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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 page, other, other, other.


Where two or more players appear in a match action picture, the 'home' player(s)' 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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1979   * * £2 each * *

Oct  10   Andy Gray & Gordon McQueen/Soccer Bowl '79/Wolves v. Man Utd,  Mike Flanagan, Derek Parkin,  Wilf Rostron, Tony Towers.

Oct  17  Kenny Burns & Kenny Dalglish/Garry Birtles/Man Utd/BrianHorton, Vince Hilaire,

Asa Hartford, Alan Curblishley, Kevin Reeves.

Oct  31  Paul Miller & Glenn Hoddle/Dave Langan/Ipswich/Kenny Dalglish & John Wile,

Dave Swindlehurst, Malcolm Waldron & Chris Jones, Peter Shilton.


Nov  21  Paul Hart/Norwich v. West Brom/Celtic v. Rangers/Ian Wallace, Mike Fillery,

Archie Gemmill, John Burridge, Stoke.


Dec  19  Luther Blissett/Super Strikers/Oxford/Dave Mehmet, Viv Anderson, Willie Carr

Dec  26  George Best/Super Strikers/Garry Stanley/Tony Woodcock, Glenn Hoddle.



1980   * * £2 each * *

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

Jan    9   Graham Paddon/1980 Soccer Calendar/Martin Buchan/Jim Bone, Andy Gray,

Brendan O' Callaghan, Andy Peake.

Jan  16  John Hollins/1980 Soccer Calendar/David Cross & John Brownlie/Stan Bowles,

Dixie McNeill.

Jan  23   Don Givens & Peter Withe/1980 Soccer Calendar/Ray Hankin/Eric Gates,

Frank Stapleton.

Jan  30   John Trewick & Garry Birtles/Ossie Ardiles/Bosko Jankovic/Jimmy Rimmer, Sheff Wed, Davie Provan, Bob Hazell.


Feb   6   Gary Gillespie & Asa Hartford/Derby v. Middlesbrough/Clive Walker/Gerry Ryan,

Sheff Utd, Peter Shilton, Kevin Bond.

Feb  13  Ricky Hill & Ron Harris/Ray Clemence/Frank Gray/Phil Parkes, Jimmy Nicholl,

Bryan Robson (West Brom), Allan Evans

Feb  27  John Gregory & Kenny Dalglish/Viv Anderson/Alan Brazil & Alan Hansen/Alan Ainscow, Brian Hornsby, Petar Barota.


May  24   England v. Argentina/More Eng v. Arg action/John Richards/Forest Can Do It  Again.


July   12   Alan Young/Terry Yorath/Adrian Heath/The Monster (Hrubesch) Strikes Twice,

Kevin Keelan, Russell Osman

July   26  Kenny Burns/Keith Bertschin/Paul Hart/(Andy) Gray's Glory Day, Jeff Wealands,

George McCluskey.



1981   * *  All Issues from this point,  £1 each unless stated  * *

Jan   3   Phil Parkes/Frank Worthington/A-Z "A"/Oxford, Alan Devonshire, Last Gasp Liverpool.


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.



1982    NO STOCK                                            




June    4 Bryan Robson/Kenny Sansom/Mark Wright/Glory Glory Man Utd, Paul Strock, Wimbledon

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

Alvin Martin, Mike Duxbury.




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

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




Aug  31  Billy Wright & Tony Cottee/Newcastle/Justin Fashanu/Glenn Hoddle, Peter Withe.


Sep  28  Glenn Hoddle/Leicester/Billy Hamilton & John Aldridge/Jeff Clarke, Steve Hodge,

Tony Cottee.


Oct   26  David Seaman & Tony Cottee/Reading/Emeka Nwajiobi/Paul Kerr, Alan Davies,

Kevin McAllister, Nicky Morgan





Mar  22  Kenny Clements/Ipswich/F.A. Cup game ad/Denmark, Uruguay, David Preece,

Danny Thomas.

Mar  29  Jeremy Charles/Colchester/Chris Woods/Russia, Scotland, Graeme Sharp.


Apr  26  Ray Houghton & Malcolm Shotton/Graeme Souness/Tony Gale/League Cup Final action, Terry Butcher, Richard Gough, Belgium, Morocco.


May   3   Steve Bruce & Dave Watson/Oxford/Kerry Dixon/Argentina, Iraq.

