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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Matchday photography by Robbie Jay Barratt

Photographer Robbie Jay Barratt specialises in sports and music photography, most of it in or near his native West Yorkshire. Aged only 20, he has already got a great eye for matchday goings-on, from the action on the pitch to what’s going on the crowd. Being scarf fanatics, this shot of Leeds fans during their derby game against Huddersfield Town … Continue reading

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Knitted Frank Lampard faces former club Chelsea

Since Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard found the net against former club Chelsea at the weekend, there has been plenty of commentary on the Blues legend damaging his old side’s title challenge. But none of that commentary has been quite as obscure or endearing as this, the work of The Knitted Footballer. In this photograph, a knitted likeness of Frank … Continue reading

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Coventry City’s weird replica shirt options

As you may be aware, we’re not the biggest fans of replica kits at the best of times – and that was before we spotted the options available when buying a long-sleeved Coventry City away kit. First the Sky Blues ask you to choose your gender: male or child? That creates a whole host of questions, such as are women … Continue reading

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Spiel: Football + Visual Culture

We’re a bit slow on the uptake with this one, we’re sorry to report. A brand spanking new Spiel magazine hit the shelves of cyberspace and selected retailers in mid-August, but news has only just reached us. It’s a 100-page celebration of football and visual culture, which includes interviews with David Luiz, Ashley Cole and Zinedine Zidane, plus an in-depth … Continue reading

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Major League Soccer has a logo redesign

Major League Soccer has had a bit of spruce up ahead of its forthcoming expansion. It’s safe to say the old MLS logo, with the boot kicking the ball, was starting to look its age. The league has gone down a bit of a classier route. Everything is a bit more stripped back, with the league logo taking inspiration from … Continue reading

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Portsmouth consider reverting to 1914 crest

Portsmouth have consulted with fans over a permanent change to their club crest. Pompey are currently wearing a 1914 commemorative crest on their kit as a mark of respect to the city and club’s considerable contribution to the First World War. Now fans have been surveyed on permanently adopting the 1914 logo. They also had the option to revert to … Continue reading

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Liverpool fans wearing ‘Make Us Dream’ Christmas jumpers

We would normally applaud a nice piece of knitwear being worn on matchday… but we’re not sure we can get behind this. Two Liverpool fans were snapped wearing his-and-hers matching ‘Make Us Dream’ Christmas jumpers ahead of Saturday evening’s home defeat to Aston Villa. Alas, they caught the eye of Everton fan Paddy Cleary, who posted photographic evidence to his … Continue reading

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Football Shirts A to Z by 67 Inc

Wall art specialists 67 Inc have produced this A-Z poster celebrating classic football shirts. In total, 34 shirts are featured, with the A-Z part consisting of 26 club sides and numbered international kits making up the rest of the print. The national teams are sorted in order of number of World Cups won. The chosen shirt for each team is … Continue reading

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‘Do You Speak Football?’ by Beyond Thrilled

‘Do You Speak Football?’ is an illustrated football phrasebook. In other words, you get all the key phrases you might need when watching a football match in seven different languages, accompanied by some nice cartoon illustrations of fans on matchday. There are more than 20 key football phrases translated into colloquial Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, French and Portuguese. And each … Continue reading

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Angel Di Maria by Dave Flanagan

Illustrator Dave Flanagan has been using the Premier League’s recent arrivals as a spur to experiment with a change from his usual artistic style – and it looks like that decision has paid off. Among the new signings captured in Dave’s recent work is Manchester United’s British record buy Angel Di Maria. The Argentina international’s likeness and style of play … Continue reading

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