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.
We've only listed poster content for issues up to & including 1987, as by this point the publication was pretty much full colour throughout. Please don't hesitate to make contact if there is anything specific you are looking for within issues from 1988 onwards, and we'll endeavour to have a flick through for you.
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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Please Note - all stock up to end of 1985 SOLD OUT
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.
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, Gary Lineker.
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.
Sep 6 Charlie Nicholas/Newcastle/Richard Gough/Frank McAvennie, Mark Lillis, Chris Turner, Scunthorpe.
Sep 13 Colin Clarke & Shaun Elliott/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 11 Glenn Hoddle/Leeds/Orient/Super Savers, Peter Beardsley, Worrell Sterling,
Oct 18 Kevin Sheedy & Neil Webb/Oxford/Wolves/Hit Men. Colin Clarke, Arthur Albiston.
Oct 25 (SL) Davie Cooper & Brian McClair/Hit Men, Maurice 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/Wayne Biggins, Kevin Ratcliffe, Steve Wicks.
Nov 22 Gary Mabbutt/Plymouth/Xmas ad/Blackpool, Glenn Cockerill, Russell Osman.
Nov 29 Graham Rix & Gordon Strachan/Oldham/Newport/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/Crystal P/York/Clayton Blackmore, David Rocastle, Brian & Mark Stein.
Dec 27 Christmas cover/QPR/Ray Houghton/Gary Mabbutt & Ally McCoist, Steve Bruce.
Jan 3 Glenn Hoddle/1987 Match Calendar/Niall Quinn/Kenny Dalglish, Oxford Hit 'Em for Six, Paul McStay, David Phillips..
Jan 17 Frank McAvennie/Shrewsbury/Mick Harford/Graham Roberts, Steve Hodge,
Craig Johnston, Mark Wright.
Jan 24 Charlie Nicholas/Stoke/Gary Megson/Trevor Hebbard, Tony Cottee & Stewart Robson, Gay Chivers, Kenny Swain.
Jan 31 Graeme Souness/Birmingham/Brian McClair/Wilf Rostron, Jesper Olsen,
Gary Bennett & Barry Butler, Dave Bennett.
Feb 7 John Aldridge/Hull/John Fashanu/Martin Hayes, Kevin Sheedy, Mark Dennis.
Feb 21 Norman Whiteside/Barnsley/Nico Claesen/Wayne Fereday, Kevin Richardson,
David Kelly & Paul Jones.
Feb 28 Eammon Bannon & Mark Hughes/Dundee Utd/Tony Godden/Craig Johnston,
Ian Andrews, Massacre in Madrid.
Mar 14 John Fashanu/Wigan/John Colquhoun/Andy Sayer, Stormtroopers ! (Manchester Derby)
Mar 21 Ian Allinson/Ipswich/Rob Johnson/Tony Cottee, Ian Baird.
Mar 28 Gary Lineker/Charlton/Jimmy Case/Colin Gibson, Alan Smith.
Apr 18 Coventry & Spurs For Wembley !/Spurs Spank 'Em/Tony Adams/Mick Quinn,
Sky Blue Heaven, Paul Miller, John Sivebaek.
Apr 25 Graeme Sharp & Barry Venison/Chelsea/Roy Aitken, Maurice Johnston & Paul McStay/Gary Gillespie, Glyn Hodges, Neale Cooper.
May 2 Ian Rush/Rush in Dixie-Land/Brian McClair/Brian Stein, Paul McGrath, Dave Bennett, Mervyn Day, Alan Smith.
May 23 (F*) Coventry's Extra Specials/Salute The Champions/Clive (Allen)-Wire !/Scarborough Flair, Perfect Sky Blue Day, All Saints Day.
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 18 Peter Beardsley/Glenn Hoddle/Mark Hateley/David Rocastle, Lloyd McGrath.
July 25 Paul Power/Charlie Nicholas-Graeme Souness (double sided poster)/Steve Hodge/Gary Ablett & Peter Reid, Paul Gascoigne,
Aug 1 (CS) Dave Bennett & Kevin Ratcliffe/Cyrille Regis-Paul McStay/Nike ad/Ian Baird,
Aug 8 Terry Butcher & George McCluskey/Parkhead Parade/Dave Bowman/Rangers At The Ready, Derek Ferguson, Richard Goug.
Aug 22 John Barnes/Derby/Sondico ad/Robson Rules The World (FL Centenary Match),
Aug 29 Charlie Nicholas/Newcastle/Sondico ad/Capital Charge, Steve Sims, Colchester,
Lloyd McGrath, Peter Shilton.
Sep 5 Clive Allen/Everton/Sondico ad/Alan Irvine.
Sep 12 Andy Walker & Graham Roberts/Chelsea/Puma ad/Blackpool, Stewart Robson,
Andy Jones, Mirandinha.
Sep 19 Brian McClair/Leeds/Puma ad/Peterborough, Ian Rush, Mark Wright, Mark McGhee.
Sep 26 Nico Claesen/QPR/Puma ad/Keith Bertschin, Alan Hansen, Mark Proctor,
Frank McAvennie, Tim Flowers.
Oct 10 Cyrille Regis & Craig Johnston/Crystal P/Jesper Olsen/Notts Co, Bryan Robson.
Oct 17 Eric Young & John Byrne/Celtic/Wolves/TV Spectacular (Tottenham v. Arsenal preview), Glenn Cockerill, Dave Bennett.
Oct 24 John Barnes & Gary Lineker/Aberdeen/Barnsley/Old Firm Fury, Paul Parker,
Nov 7 Neil Webb/Leicester/Torquay/Last Gasp Glory (Scottish League Cup Final),
Nov 14 Jesper Olsen/Hull/New Balance ad/Terry Gibson, Fulham, Frank McAvennie
Nov 28 Chris Waddle/Turkey Roast !/Sondico ad/Tony Galvin, David White, Micky Hazard.
Dec 5 Frank McAvennie/Bradford/Sondico ad/Ricky Hill & Ray Stewart, Eric Young
Dec 12 Clash of the Cup Holders !/Tottenham/Aldershot/Derek Statham.
Dec 19 Ronnie Whelan/Middlesbrough/Halifax/TV Special (Derby v. Tottenham preview),
Dec 26 Emlyn Hughes/1988 Match Calendar (pt 1)/Pure Genius Forest/Emlyn Hughes,
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Also available, content details for individual issues available on request.....
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. February 6, 13, 20, 27. March 5, 12, 19, 26.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 30. May 7, 14, 21, 28. June 4, 11, 18, 25.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. August 6, 13, 20, 27. September 3, 10, 17, 24.
October 1, 8, 22, 29. November 5, 12, 19, 26. December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
January 7, 14, 21. February 4, 11, 18, 25. March 4, 11, 18, 25.
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. May 6, 13, 20, 27. June 3, 10, 17, 24.
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. August 5, 19, 26. September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
October 7, 14, 21, 28. November 4, 11, 18, 25. December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
January 13, 20, 27. February 3, 10, 17, 24. March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
April 7, 14, 21, 28. May 5, 12, 26. June 2, 16.
July 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
October 6, 13, 20, 27. November 3, 10, 17. December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
This page last updated - 19/5/22