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.
UNLESS STATED, MATCH WEEKLY MAGAZINES FROM 1979 & 1980 ARE PRICED AT £2 EACH, WHILE ISSUES FROM 1981 ONWARDS ARE PRICED AT £1 EACH.
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1979 * * £2 each * *
Nov 21 Paul Hart/Norwich v. West Brom/Celtic v. Rangers/Ian Wallace, Mike Fillery,
Archie Gemmill, John Burridge, Stoke.
1980 * * £2 each * *
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,
Jan 23 Don Givens & Peter Withe/1980 Soccer Calendar/Ray Hankin/Eric Gates,
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.
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,
Sep 13 Clive Allen/Birmingham/Gordon Smith (Brighton)/Garth Crooks, Archie Gemmill
* * All Issues from this point, £1 each unless stated * *
1981 NO STOCK
Mar 20 (L*) Grobbelaar, Lawrenson & Whelan/Whelan's Wembley Wonder Show/Jim Blyth/Willie Miller, Trevor Francis, John Lukic, Bryan Robson
Apr 24 Garth Crooks/Dave Watson (Norwich)/Keith Cassels/Crooks' Cruncher, Tony Currie, Sammy McIlroy, Zico.
May 8 Alan Ball & Ken McNaught/Aston V/Karl-Heinz Rummenigge/Trevor Comes Up Trumps (Wales v. England), John Barnes, Paul Mariner.
May 15 Eric Gates & Dave Watson (Stoke)/Tony Morley/Steve Hunt/Andras Torocsik,
Gerry Armstrong, Peter Fox.
May 22 (F) Clive Allen & Garth Crooks/QPR/Peter Weir/Wembley Wizards, Hans Krankl,
Glenn Roeder & Steve Perryman.
May 29 (F*) John Gregory & Chris Hughton/Peter (Hucker) The Great/Neil Orr/Oleg Blokhin, Sammy McIlroy.
June 26 (WC) Christian Lopez & Paul Mariner/Fantastique England/Tony Woodcock/The Big
Kick-Off, Scotland The Brave.
July 10 (WC) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge & Mick Mills/Nein Goals/Arriverderci Argentina/Wlodzimierz Smolarek & Rene Ndjeya, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Amazing Zico, Austrians French-Fried & Belgian Pole-Axed.
July 24 Tony Woodcock & Everard La Ronde/Mick Mills/Alain Giresse/Willie Young,
Alan Curtis, Pierre Littbarski, Paulo Rossi
Jan 22 Kenny Dalglish/Rangers/Derrick Parker/Andy Gray, David McCreery, Iain McCulloch, Phil Parkes.
Mar 5 Paul Power/Spot On Phil (England v. Wales)/Gordon Strachan/Norwich, Mike Robinson, Mark Wallington.
Mar 19 John Hollins & Garth Crooks/Celtic/Kevin Carr/Terry Fenwick, Grimsby, Dean Coney.
Apr 9 Gerry Armstrong & Paul Miller/Hampden Heroes, Wembley Zeroes/Simon Stainrod/Gary Rowell, Paul Dyson, Joey Jones.
May 14 Tony Woodcock & Graham Roberts/Craig Johnston/Hans van Breuklen/Ross Jenkins, Warren Neill, Ian Wilson
June 11 Steve Lynex & Wille Donachie/Peter Withe/Terry Butcher/John Deehan,
Wembley Waltz (England v. Scotland), Gary Waddock, Bradford.
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 Trevor Aylott & Clive Goodyear/Brighton/Gary Lineker, Gary Bailey, Peter Hampton.
Aug 20 Aberdeen v. Celtic, Scottish kick-off/Hearts/Richard Gough/John Lukic, Nick Holmes, Terry Connor, Nicky Law.
