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Stories

A small number of articles from each issue of When Saturday Comes are reproduced here. To get the full WSC experience, including free access to our digital archive, take out a subscription.

Mascots, bike rides and a bright pink camera – treasuring football days out with my daughter

Illustration by Steve Beerling

The winning entry in our 2023 writers’ competition celebrated father-daughter days out at the football. Entries are now open for the 2024 competition

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Brian Blessed: Why I carry the holiest Panini trading card on earth in my wallet

Having led from the front throughout a tumultuous period, Brian McBride still holds a special place in the hearts of US fans

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AT THE MATCH: Celebrating two decades of WSC photography at all levels of football

Support our landmark photobook, with exclusive rewards available including having your name printed inside

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“Nothing beats the adoration you receive”: What it’s really like to be a football mascot

Representing your club as their mascot makes you part of a community like no other – one well worth the sweaty costume and risk of broken fingers

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Private audience: When Leeds United’s 1972 FA Cup winners made one young fan’s day

A father and son’s brazen stroll into Elland Road paid off, thanks to a friendly kitman and the generosity of Terry Yorath, Jack Charlton and the rest

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