When Saturday Comes

When Saturday Comes

Half-decent football chatter from When Saturday Comes magazine.

All Episodes

Tumbling down the hill of life on wheeled goalposts, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss Distinctive Managerial Looks and Traits, from Nerro Rocco’s newspaper hat to Scott Parker’s tie knots via Dave ‘Coco’ Smith and the 38th greatest Belgian of all time. Elsewhere, an injury time incident in a Hartlepool game sparks fears of the apocalypse, the trio delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 415 and Dan talks all things Crystal Palace with Jack Pierce of the Five Year Plan fanzine and podcast. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Nov 8

1 hr

Before heading off to Walthamstow market to buy Carlisle United bath mats, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray get together to talk all things Points Deductions, from Tinsley Lindley and his wandering brogues to Peterborough United’s 1967 nightmare and the 1980 Totonero scandal. There is a delve among the pages of WSC magazine issue 414 and Record Breakers takes us to Székesfehérvár, Deventer and Algiers. Dan chats all things Heart of Midlothian with Laurie Dunsire from the Scarves Around the Funnel podcast.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Oct 11

57 min 9 sec

High on torula yeast from a packet of Andy Capp’s Red Hot Fries, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss British Referees Abroad, from the Argentinian Influx to Clattenburg of Arabia. There is talk too of Jimmy Greaves and football’s oldest living professionals, and Record Breakers takes us to Dortmund, Lier and Maputo. Dan is joined by Hugh Bunce from the PO4Cast to talk all things Portsmouth. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Sep 27

54 min 53 sec

Having issued warnings about the perils of sucking Yorkshire Mixtures whilst walking, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss Hotbeds of Soccer, from Hetton-le-Hole to the Chota Valley. There is a delve inside the pages of WSC magazine issue 413 including Kidderminster catering, solo Subbuteo and football grounds as neighbours, and Record Breakers takes us to Munich, Rotterdam and Newcastle. Dan is joined by Gary Hutchinson of The Stacey West website and podcast to talk all things Lincoln City, including Gary’s time as Sincil Bank mascot, Poacher the Imp.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Aug 30

57 min 55 sec

Taking time out from pondering who would win a game between Banoffee Thistle and Mulligatawny Town, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk Terrible Starts, from Southport’s Showaddywaddy season to Mick McCarthy’s no-nonsense, no points beginning at Sunderland. The three delve into the pages of issue 412 of When Saturday Comes magazine and consider alternative super leagues, and Record Breakers takes us to Brussels, Dresden and Bolton. Our Dan is joined by Dan Porritt of the And He Takes That Chance podcast to talk all things Huddersfield Town. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Aug 2

53 min 20 sec

Celebrating their big 4-0 with a disgusting Coconut Kinder Bueno, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss the Euros so far, from Lukas Carnival to Bovril Popsicles via players who ‘know where the goal is’. There is an important update on the train station situation in Horden, parakeet news and talk of players who were good at other sports, including Lev Yashin and Reginald ‘Tip’ Foster. Record Breakers takes us to Amsterdam, Helsinki and Ischia, while Dan talks all things Newport County with Ed Bridges of the 1912 Exiles podcast.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jun 28

55 min 15 sec

Cock-a-hoop after receiving a treasure trove of Tunnock’s wafers, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss Disappearing Skills, from the donkey kick to the body swerve via ball juggling skillz and the Wharton Sit. Plus, a chance meeting in Rothbury and a glimpse inside the pages of WSC magazine issue 410. Record Breakers takes us to Madrid, Vienna and York, and Dan is joined by Glen Wilson from Popular STAND fanzine to talk all things Doncaster Rovers.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

May 17

59 min 59 sec

Taking a break from pondering when their Crème Eggs are going to hatch, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss Yo-yo Clubs from Dunfermline to Limassol, via the unstable world of Luxembourgian football and paternoster lifts. There is a glimpse between the pages of WSC magazine issue 409, including brick buying with John McGinlay and jury service with Kenny Burns. Record Breakers visits Vienna, Bergen and Teesside, and Dan is joined by Natalie Bromley from the No Nay Never podcast to talk all things Burnley. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Apr 12

56 min 14 sec

Fuelled by Lady Gaga Oreos and official Swansea City turmeric, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk miscarriages of justice from Trinidad versus Haiti to Graham Poll’s accent confusion. There is a delve into the pages of issue 408 of WSC magazine, including dreams’ involving footballers, the Law of Akinbiyi, newts at Bootham Crescent, commentators’ notes and Iain Dowie: plasticine genius. Record Breakers takes us to Montbéliard, Santiago and Bristol, and Caz May from Gas Cast talks to Dan about all things Bristol Rovers. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Mar 15

