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      09.05.2016 12:29
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      Great Magazine for children.

      I used to buy this magazine as a kid all the time, it's such an easy read and full of fun things that interest kids when it comes to football such as the boots players wear and what the players do away from the pitch. If you're looking for some interesting articles about tactics or leagues/politics of football I wouldn't recommend this magazine as it is solely for under 16s in my opinion.

      When I was reading it and i'm sure this is still the case, the magazine is commentated by Match Man, which is a fun character who guides you through the magazine to the various different sections. My favourite part was always where people had wrote in with strange questions and he would answer them. These were the typical questions a child would ask, such as "If a player catches the ball in his shirt and runs into the goal what would happen?".

      All in all this is a really fun magazine and can contain some interesting and cool stuff for the younger generation, however if you're older than 16 maybe even slightly younger I think you might find this a bit basic and not really worth your money. World Soccer or something like that which talks more football tactics and politics might be more suitable. That said Match magazine always used to produce some pretty good wall charts and calenders at the start of a tournament or new season! Definitely worth buying your kid if they like football!

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      19.06.2009 23:19
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      match magazine football news and fun

      Match magazine is a UK magazine, based on professional football. The magazine is suitable for young children (about 7-15) and has become popular more and more each year. Inside the magazine it has a lot of enjoyable things like the latest new in the football world, the scores of the fixtures and puzzles, which tell you if you're a football genius or not!

      The best bit about the magazine has to be the caught on camera section. It shows you what people have seen footballers do! A bit like 3rd eye on Soccer Am but as a picture!

      In the footballing season, there is a fantasy footy, which match magazine hosts. This is where you make a dream team and you score points throughout the season, based on if one of your player's scores makes an assist or gets man of the match. However, if one of your players gets sent off, you get deducted points.

      Each month, if your top you get a small but good prize. However if your top at the end of the season you get a brilliant prize, like an xbox 360 with games and a once in a life time opportunity to see one of your favourite premier league players!

      Overall, this magazine is magnificent for football lovers all over England. So if you go to the shop one day grab a match magazine and get updated with the latest news!!!

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      02.09.2008 00:13
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      A great football weekly not just for the kids but for any mad footie fan!!

      Match magazine is a football weekly aimed at children and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained, from small comic strips to the latest transfer deals, free gifts and great posters of all the clubs biggest stars.

      I have to buy this magazine every week as my son loves it, they give out some great free gifts, most recently a football wall chart with shirt tabs, stickers and a pen to keep track of the league season week by week and not just for the premier league but the whole football league and scottish premier aswell.

      Every couple of weeks i have to buy a new pack of blu-tack aswell as it contains so many great posters too.

      It has great puzzle pages for the kids too but also contains all the serious football news so even i can enjoy a flick through.

      I would really recommend this magazine for any football fan and not just kids either, it is a great read and very up to date too being a weekly published mag.

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      19.03.2008 15:15
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      a mag for teen lads

      Match magazine ia a lovely A4 sized glossy colour magazine that is published once a week for 51 weeks of the year, there is no issue on the christmas week.

      This magazine is aimed at the teenage market but is still a brilliant way of catching up on what has been happening in football for the last week.

      My little brother has this magazine every week and I must confess to still sneaking a read of it.

      The magazine is ram packed with colour pictures, photos, interviews with football players and managers, There are lots of quizzes and competitions to enter where you can win footy related stuff.

      The quizes are usually about the football players in english and international leagues, most weeks issues have posters of famous players in for you to pull out and put on your wall, it has all the results from last weeks football games.

      This magazine is great for teenage lads and any other footy enthusiast for that matter, it is a great read, colourful and full of things you didnt know, wanted to know or always wandered about your favorite players and teams and is a lot cheaper than any of the other footy mags.

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        02.02.2008 15:56
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        good magazine

        Match magazine is the number one selling football magazine it the UK. I remember buying it every week when I was kid and sticking up the posters all around my bedroom. To my surprise I saw that that this magazine was still on the go these days as I saw it in my local newspaper shop. I saw it but at first did not recognise it due to the massive design change that I remembered as a child.

        The magazine is clearly aimed at a young audience probably about 12 year old boys but I still decided to buy it anyway just to see how it has changed. The basis of the magazine seems to have remained the same since I was a kid.

