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Life at Lewes: being the chairman of a non-league club

Former West Ham season ticket holder Stuart Fuller gave up on Premier League at the start of the 2010/11 season. In February this year he became chairman of non-league Lewes FC. He had been on the board for a little while since getting fed up with top-flight commercialisation. Life outside the Football League could not be more different. Stuart said: … Continue reading


Bad Boys FC by George Logan with Daz and Tom

Photographer George Logan teamed up with creative team Daz and Tom for the Bad Boys FC project. The project involves a series of photos featuring children recreating infamous footballing moments. Daz and Tom explain: “We wanted to ask whether a game that has increasingly courted controversy over the years, with ever growing salaries and celebrity lifestyles, is still creating the … Continue reading


Gunnar Nordahl by Paine Proffitt

We’ve featured the work of the excellent Paine Proffitt many times on this blog and our social media accounts. Paine’s work rarely focuses on individual players and is usually more about the club, crowd and surrounds than any one star of the team. That’s all changed with his latest piece. Paine has provided the cover art for Il Cannoniere, George … Continue reading

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Title Challenge iOS game, featuring Dave Will artwork

Back in the 1990s, football management games were fun and addictive without necessarily requiring the same attention-to-detail and time input as being an actual football manager. The Title Challenge app for iOS devices tries to recreate that by combining the basic management functionality you want with a sleek design. But that’s all by the bye. The most interesting aspect for … Continue reading

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Pre-season cashmere care for your Savile Rogue scarf

With your Savile Rogue scarf out of action for the summer, now is the time to show it a bit of pre-season care to ensure it’s in good shape for the new campaign. It might not be the football season right now, but it is clothes moth season – that means your scarf needs some assistance to keep them at … Continue reading

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Commentary Project football flags

Described as where football meets visual culture, the Commentary Project tasked some talented designer, illustrators and other visual communicators with putting their ideas about the beautiful game onto a flag – the sort of flag that a fan might create and take to the match. As you might expect, the results are somewhat better than your average paint-daubed slogan on … Continue reading


Man On by David Fawcett

The Scream, by Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch, is given a Sunday league reworking in this excellent artwork by David Fawcett. The character who stars in Munch’s iconic work is rendered as a bald amateur centre-back in Fawcett’s version, which uses a similar composition and style. And while the inspiration and motive behind Munch’s scream has been the subject of … Continue reading


Flip-book animation of Zinedine Zidane’s volley against Bayer Leverkusen

Zinedine Zidane’s sublime volley for Real Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final has been turned into a superb flip-book animation. The superb strike, which gave the Spanish side a 2-1 lead at Hampden Park and proved to be the winning goal, has been recreated by New York-based artist Case Jernigan. Case has managed to capture the … Continue reading

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‘Sideburn Bob’ – clip art star of thousands of programmes

In the days before computer desktop publishing was commonplace in every aspect of printwork, it wasn’t so easy to produce a glossy matchday programme featuring a high-resolution image of your star man on the front cover. No, many clubs had to resort to a clip art cartoons on the cover… and it turns out many of them opted for the … Continue reading

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Gainsborough Trinity unveil new signing with misspelt club scarf

We’ve always maintained that scarves and writing, slogans and logos are not a good match. Another piece of evidence to support our case that your neckwear is better off free of all that malarkey comes courtesy of non-league side Gainsborough Trinity. The unveiling of new striker Marc Newsham from local rivals Boston United followed the time-honoured tradition of the player … Continue reading