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West Brom get all Banksy with Saido Berahino

West Brom’s programme for tomorrow’s game at home to Tottenham Hotspur seems to have taken inspiration from renowned graffiti artist Banksy. The Albion News cover for the Spurs game features a piece of street art showing a brickwork likeness of the Baggies’ top goalscorer finding the net, with the net in question being stencilled underneath a road sign for Albion … Continue reading

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Corinthians Paulista vs Corinthian-Casuals poster by Osvaldo Oz Casanova

Back in the day, Brazilian side Corinthians – the club of the likes of Socrates and Rivelino – were a far-flung spin-off of Kingston-upon-Thames’ Corinthian-Casuals. With the English side now playing in the Isthmian League Division One South, it is safe to say their namesakes have the higher profile. But it was a Corinthian-Casuals tour to Brazil in 1910 that … Continue reading

Corinthians Poster

Sampdoria signings’ scarf selfies

We’ve featured eccentric Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero before on account of his eccentric use of stars. Having landed the signings of Everton’s Samuel Eto’o and Udinese’s Luis Muriel recently, Ferrero marched his new acquisitions out onto the pitch for a selfie – and appropriate neckwear was an absolute must. Both Eto’o and Muriel were given scarves in Samp colours and … Continue reading

Sampdoria scarf selfie

Polish Football Landscapes by Przemek Niciejewski

If you thought your ground was a bit bleak at the minute, think again. Off-season and off the beaten track, things can get pretty desolate on and around rural Poland’s football pitches at this time of year. Przemek Niciejewski has captured some of the eerie landscapes comprising Polish pitches that have been left untended and abandoned until the snow clears … Continue reading

Polish football landscapes

Knitted football kits

Yes, it’s a shameless PR campaign for a bookies… but, as you know, we’re suckers for a nice bit of knitwear. William Hill is encouraging fans to stay warm this winter by knitting their own replica kits. Some would argue that the humble football scarf, particularly when it is made from cashmere, has successfully done the job of keeping supporters … Continue reading

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3D gif of Pele’s unseen greatest goal

A 3D graphic of the goal Pele considers to be his greatest ever has been created. The Brazilian legend thinks the finest of his many strikes came when he was aged just 18 and playing for Santos against Atletico Juventus in 1959. There is no video footage of the goal in question, so it has now been recreated on the … Continue reading

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Ireland XI mural by Will Sliney

Marvel comics artist Will Sliney has produced a mural featuring an Ireland XI. The mural, which was commissioned by Republic of Ireland kit suppliers Umbra, is now in situ in Sliney’s native Cork. Former Liverpool and Sunderland midfielder Jason McAteer’s inclusion hasn’t been without its controversy, but Sliney has been at pains to point out that this is a personal … Continue reading

Ireland XI

Star Wars Football Kits by Nerea Palacios

There is not a great deal of scope for overlap between the world of football and the Star Wars films (unless you care to imagine Darth Vader tempting Pippo Inzaghi to “join the offside”), but that hasn’t stopped Barcelona-based designer Nerea Palacios imagining kits for all the main Star Wars characters. Nerea runs the excellent IWantToWorkForNike social media sites, via … Continue reading

Star Wars kits

Third Party Ownership – A Right Pickle, by Raj Dhunna

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is the star of Third Party Ownership – A Right Pickle by Raj Dhunna. The illustration, which features in the latest issues of Pickles Magazine, riffs on the high prices to be found at the transfer window meat market, particularly when third-party owners are complicated matters. Raj says: “The colour scheme was decided based upon … Continue reading

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Come On You Stripes by Joe Gamble

This scarf clad piece of artwork was produced by Joe Gamble for inclusion in the excellent Pickles Magazine. It features a baying crowd of supporters in blue and white stripes. It’s a wider panorama than we can fit here, so it’s worth checking out the full version. Having been used to illustrate a piece exploring greed and gluttony in the … Continue reading

Come on you stripes