The successor to Charles Buchan's original publication first appeared in 1974, and also incorporated the Football Digest and Football Pictorial publications. It was a particularly first class magazine throughout the 1980's, but the quality of layout and writing became narrow and dipped in the 1990's, with publication ending with the final issue in October 1996.
This popular publication remains a strong seller whenever we have stock available, particularly for 1980's issues. Details of the 'colour album' are listed against the date of each issue. (The back cover varied from advertisements to player pictures, so for the purposes of this page, those details are not listed).
UNLESS STATED, ALL COPIES OF FOOTBALL MONTHLY IN THIS SECTION ARE PRICED AT £2 EACH.
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1975 February - Jim Platt/Middesbrough. March - David Johnson/Ipswich.
May - Ray Graydon/Rangers. August - Brian Kidd/Arsenal.
September - Bob Latchford/Everton. October - Tommy Hutchinson/Coventry.
(NB. The October issue is noted as Vol 2 No. 4, December is noted as Vol 2 No. 5)
1976 February (L) - Joe Corrigan/Man City. June - Kevin Keegan/England.
August - Bryan Drysdale/Bristol C. September - Johnny Giles/West Brom.
November - Brian Alderson/Leicester. December - David Hay/Chelsea
1977 February - Neil Whatmore/Bolton.
April (L*) - Aston V v. Everton (LC Final)/Southampton. October - Duncan MacKenzie/Wales.
1978 January - Rivelino/Scotland's Contenders, Wood & Rough.
April - John Trewick & John McGovern/Bruce Rioch & Don Masson.
September - Martin Dobson/Everton. October - Liam Brady/Rangers
November - Alan Kennedy/Coventry. December - Trevor Brooking/Brighton
1979 January - Alan Hansen/Nott'm F. July - Kevin Keegan/England.
November - Andy Gray/Sunderland.
1980 February - Gary Shaw/West Ham.
March - Kevin Keegan/England's Euro Contenders, Clemence, Neal, Anderson, Sansom, Mills, Shilton.
1981 NO STOCK
1982 March - (WC82/no. 1) - Ivan Golac/Southampton.
1983 NO STOCK [NB - June to October not published].
1984 NO STOCK [NB - March, April, May not published].
1985 April - Norwich (LC winners). June - Man Utd (FAC winners). September - Oxford
1986 NO STOCK 1987 - NO STOCK
1988 June - Wimbledon (FAC winners)
1989 September - Paul Merson/Arsenal (League Champions).
February - Dean Saunders/Derby. March (WC90 special No. 1) - John Aldridge/Eire.
January - Marco Gabbiadini/Sunderland. March - Steve Hodge/Nott'm F. April - Graeme Sharp/Everton. August - Cherie Lunghi (Manageress)/Arsenal (League Champions).
September - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool. October - Stuart Slater/Leeds,
November - Brian Clough/Aston V. December - Gary Lineker/Sheff Utd.
1992 [January to May, not published]
July - Ian Wright/Arsenal, August - Eric Cantona/Fixtures pull-out.
September - Steve McManaman/Leeds (Rocastle). October - Alan Shearer/Tottenham (Anderton). November - Ryan Giggs/Man Utd (Giggs). December - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool (Rush).
January - John Barnes/Aston V, (Atkinson). February - Paul Ince/Newcastle (Clark)
March - Mick Quinn/Chelsea, (Townsend). April - Tony Adams/Man City, (Sheron),
May (F) - Paul Warhurst & Ian Wright/QPR (Ferdinand).
June (F*) - Eric Cantona & Ryan Giggs/Arsenal (F.A. Cup winners).
July - Glenn Hoddle/Sheff Wed (Waddle) August - Alan Shearer/Man Utd, (Giggs).
September - Stuart Pearce/Wright & Giggs cartoon. October - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool Legends.
November - Les Ferdninand/Ferdinand cartoon. December - Andrew Cole/Gascoigne cartoon.
January - John Fashanu/Fashanu cartoon. February - Alan Shearer/Shearer cartoon.
March - Peter Beardsley/Bryan Robson cartoon. April - Darren Anderton/Stars of Spurs cartoon.
June (F*) - Roy Keane/Man Utd, (F.A. Cup winners). July - Terry Venables/Chelsea (Peacock).
August - Niall Quinn/Newcastle (Beardsley). September - Jurgen Klinsmann/Man Utd (Giggs). October - Glenn Hoddle/Nott'm F (Collymore). December - Klinsmann/Blackburn (Shearer).
January - Kevin Keegan/Man City (Quinn). February - Duncan Ferguson/Everton (Ferguson).
March - Jamie Redknapp/Liverpool (Fowler). April - Shearer & Cole/Tottenham (Klinsmann)
May (F) - Limpar v. Giggs/Leeds (McAllister). July - Barry Fry/Newcastle (Albert).
August - Stan Collymore/Blackburn (Shearer). September - Eric Cantona/Bolton (McGinley). October - Tony Yeboah/Man Utd (Cantona). November - Bryan Robson & Juninho/Middlesbrough (Juninho). Dec '95/Jan '96 New Year Issue - Kevin Keegan/Nott'm F (Roy)
February - David Ginola/Man City (Kinkladze). September - Alan Shearer/FM Classic
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