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, other, other, other.
Where two or more players appear in a match action picture, the 'home' players 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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1980 * * £2 each * *
July 5 Man City v. Stoke/Frank Stapleton, Liam Brady, Graeme Souness & Alan Hansen ('79 Charity Shield)/Jim Cannon/Wilkins' Touch of Class (v. Belgium), Joe Gallagher, Pat Jennings.
July 26 Kenny Burns/Keith Bertschin/Paul Hart/Andy Gray, Jeff Wealands, George McCluskey.
Sep 20 Kenny Dalglish/Kevin Keegan/David Armstrong/Andy Peake, Alan Dodd.
Nov 8 Bryan 'Pop' Robson/Wolves/John McGovern/Allan Evans, Orient, Alan Devonshire.
Nov 15 Garth Crooks/Ken Swain/Vince Hilaire/Jim Platt, Mickey Thomas, Ross Jenkins &
Dec 20 Steve Coppell & Glenn Hoddle/Aston V/Phil Neal/Steve Goble, Martin O'Neill.
Dec 27 Russell Osman/Billy Ashcroft/Swansea/Bobby Russell, Garth Crooks, Ray Kennedy.
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,
July 25 Sammy McIlroy/Steve Perryman/Viv Anderson/Tommy Hutchison, Bobby Barnes,
Alan Ainscow, Stan Bowles
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)
1983 - NO STOCK
Aug 11 Roy Aitken & Dave Mitchell/Steve Foster/Bobby Russell/John Gregor, John Devine.
Aug 18 Adrian Heath/Celtic/Nigel Worthington/Ian Rush, John Trewick, Tony Woodcock.
1985 - NO STOCK
( * * 1986 onwards to be loaded * *)
This page last updated 9/1/20