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Match Weekly, 1979-90


First published in September 1979 (this issue pictured above with Kevin Keegan in the classic red England away shirt by Admiral was No. 1) and offering a glut of colour posters in each issue, Match gradually established itself as Shoot's main weekly rival on the newsagent's shelves.


We are pleased to be able to offer a selection of Match Weekly magazines, with the vast majority of magazines being in perfect condition.


For the first few months of publication, Match was dated to cover a full week (for instance, Issue 1 is dated 6th-12th September 1979) but for our purposes, the latter date would be used (i.e, Sep 12). The last issue using this format is dated 28th February-5th March 1980 (this appears as Mar 5 in our listings for 1980), with next issue being dated for the following Saturday, in this case 8th March 1980 (therefore Mar 8). Until August 1981, magazines were stapled rather than glued, which made removal of the centre spread far easier. We can confirm that the ALL the magazines listed below have been thoroughly checked and are complete !


Details of the colour pictures in each magazine are listed as follows :

Front cover/centre spread/back cover/other, other, other, other.


Where two or more players appear in a match action picture, the 'home' players will be listed first if the venue can be identified by stadium shots, or if the other player(s) are in away colours. Similarly, match action shots will also show the 'home' club first, if the venue can be clearly identified.




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May 31  George McCluskey & Frank McGarvey/Archie Gemmill/Kevin Keegan/Dave Bennett, Dennis Mortimer, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Bradshaw.


June 21  Archie Gemmill & Steve Coppell/Scotland v England/Sandy Jardine/Bobby Smith, John Robertson, Billy Gilbert, Peter Latchford.


July 5   Man City v. Stoke/Frank Stapleton, Liam Brady, Graeme Souness & Alan Hansen ('79 Charity Shield)/Jim Cannon/Wilkins' Touch of Class (v. Belgium), Joe Gallagher, Pat Jennings.

July 26  Kenny Burns/Keith Bertschin/Paul Hart/Andy Gray, Jeff Wealands, George McCluskey.


Sep 20  Kenny Dalglish/Kevin Keegan/David Armstrong/Andy Peake, Alan Dodd.


Nov 8   Bryan 'Pop' Robson/Wolves/John McGovern/Allan Evans, Orient, Alan Devonshire.

Nov 15  Garth Crooks/Ken Swain/Vince Hilaire/Jim Platt, Mickey Thomas, Ross Jenkins &

Luther Blissett.


Dec 20  Steve Coppell & Glenn Hoddle/Aston V/Phil Neal/Steve Goble, Martin O'Neill.

Dec 27  Russell Osman/Billy Ashcroft/Swansea/Bobby Russell, Garth Crooks, Ray Kennedy.




May 9 (F) F.A. Cup Cover/Man City/Milija Aleksic/Those (semi-final) Golden Goals/Dundee Utd, Glenn Hoddle.

May 23  (F R*)  Steve Perryman/White Hot Spurs/A-Z "Q"/Carlos Santillana, Alan Hansen,

KD pt 19, Derek Parlane.

May 30  Trevor Brooking/Frans Thijssen/A-Z "R"/Rangers, Mark Dennis, KD pt 20, Pat Jennings.


June 6  John Wark (with UEFA Cup)/Alan Kennedy & Phil Neal with European Cup/A-Z "S"/Colin Walsh, Steve MacKenzie, Chris Nicholl.

June 13  Steve Coppell & Frank Gray/Kenny Dalglish/A-Z "T"/Steve McCall, Peter Barnes,

Best of British (Home Internationals pics).

June 27  Cyrille Regis/Paul Mariner/Mike Angus/Danny McGrain, A-Z "V", Kenny Sansom &

Gary Shaw, Brooking's Bombshell.


July   4  Mike McCartney/Kevin Reeves/A-Z "W"/Chart-Toppers, Gary Gillespie, Garth Crooks.

July 11  Glenn Hoddle/Joe Jordan/A-Z "X & Y"/Gary Owen, David O'Leary, Alan Brown,

Trevor Francis.

July 18  Steve MacKenzie & John Wark/Andy Gray/A-Z "Z"/Peter Withe, Graham Roberts,

Sammy Lee.

July 25 Sammy McIlroy/Steve Perryman/Viv Anderson/Tommy Hutchison, Bobby Barnes,

Alan Ainscow, Stan Bowles




June 5  Gary Bailey/Champions - Liverpool tribute/Zbigniew Boniek/Justin Fashanu, Luton (Div 2. Champs).

June 26  (WC)  Paul Mariner & Christian Lopez/England v. France action/Tony Woodcock/The Big (WC) Kick-off, Brazil v. Scotland.


July 3   (WC) Trevor Francis/England v. Czecoslovakia & Kuwait/Pluck of the Irish (WC win v Spain)/Tartan Tragedy (WC v Russia)




Apr 2  (L*) Liverpool, League Cup winners/League Cup final action/Derek Scott/Kevin Reeves,

Bob Latchford, St Mirren, Alan Brazil.

