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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Matthew Craven sums up Brazil 1-7 Germany

Illustrator Matthew Craven has rather nicely summed up Germany’s efforts in raining all over Brazil’s World Cup parade in this picture. If Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side thought they were destined to win a sixth World Cup on homesoil, it wasn’t long after kick-off yesterday evening that it became abundantly clear that wasn’t going to be the case. The hosts’ 1-7 … Continue reading

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Anatomy of England’s World Cup Injuries by Studio Kurosiwo

You can say what you like about England’s 2014 World Cup campaign, but at least the usual injury crisis was avoided. It is common practice for at least one guaranteed starter to injury before the tournament. Theo Walcott was probably the biggest name absentee for Brazil and England fans had from January to get used to the idea that he … Continue reading

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Poster of Carlos Alberto’s 1970 World Cup goal by Prinstant Replays

Prinstant Replays specialises in capturing iconic ‘plays’ (they’re based in Nashville and also feature American sports) and turning them into tactics board-style reenactments. With the World Cup quarter-finals kicking off today and hosts Brazil in action, we’ve picked out this map of Carlos Alberto’s famous goal in the 1970 World Cup final against Italy. You get a plot of Alberto’s … Continue reading

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1000% Elephants

We completely missed this during the group stages, so sadly the Ivory Coast have now departed the World Cup (and presumably this gentleman and his scarf with them). But having since spotting this glorious image we still had to share it with you. As you know, we prefer to keep our Savile Rogue scarves slogan-free and logo-free (just like the … Continue reading

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The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s – Taschen

This Taschen book isn’t out until next month but it looks very promising on the evidence we’ve seen so far. The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s, edited by Reuel Golden, is one of those Taschen coffee table books with which you will be familiar. But this particular one has distinct selling point that it is all about football … Continue reading

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