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Full Kit Wanker by Mark Yesilevskiy

We featured the work of Mark Yesilevskiy almost a year ago when his eye-catching Teams, Not Players project grabbed our attention. That involved illustrated action shots with any body part belonging to the player stripped out, leaving just the team’s kit in full flow. Mark has now done a variation on that theme in a commission for Howler magazine. The … Continue reading

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New collection of Savile Rogue cashmere rugby scarves

We started making cashmere football scarves in 2006 because we were fed up of the horrible garish nylon efforts that were the only option at that point. In the years since, we have frequently been contacted by fans of other sports asking if we could help them out of a similar pickle: they loved supporting their team, but hated wearing … Continue reading

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Photo: A blind Atletico Mineiro fan supporting his team

The great shot was taken by Brazilian photographer Dani Teobaldo at the weekend. It shows a blind Atletico Mineiro fan doing what most of us would call ‘watching’ our team – except he can’t actually watch the game in the traditional sense. The fan in question is essentially enjoying the game as a radio commentary, except with real-life atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Derry City’s team photo bench collapses

No football player wants to spend time on the bench. And it turns out that can be as true during team photos as it is during matches. Irish side Derry City yesterday attempted to perform the seemingly simple task of having a picture take to celebrate reaching the FAI Cup Final. The players were arranged on the Brandywell pitch ready … Continue reading

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Republic of Ireland fans’ interesting scarf choice at Germany game

Congratulations to the Republic of Ireland on their excellent 1-1 draw away at world champions Germany last night. But no congratulations to the street vendors outside the stadium in Gelsenkirchen who effectively gave the Irish supporters a straight choice between a half-and-half scarf or an expletive-covered scarf directing abuse at the English – both classy options. Fortunately, forewarned is forearmed … Continue reading

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Wenger the Mantis by David Squires

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s touchline scuffle with Jose Mourinho a couple of weeks ago has inspired artist David Squires. While the whole charade was far from dignified, Wenger did surprise some by unleashing his inner hard-nut at Stamford Bridge. The ‘fight’ stopped after a mere shove but, had it continued, it looked like there was only going to be one … Continue reading

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Levante merchandise by Lawerta

Spanish illustrator Jorge Lawerta has produced some work for La Liga side Levante, which has now been put to use on some official merchandise, including t-shirts. The rather fetching typography features the club’s name and the word Granota. Approximate potted history: during the Spanish Civil War, Valencia-based Levante had to move grounds and the new pitch had a lot of … Continue reading

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The art of football photography

There’s an excellent piece on the Guardian website (syndicated from the excellent SPIEL magazine) on the art of football photography. It includes interviews with some of the finest proponents of football photography, including Stuart Roy Clarke, whose work features on this website. On his work, Stuart says: “I believe that the moment most worthy is the one where I pull … Continue reading

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AFC Bournemouth’s glossy ‘Matchday’ programme

Thanks to the always excellent 12elfthman for flagging up Bournemouth’s innovation with their matchday programme. They’ve move away from the traditional programme look in favour of a high-end glossy magazine (although a vintage reprint of a traditional programme for a corresponding fixture from yesteryear is printed inside). It all looks very smart and some great design work has gone into … Continue reading

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The Beautiful 92 football shirt quiz

The Beautiful 92 challenges you to guess the identity of clubs from the top-four tiers of English football aided only by crest-less and sponsor-less illustrations of their shirts. You can browse the shirts on display before entering your answer below. If you’re struggling, there is the offer of a hint to help you. If you’re struggling to tell your red-and-white … Continue reading

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