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 (except Issue 1 - £5), WHILE ISSUES FROM 1981 ONWARDS ARE PRICED AT £1 EACH.
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1979 * * £2 each * *
Sep 12 (ISSUE 1) Kevin Keegan/England v. Scotland/Man City/Terry McDermott,
Peter Barnes & Gary Owen, Stoke v. Coventry, Jimmy Neighbour, Ian Wallace £5
Sep 19 Liam Brady & David Johnson/Brighton v. Bolton/Liverpool/Arsenal v. Man Utd,
Andy Rollings, Ricky Villa, Davie Cooper, Alan Ball, Jimmy Greenhoff.
Sep 26 Steve Daley/Micky Nutton, Gary Locke & Bryan Robson (Sunderland)/Wolves/Steve Coppell, Clive Woods, Man City v. Southampton, Ray Kennedy, Brendan Batson.
Oct 3 Mick Ferguson & Viv Anderson/Nick Holmes/Celtic/Sunderland, Steve Daley,
Crystal P v. Aston V, England v. Denmark, Martin O'Neill, Gerry Gow, Ossie Ardiles.
Oct 10 Andy Gray & Gordon McQueen/Soccerbowl '79/Millwall/Wolves v. Man Utd,
Mike Flanagan, Derek Parkin, Wilf Rostron, Tony Towers.
Oct 31 Paul Miller & Glenn Hoddle/David Langan/Ipswich/Kenny Dalglish & John Wile,
Dave Swindlehurst, Malcolm Waldron & Chris Jones, Peter Shilton.
Nov 7 Sammy McIlroy & Tony Woodcock/Johan Cruyff/Scotland v. Austria/N.Ireland v England, Andy King, Frank Kopel, Rotherham.
Nov 14 Ian Bowyer & Garry Birtles/Arsenal v. Magdeburg (F.A. Cup collectors album also present)/West Brom/Justin Fashanu, David Moss, Arthur Albiston, Ally Scott, Brian Greenhoff.
Nov 21 Paul Hart/Norwich v. West Brom/Celtic v. Rangers/Ian Wallace, Mike Fillery,
Archie Gemmill, John Burridge, Stoke.
Nov 28 Kevin Keegan/Man City v. Man Utd/Larry Lloyd/Tommy Caton, Exeter & Torquay,
Dec 5 Liam Brady & David Armstrong/Jimmy Case & Peter Barnes/Luton/Gary Gillespie,
Billy Caskey, Kenny Hibbitt, Nick Holmes.
Dec 12 Steve Coppell & Alan Dodd/Super Strikers/Bolton/Phil Boyer, Dennis Tueart, Mark Dennis.
Dec 19 Luther Blissett/Super Strikers/Oxford/Dave Mehmet, Viv Anderson, Willie Carr.
Dec 26 George Best/Super Strikers/Garry Stanley/Woodcock in Wonderland, 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,
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 20 Graham Rix & Glenn Hoddle/Martin Peters & Colin Viljoen/Phil Thompson/Gary Bailey, Malcom Waldron, Garry Birtles.
Feb 27 John Gregory & Kenny Dalglish/Viv Anderson/Alan Brazil & Alan Hansen/Alan Ainscow, Brian Hornsby, Petar Barota.
Mar 15 (L) Nick Holmes & Martin O'Neill/Kenny Hibbitt, Wolves/Gordon Cowans/Paul Cooper, David Armstrong.
May 3 Peter Mendham & Billy Gilbert/David Johnson/Garth Crooks/Joe Jordan, Joe Corrigan.
May 24 England v. Argentina/More Eng v. Arg action/John Richards/Forest Can Do It Again.
May 31 George McCluskey/Archie Gemmill/Kevin Keegan/Dave Bennett, Dennis Mortimer,
Glenn Hoddle, Paul Bradshaw.
June 7 Garry Birtles/Ray Wilkins & Paul Power/Stuart Pearson/Graham Paddon, Belgium, Leopoldo Luque, Peter McCloy.
June 14 Andy Gray/England/Mickey Thomas/Don Masson, Willie Miller, Dai Davies.
June 21 Archie Gemmill & Steve Coppell/Scotland v. England/Sandy Jardine/Bobby Smith,
John Robertson, Billy Gilbert, Peter Latchford.
June 28 Ray Wilkins/Euro '80, The (England) Goals That Away/Chris Hughton/Alan Curbishley, David Price, Steve Hardwick, David Fairclough.
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,
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,
July 18 John Wark & Steve MacKenzie/Andy Gray/A-Z "Z"/Peter Withe, Graham Roberts,
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)
Aug 27 New Season cover/Man Utd/David O'Leary/"Cannon" cartoon, pt 1,
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.
Feb 9 Ian Rush/Billy Hamilton & John Aldridge/Ian Banks/Glenn Hoddle, Gordon McQueen.
Aug 3 Charlie Nicholas/Portsmouth/Steve Ogrizovic/Paul McGrath, Graham Roberts,
Terry Butcher, Peter Lorimer.
Aug 10 Alex McLeish & Mo Johnston/Celtic/Micky Quinn (incorrectly listed as Jimmy Quinn)/Sammy McIlroy, Derek Mountfield, Norman Whiteside.
