When Saturday Comes to celebrate Non League Day with West

As part of our Football For All event this weekend for the visit of Congleton Town on Non-League Day, we’ll also be celebrating the day with one of the game’s most popular and enduring publications – When Saturday Comes. Known as The Half Decent Football Magazine, WSC has featured intelligent, incisive writing about every aspect of the sport, from he rise in Friday night games (in which West were given a shout-out only last month), through to infamous reviews of books (including this on Tim Lovejoy), and every other matter that may occur to a fan (this Jonathan Wilson piece on nets is a particular favourite of longtime readers).

To help us commemorate this year’s Non-League Day, we have been given 150 copies of the latest edition of the magazine – a non-league special – to distribute to the first people through the turnstile. In addition, there will also be issues of Kickaround, WSC’s magazine aimed towards younger fans. Each will be given out for free (simply ask on the gate) – and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so we advise getting down early.

In this month’s magazine, there are features on:

• Kettering Town’s revival
• Vince Taylor on non-League stadiums
• Mike Bayly on the joy of small crowds
• David Bauckham goes to Wick FC
…and much more beside.

To read all that and more for free, we’ll see you bright and early this Saturday for the visit of Congleton Town. Come on, West!

More on When Saturday Comes

When Saturday Comes is Britain’s leading independent football magazine. Launched in 1986, it aims to provide a voice for intelligent football supporters, offering both a serious and humorous view of the sport. WSC has always sought to include contributions from readers as well as a number of football journalists and award-winning authors. In each issue we aim to cover most of the major topics that fans are likely to talk about.

Within two years of its launch, WSC had developed from a bi-monthly, photocopied, hand-stapled production into a monthly magazine with national distribution. WSC also helped to publicise the hundreds of club fanzines that sprang up around this time. It is estimated that such publications were selling a total of more than a million copies each year by 1989.

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