When Saturday Comes (WSC) is a monthly magazine about football, first published in London in 1986. "It aims to provide a voice for intelligent football supporters, offering both a serious and humorous view of the sport, covering all the topics that fans are likely to talk about, whether serious or trivial." WSC is still edited by Andy Lyons, who co-founded the magazine with Mike Ticher.
|Staff writers||Tim Bradford, Lance Bellers, Dan Brennan, Cameron Carter, Phillip Cornwall, Tom Davies, Al Needham, Harry Pearson, Ian Plenderleith, Dave Robinson, Barney Ronay, David Stubbs, Mike Ticher, Roger Titford, Josh Widdicombe.|
|First issue||March 1986|
|Company||When Saturday Comes Ltd|
The magazine started out in 1986 as a bi-monthly, independently published fanzine. However, by 1988 it had developed and come to prominence, being available in newsagents nationwide.
In the early 1990s the magazine began to take on advertising, and expanded to 48 pages. In 1995, the magazine moved to colour printing.
While the magazine now employs professional writers (the September 2009 issue credited 15 journalists as being "regular contributors") it still commissions articles by fans. A number of guest writers have also written for the magazine, including Cris Freddi, Nick Hornby and Simon Kuper.
The WSC website lists 408 writers.
- WSC official website
- Articles marking the 25th year of publication were published in April 2011 by The Guardian and Independent newspapers