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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Thierry Henry watches Woody Allen play jazz

Beware: this is an explosion of cool waiting to happen. Thierry Henry in a jazz club watching legendary film director Woody Allen play clarinet? Surely that’s way too much va-va-voom for one room to handle. Ex-Gunner Henry was out for dinner with former Everton midfielder and his current New York Red Bulls team-mate Tim Cahill. The Australian observed: “Chilled dinner … Continue reading

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Francesco Totti postage stamps

Given Roma’s outstanding start to the season, it seemed like the perfect time to bring you this postage stamp-inspired artwork of Francisco Totti. The clamour has already started for the 37-year-old to be handed a spot in Italy’s World Cup squad. Coach Cesare Prandelli has indicated that he will consider a recall for Totti and will assess his form and … Continue reading

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Why Sir Alex Ferguson won’t be picking us any time soon

Keen observers of the Savile Rogue website might have noticed we’ve just launched our new range of beanie hats in 16 different colour options. ‘Great news for everyone,’ we thought. Then we found this bit of Sir Alex Ferguson’s new autobiography… “You’ll not be going out with that beanie hat on. I’ll take you out of the team right now.” … Continue reading

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Barcelona show off their club-issue denim shirts

As we’ve established by now, they do things a bit differently at Barcelona to the way things are done at other clubs. And now it turns out that approach extends to their choice in official club formalwear. The Barca squad travelled to Italy for this week’s Champions League clash with AC Milan decked out in their official club denim shirts. … Continue reading

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John Motson channels Deirdre Barlow

John Motson had made a considerable contribution to fashion over the years. For all we know, the sheepskin might have been resigned to the history books if it hadn’t been for Motty championing its cause. That said, we’re not Motty was thinking when it came to his specs for his TV appearance ahead of Chelsea’s victory over Cardiff at the … Continue reading

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56 football players 2012/2013 by Mathieu Marcou

We’re a bit slow off the mark with this one, but it’s only just come to our attention and we thought it was still worth sharing with you. Football artist Mathieu Marcou has captured some of the major players from last season’s action in his very distinctive cartoon style. We’ve picked out Frank Lampard for you to have a closer … Continue reading

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Manchester United’s really long Stretford End scarf

This photograph reportedly shows a scarf that once stretched from one end of Manchester United’s Stretford End to the other. United fan Barry Millard, who uploaded the picture, says it was “said to be the longest scarf in football” when it made its matchday appearances in the 1960s. On a related issue, does anyone go to the game in their … Continue reading

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15-year-old Vincent Kompany’s blazer and polo neck combo

Following Belgium’s qualification for next summer’s World Cup, the Belgian media has been trawling through the archives to find pictures of the squad when they were kids. Specifically, they were looking at what the players were doing with themselves when their nation last qualified for a World Cup in 2002. The results are as entertaining as you would expect. We’re … Continue reading

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Heroes by Richard Debenham

Multi-disciplinary designer Richard Debenham has put his skills to great use to create a range of very nice posters based on football icons. His Heroes collection includes prints in honour of the likes of Ronaldo, Eusebio, Alan Shearer, Andres Iniesta, Dennis Bergkamp, Lothar Matthaus and Zinedine Zidane. But this Marco Van Basten-inspired piece particularly caught our eye. Of course, that’s … Continue reading

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New Zealand-based Roma fan dresses various statues with his scarves

Enzo Giordani, a Roma fan living in New Zealand, has an unusual occasional hobby that he has documented on his In-The-Back-Of-The.net blog. On his travels around New Zealand he dresses random statues in Roma or Italy scarves and takes a photo. The result is some very fetching statues with no connection to Roma, or even football, whatsoever. He then writes … Continue reading

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