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The Beautiful Badge

Badge From the very first three lions crudely sewn onto the woollen shirts worn by the England players for the world’s first football international in 1872, to todays multi-million pound brands, The Beautiful Badge brings alive a history of the game like never before. Continue reading →

My First Football Shirt: Jason McAteer

mcateer The Your First Football Shirt collection is a book by the Football Shirt Collective of 30 interviews and illustrations with footballers such as Alan Shearer and Bob Wilson and fans like BBC’s Dan walker and comedian Josh Widdicombe. Here Ireland star Jason McAteer talks about his first ever shirt, along with his most famous goal in the green jersey. Continue reading →

A Night to Celebrate Ringsend & Dublin’s Football History

RingsendCover An evening to celebrate the history of football in Dublin & Ringsend in The Yacht Tavern on 22nd March at 7.45pm. With speakers on the night; Eoghan Rice, Donal Fallon and Fergus Dowd. As well as a screening of an extended trailer for the upcoming feature-length documentary “Patrick O’Connell – The Man Who saved Barcelona” and A 1975 documentary about Shelbourne FC, “In My Book, You Should Be Ahead.” Continue reading →

MLS 2018 Kits

mlscover With a new season comes new kits, and MLS has dropped some beauties. A league-wide deal with Adidas means all clubs are supplied by the brand with the three stripes, an agreement which has been extended to 2024. Continue reading →

Football We Love You

art of football Art of Football have produced their own love letter to football just in time for Valentines Day. Made up of 1600 individual hand drawings, they even managed to get Martin Tyler to commentate, and have been working on the production for around a year and a half. Continue reading →

Commemorating Superga and Il Grande Torino

grande torino ON 4th May, 1949, members of the Grande Torino football squad were among the 31 people who died in the Superga air disaster. Here, Italian football website The Gentlemen Ultra commemorates the tragedy with an extract from the book ‘Erbstein: the triumph and tragedy of football’s forgotten pioneer’, by Dominic Bliss. Continue reading →