50 min 26 sec

Giddy on Walnut Whips and engrossed in button football, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss British managers in Asia from Dave Booth’s moisturising routine to Don Revie’s Keith Harris puppet misery. There is talk of altered pitches, the goalkeeper who stole a child’s pen and distracting views from grounds, and a look between the pages of WSC magazine issue 407. Record Breakers takes us to Sao Paulo, Kuwait and Wrexham, and Matt Hibbert from the This is Tranmere podcast chats to Dan about all things Rovers.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Feb 15

59 min 47 sec

Energised by thoughts of Fray Bentos pies and corned beef, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss player managers from Howard Kendall to Edgar Davids via tea lady aggro. Tributes to Colin Bell lead to a discussion of famous player combinations including Hibs’ Famous Five, The Blonde Arrow and The Galloping Major, and a £50,000 forward line shipwrecked off the coast of Spain. There is a delve inside the pages of issue 406 of WSC magazine, Record Breakers takes us to Wuppertal, Lokeren and Rome, and Dan is joined by Beesotted co-editor Billy Grant to talk all things Brentford. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jan 18

58 min 36 sec

Jubilant to have discovered a supplier of Fry’s Raspberry Creams, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss early foreign players in the British game from Tewfik Abdullah to Zoltán Varga via a Boothferry Park sausage cart, Arthur Lightening’s booze theft and a professional dart blower. Plus, Joe Frail’s spotted hanky, double Garry Thomson hat-tricks and a chat about all things Sunderland with Gavin Henderson from the Roker Report podcast and website. And Record Breakers takes us to Vienna, Paris and Ashington.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Dec 2020

54 min 22 sec

Elated that a fourth goalkeeper named Ross has joined Ross County, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss players’ pre-football careers from bricklayer Tony Book to beetroot pickler Rickie Lambert. The three pay tribute to the late Nobby Stiles and salute other toothless players, and delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 404. Record Breakers takes us to La Rioja, North Rhine-Westphalia and the London Borough of Merton, and Tom Lines from Walsall’s One Pod Beyond podcast chats with Dan about the Saddlers.Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Nov 2020

51 min 23 sec

Putting to one side thoughts of scraping together £229 for a personalised message from Peter Shilton, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss footballers’ food from problematic condiments to Dino ‘5 Eggs’ Zoff. There is a delve inside the pages of WSC magazine issue 403 including the demise of black boots and great tea bar names of the non-league, Record Breakers takes us to Prague, Turin and South Norwood and Ian Rands from the Four Blades in a Pub podcast talks to Dan about all things Sheffield United. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Oct 2020

50 min 29 sec

Battling on despite the halt of Wagon Wheel production due to industrial action, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss club mergers from Thames Valley Royals to Manstock County. There is a delve into the pages of WSC issue 402 including the mechanics of the Season Guide and the difference between a ‘fan’ and a ‘supporter’, and Record Breakers takes us to Rotterdam, Vancouver and Cardiff. Plus, international retirements and refusals and football grounds built into mountains. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Sep 2020

45 min 35 sec

Amid cock-a-hoop chatter of midtable obscurity, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk temperature checks at the turnstiles and Groups of Death. A conversation about footballers’ more famous relatives ends in Shoestring and Terry Savalas as centre-halves, and a Greek-American Tony Mowbray. Record Breakers takes us to Belgrade, Turin and Peterborough. Plus, Richard Hay from Aberdeen podcast Here We Go! joins Dan to talk all things Dons. Expect ballooning with Duncan Ferguson, the Beatnik of the goal and Romeo Challenger. Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Aug 2020

42 min 51 sec

Cheered by the revelation that Ross County FC now have three goalkeepers named Ross, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk losing streaks, players who won their first international caps late in their careers and the stars who won none at all. There is a look inside the pages of issue 401 of When Saturday Comes, including Harry’s tribute to Jack Charlton. Record Breakers takes us to Cesena, New York and Brentford, and Joey Crone of podcast The Nii Lamptey Show joins Dan to talk all things Coventry City.Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Aug 2020

47 min 31 sec

The concluding episode of a special two-part podcast documentary as When Saturday Comes reaches 400 issues. A look behind the scenes at the magazine, from complaining club chairmen and dubious takeover bids, to the process of taking the magazine from planning to print. Plus, a delve into regular features such as Match of the Month and the letters pages, and insight into the magazine’s decision not to carry gambling advertisements. Contributors include WSC staff, writers Harry Pearson, Barney Ronay, Taylor Parkes, Al Needham and Cameron Carter, illustrator Tim Bradford and photographer Colin McPherson. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jul 2020

57 min 48 sec

A special two-part podcast documentary as When Saturday Comes reaches 400 issues. In this first episode, contributors including co-founders Andy Lyons and Mike Ticher, writers Harry Pearson, Barney Ronay, Taylor Parkes and Cameron Carter and magazine editorial staff discuss the early days of WSC, first encounters and contributions, favourite articles, and that Tim Lovejoy book review. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jul 2020

