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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 →

Gael Force: A Whole New Ball Game

TikiTka What happens when a kid comes from Gaelic training on Tuesday urged to play long ball, then at soccer training Wednesday, his coaches tell him something very different? The departure of Giovanni Trapattoni has sparked a bout of soul-searching among Ireland’s football community. The refrain “We just don’t have the players” has focused the attention on just what is happening at grassroots. As the main criticism of Trapatonni centred 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 →

‘Maestro’ Trap Faces Austrian Mountain

trap close up crop Both smarting from defeats last Friday and trailing the play-off spot by three points, Austria and Ireland face off in Vienna desperately clinging to hope. Georg Sander of 90minuten.au traces the recent development of Austrian football, claiming the current defence is a weakness, and that former Salzburg coach Trapattoni still holds a fascination for the natives – an allure that has all but disappeared in 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 →

Maracana History Repeating Itself

Maracana brazil series crop It’s ironic that the reopening of Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium with Brazil vs England should be overshadowed by accusations that the venue isn’t ready. It’s merely a case of history repeating itself. In the second instalment of The Brazil Series, a collection of articles inspired by the world’s greatest footballing cradle, Póg Mo Goal looks at the storied past of the iconic ground that holds a special place in the heart of all Brazilians. 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 →

Adidas Predator Lethal Zones II

Adidas Predator Lethal Zones Adidas Predator Lethal Zones II Boot features five advanced Lethal Zones providing perfect ball control. The new boots feature more single rubber fins overlapping than on the first generation Lethal Zones boot. It also features five lethal zones for improved dribbling, drive and sweet-spot striking. 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 →