Aug 17 Mark Hughes/Liverpool/Eddie Niedzwiecki/Chris Waddle & Paul Allen, Garth Crooks.
Aug 24 Trevor Steven & Gary Lineker/Oxford/New Balance ad/Champs show no charity,
Aug 31 Billy Wright & Tony Cottee/Newcastle/Justin Fashanu/Glenn Hoddle, Peter Withe.
Sep 7 Kerry Dixon/Man Utd/Gary Lineker/Brian Talbot.
Sep 14 Brendan Ormsby & Mick Harford/Birmingham/Simon Stainrod/Garry Birtles, Paul Power, Alan Curtis
Sep 21 Kevin Ratcliffe & Norman Whiteside/Sheff Wed/Peterborough/Maine Road Massacre.
Sep 28 Glenn Hoddle/Leicester/Billy Hamilton & John Aldridge/Jeff Clarke, Steve Hodge,
Oct 5 Micky Hazard/Coventry/Colin West/Peter Shilton, Mark Falco, Walsall.
Oct 12 Alan Davies/Blackburn/Dunlop ad/United Denied !, Pat Nevin & Graham Rix, Burnley.
Oct 19 Mark Hughes/Sheff Utd/Mark Lillis/John Chiedozie, Simon Stainrod.
Oct 26 David Seaman & Tony Cottee/Reading/Emeka Nwajiobi/Paul Kerr, Alan Davies,
Kevin McAllister, Nicky Morgan
Nov 2 Gary Lineker/Everton/Kerry Dixon/Mark Walters & Mal Donaghy, Peter Beardsley,
Nov 9 David McCreery/Oldham/Xmas book ad/Northern Ireland, Aberdeen,
Kevin Ratcliffe & Norman Whiteside, Charlie Nicholas.
Nov 16 Chris Waddle/York/George Reilly/Glenn Cockerill, Ian Rush, Ian Butterworth.
Nov 23 Jan Molby/Charlton/Dennis Mortimer/Nigel Spink, Pat Jennngs, Ian Stewart, Jesper Olsen
Nov 30 Mark Hateley/Crystal P/Trevor Steven/Paul Birch, Steve Hunt, Neil Webb & Kevin Bond, Kerry Dixon.
Dec 7 Mark Jones & Mark Ward/Rangers/New Balance ad/Peter Barnes, Frank McAvennie, Luther Blissett & Nigel Callaghan.
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,
Dec 28 Chris Waddle/Leeds/Clive Allen/Terry Gibson, Chris Woods.
Jan 4 Glenn Roeder & Ian Rush/Dundee Utd/Altrincham, Eric Black, Ricky Hill, Mark Hughes, David Geddis.
Jan 11 Pat Nevin/Stoke/Orient/Paul McGrath, Lee Chapman, John Aldridge.
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 1 F.A. Cup Cards cover/Wimbledon/Rotherham/Worrell Sterling, Bryan Robson,
Feb 8 Ricky Hill/Barnsley/Chesterfield/Jimmy Case, David Speedie, Neil Webb, Jim Leighton.
Feb 15 Steve MacKenzie & Jesper Olsen/Peterborough/York/Viv Anderson, Jan Molby,
Andy Blair, Terry Connor.
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 8 Jan Molby/Man City/F.A Cup game ad/Italy, W. Germany, Peter Nicholas, Danny Wallace
Mar 15 Bryan Robson/Millwall/Gordon Strachan/Hungary, N.Ireland, Martyn Bennett, Alan Brazil.
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.
Apr 5 Jimmy Case/Southampton/Peter Davenport/Algeria, Brazil, Brian Marwood,
Apr 12 David Speedie & Colin Lee/Chelsea/Gary Fleming/Poland, Portugal,
John Bumstead & Andy May.
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,
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.
July 26 Adrian Heath & Alan Hansen/Jorge Valdano/Kenny Dalglish & Kevin Sheedy/Tony Galvin, Mike Duxbury.
Aug 2 Frank McAvennie/Portsmouth/Joe McLaughlin/Mark Ward, Paul McGrath, Dave Watson, Emilio Butragueno.
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 20 Ian Rush/Tottenham/Port Vale/Kevin Moran, Nick Pickering, Steve McMahon,
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 1 Peter Beardsley/West Brom/Chester/Garry Thompson, Ian Rush, Wilf Rostron.
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 20 Niall Quinn & Stewart Robson/Crystal P/York/Clayton Blackmore, David Rocastle,
Brian & Mark Stein.
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,
Jan 17 F.A. Cup diary cover/Shrewsbury/Mick Harford/Graham Roberts, Steve Hodge,
Craig Johnston, Mark Wright.
Jan 24 Charlie Nicholas/Stoke/Gary Megson/Trevor Hebbard, Tony Cottee & Stewart Robson, Gary Chivers, Ken Swain
Jan 31 Graeme Souness/Birmingham/Brian McClair/Wilf Rostron, Jesper Olsen, Dave Bennett.
Feb 7 John Aldridge/Hull/John Fashanu/Martin Hayes, Kevin Sheedy, Mark Dennis.
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,
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,
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.
This page last updated 25/5/20