        The magazine contains all the football results from the previous week and is released every Tuesday so that it catches the majority of fixtures before going to press. As well as the results and transfers news it has interviews with top players a whole selection of posters for you to stick on your wall. There are a wide range of competitions where you can win kits, boots, tickets and a whole host of other things.

        A great magazine if you want a quick round up of the weeks footy.

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          28.05.2007 02:03
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          Good read for younger viewers, but 4-4-2 clearly wins hands down

          Match is suprisingly one of few football magazines around, especially, and all of them are monthly, but this is weekly. This magazine costs £1.60. Match is a glossy magazine with many pictures.

          Layout
          The layout of match is all over the place. The magazine is full of pictures which shorten the written side of the magazine. The magazine is really colorful. The writing in this mag is limited a lot of it is down to bullet points or text boxes. It is reall y for children, so they don't have to read much. They try and make it as graphic as they can. There are always banner on the top and bottom of the page, stating facts and having joke and so on which is worth a look. There are a lot of poll's from this magazine so a lot of pages are made up of them.

          How Popular Is It
          I would say this is the most popular football magazine around
          easily for under 15's . I know a number of people who buy this and they like it. A number of people buy it just for the posters inside to put on there wall. I think the reason this is popular is because the other two football magazine which are 4-4-2 and Shoot both have very complex writing in. Match gives out the news in a easy format unlike Shoot which is flooded with words. Another reason its popular is because it is cheep at £1.60 compare that to 4-4-2 hefty price tag of around £4-5 and you can see why the youngsters go for this. But i think the main reason for the good amount of fans is because there just simply isn't enough football magazine, so they all get a good share.


          Quality Of Pictures
          The pictures throughout this magazine are of a good high quality and are hugely clear. They need to have good quality of pictures because 90% of it are pictures. With some dodgey looking pictures the magazine will be nothing. Looking at one of the interviews now it show five pictures of the person being interviewed which is an awful lot.


          Quality of Interviews
          The interviews are disappointing theres just about 5 questions and the answers are always about one line long. You want to read the full story of the interview. There are around 5 pictures always of the person being interviewed so you can see why theres not much writing. But on the other hand the questions asked are good and are the ones you want to hear. The interview is color coordinated well. E.g.. if the player was playing for man city the background of the interview would be baby blue. It does suprise me that stars of this ilk give time to magazines like this but you got to give match credit for getting these people like Steven Gerrard and Thierry Henry.


          Value For Money
          £ 1.60 might sound really cheap but the price has steamed up since a few years ago. I remember when it use to be under a pound. It seemed more worth buying then. But then again the magazine is getting better and theres more to read now. Its around the right price but if it rises any more then i think it will lose the readers.


          The Advertising
          There is a great number of adverting all over the magazine. the back page is especially for advertising. In the middle of the pages there are a good amount as well. The adverts have got the right target audience like they have Nestle cereals, and they are more of a childs cereal. Also advertised in the magazine are Pro Stars which are football figures which you can buy in packs. This magazine is also a perfect match for the advert. As its about football and Pro Stars are for children


          What I Think
          I actually buy this weekly, i don't like it that much but it is always worth a read to catch up what s happening in the footballing world. The character of the magazine is match man and he uses slang writing and find it really babyish and think is this actually worth reading when its got things like that in. but i continue to purchase this every Tuesday. I like the posters as it makes good artwork on the walls of my bedroom. But the older i get the more board i get and i read more of 4-4-2 as it is more for adult and gives you a better perspective of hwats happening.

          Front Cover
          The Front cover is always the same layout. It always has the title in the same place also. The banner across the top show you the players of who the posters are of this week. So it makes you wan to look in.There are always a set of players, and they have speech marks and it shows them saying stuff and it is really phoney.



          Posters
          The posters are a good quality and are colorful but there is limit with how long you can keep them as the paper is really thin and if it is windy if will probly fall down and get creased. They should make more posters of teams in championship and leagues 1 and 2 and it is predominately premiership


          Pages That Are Always In The Magazine
          The pages that are always in the magazine are
          *always at least 2 interviews
          *always a match stats bit at the back which has all the information on the game which have been taken place in the week
          *always has a page of new products which tells you how much they are e.g.. pair of boots which they rate out of 5
          *always has a news page
          *always has around 10 posters

          Summary
          So overall if you are under 15 and you like football its worth a read if not don't buy it. Buy 4-4-2

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            14.04.2006 09:32
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            This magazine is the ultimate football magazine.

