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, WHILE ISSUES FROM 1981 ONWARDS ARE PRICED AT £1 EACH.
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1979 * * £2 each * *
Oct 10 Andy Gray & Gordon McQueen/Soccer Bowl '79/Wolves v. Man Utd, Mike Flanagan, Derek Parkin, Wilf Rostron, Tony Towers.
Oct 17 Kenny Burns & Kenny Dalglish/Garry Birtles/Man Utd/BrianHorton, Vince Hilaire,
Asa Hartford, Alan Curblishley, Kevin Reeves.
Oct 31 Paul Miller & Glenn Hoddle/Dave Langan/Ipswich/Kenny Dalglish & John Wile,
Dave Swindlehurst, Malcolm Waldron & Chris Jones, Peter Shilton.
Nov 21 Paul Hart/Norwich v. West Brom/Celtic v. Rangers/Ian Wallace, Mike Fillery,
Archie Gemmill, John Burridge, Stoke.
Dec 19 Luther Blissett/Super Strikers/Oxford/Dave Mehmet, Viv Anderson, Willie Carr
Dec 26 George Best/Super Strikers/Garry Stanley/Tony Woodcock, 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 27 John Gregory & Kenny Dalglish/Viv Anderson/Alan Brazil & Alan Hansen/Alan Ainscow, Brian Hornsby, Petar Barota.
May 24 England v. Argentina/More Eng v. Arg action/John Richards/Forest Can Do It Again.
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 * *
Jan 3 Phil Parkes/Frank Worthington/A-Z "A"/Oxford, Alan Devonshire, Last Gasp Liverpool.
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,
1982 NO STOCK
June 4 Bryan Robson/Kenny Sansom/Mark Wright/Glory Glory Man Utd, Paul Strock, Wimbledon
June 18 Mike Channon & Gordon McQueen/Mark Chamberlain/Davie Dodds/Brian Talbot,
Alvin Martin, Mike Duxbury.
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.
Aug 31 Billy Wright & Tony Cottee/Newcastle/Justin Fashanu/Glenn Hoddle, Peter Withe.
Sep 28 Glenn Hoddle/Leicester/Billy Hamilton & John Aldridge/Jeff Clarke, Steve Hodge,
Oct 26 David Seaman & Tony Cottee/Reading/Emeka Nwajiobi/Paul Kerr, Alan Davies,
Kevin McAllister, Nicky Morgan
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 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.
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.
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.
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 8 Terry Butcher/Derby/Chesterfield/George Wood, Davie Cooper & Ian Durrant.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Aug 1 (CS) Dave Bennett & Kevin Ratcliffe/Cyrille Regis-Paul McStay/Nike ad/Ian Baird,
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