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World Cup Draw

paul mcgrath world cup draw crop Davey Blackett is illustrating a different footballer every day up to next year’s World Cup kicking off on June 12. His Irish contingent is growing with Roy Keane, Liam Brady, and the latest additions, George Best, Paul McGrath, and Robbie Keane. Continue reading →

Crest Love: #6 – Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos One of the oldest and most successful clubs in Greek football, Panathinaikos have won 20 national championships and 17 Greek Cups. There are differing reports as to why Panathinaikos wear the shamrock on their crest with most football fans here hoping for some kind of connection to Ireland. Continue reading →

Gael Force: A Whole New Ball Game

Untitled Champions eventually topple. As Barcelona and Spain have demonstrated their fallibility – and that of their play – so too in Gaelic football, Donegal, praised and pilloried for a revolutionary style, have been unceremoniously dumped from the All-Ireland. But what can the rise and fall of Jim McGuinness’ side tell us about the state of Irish soccer? As the main criticism of Giovanni Trapatonni centres on Ireland’s manner of play, the issues run far deeper than the senior team. Diarmuid o hAinle explores a uniquely Irish state of affairs and the influence of Gaelic Games on young players. Continue reading →

Thin White Line Magazine

Thin White Line Magazine Thin White Line is a new football culture magazine coming out of Australia that combines great writing and photography with great design. Like American soccer magazine Howler the magazine is using crowd funding to pay for the costs of getting the publication printed. Continue reading →

BX Brussels

BX Brussels Vincent Kompany has formed a new club with a mission to give back to the youth of his native city. BX Brussels was formed with a huge emphasis on engaging with and seeking influence from the community. Continue reading →

Puma Gaffer Typeface

Borussia Dortmund Puma Gaffer Typeface With Borussia Dortmund facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Wembley, we look at the Puma Gaffer Typeface which adorns the backs of Die Schwarzgelben (Black and Yellow) club’s shirts. Continue reading →

The Art of Kaká

kaka crop Brazilian superstar Kaká celebrated his 31st birthday by launching his new website kakaww.com. The site features insights into the player’s life off the pitch and includes photos, interviews, blog posts and ways for his followers to interact including a fans’ artwork section. Continue reading →

RDGLDGRN – Million Fans

RDGLDGRN - Million Fans RDGLDGRN “Million Fans” video from the DC outfit’s debut EP. The football loving Hip Hop, punk and indie rock infused trio have collaborated with Pharrell on the track “Doing The Most.” and in this video showcase their love for the beautiful game, with the members rocking Umbro gear and Man United and Chelsea clobber. Continue reading →

Vice X Adidas X Chinatown Soccer Club

Screen Shot 2013-04-20 at 14.22.59 Vice presents Chinatown Soccer Club. The lower Manhattan New York football club celebrated ten years in existence last summer. Founded in 2002 for an Adidas soccer tournament and still going strong A loose collective of soccer loving artists, photographers, graphic designers and creatives. Continue reading →

Crest Love: #2 – Melbourne Heart

nDWFueipK-640x320 Managed by ex Coventry and Portsmouth striker John Aloisi, Melbourne Heart were formed in Australia’s A League in 2009, after a public vote to choose the clubs name. They are the city rivals of Melbourne Victory who formed in 2004 after a revamp of the league, which works on a franchise basis similar to America’s […] Continue reading →

Lionel Messi 91 Goals in 2012 Infographic

Messi 91 goals infographic From graphic designer Dave Williams, whose work has been featured in Four Four Two magazine comes an incredible poster celebrating a World Record Breaking 2012 for the best player in the world. Every goal featured on one print. The red ring signifies a goal for Barcelona whilst the blue ring shows goals for Argentina. Each […] Continue reading →

Gone in 30 Seconds

00072c18-642 The fall-out continues from Ireland’s draw with Austria and while the knives are once more out for Giovanni Trapattoni, the Green Army are still weighing up our chances of snatching the play-off spot. Amid all the recriminations and questions about Ireland’s retreat in the second half, we should take a minute to remember that David Alaba’s strike in the 93rd minute actually took a deflection off Sean St. Ledger. Meanwhile Germany took another massive step towards Brazil with a 4-1 win at home to Kazakhstan,. Continue reading →

Cosmos Copa

Cosmos Copa Every year, 36 ‘national teams’, comprised of the diverse communities that make up New York City, come together to play in a World Cup tournament called Cosmos Copa. Organized by the legendary New York Cosmos and heralded as a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the best of NYC, this grassroots tournament attracts a huge following in a spectacular setting. Continue reading →

The Smell of Football

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 10.56.57 The Smell of Football is the story of what it means to have a true passion. John Westwood supports Portsmouth Football Club and follows them home and away. The short film follows John on a typical match day as he changes his persona from a quiet bookseller into loud, confident super fan. At a time […] Continue reading →

“You Can Flick Your World Cup”

SNV35554 It was the hand-shake that tremored around the world. Now two giants of Irish football have been reduced to miniature. To celebrate Diarmuid O’hAinle’s stunning book on arguably the national team’s most momentous period, the 2001 Lansdowne Road embrace between Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane has been depicted in Subbuteo form. Continue reading →

Football on Another Level

spain futsal Ever wondered what it is that sets players such as Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho apart from the rest? Why their touch is so instant, their passing so precise and their movement so quick and agile? With the UEFA Euro 2012 final taking place this weekend between Russia and five-time champions Spain, Harry Maidment writes the answer lies largely in their development as young footballers and their steady diet of Futbol Sala or Futsal as it’s more widely known. Continue reading →