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Tifo: Inside the Timbers Army

Tifo: Inside the Timbers Army The independent supporters group of the Portland Timbers, known as the Timbers Army, are renowned for their passionate and enthusiastic presence at all matches. “Tifo: Inside the Timbers Army,” follows the creation and unveiling of the tifo, a visual display, when the Timbers’ battle their biggest rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Continue reading →

An Unfair Game

An Unfair Game This short film which appeared on The New York Times website, explains a troubling situation in English football, where ticket prices have risen to levels so high that many of the fans can no longer afford them. Continue reading →

Saturday Afternoon Fever

Untitled He’s a familiar face on our television screens on weekends at grounds up and down the Football League, and on his travels Sky Sports’ Johnny Phillips has gathered some fascinating stories. It’s mostly away from the glamour of the Premier League’s superstars that Phillips explores the fabric of the modern game. Acclaimed blogger Layth Yousif sits down with the author of Saturday Afternoon Fever: A Year on the Road for Soccer Saturday, and among a host of tales, also discusses his top three Republic players for this son of an Irishman. Continue reading →

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 →