oct 14 Lee Chapman & Paul Madeley/Airdrie
Oct 21 Paul Hinshelwood/O'Leary, Mitre ad
Oct 28 Rafael Villazan/Plymouth
Nov 4 Gary Owen & Charlie George/Rangers
Nov 11 Frank Stapleton, Peter Shilton & Kenny Burns/Sheff Wed
Nov 18 Trevor Brooking/O'Leary, Mitre ad
Nov 25 Clive Walker/Mansfield
Dec 2 Eric Gates & Sammy McIlroy/O'Leary, Mitre ad
Dec 9 Martin O'Neill & Juston Fashanu/Keegan, Mitre ad.
Dec 16 Bobby Parker/Torquay.
Dec 23 Paul Goddard/Dundee United
Dec 30 Terry Fenwick & David Johnson/Doncaster.
Jan 6 John Richards & Brian Horton/Kilmarnock
Jan 13 John Chiedozie & Barry Powell/St. Mirren
Jan 20 Peter Ward/Morton
Jan 27 Gary Shaw/Bristol Rovers
Feb 3 Leighton James/Shrewsbury
Feb 10 Kenny Dalglish/Barnsley
Feb 17 Frans Thijssen & Tony Morley/Hull
Feb 24 Murdo MacLeod & Davie Cooper/Reading
Mar 3 Jimmy Nicholl/Lincoln
Mar 10 Glenn Hoddle/Oxford
Mar 24 Steve Quow & Dave Bennett/Stockport
Mar 31 Alan Buckley/Nott'm F.
Apr 7 Alan Brazil/Grimsby
Apr 14 Andy Gray & Joey Jones/Exeter
Apr 21 Raddy Antic/York
Apr 28 Steve Archibald/Tranmere.
May 5 Billy Wright & Kevin Moran/Rochdale
May 12 F - semi-final action/Danny McGrain & Mark McGhee
May 19 Peter Withe & David Mills/Crewe
May 26 E - Viv Anderson & Ian Rush/Hereford
June 2 David Cross & John Platt/Kevin Reeves & Ossie Ardiles
June 9 (Last issue) Mike Channon & Chris Hughton/Bill Roffey & Terry Curran
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