|About When Saturday Comes Monthly Magazine|
See below for the history of this magazine
When Saturday Comes Magazine (WSC) launched in March 1986 and still runs today
This magazine started life as a 12 page photocopied fanzine in March 1986 on sale for 20p and is still running today with a circulation of 21,000 with a price of £2.95.
The first issue explained that it was an offshoot of "Snipe" fanzine and was produced by Mike Ticher and Andy Lyons at Robinson Road in London.According to Bill Brewster ( who later worked at the magazine) they intially produced 100 copies of the first edition. The first 4 copies were produced from Mike's living room but then Tony Ageh offered after hours use of his Brass Tacks publishing facilities in Charing Cross Road. By March 1988 the circulation was upto 4,000 a month
There was an explosion of football fanzines in the mid 1980s in January 1988 there were 22 fanzines in the WSC listing of like titles. A year later it was 215; in January 1992 it was over 600. Many titles did not reach the list so that in 1995 it was estimated than excess of 2,150 titles were available but only WSC survived as a mainstream football magazine.
It is still the UK's only independent magazine produced at 38 Kingsland Road in London and still edited by Andy Lyons.
At the date of writing this WSC is upto issue 252 for February 2008.
Their website sells back issues No 1 (reprint) 145, 165, 169, 172, 178, 179, 181, 187-241 on this site I have tried to source the out of print issues to sell- effectively numbers 1-186.
It ran bi-monthly until issue 14 (April 1988) which was the first monthly issue.
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