Apr 23  Michael Robinson & Mike Lyons/F.A. Cup semi-final action/Alex Williams/Ricky Hill &

Paul Walsh,  Ian Bolton & Mark Falco, Trevor Christie, Paul Bracewell.

Apr 30  Gordon McQueen/Vladimar Petrovic, Gary Shaw & Gordon Cowans/Ian Wallace/Romeo Zondervan, Mick McCarthy, Colin Gibson, Peter Fox.


May 14  Tony Woodcock & Graham Roberts/Craig Johnston/Hans van Breukelen/Ross Jenkins, Arthur (Cox's) Army, Warren Neill, Ian Wilson.


June 4  (F Rep*)  Bryan Robson/Kenny Sansom cartoon/Mark Wright/F.A. Cup Final replay action, Paul Sturrock, Wimbledon (Div 4. Champs)

June 11  Steve Lynex & Willie Donachie/Peter Withe cartoon/Terry Butcher/John Deehan,  England v. Scotland action.

June 18  Mike Channon & Gordon McQueen/Mark Chamberlain/Davie Dodds/Brian Talbot,

Gordon Smith & Mel Sterland, Alvin Martin, Mike Duxbury.


July 16  David Armstrong & Wayne Turner/John Deehan & Norman Whiteside/Ian Wallace/Gary Shaw, Gary Brooke, Gordon Smith, Martin Dobson.

July 23  Stewart Robson & Peter Withe/Club Fact File cover/Russell Osman/Paul Miller,

Tony Morley, Kelham O'Hanlon, Billy Bonds.

July 30  Cyrille Regis/John Gregory & Ian Cartwright/Pat Bonner/Graham Roberts,

Mark Lawrenson, Tony Grealish, Luther Blissett.


Aug 6  Clive Goodyear & Trevor Aylott/Brighton/Gary Lineker/Gary Bailey, Peter Hampton.

Aug 13  David O'Leary, Kenny Sanson & Norman Whiteside/Swansea/Terry Fenwick/Ian Munro, Bryan Robson, Mal Donaghy, Dave Watson (Norwich).


Sep 3  Graeme Souness/Sheff Wed/Alan Curbishley/Mark Grew, Mark Hateley & Gary Stevens (Tottenham), Arthur Graham.

Sep 24  Mick Harford & Allan Evans/Portsmouth/Terry Gibson/Keith Edwards, Trevor Steven,

Mark Procter, Bryan Robson.


Oct 1  Frank Worthington & Bob Hazell/Birmingham/Alan Kennedy/Andy Gray, Wimbledon,

Kevin O' Callaghan.

Oct 8  Steve McCall & Tony Galvin/Huddersfield/Alan Brazil/Steve Lynex, Billy Bonds,

Mark Chamberlain, Geoff Palmer & Michael Robinson.

Oct 22  Frank Bunn/Stoke/Dave Swindlehurst/Tony Coton, John Pender & Peter Daniel,

Paul Power, Motherwell.

Oct 29  Peter Withe/Barnsley/Ian Bolton/Allan Evans & Steve Moran, Cyrille Regis,

Paul Bracewell, Craig Johnston.


Nov 5   Michael Robinson & Gordon McQueen/Leicester/Chris Waddle/Peter Shilton,

Wilf Rostron, Alan Biley, Stockport.

Nov 26  Mark Wright & Mike Fillery/Leeds/Garry Birtles/Neil Smilie & Gordon Smith,

England's Four-Goal Farewell (EC qualifier v. Luxembourg), Neil Orr.


Dec 10  Perry Suckling/Southampton/Jimmy Case/Mansfield trio, Keegan, Whitworth & Barrowclough, Ian Rush, Swindon.

Dec 17  John Pender & Michael Robinson/Ipswich/Trevor Senior/Martiin Buchan,

Robbie James, Byron Stevenson, Tony Cottee.




July 21  Kenny Dalglish/Olympics Extra - Peter Elliott & Seb Coe/Mark Chamberlain/Tony Cottee,  John Anderson, Colin Walsh & Nigel Callaghan, Alan Smith.


Aug 11  Roy Aitken & Dave Mitchell/Steve Foster/Bobby Russell/John Gregor, John Devine.

Aug 18  Adrian Heath/Celtic/Nigel Worthington/Ian Rush, John Trewick, Tony Woodcock.


Sep 1  Clive Allen/Aston V/Puma Advert/Lincoln, Charity Shield action, Andy Blair.

Sep 15  Graeme Sharp & Alan Hansen/Newcastle/Nike Advert/Tommy Caton, Preston.


Oct 13  John Barnes/Oxford/Kenny Dalglish/Mich D'Avray, Bryan Robson.

Oct 20  Kevin Richardson & Phil Neal/Portsmouth/Graeme Hogg/Kevin Moore & Imre Varadi,

Graham Rix.

