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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Most embarrassing goal celebration ever?

Celebrating a disallowed goal is always a bit embarrassing, but Napoli star Marek Hamsik would rather not remember this bizarre sequence of events during last night’s match with Juventus. Hamsik coolly converts a penalty before disappearing down a stairwell behind the goal, as you do. Realising he couldn’t stay down there all night, he comes back up the stairs, still … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas gift for football fans

If there’s a bit left in the budget after buying a Savile Rogue scarf, you should seriously consider buying The Cradle of The Game, a book of football fan photography by Stuart Roy Clarke. Spanning 21 years, Clarke’s photos capture the reality of being a fan, not in today’s glossy world of the Premiership but through the streets, cafes and … Continue reading

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Because there is no karma in football

Goal-line technology is a no-brainer. ‘These things’ do not ‘even out over a season’ because…well, because we don’t live in a karmic universe. But it’s not just the goal-line that needs watching more closely; off-sides, penalties, dives and dirty tackles could all be correctly called if refs could only see what the TV audience could see. We like the idea … Continue reading

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Goal line technology – solved by pair of Bolton fans?

For us, the beautiful game is often ruined by incorrect refereeing decisions. In 1997, Bolton fans Harry Barnes and David Parden were so incensed that a Gerry Taggart goal was disallowed they spent the next 14 years developing Goalminder. FIFA luddites have finally woken up to the 21st century and are testing Goalminder alongside Hawkeye and other goalmouth systems this … Continue reading

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Staying warm at the game – part 2

That no fur rule – it includes collars, cuffs and pocket linings. Phil Brown shows why. This is the man who once complained that Cesc Fabregas wore an inappropriate jacket onto a football pitch. And tie that scarf properly, Phil. You’re not Doctor Who.

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Staying warm at the game – part 1

Underneath your Savile Rogue scarf, your jacket, coat, parka, fleece or hoodie can be made from a choice of insulating materials. But under no account should fur be one of them. Leaving aside the ethical debate on killing animals for their pelts, you don’t want to look like Joan Collins at a football match. Do, you Mr Yeung?

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Win a Savile Rogue scarf of your choice

Christmas has come early at Savile Rogue. Simply visit our competition page and enter your details for the chance to win a Savile Rogue scarf of your choice – any style, any colour, worth up to £53.90 including postage. What have you got to lose?

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Free Wales scarves

Gary Speed’s Wales recognise the power of the football scarf. Free scarves are being given out to boost the atmosphere for the Wales v Norway match on Saturday 11th November.

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Gunners take over from Man City at top of league

Good news for Gooners: you’re currently top of one table. Alas, it’s not the Premier League but the Savile Rogue Most Popular Scarf League. Arsenal are just ahead of real-life league leaders Manchester City in this week’s sales. Meanwhile, West Ham have been proving that, despite their relegation, they are still top-flight scarf-wearers. 1. Arsenal 2. Manchester City 3. West … Continue reading

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Tango man’s half-time tango

Half time oranges anybody? Robbie Savage’s confusion over roles saw him dancing at half-time during this weekend’s Reading v Derby game. And the tango-coloured prima donna wonders why football fans have it in for him.

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