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Half and half scarves plumb new depths

Half and half scarves make no sense to us. Either you support a team – and wear their colours – or you don’t and you don’t. Quite who the Vardy v Aguero nylon rags on offer outside the Etihad on Saturday were aimed at is anyone’s guess. But presumably someone is buying them. For those neutrals who want to wear a football … Continue reading

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Football packaging at its finest

At Savile Rogue we’ve always prided ourselves on a well-designed, stylish, recyclable packaging. So when we see another brand who raise the design bar we’re happy to doff our caps. When Nike launched their Vapor Untouchable boot, they invited a Portland based design company to create a limited edition package, and the results were rather good. Full story on the excellent … Continue reading

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Football icons by David Diehl

Some of the best football art we’ve seen comes from the hand of David Diehl, an illustrator and artist based in Switzerland. His series of icons features Cantona, Zidane, Weah and Pirlo (shown) amongst many others. Other football images can be found in his work, and you can buy some of his prints, cards and iphone cases from Society6.com Watch a video of … Continue reading

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Safe Standing – time to introduce it

As football match atmospheres become more sterile and prices too high for many ordinary fans, it seems ridiculous that safe standing is still banned by the English government and the FA. Not only is standing already happening (without safety rails) at most Premiership and Championship games, but safe standing been working impeccably for years in Germany. Scottish teams will be introducing it in 2016. The Football … Continue reading

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Football as religion

With football match crowds easily outnumbering church-goers, the beautiful game has become as close to a religion as many ever experience. With this in mind, designers Miguel Sousa and Francisco Pancho Cassis have flipped the idea, and have developed some football kits for a fictitious World Cup of Religions. See the images on TheModernGame.

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BBC “Villa scarf” sub-title gaffe

The BBC has apologised to the former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis after a subtitler mistakenly linked him with Hezbollah. “Great to see Doug Ellis here in his Villa scarf,” said the Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson. However, those words were somehow misinterpreted by the subtitler and the sentence, “Great to see Doug Ellis here with Hezbollah” … Continue reading

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The story of Portland Timbers’ extraordinary tifos

Soccer passion in the US is fast catching up with Europe. Portland Timber fans now put on a show beyond anything you’ll see on England’s terraces. The time, creativity and effort that the Timbers Army puts into their tifo displays would put most Broadway musicals to shame. Watch here and read about how they do it here. Mind-blowing.

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Christmas competition

It’s December, Christmas is coming and we’re in the festive mood. If you follow @savilerogue on Twitter you will see our 12 days of Christmas competitions with lots of lovely cashmere hats, scarves and gloves to be won this month. Use your wit to make us smile and you might end up with a prize.

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#WundergolArtFest2016

Wundergol is a festival of football art, staged online via the hashtag #WundergolArtFest2016 and on Instagram instagram.com/wundergol  Worth a follow, and if you’re creating football art or design, join in…  

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Christmas gift idea

You’ve already got the cashmere scarf, hat, gloves and socks, so what other quality football-related gift can you ask for this Christmas? Can we suggest a book by our favourite football photographer, Stuart Roy Clarke, The Homes Of Football – Where The Heart Is? Candid shots of football fans over the last few decades in all their glory, it’s both amusing and … Continue reading

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