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Monthly Archives: September 2011

A handshake between terrace rivals

Our favourite photographer, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out called The Cradle of the Game, showcasing some of the great crowd shots he’s taken over the years. This one was at a game between Newcastle and Sunderland – whilst trouble erupts higher up look for the handshake at the front of the image. Nice piece in today’s Guardian. At … Continue reading

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AC Milan’s weird beard warm-up

AC Milan fans had a bit of a surprise when their team took to the field ahead of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Cesena wearing ridiculous fake beards. Gillette say they have no further interest in a sponsorship deal with the club. Watch the video here: AC Milan weird beards

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Michael Owen puzzled by colleagues’ reaction

Michael Owen is on the hunt for a team-mate who mocked his love of jigsaw puzzles. The Manchester United striker returned to his locker to find a magazine cutting detailing his fondness for 1,000-piece horse jigsaws attached with a ‘Zzzzzz’ captioned piece of medical tape. Owen tweeted: “Who is responsible for abusing my locker? Wouldn’t mind but I gave up … Continue reading

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41,000 women and children watch Fenerbahce play

In a bid to stamp out the violence that plagues Turkish football, the Turkish football authorities banned men from Fenerbahce’s game with Maniapsor on Tuesday. Their seats were instead filled with 41,000 women and children who sang their hearts out, but didn’t tear each others’ throats out, during the 1-1 draw. An historic day for football.

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Leave on your training bib, Shaun

On Friday, QPR’s court jester, Joey Barton tweeted this photo from the players’ dining room. The monogrammed high chair is reserved for pocket-rocket, Shaun Wright-Phillips. We could have warned Shaun that Barton likes to make everyone else feel small.

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Any colour you want so long as it’s green

Choosing a Savile Rogue cashmere scarf over a nylon alternative isn’t just kind on your neck and your sartorial image, it’s kinder to the planet too. We’re featured in this month’s Ecologist article on green sports clothing as an example of a smart environmental choice. You know it makes sense.

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On a serious note, Street League shows how football can change lives

We’re about to start working with a great cause – Street League. Set up 10 years ago to give underprivileged young people the confidence and skills to get into the workplace, Street League teach football skills and life skills to over 2,000 young people a year. The results are so astounding that David Cameron made them No.10’s cause of 2011. … Continue reading

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Short sleeves in September

Scarf sales down 63% overnight as sight of Fergie in short sleeves sparks subliminal expectation of an Indian summer.

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New Savile Rogue website

As you can see, our new site is now up and running. What do you think? The photos on the homepage were taken by our favourite photographer, Stuart Clarke, who’s shots of football fans grace the Football Museum in Manchester. Check his site: www.homesoffootball.co.uk

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And our Rogue of the week is…

Our Rogue of the Week is QPR’s Jamie Mackie for his necessary act of fashion vigilantism on Jay Bothroyd’s Ugg boots. If you too bring Uggs, Crocs or cuban heels into a changing room, this is what you can expect.

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