Oct 1 Southampton v. QPR/Birmingham/Alan Kennedy/Andy Gray, Wimbledon,
Kevin O' Callaghan
Oct 8 Steve McCall & Tony Galvin/Huddersfield/Alan Brazil/Steve Lynex, Billy Bonds,
Oct 22 Frank Bunn/Stoke/Dave Swindlehurst/Tony Coton, Peter Daniel, John Pender,
Paul Power, Motherwell.
Oct 29 Peter Withe/Barnsley/Ian Bolton/Cyrille Regis, Paul Bracewell, Craig Johnston.
Nov 26 Mark Wright & Mike Fillery/Leeds/Garry Birtles/England's Four Goal Farewell, Neil Orr.
Dec 10 Perry Suckling/Southampton/Jimmy Case/Keegan Whitworth & Barrowclough (Mansfield), Ian Rush, Swindon.
Dec 17 John Pender & Mike Robinson/Ipswich/Trevor Senior/Martin Buchan, Robbie James, Byron Stevenson, Tony Cottee.
Jan 7 Nigel Callaghan/Norwich/Ian Stewart/Graeme Souness, Steve Foster, Halifax.
Feb 4 Garry Birtles/Walsall/Paul Haylock/Kenny Dalglish, Steve Archibald, Peter Withe.
Feb 11 Nigel Callaghan, George Reilly & Wilf Rostron/Nott'm F/Tony Grealish/Neville Southall, Micky Adams, Aberdeen.
Feb 25 Steve Perryman/Notts Co/Derek Parlane/Kirk Stephens, Walsall.
Mar 3 Liverpool celebrate/Watford/Ray Wilkins/Shaun Elliot, Frank Worthington,
Mar 10 Steve Williams/Plymouth/Jim Hagan/Steve Hodge, Maurice Johnston, Mansfield.
Mar 17 Chris Hughton/Diego Maradona/Paul McStay/Perry Suckling,
Mick Harford & Allan Evans, Newcastle.
Mar 24 (L) Kevin Ratcliffe & Graeme Souness/Everton/Mark Lawrenson/Alan Curbishley,
Mar 31 (L*) John Bailey & Alan Kennedy/Mersey Magic/Dennis Mortimer/Billy Wright,
Clive Whitehead & Andy Rogers, Chris Fairclough.
Apr 7 Reds' Cup For Keeps !/Souness Settles It/Mike Channon/Magic McCoist,
Russell Osman & Alan Brazil, Grimsby.
Apr 14 Steve Moran & Kevin Moran/Nott'm F/Tommy Tynan/John Wark, Andy Gray,
May 12 Kevin Keegan/Farewell King Kevin !/Brian Talbot/Brendan O' Callaghan,
Trevor Brooking, Cyrille Regis, Jan Ceulemans.
May 19 (F) Peter Reid & Maurice Johnston/Andy Gray & George Reilly/Tommy Burns/Allan Simonsen.
June 23 John Barnes & Mark Hateley/Triple Trophy Parade/Darren Wood/Graham Baker, England's Samba Sensation, Nigel Spink, Robbie Cooke & Chris Waddle.
June 30 Ken McNaught & Paul Mariner/Hateley's A Hit/Mike Robinson/Mike Channon &
Kevin Ratcliffe, Mel Sterland, Mark Hughes.
July 7 Michel Platini/Michel the Musketeer/Peter Reid/Terry Fenwick, Tony Morley,
Chris Turner, Peter Mendham
July 14 Mark Hateley/Oleg Blokhin & Graham Roberts/Gary Waddock/Paul Hart,
Aug 11 Roy Aitken & Dave Mitchell/Steve Foster/Bobby Russell/John Gregory, John Devine.
Aug 18 (CS) Adrian Heath/Celtic/Nigel Worthington/Ian Rush, John Trewick, Tony Woodcock.
Sep 15 Alan Hansen & Graeme Sharp/Newcastle/Nike Ad (Ian Rush)/Tommy Caton, Preston.
Oct 6 International Heroes poster/West Brom/Alan Hansen/Peterborough, Mark Walters, Mark Falco.