Oct 27  Bryan Robson/Dundee Utd/Paul Mariner & George Berry/Paul Miller & Gary Bannister,

Port Vale, Gary Lineker & Wes Saunders.


Nov 10  Brian Talbot/Grimsby/Book Shelf ad/Alan Brazil, Allan Evans, Rotherham.

Nov 17  Kerry Dixon/Burnley/pre-Xmas ads/Mark Hateley, Micky Gynn.

Nov 24  George Reilly & Ian Butterworth/Sheff Utd/pre-Xmas ads/Adrian Heath, Kevin Bond.


Dec 1  John Wark/Huddersfield/pre-Xmas ads/John Chiedozie, Arthur Albiston.

Dec 8  Bryan Robson/Bristol Rovers/pre-Xmas ads/Russell Osman, Graham Roberts, Tony Ford.

Dec 15  David Speedie/Norwich/Gordon Cowans/Remi Moses, Steve McCall, Lee Chapman, George Reilly.




Jan 5  Steve McCall, Ian Cranson & Garry Thompson/Stars for '85 Calendar/Andy Blair/

Northampton, Nick Holmes, Stewart Robson.

Jan 12  Gary Mabbutt & Paul Canoville/Fulham/Kevin Dillon/Paul Rideout, Bruce Grobbelaar.

Jan 26  Graeme Sharp & Mark Lawrenson/Rangers/Alan Smith/Mark Hughes, Derek Mountfield,

Chris Thompson, Mark Whitlock.


Feb 9  Ian Rush/Billy Hamilton & John Aldridge/Ian Banks/Glenn Hoddle, Emeka Nwajiobi &

Mark Wright, Gordon McQueen.

Feb 23  Graham Roberts/Mansfield/Ray Stewart/John Barnes, Andy Gray.


Mar 9  Kenny Jackett & Kenny Dalglish/Reading/Graeme Hogg/Ray Wilkins,

Gordon Davies, Gary Williams.

Mar 23 (L) Dave Watson & Barry Venison/Sunderland/Steve Bruce/Paul Bracewell, Luther Blissett.


Apr 13  Gary Lineker & Glenn Roeder/Leeds/John Gidman/Graeme Sharp, David Hodgson,

Wayne Fereday, David Phillips.

Apr 20  Paul Walsh & Jesper Olsen/F.A. Cup Semi-Final action/Tommy Williams/Stuart McCall, Kerry Dixon, Terry Butcher, Malcolm Brown.


May 4  Paul Hart & Bob Latchford/Nott'm F/Chris Turner/Steve Nicol, Peter Withe,

Norman Whiteside, Phil Parkes.

May 11 (C)  Andy Gray/Gordon Strachan in new Scotland kit/John Trewick/Ian Cranson,

Trevor Peake.

May 18 (F)  Kevin Ratcliffe & Bryan Robson/Graeme Sharp & Frank Stapleton/Pat Nevin/Murdo MacLeod & Davie Dodds

May 25 (F*)  Norman Whiteside/F.A. Cup Final action/Ronnie Whelan/Gary Mills,

Kevin Ratcliffe, Eddie Niedzwiecki.


June 1 (C*)  Gary Stevens (Everton) with Cup Winners' Cup/Birmingham/Steve Kinsey/Steve Nicol, Charlie Nicholas, Frank McGarvey, Bradford.

June 8  Stuart McKimmie & Richard Gough/Man Utd, F.A. Cup winners/Brendon Ormsby/John O'Neill & Kenny Wharton, Mark Hateley, Peter Davenport, Joe McLaughlin.

June 15  David Lowe/All change at Anfield (Adidas kit launch)/Mich D'Avray/Kirk Stephens,

David Phillips, Hans Segers, Wigan (Freight Rover winners).

June 22  Mark Hateley & Fulvio Collovati/England/Gary Williams/Steve Foster/Phil Neal/Ian Allinson, Paul Bracewell.

June 29  Gary Lineker & Klaus Augenthaler/(Kerry) Dixon's Dream Debut/Luther Blissett/Alan Curtis, Johnny Metgod, Alan Brazil.


July 6  Gordon Strachan, John Gidman & Arthur Albiston/Kevin Ratcliffe (with Championship

trophy & Cup Winners' Cup)/Stuart Pearce/Chris Nicholl, Ronnie Whelan, Graham Rix.

July 13  Steve Bruce/Mark Hateley/Paul Futcher/Steve Hodge, Brian Marwood, Andy May.

July 27  Chris Turner & Gary Bailey/Club Fact File cover/Gary Stevens (Everton)/Graham Moseley, Andy Dibble & Joe Jordan, Paul Ramsay, Clive Wilson.


Aug 10  Alex McLeish & Maurice Johnston/Celtic/Jimmy Quinn/Sammy McIlroy, Derek Mountfield, Norman Whiteside.


Sep 21  Kevin Ratcliffe & Norman Whiteside/Sheff Wed/Peterborough/Maine Road Massacre.


( * * 1986 onwards to be loaded * *)


This page last updated   23/8/19


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