Football, Life And Death

Leicester, Feb 27th, 2017. A sombre man leads a funeral procession past the football ground. Inside the hearse is a coffin. As he passes through the crowds gathering for the Leicester-Liverpool game, fans snap merrily on their mobile phones. A closer inspection of the coffin reveals a floral tribute: R.I.P Football.  At the back of the…

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Pickles Issue 13 Out Now

Featuring 10 articles, two photo essays, more than 20 original artworks, a fashion feature, an interview with Will Hughes, and loads more. We return with a new format, more pages and a more compact size, but still packing a punch; think N’golo Kante’s work rate x Eric Cantona’s mercurial swagger. Order your copy here. Issue 13…

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Football Beyond Borders Community Cup

This Sunday saw Football Beyond Borders stage the FBB Community Cup, hosted at Dulwich Hamlet’s ground in Champion Hill, south London, to raise funds and awareness of FBB’s potent mix of football and youth work. The day, which saw a youth tournament, a corporate tournament (in which Pickles FC made a competitive debut), a women’s showcase,…

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Mirandinha, The Pioneer

England were one-nil up against Brazil at Wembley Stadium, thanks to a goal from Lineker 35 minutes in to the first half. But the lead didn’t last long. Two minutes later, Silas passed to Müller in the penalty area. Müller’s shot lacked venom and power but Shilton couldn’t hold  on to the ball and Mirandinha…

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Football Beyond Borders x Hummel

A crisp, sunny Sunday in Walthamstow, Mothers’ Day to be precise, but it’s the Football Beyond Borders family who are celebrating with an exhibition match and kit unveiling. In an exciting new partnership, AFC Oldsmiths, a club founded in 2009, will be proudly joining FA founder members Wanderers FC in having Football Beyond Borders emblazoned…

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Interview With Gabriel Uchida

A São Paulo based photographer, Gabriel Uchida has traveled the world, from Cuba to Ethiopia documenting football culture and the fans who love the game. He was kind enough to answer some of our questions… You refer to Hunter S. Thompson on your website and his study of The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, but you…

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The Oriundi And Italian Football

Perennially underappreciated, the oriundi are as much a part of Italy’s social history as its footballing tradition. The concept of belonging to a nation, whether de jure or de facto, is so personal, so circumstantial, so arbitrary as to be almost indefinable, or at the very least ambiguous. Yet there are those who wish to…

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