Bauer Media’s footy weekly MATCH! just relaunched on August 10 in the UK and is supposed to be “bigger and better” than ever!
According to Bauer, The magazine, which is led by editor James Bandy, will continue to lead the youth football magazine market, increasing the emphasis on the issues that are the most important to its young, footy-mad readership. Key editorial developments are:
Mates With The Stars!
The world’s top stars have always loved MATCH!, but this season MATCH! is really stepping it up. Indeed, MATCH! will get the inside track on the best footy heroes, taking them on in penalty shoot-outs, playing them at FIFA and even getting them to show us around their house! In addition to this, in a new regular, “My Week”, MATCH! will get a footy star to reveal all the cool stuff they’ve been up to in the last seven days!
More News & Interviews Than Ever Before!
MATCH! will have news from every Premier League team every week, as well as the Football League. We’ll have more interviews than any of our rivals, and chat to the big stars from the Championship, League one and League two!
The Best Features!
Want to know how to make it in footy? Want to know what pre-season training at a professional club’s like? Want to know why Barcelona are so good? Want to know who’s wearing which boots, in what colour, what they’ve got stitched on their boots and why? These, and loads of other brilliant features, will all be in MATCH! this season!
The New Adventures Of MATCHMAN is a 16-page weekly pullout featuring great cartoons, posters and competitions, and is in addition to the usual 68-page magazine!
The new August 10 issue is MATCH!’s start of season kick-off, with an in-depth guide to every Premiership team, including squad lists, strongest line-ups, stats and facts, transfer news and the stars you need to watch. Cover price remains at £1.99.
James Bandy comments: “We wanted to move MATCH! on to make it the magazine for every football fan, be it the Premier League or Football League. We wanted to hit home that we’re closer to the stars, and make it a more comprehensive and exciting read for our readers than ever before. It’s important that MATCH! continues to stand out amongst the competition as the premium, go-to brand and that it remains fresh and exciting to its young audience.””