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In this issue

Law changes
Why video replays are a bad idea | Reforms referees want to see | The players who hated penalties

Plus
When to stop playing park football | Should Portsmouth fans sell? | Cornwall: life on the edge | Bad owners in the EFL | Panic over Russia 2018 | Football in Silicon Valley | Chesterfield’s big day

Opinion Poles

The last Sunday in March was a windy day in Chingford, Essex. It was a Sunday gust that caught out Korona Redbridge in the first minute, as they concede a goal from a corner. Despite drawing level they lost their match in the Essex Sunday Corinthian League Division One to a goal scored from a free-kick. To some onlookers, biased as they may be, this had appeared offside.

Opinion Poles

3 mins

Relics, Don't Do It...

In the ground floor atrium of Zurich’s troubled FIFA World Football Museum a display case featuring shirts from FIFA’s 211 member associations was failing to impress three visiting American teenagers. “Who are Timor Leicester?” one asked. “They should host the World Cup in the US, like, every year,” added his friend. 

Relics, Don't Do It...

3 mins

Screen junkies

In the first part of a three-page feature, we look at why video replays are accepted in other sports and the unique challenges that football needs to overcome to stop the technology wasting everyone’s time and money.

Screen junkies

3 mins

Breaking the Rules

From penalties to substitutions and sin-bins, changes are afoot across all levels of the game. However, they will not be welcomed by all referees.

Breaking the Rules

3 mins

Focus on Jimmy Guthrie

When Jimmy Guthrie picked up the FA Cup for Portsmouth in 1939 it was a notable event in many ways. In simple football terms it was a big upset.

Focus on Jimmy Guthrie

2 mins

Newquay 0 Tavistock 5

There is more to the North Cornwall coast than surfing and ice cream. Newquay AFC are playing at the highest level in their history but struggling to maintain it with a young team and little money, while even the high-flying visitors to the Mount Wise stadium may not take promotion.

Newquay 0 Tavistock 5

8 mins

Living on the Margins

Mergers could solve Copenhagen clubs’ struggles with a lack of fans, while one historic team are trying to cling on to their traditional support.

Living on the Margins

6 mins

Shot at Glory

No matter what level you play at, a cup final is a moment to enjoy – and a chance to mimic the pros, with club ties and even a pre-match warm-up.

Shot at Glory

3 mins

Delta force

The many failed attempts to establish a football club in San Francisco have not put off one ambitious group, who want technology to give them an edge.

Delta force

3 mins

Release Clause

Whether it was for genuine sporting reasons or a PR stunt gone wrong, Boa Esporte Clube’s signing of a convicted murderer has caused outrage.

Release Clause

3 mins

Maine Event

From the Kippax to the corporate boxes, watching from every stand of Manchester City’s old ground left one fan with lifelong memories.

Maine Event

3 mins

Priest's Parish

Gillingham’s home may lack a fourth permanent side but each stand has its own personality and history attached, which it would be a shame to lose.

Priest's Parish

3 mins

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When Saturday Comes Magazine Description:

PublisherWhen Saturday Comes Ltd

CategorySports

LanguageEnglish

Frequency11 Issues/Year

When Saturday Comes is Britain's leading independent football magazine. Since its launch in 1986, the aim of WSC has always been to provide a voice for intelligent football fans. Each issue features contributions from readers as well as professional journalists. WSC offers both a serious and humorous view of football, covering all the topics that fans are likely to talk about.

Regular features include:
Editorial – our take on a football issue
Sidelines – the current big (and not so big) stories
Match of the month
World and Euro view – the global game
Focus on – classic archive photography
Reviews
Letters – your thoughts
Last word – whimsical musings

The magazine has become recognised as a source of informed comment on all aspects of the game and will appeal to anyone who cares about football at all levels, not just at the top of the English Premier League.

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