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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  31  Paul Miller & Glenn Hoddle/David 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



1980   * * £2 each * *

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  10  (F)  Billy Bonds & Pat Rice/Cup Final Line-Up/Danny McGrain/Alan Devonshire,

Derek Johnstone.

May  17   Geoff Pike & Paul Allen/Hammers' Cockney Carnival/Joe McBride/Battle for National Pride, Alan Rough, Terry Curran.

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  * *

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                                            1983    NO STOCK



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





Jan  18   Charlie Nicholas/Brighton/Wigan/Kevin Sheedy, John Barnes, Steve Walford, Paul Walsh

Jan  25   Bruce Grobbelaar/Derby/Halifax/Mo Johnston, Alan Smith, Arthur Albiston, Paul Hart.


Feb  22  Andy Gray/Hearts/England/Dean Glover, Ian Stewart, Eddie Niedzwiecki.


Mar   1   Neil Webb/Norwich/Charlie Nicholas/Kevin Ratcliffe, Steve Perryman & Chris Waddle, Kenny Wharton, Craig Johnston.

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  19  (L)  Steve Wicks/Malcolm Shotton & Terry Fenwick/Steve Perryman/France, Spain.

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.

May  17  Double Diamonds/Hull/Port Vale/F.A. Cup Final action, Dave Watson, Canada, Mexico, Kenny's Pincher.

May  24  Kenny Dalglish/England/Paraguay/Hearts Breaker.

May  31  (WC)  Mexico '86 Cover/Sheff Wed/Nike ad (Rush)/The Allen Clan (Paul, Martin & Clive), Chris Waddle, Johnny Metgod, Ian Rush.


June   7   (WC)  Gary Stevens (Everton)/Zico/Nike ad (Hoddle)/Just Freight City, Pat Jennings & Jimmy Quinn.

June  14  (WC)  Norman Whiteside/England ambushed/Line 7 ad/Carnival Kicks Off, Michel Platini.

June  21  (WC)  Gary Lineker/Gary's Glory Goals/Line 7 ad/Danish Dynamite, Jan Molby,

David McCreery.

June  28  (WC)  Trevor Steven/Lineker Goes For The Throat/World Cup game ad/Samba Superstars, Glenn Hoddle.


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.

July  19   Mark Hughes/85-86 Club Factfile cover/Mitre ad/Careca, Neale Cooper, Peter Shilton.


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.

Sep  27   Kenny Dalglish/Wimbledon/Northampton/Bryan Robson, Clive Allen, Paul Power.


Oct    4   John Bumstead & Garry Birtles/Coventry/Heinz ad/Super Savers, Charlie Nicholas, Tranmere.

Oct  11   Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge & Gary Lineker/Leeds/Orient/Super Savers, Peter Beardsley, Worrell Sterling, Brian Marwood.

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.

Nov  15  Steve Williams/Watford/Match shop ad/Kevin Ratcliffe, John Fashanu.

Nov  22  Gary Mabbutt/Plymouth/Xmas ad/Blackpool, Glenn Cockerill, Russell Osman.

Nov  29  Graham Rix & Gordon Strachan/Oldham/Newport/Alan Brazil, Tony Adams, Dave Beasant


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.

Dec  27  Xmas Cartoon/QPR/Ray Houghton/Gary Mabbutt & Ally McCoist, Steve Bruce.




Jan   3   Glenn Hoddle/1987 Soccer Calendar/Niall Quinn/Kenny Dalglish, Oxford Hit 'Em for Six, Paul McStay, David Phillips.

Jan  10  Adrian Heath/Aberdeen/Kenny Jackett/Dake Gordon, Ally Dawson, Alan Hansen,

Colin Gibson.

Jan  17  F.A. Cup diary cover/Shrewsbury/Mick Harford/Graham Roberts, Steve Hodge,

Craig Johnston, Mark Wright.


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.


Mar  28  Gary Lineker/Charlton/Jimmy Case/Colin Gibson, Alan Smith.


Apr   4  (L)  Alan Hensen & Kenny Sansom cartoon/Arsenal/John Barnes/David O' Leary,

Ally McCoist, Barry Venison, John Gregory, Craig Johnston.

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  18  Dave Bennett, Clive & Paul Allen/Spurs Spank 'Em/Tony Adams/Mick Quinn,

Sky Blue Heaven, Paul Miller, John Sivebaek.

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  23   Dave Bennett & Keith Houchen/Salute The Champions/Clive-Wire ! (Allen)/Scarborough Flair, Perfect Sky-Blue Day, All Saints' Day, Rangers Rule.

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   6   Neil Webb/Mansfield's Greatest Day/Peter Beardsley/Mike Hooper, Kevin Drinkell, Copacabana Kids.

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.

July  25   Paul Power/Charlie Nicholas-Graeme Souness (double sided pullout)/Steve Hodge/Gary Ablett & Peter Reid, Paul Gascoigne.


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

Gordon Strachan. 

Aug  22    John Barnes/Derby/Sondico ad/Robson Rules the World, Luther Blissett & Trevor Senior,  Steve MacKenzie.


Nov  28    Chris Waddle/Turkey Roasted/Sondico ad/Tottenham In Turmoil, Tony Galvin,

David White, Ian Rush.


Dec  26   Emlyn Hughes/1988 Soccer Calendar, pt 1/Pure Genius Forest (Guinness Six-a-Side winners)/Alan Hansen, Emlyn Hughes, Ray Houghton.



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