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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