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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 * * 

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,

Brian Little


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,

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  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,

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.

July 18  John Wark & Steve MacKenzie/Andy Gray/A-Z "Z"/Peter Withe, Graham Roberts,

Sammy Lee




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,

Russell Osman.

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,

Tony Cottee.


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,

Ray Stewart

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,

Alan Dickens.

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,

George Reilly.

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,

Danny Thomas.

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


Apr    5   Jimmy Case/Southampton/Peter Davenport/Algeria, Brazil, Brian Marwood,

Derek Mountfield

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,

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.

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,

John Fashanu.

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,

Colin Gibson.

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,

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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