May  10 (F)  Kevin Ratcliffe & Kenny Dalglish/Paul Bracewell & Kevin MacDonald/Sandy Clark & Eric Black/John Barnes, Bulgaria, South Korea.


July    5   (WC)  Diego Maradona/Diego's A Handful/Jorge Burruchaga/Brazil's Spot of Bother.

July  12   Gary Lineker/Preben Elkjaar/Line 7 ad/Out Of This World, Peter Beardsley.


Aug    9   Roy Aitken/Celtic/Patrick ad/Billy Stark, John Colquhoun, Luis Fernandez.

Aug  16   (CS) Graeme Sharp & Alan Hansen/Norwich/Puma ad/Murdo MacLeod, Graham Rix & Kenny Sansom.

Aug  23   Kerry Dixon/Man Utd/Mitchell Thomas/Mark Walters, Colin West.

Aug  30   Football Facts card cover/Liverpool/Puma ad/Steve Cowan & Terry Butcher,

Charity Shield action, Danny Wilson, Andy Blair.


Sep    6   Charlie Nicholas/Newcastle/Richard Gough/Frank McAvennie, Mark Lillis, Chris Turner, Scunthorpe.

Sep  13   Colin Clarke & Shaun Elliot/Sheff Wed/Line 7 ad/Paul Miller, Dave Watson.


Oct   18   Kevin Sheedy & Neil Webb/Oxford/Wolves/Hit Men. Colin Clarke, Arthur Albiston.

Oct   25  Brian McClair & Davie Cooper/Rangers/NFL gear ad/Hit Men, Mo Johnston, Carlisle.


Nov   8   Terry Butcher/Derby/Chesterfield/George Wood, Davie Cooper & Ian Durrant.


Dec   6   Mark Lawrenson/Sheff Utd/Xmas ad/Glenn Hoddle, Burnley.

Dec  13  Kevin Sheedy/Reading/Halifax/Steve Hunt, David Williams, Mel Sterland, Garry Birtles.




Feb  14  Gordon Strachan & Frank Stapleton/Millwall/Colin Walsh/Mike Newell, Terry Gibson, David Norton

Feb  21  Norman Whiteside/Barnsley/Nico Claesen/Wayne Fereday, Kevin Richardson,

David Kelly & Paul Jones.


Apr  11  Kenny Sansom & Niall Quinn/(Blackburn) Rovers Return/Maurice Malpas/League Cup Final action, John Sheridan, Dundee, Mark Falco, Greg Downs, Gary Mabbutt.

Apr  25  Graeme Sharp & Barry Venison/Chelsea/Paul McStay & Mo Johnston/Gary Gillespie,

Glyn Hodges, Neale Cooper.


May   2   Ian Rush/Rush in Dixie-Land/Brian McClair/Bran Stein, Dave Bennett, Mervyn Day,

Alan Smith.

May   9   Chris Woods/Bryan Robson (new England kit)Wayne Clarke/Charlie Nicholas,

Kenny Dalglish, Ray Houghton, John Matthews.

May  30  Roy Aitken & Mark Hateley/Prize Rams/Mark Stein/Up Pompey, Tartan Torment, Beardsley Silences The Samba, Peter Reid, Cobblers Crowned, Fairy Tale Final (FA Cup action).


June  13  Charlie Nicholas/86-87's Magic Moments/Ally McCoist & Mark Wright/Kenny Brown, Stuart Pearce, Gary Porter, Peter Shirtliff.

June  20  Clive Allen & Gary Lineker/Ian Rush/Chris Waddle/Trevor Peake, John Fashanu.

June  27  Peter Shilton & Neville Southall/Tony Adams/Gary Stevens (Everton)/Mike Duxbury,

Andy Ritchie, David Preece, Brian McClair.


July  11   John Fashanu & Peter Shirtliff/Viv Anderson & Brian McClair/Pat Van Den Hauwe, Richard Gough,  Ian Culverhouse & Clive Walker.

July  18   Peter Beardsley/Glenn Hoddle/Mark Hateley/David Rocastle, Lloyd McGrath.


Aug   1  (CS)  Dave Bennett & Kevin Ratcliffe/Cyrille Regis-Paul McStay/Nike ad/Ian Baird,

Gordon Strachan.



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