Oct 13 John Barnes/Oxford/Kenny Dalglish/Mich D'Avray, Bryan Robson
Oct 20 Phil Neal & Kevin Richardson/Portsmouth/Graeme Hogg/Kevin Mooore & Imre Varadi, Graham Rix.
Nov 17 Kerry Dixon/Burnley/Bec Sports ad/Mark Hateley, Micky Gynn.
Nov 24 George Reilly & Ian Butterworth/Sheff Utd/Bec Sports ad/Adrian Heath, Kevin Bond.
Mar 23 (L) Barry Venison & Dave Watson/Sunderland/Steve Bruce/Paul Bracewell,
May 11 Andy Gray/Gordon Strachan (new Scotland kit)/John Trewick/Ian Cranson,
June 1 Gary Stevens (Everton)/Birmingham/Steve Kinsey/Steve Nicol, Charlie Nicholas,
Frank McGarvey, Bradford.
June 15 David Lowe/All Change at Anfield (new Adidas kits)/Mich D'Avray/Kirk Stephens, David Phillips, Hans Segers, Wigan's Wembley Wonders.
July 13 Steve Bruce/Mark Hateley/Paul Futcher/Steve Hodge, Brian Marwood, Andy May.
July 20 Clive Allen/Dave Watson/Andy Feeley/Les Sealey, Steve Mackenzie.
Sep 14 Mick Harford/Birmingham/Simon Stainrod/Garry Birtles, Paul Power, Alan Curtis.
Sep 21 Kevin Ratcliffe & Norman Whiteside/Sheff Wed/Peterborough/Maine Road Massacre.
Oct 5 Mike Hazard/Coventry/Colin West/Peter Shilton, Mark Falco, Walsall.
Oct 26 David Seaman & Tony Cottee/Reading/Emeka Nwajiobi/Paul Kerr, Alan Davies,
Kevin McAllister, Nicky Morgan.
Nov 2 Gary Lineker/Everton/Kerry Dixon/Mal Donaghy & Mark Walters, Peter Beardsley,
Nov 9 David McCreery/Oldham/Christmas Bookshelf ad/Northern Ireland, Aberdeen, Kevin Ratcliffe & Norman Whiteside, Charlie Nicholas.
Nov 16 Chris Waddle/York/George Reilly/Glenn Cockerill, Ian Rush, Ian Butterworth.
Nov 30 Mark Hateley/Crystal P/Trevor Steven/Paul Birch, Steve Hunt,
Neil Webb & Kevin Bond, Kerry Dixon.
Dec 14 Dean Glover & Mick Harford/Grimsby/Bruce Grobbelaar/Graeme Sharp, Vince Hilaire.
Dec 21 Graeme Sharp & Graeme Hogg/QPR/Phil Thompson/Steve MacKenzie, Brian Stein, Alan Dickens.
Jan 4 Glenn Roeder & Ian Rush/Dundee Utd/David Geddis/Altrincham, Eric Black, Ricky Hill, Mark Hughes.
Jan 11 Pat Nevin/Stoke/Orient/Paul McGrath, Lee Chapman, John Aldridge.
Mar 22 Kenny Clements/Ipswich/F.A. Cup game ad/Denmark, Uruguay, David Preece,
Mar 29 Jeremy Charles/Colchester/Chris Woods/Russia, Scotland, Graeme Sharp.
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.
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.
May 2 Ian Rush/Rush in Dixie-Land/Brian McClair/Bran Stein, Dave Bennett, Mervyn Day,
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,
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Also available, content details for individual issues available on request.....
January 2, 16. February 13, 20, 27. March 5, 12, 19, 26. April 9, 16, 30.
May 7, 28. June 4, 11, 18, 25. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. August 13.
November 19. December 24, 31.
January 14, 21, 28. February 4. March 11, 18, 25. April 8, 22. July 15. December 30.
January 13. February 24. March 17. May 5, 12. June 16. December 1, 22, 29
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