Culture

The Goal Hanger Gallery

From 17-24 November the Goal Hanger is hosting a gallery in Angel, Islington, London featuring some of the biggest football illustrators such as David Squires and prints signed by BBC’s John Motson.

Gallery: The Empty Pitch

Rick Stolk is a photographer from The Netherlands. For 3 years he’s been capturing empty football pitches around Italy.

Where Eagles Dare, Switzerland’s Immigrant Story

Irish teams of the past have relied on the sons of emigrants. As Ireland get set to face Switzerland in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier, the visitors will boast a side with players whose families fled war and poverty to settle in the Alpine nation, and their football team is reaping the rewards, as Jamie Whelan explores.

Issue 5: The Victory That Got Away?

On their way to becoming the legendary Lisbon Lions, Jock Stein’s Celtic took on a plucky Yugoslavian side who nearly derailed the Hoops’ trophy winning campaign. Jelena Đureinović from Issue 5 of Póg Mo Goal Magazine.

Is Qatar Ready for the 2022 World Cup?

Thousands of migrant labourers have been holding strikes in Qatar this month as they protest poor working conditions on World Cup 2022 construction sites.

Issue 5: Ticker Tape & Argentinian Steak

For a motley crew of the League of Ireland’s finest, football paradise was found in South America, writes Macdara Ferris from Póg Mo Goal Magazine Issue 5. 

Issue 5: Gentleman John, Ireland’s First Superstar

Plucked from the streets of Dublin, Jackie Carey became a hero in both his homeland and Britain leading Manchester United to FA Cup and First Division wins, on the way to being named Footballer of the Year.