Spring Is Upon Us

Spring is upon us, and with it comes the time of year often referred to as ‘the business end’ of the football season. My work of late has consisted almost exclusively of covering football matches. As the Barclays Premier League title appears to be heading in more and more of a westerly direction down the M62, here are some images of mine from recent weeks showing both sides of the coin…

 

Flags for sale outside Old Trafford
Flags for sale outside Old Trafford

 

A general view of Old Trafford, soaring above the terraced houses on Sir Matt Busby Way
A general view of Old Trafford, soaring above the terraced houses on Sir Matt Busby Way

 

A plane flies over Old Trafford carrying a message that reads 'Wrong One - Moyes Out'
A plane flies over Old Trafford carrying a message that reads ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’

 

Wayne Rooney of Man Utd skips over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Wayne Rooney of Man Utd skips over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan

 

Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan walks away dejected as Man Utd players celebrate a goal
Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan walks away dejected as Man Utd players celebrate a goal

 

Liverpool fans in The Kop wave their flags and banners before their match against Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool fans in The Kop wave their flags and banners before their match against Tottenham Hotspur

 

Liverpool fans in The Kop wave their flags and banners before their match against Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool fans in The Kop wave their flags and banners before their match against Tottenham Hotspur

 

Liverpool legends Ian Rush (L) and Kenny Dalglish share a joke before the match
Liverpool legends Ian Rush (L) and Kenny Dalglish share a joke before the match

 

Luis Suarez of Liverpool skips over Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Luis Suarez of Liverpool skips over Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

 

Luis Suarez of Liverpool laughs as his side cruise to victory
Luis Suarez of Liverpool laughs as his side cruise to victory

 

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris watches as the ball bounces into the net for another Liverpool goal
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris watches as the ball bounces into the net for another Liverpool goal

 

Spurs manager Tim Sherwood appears to be alone in his disappointment as Liverpool score another goal
Spurs manager Tim Sherwood appears to be alone in his disappointment as Liverpool score another goal

 

Bayern Munich fans wait outside the Munich Tunnel at Old Trafford before their match against Manchester United
Bayern Munich fans wait outside the Munich Tunnel at Old Trafford before their match against Manchester United

 

A Bayern Munich fan shows off his match ticket
A Bayern Munich fan shows off his match ticket

 

Bayern fans in colourful dress outside Old Trafford for their UCL QF match against Man Utd
Bayern fans in colourful dress outside Old Trafford for their UCL QF match against Man Utd

 

Bayern fans hold their scarves aloft to welcome the teams
Bayern fans hold their scarves aloft to welcome the teams

 

Man Utd fans display a mural ahead of kick-off
Man Utd fans display a mural ahead of kick-off

 

Mario Mandzukic of Bayern tussles with Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez of Man Utd
Mario Mandzukic of Bayern tussles with Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez of Man Utd

 

Toni Kroos of Bayern battles with Wayne Rooney of Man Utd
Toni Kroos of Bayern battles with Wayne Rooney of Man Utd

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern wags his finger at Wayne Rooney of Man Utd after being sent off
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern wags his finger at Wayne Rooney of Man Utd after being sent off

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern wags his finger at Wayne Rooney of Man Utd after being sent off
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern wags his finger at Wayne Rooney of Man Utd after being sent off

 

Mario Mandzukic of Bayern looks dejected after they could only manage a draw
Mario Mandzukic of Bayern looks dejected after they could only manage a draw

 

Barclays Premier League badges on the sleeves of the Manchester City and Southampton players
Barclays Premier League badges on the sleeves of the Manchester City and Southampton players

 

Edin Dzeko scores a goal for Manchester City against Southampton
Edin Dzeko scores a goal for Manchester City against Southampton

 

Players of both Southampton and Man City sides compete for a header
Players of both Southampton and Man City sides compete for a header

 

James Ward-Prowse of Southampton looks dejected
James Ward-Prowse of Southampton looks dejected

 

Commentators sit alongside each other on the balcony gantry at Goodison Park
Commentators sit alongside each other on the balcony gantry at Goodison Park

 

Bacary Sagna of Arsenal tackles Kevin Mirallas of Everton
Bacary Sagna of Arsenal tackles Kevin Mirallas of Everton

 

Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates after scoring their 1st goal against Arsenal
Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates after scoring their 1st goal against Arsenal

 

Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal (L) and teammate Bacary Sagna look dejected
Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal (L) and teammate Bacary Sagna look dejected

 

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