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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets his own stamp collection

Paris Saint Germain and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the star of a new collection of stamps in his homeland. Swedish postal service Posten AB has released the range of five commemorative Zlatan stamps, which celebrate his famous overhead kick goal against England from November 2012. Posten’s head of stamps Britt-Inger Hahne said: “We have sold five million stamps in … Continue reading

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Nasty half-and-half scarves at Manchester United vs Manchester City

We can’t condone the use of half-and-half scarves, but there’s little doubt which half the hapless punters who bought one of these at last night’s Manchester derby would have been giving most prominence to on their way home. Anyone hedging their bets with their neckwear before kick-off would certainly have been veering towards Manchester City by the time the final … Continue reading

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Arsene Wenger by Stanley Chow

Stanley Chow is a well known Manchester-based illustrator specialising in his distinctive ‘headshots’ of famous figures. His work is frequently used in the New Yorker. Despite being a Manchester United fan, he has turned his attention to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this week, presumably inspired by the Gunners boss reaching his 1,000th game milestone (albeit not exactly in style). As … Continue reading

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Liverpool arrange on-pitch scarf memorial to Hillsborough victims

Liverpool will cover the Anfield pitch with scarves on April 15 to make the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. The club are asking for scarves to be donated, with neckwear of all clubs and colours welcome. The gesture is intended to show global unity for the families of the 96 victims. Indeed, the scarves will be laid out in … Continue reading

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Manuel Pellegrini opts for a scarf after hoodie backlash

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini smartened up his act for Saturday’s visit to Hull. The Chilean had been widely criticised for his scruffy appearance for the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan the previous weekend when he wore a hoodie in the dugout. He opted for a better look at Hull, following in the footsteps of predecessor Roberto Mancini by … Continue reading

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Manchester United vs Liverpool scarf poster

Not much went right for Manchester United against Liverpool yesterday, but they played a blinder with this promotional poster they released on social media on the morning of the game. In fact, we’d go as far as to say their graphic designer was probably United’s man of the match. The poster shows a United and a Liverpool scarf side by … Continue reading

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Aguero, Messi and other Argentine stars, 1950s style

While the basic premise of a game of football has remained largely unchanged over the years, the stars of yesteryear are dated some what by the fashions and style of their time when we look back at them. With that in mind, Argentine blog Paladar Negro, which focuses on the visual and design aspects of the beautiful game, has imagined … Continue reading

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Felix Magath’s ‘FC Fulham’ glasses

Fulham manager Felix Magath just can’t catch a break at the minute. Even his personalised glasses have gone wrong. The bespectacled German’s eyewear has been adapted to incorporate the name of his new employers. Alas, his glasses read ‘FC Fulham’ rather than ‘Fulham FC’. A neat little demonstration of how he is in a race against time to adapt to … Continue reading

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Manuel Pellegrini’s hoodie disaster

A word to the wise, 60-year-old men: dress like you’re going skateboarding rather than managing a side in an FA Cup quarter-final and you will get knocked out of said competition. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini opted for this ill-advised ‘MCFC’ emblazoned hoodie as his pitchside attire for yesterday’s defeat to Wigan. If he didn’t think the occasion was worth … Continue reading

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Manchester City fan appeals for the return of his late dad’s scarf

A Manchester City supporter has appealed for help to find a distinctive scarf given to him by his late father. Andy Hazeldine, of Stockport, had the scarf stolen from his van last week. He told the Manchester Evening News: “When my dad died I kept his scarf because he wore it all the time. “I put it in my van … Continue reading

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