            Match is a highly entertaining magazine aimed at football mad kids and teenagers. It is packed full of iteresting interviews, cartoons, fun facts and quizzes. It also includes some great compeitions.
            The front cover attracts the right target audience for the magazine. It has bright colours and lots of pictures of footballers. It has an insight to the articles which lay inside waiting for you to read them. On the first few pages it includes compeitions, funny facts and funny things that have happened in the mad world of football.
            Inside this great magazine it has lots of things about clubs such as how well they're doing at a certain stage through the season. It also includes lots of posters and interviews from players. It often rates certain football products such as boots or goalkeeping gloves. There is also a letter page where it's readers can send in letters or drawings. They can also ask for some football tips from a character called Dr Footy. Towards the end there is a stats section which moniters the english and foreign leagues.
            I would definitly recommend this magazine. It has loads of fun and sometimes great free gifts. I fully enjoyed this magazine when I first got it a couple of years ago and have carried on enjoying it ever since. Match costs £1.60 but it is truly good value for money.

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              ere, but if you are interested in football, you will find these most amusing. Gossip Central lays bare all the latest rumours from the world of football and there is also a fans forum where a different question is asked each week and answers have to be sent in by text message. Results are printed the following week. Footy Mad is a whole page devoted to pictures with witty captions, one of my favourites was Gordon Strachan with his jacket over his head ? the caption read ?Gordon Strachan realising he?s got ginger hair? On this page there is a competition each week to make up your own speech bubbles for the picture featured. No prize but you get your picture featured in the magazine the following week. All in all, the Planet Footy section has a lot of hilarious stories and captions to stories. Following the Planet Footy section, we move on to pictures of hunky footballers, and some not so aesthetically pleasing ones. Each week, a page is devoted to a specific team with four of their players being pictured. The following page has one picture of a player from a different team. I still have a David Ginola picture from years ago when he was playing for Spurs on my bedroom door but his head has fallen off. The next few pages are devoted to a different topic each week, this week it?s the Premiership run in with run downs of the team in the frame, and all their statistics. Last week it was European players, with their profiles. The section ?Big Game Predictions? is exactly what it says. Each big game for the weekend is covered and Match give their prediction, with a box for you to put your own prediction. Jack fills this in religiously every week and is quite brassed off if he doesn?t get it right. One of the great sections in my opinion is the ?Hot Stuff products? which profiles accessories, boots, or clothing new on the market. The section gives a review, together with details of the price, and contact
              numbers of stockists. The obligatory letters page is funny. Letter can be sent on any footballing topic, by letter or e-mail and Matchman normally puts some amusing anecdote or reply. Within this page there is a section where readers can send their rhymes that can be sung to the tune of footie anthems. Drawings of players can be sent in to the magazine and are printed if you?re lucky. Jack has tried once but is going to give it another shot as he?s been practising. Also a text message section on this page where comments received via text are printed. The puzzle page has crosswords, wordfits, matching games, anagrams, word searches and of course Spot the Ball. Games are just for fun, but Jack is obsessed with this page too and normally gets the answers correct. The Matchfacts section lists teams and their statistics, player profiles, and each week has a team profile. This week is Liverpool and pie charts and bar graphs are displayed for goals scored per game, goals scored per five minute intervals, goals conceded per game, goals conceded per five minute intervals and how goals are conceded. Within the Matchfacts section there is a listing of tables and results, and all games to be played the following week in the Premier League, Division 1, 2, 3, Nationwide Conference Table and the Scottish Leagues. There is also a ?Players with the most???? section, for fouls without a card, fouls awarded, fouls committed, minutes on the pitch, amongst others and each division has their top scorers listed. Match also give away many free items with the magazine, such as small booklets, giving out various match facts, and also stationery, of course all football related. If you?re a footy fanatic this is worth a read. We have boxes of the magazines now and Jack has already told me he is keeping them forever to show his grandchildren. http://www.matchmag.co.uk/

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