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 endeabour 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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1980 * * £2 each * *
Jan 16 John Hollins/1980 Soccer Calendar/David Cross & John Brownlie/Stan Bowles,
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.
Mar 8 (New dating commences) Ian Bowyer & Steve Carter/Nott'm F/Brian Talbot/Kevin Keegan, Tony Godden.
Mar 15 (L) Martin O'Neill & Nick Holmes ('79 LCF)/Wolves/Gordan Cowans/Paul Cooper,
Sep 13 Clive Allen/Birmingham/Gordon Smith (Brighton)/Garth Crooks, Archie Gemmill
* * All Issues from this point, £1 each unless stated * *
1981 - NO STOCK
(Nov 14 NOT PUBLISHED)
Apr 24 Garth Crooks/Dave Watson (Norwich)/Keith Cassels/Crooks' Cruncher, Tony Currie, Sammy McIlroy, Zico.
July 24 Tony Woodcock & Everard La Ronde/Mick Mills/Alain Giresse/Willie Young,
Mar 19 John Hollins & Garth Crooks/Celtic/Kevin Carr/Terry Fenwick, Halifax, Dean Coney.
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 19 Eric Gates & Gary Stevens (Tottenham)/Sheff Utd/Kerry Dixon/Tony Woodcock
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.
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 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 31 (L*) John Bailey & Alan Kennedy/Mersey Magic/Dennis Mortimer/Billy Wright,
Clive Whitehead & Andy Rogers, Chris Fairclough.
Apr 7 (L*) 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.
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.
Oct 6 International Heroes poster/West Brom/Alan Hansen/Peterborough, Mark Walters, Mark Falco.
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,
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 20 Clive Allen/Dave Watson/Andy Feeley/Les Sealey, Steve Mackenzie.
Sep 14 Mick Harford/Birmingham/Simon Stainrod/Garry Birtles, Paul Power, Alan Curtis.
Oct 26 David Seaman & Tony Cottee/Reading/Emeka Nwajiobi/Paul Kerr, Alan Davies,
Kevin McAllister, Nicky Morgan.
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.
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, 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 Claendar/Niall Quinn/Kenny Dalglish, Oxford Hit 'Em for Six, Paul McStay, David Phillips.
Jan 10 Adrian Heath/Aberdeen/Kenny Jackett/Dale Gordon, Ally Dawson, Alan Hansen,
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 9 Chris Woods/Bryan Robson (new England kit)Wayne Clarke/Charlie Nicholas,
Kenny Dalglish, Ray Houghton, John Matthews.
May 16 (F) Clive Allen & Cyrille Regis/Nico Claesen & David Phillips/Goal That Won The Title/Coventry, Brian Kilcliene, Chris Waddle, Tottenham, Iain Ferguson, Frank McGarvey.
May 23 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 4 Better Without Hoddle ?/Glenn Hoddle/Paul Walsh/Vinny Jones, Cyrille Regis,
Wilf Rostron, Brian Marwood.
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 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 15 Wayne Clarke & Peter Reid/Liverpool/Sondico ad/Wayne's Winner (Charity Shield action), Ossie Ardiles, Chelsea Trio, Bryan Robson.
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 3 Kenny Sansom & Wayne Clarke/Coventry/Walsall/Glenn Roeder, Steve McMahon, Steve Williams.
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,
Oct 31 Peter Reid/Wimbledon/Northampton/Gary Chivers, Paul Gascoigne.
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, 28. 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, 12, 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 6, 13, 20, 27. February 3, 10, 17, 24. March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
April 7, 14, 21, 28. May 5, 12, 19, 26. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
October 6, 13, 20, 27. November 3, 10, 17, 24. December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
This page last updated - 14/9/21