When Saturday Comes: The Half Decent Football Book

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Penguin Adult, Aug 3, 2006 - Reference - 480 pages
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The best chants, the funniest nicknames, the greatest headlines and enough little-known facts to keep the average football supporter entertained and entertaining for several seasons. This is the story of the greatest game on earth, from abandoned matches to Yeovil Town , via celebrity fans, mascots, punditry and superstitions, written from the fan s point of view and with a separate entry for every club in the English and Scottish leagues.

Who cares why, if Torquay United s strikers had been more prolific in the 1950s, England may never have won the World Cup; or where football hooliganism actually began; or who the hell Captain Henry Blythe Thornhill Wakelam is?

We do. Because as every true student of the game knows: it s important.

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When Saturday Comes is a UK-based monthly football magazine covering all aspects of football culture from a fan's perspective. It first appeared as a fanzine in March 1986, and within two years had developed from a bi-monthly, photocopied, hand-stapled production into a monthly magazine with national distribution. The magazine has always aimed to provide a voice for intelligent football supporters, offering both a serious and humorous view of the sport while covering all the topics that fans are likely to talk about, whether serious or trivial. It is recognized as a source of informed comment on all aspects of British football.

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