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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 would appear as Mar 5 when in stock 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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Sep 19  Liam Brady & David Johnson/Brighton v. Bolton/Liverpool/Arsenal v. Man Utd,

Andy Rollings, Ricky Villa, Davie Cooper, Alan Ball, Jimmy Greenhoff.


Nov 21  Leeds v. Bristol City/West Brom v. Norwich/Celtic v. Rangers/Ian Wallace, Mike Fillery, Archie Gemmill.

Nov 28 Kevin Keegan/Man City v. Man Utd/Larry Lloyd/Tommy Caton, Exeter & Torquay,

Kenny Dalglish, Brian Little.




Jan 2   New Year cover/Super Strikers/Orient/Lou Macari, Steve Emery.

Jan 9   Graham Paddon/Match '80 Calendar/Martin Buchan/Jim Bone, Andy Gray,

Brendan O' Callaghan, Andy Peake.


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 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. Czechoslovakia & Kuwait/Pluck of the Irish (WC win v Spain)/Tartan Tragedy (WC v Russia)




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.


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


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


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.


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


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

Paul Bracewell, Craig Johnston.


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.




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


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


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


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

( * * 1986 onwards to be loaded * *)


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