52 min 37 sec

Distinctly underwhelmed by the part-return of football, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk about talc, vampire goalkeepers and the European Championships. There is a delve into issue 400 of WSC, including modern fanzines, mid-1990s ground moves and a Bee Gees clarification. Record Breakers takes us to Belgium, Italy and Wolverhampton. Plus, Tom Reed from Northampton F.C. podcast What a Load of Cobblers joins Dan to talk about life with the Shoe Army. Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jun 2020

48 min 3 sec

In this Bank Holiday bonanza edition of the podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss player facial hair and one-club men from John Trollope to Uwe Seeler. They delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 399, including mention of non-magic floodlights, Barry Davies’ crush on Paulo Wanchope, and Reg Leather. Record Breakers takes us to Eindhoven, Hamburg and Coventry. Plus, John Gibbons of The Anfield Wrap talks to Dan about their work covering all things Liverpool.Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

May 2020

45 min 32 sec

Feasting remotely on a box of knock-down Easter eggs, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss player brawls, odd chants and brilliant team names from Shredded Wheat FC to West Hartlepool Expansion. There is also a delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 398 and a glance into the wall-eyed horse world of former Middlesbrough chairman Charlie Amer. Record Breakers takes us to Belgium, Argentina and Hartlepool. Expect Steve Bloomer, one goalkeeper’s infatuation with posts and an exclusive insight into sharing a make-up room with Norman Hunter.Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Apr 2020

45 min 29 sec

Magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss players’ hobbies from radio Rebrov to pigeon fancying, ponder different types of football hats and list sightings of footballers in real life. Plus, a lunge into the pages of issue 397 of When Saturday Comes magazine, including Ipswich Town, adopted home town heroes and Charles Reep’s POMO collection. Record Breakers takes us to Germany, Yugoslavia and Oldham. Warning: includes Mart Poom’s hand jive and Nobby Solano’s trumpet. Looking for episodes 3, 5, 7 and 9? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Mar 2020

40 min 9 sec

Magazine deputy editor Tom Hocking, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss soft-spot teams, acting footballers and player trends, from tassels to snoods. Plus, a theatrical dive into the pages of issue 396 of When Saturday Comes magazine, including FA Cup replays, Gala Fairydean Rovers and farewell, maybe, to Bootham Crescent. And, Record Breakers takes us to Germany, Sheffield and Prague. Expect nasal strips, monkey glands and schnitzel westerns. Looking for episodes 3, 5 and 7? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Mar 2020

45 min 51 sec

Host Daniel Gray interviews comedian, TV presenter, WSC contributor and Plymouth Argyle fan Josh Widdicombe. The two discuss Ceefax hacks and all things Argyle, from a centre-forward who played with a cigarette on his ear to Shilton, double relegation and Tommy Tynan’s Uber strife. Plus, 90s kit makes from Ribero to Super League, Hans Segers’ tie range, football comedy and the wonders of club nicknames. And finally: dog bites man at Plainmoor, Roger Freestone Champ Man legend and the time Jimmy Case sold Dan a biro. Please consider becoming a member of our Supporters’ Club on Patreon. From just £1.55 per month you’ll get access to bonus episodes, plus exclusive merchandise. Find out more by heading to: patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Feb 2020

51 min 28 sec

In this medicinal sweet-fuelled edition of the podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss footballing siblings, dreadful free-kick ‘specialists’ and sticker collections. Plus, football-obsessed teachers, Mark E Smith’s most embarrassing moments as a fan, and groundhopper rules. And, Record Breakers takes us to Germany, Sardinia and 1966.  Looking for episodes three and five? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Jan 2020

40 min 36 sec

In this bloated post-Christmas podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss being at record-breaking matches, Brian Kilcline’s metal dragons and the team that had its pitch stolen. Plus, young stars who fade away, Andy and Harry’s school playing days, and football documentaries from Peter Reid to John Sitton.Looking for episode three? That was exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members. Find out how to join at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Dec 2019

39 min 53 sec

In the second ever When Saturday Comes podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss stadium food and drink from Bovil to Quovril, talk over three obscure football records and gossip about the idiosyncrasies of old-school chairmen. Plus, Ralph Milne’s ear trick, the footballer who could fly (over Minis) and Ron Noades’ favourite cheese. For more frequent and longer episodes, please support and subscribe at: www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Nov 2019

42 min 59 sec

In the first ever When Saturday Comes podcast, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss football words from 'thwart' to 'hapless', talk over three obscure football records and present issue 393 of WSC. Plus, Deputy Editor Tom Hocking interviews Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about his party's football policies.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes)

Nov 2019

43 min 23 sec