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Man City fan does whole of Manchester proud

19 year old Mancunian Callum Ballantine had to give up his economics degree after being diagnosed with bone cancer, so he co-launched the clothing brand ‘Made From Manchester‘, a social venture that gives all its profits to Teenage Cancer Trust. “The designs are inspired by Man City, Oasis, the Stone Roses and more”, Ballantine told Sky Sports.  “We have always been into fashion, all things Manchester … Continue reading

Callum Ballantine with Joe Hart

And today’s Italian word is…sciarpata

Zingarelli, the Italian dictionary, includes several new football related words in its 2016 edition. One newcomer to the Italian language is sciarpata, meaning a choreographed routine in which fans collectively hold or wave football scarves. The word derives from the Italian for scarf, ‘sciarpa’. Holding scarves aloft is hardly unique to Italy, but sciarparta is when it’s taken to a higher level of co-ordination there, as this … Continue reading

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Free cashmere beanie hat with every sweater

Our stunning new cashmere sweaters are inspired by sportswear, and are exclusively available from Savile Rogue. Beautifully soft to touch and made from the finest grade of wool, each sweater requires the entire annual yield of three cashmere goats. Our sweaters come with a complimentary cashmere comb, storage bag and free delivery. And as an introductory offer this month you can add a free Savile Rogue cashmere … Continue reading

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Football typography prints by Sketchbook

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a football fan at a sub-cashmere price level, you could do a lot worse than choose one of Sketchbook Design’s new prints and t-shirts. Each is a hand-drawn typographic masterpiece of your club’s key events, chants and player names in the shape of a football. So far they’ve produced them for Arsenal, Manchester City, … Continue reading

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Founder of Supporters Direct, Brian Lomax, dies

The founding father of supporter activism sadly died this week. Brian Lomax was the vision and drive behind fans across the UK taking a stake in the ownership of their clubs. Supporters Direct helped the ownership of clubs like Portsmouth, Exeter City and Wycombe Wanderers pass into the hands of their fans. In total 40 football and rugby clubs are now supporter-owned, providing a sustainable … Continue reading

Exeter City, one of 40 fan-owned clubs in the UK

Football from the air by Renato Stockler

Photographer Renato Stockler has created a series of stunning aerial shots of Brazil’s football pitches. From professional club grounds to urban dirt pitches, they capture the importance of football in Brazilian landscapes in a very original project. They’re really worth taking a look at – and can be seen here.  

SAO PAULO, SP - 26 ABRIL: Imagens aereas de campos de futebol de varzea na periferia de Sao Paulo, em Sao Paulo, em 26 de abril de 2014. (Foto: Renato Stockler)

Bayern fans protest about ticket prices

“£64 a ticket, but without fans football is not worth a penny” declared the Bayern Munich fans’ banners at Emirates stadium, home of Europe’s most expensive seats, before the Champions League tie last night. A large number of the Germans deliberately missed the first five minutes of the game to emphasise their message. When they did arrive they were warmly … Continue reading

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Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool art

Liverpool’s appointment of former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has sent everyone into a bit a frenzy. With the advantage of not having actually taken charge of a game yet, Klopp has got the supporters excited, the media eating out of his hand and even opposition fans shooting a few admiring glances. It seems Klopp’s appointment has also got the … Continue reading


Nostalgic football scenes by Sid Kirkham

It’s hard not to like Sid Kirkham’s artwork for a number of reasons. 1. It usually features nostalgic football scenes of fans going to or from games. 2. Those fans are usually wearing scarves, which is always a plus. 3. Sid only started painting at the age of 60 when he was made redundant, so there is a nice story … Continue reading

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Urban Goals by Michael Kirkham

Urban Goals is a photography project by Michael Kirkham, which celebrates football in our cities. In other words, it’s a look at the lengths people will go to in order to create a goal at which to shoot, even when grass is at a premium or non-existent. Sometimes that means a tiny set of woodwork on a housing estate playing … Continue reading

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