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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Goals On Film

At 19, Michael Owen had won the Premier League Golden Boot twice and was one year away from winning the Ballon D’Or. And he’d never read a book. He revealed this, ironically enough, while being interviewed at the launch of what some might call his premature autobiography, Michael Owen In Person. Not only this, he’d…

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The Substitute: Keith Peacock

The 21st of August 1965 may seem like another unremarkable date in history for many, but in the world of English football, it’s a date on which things permanently changed. It was the day the first ever official substitution was made in the English Football League. To mark the 12th edition of Pickles, it’s only…

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Remembering The Fantasistas

There was once a time when Italian football ruled Europe. It was a time when the world’s finest footballers flocked to the boot-shaped peninsula to play in the hardest league around. That time now appears as a collection of sepia-tinted moments, left to grow old and dusty while its clubs tarry to attain the standard…

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