Faces In Things

And so into the second month of the year we go. Already. January will best be remembered for being cold. Briefly it was warm, but then it got cold…really cold. Despite the adverse weather conditions, I remained convinced that sitting still for 90 minutes with a camera or two in front of me was the best way to spend my time. Here’s a look back at a few of the pictures I’ve produced over the last couple of weeks…

 

A copy of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper reports on the potential arrival of convicted rapist Ched Evans
A copy of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper reports on the potential arrival of convicted rapist Ched Evans

 

Shoes hung from telephone lines above a police van outside Everton's Goodison Park ground
Shoes hung from telephone lines above a police van outside Everton’s Goodison Park ground

 

A ticket machine at Goodison Park bears an uncanny resemblance to a human face
A ticket machine at Goodison Park bears an uncanny resemblance to a human face

 

A view of Goodison Park from one of the many local roads
A view of Goodison Park from one of the many local roads

 

The goalkeeper holds the ball in his glove
The goalkeeper holds the ball in his glove

 

Southampton players celebrate their victory over Manchester United
Southampton players celebrate their victory over Manchester United

 

Snow covers the pitch as Wolverhampton Wanderers play host to Fulham in a blizzard at Molineux during their FA Cup 3rd Round replay
Snow covers the pitch as Wolverhampton Wanderers play host to Fulham in a blizzard at Molineux during their FA Cup 3rd Round replay

 

Hugo Rodallega scores the winning penalty for Fulham in the shootout
Hugo Rodallega scores the winning penalty for Fulham in the shootout

 

Hugo Rodallega takes a break as the snow beats down around him
Hugo Rodallega takes a break as the snow beats down around him

 

Aston Villa gloves are donned on a cold day in the Midlands
Aston Villa gloves are donned on a cold day in the Midlands

 

Fans wait amongst rows of empty seats before the match against Liverpool at Villa Park
Fans wait amongst rows of empty seats before the match against Liverpool at Villa Park

 

Fabio Borini scores Liverpool's opener against Aston Villa
Fabio Borini scores Liverpool’s opener against Aston Villa

 

Carles Gil of Villa takes on Lucas of Liverpool
Carles Gil of Villa takes on Lucas of Liverpool

 

Christian Benteke of Villa looks dejected as his side fail to perform yet again
Christian Benteke of Villa looks dejected as his side fail to perform yet again

 

Man City's young academy players take to the field for the first time in their brand new EDS stadium
Man City’s young academy players take to the field for the first time in their brand new EDS stadium

 

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny warms up with the ball on the back of his neck
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny warms up with the ball on the back of his neck

 

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal holds off Pablo Zabaleta of Man City
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal holds off Pablo Zabaleta of Man City

 

A grid of stock pictures from Arsenal's game away to Manchester City
A grid of stock pictures from Arsenal’s game away to Manchester City

 

Santi Cazorla of Arsenal is carried off by teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following their victory
Santi Cazorla of Arsenal is carried off by teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following their victory

 

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wears a snood over his face before his side's game against Liverpool
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wears a snood over his face before his side’s game against Liverpool

 

Diego Costa of Chelsea battles with Emre Can of Liverpool
Diego Costa of Chelsea battles with Emre Can of Liverpool

 

Fans get their pre-match snacks from the Everpool Diner
Fans get their pre-match snacks from the Everpool Diner

 

Fans mingle around a souvenir stall outside Anfield
Fans mingle around a souvenir stall outside Anfield

 

The Lone Piper takes a break from playing his bagpipes and smokes a cigarette
The Lone Piper takes a break from playing his bagpipes and smokes a cigarette

 

Emile Heskey of Bolton, a former Liverpool player, shakes hands with his opponents before their FA Cup 4th Round tie
Emile Heskey of Bolton, a former Liverpool player, shakes hands with his opponents before their FA Cup 4th Round tie

 

Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan saves from the feet of Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan saves from the feet of Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling

 

Bogdan saves yet again, this time from Fabio Borini
Bogdan saves yet again, this time from Fabio Borini

 

Empty seats are everywhere as Aston Villa host Bournemouth in the FA Cup
Empty seats are everywhere as Aston Villa host Bournemouth in the FA Cup

 

Callum Wilson of Bournemouth battles with Alan Hutton of Villa
Callum Wilson of Bournemouth battles with Alan Hutton of Villa

 

Christian Benteke of Villa turns to chase the ball
Christian Benteke of Villa turns to chase the ball

 

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe looks dejected as his side slip to defeat
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe looks dejected as his side slip to defeat

 

Villa goalkeeper Shay Given reveals a funny face as he shows his relief after their victory
Villa goalkeeper Shay Given reveals a funny face as he shows his relief after their victory

 

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes lines up for the first time in a Manchester United kit for an U21 game against Liverpool in Leigh
Goalkeeper Victor Valdes lines up for the first time in a Manchester United kit for an U21 game against Liverpool in Leigh

 

Victor Valdes makes his club debut for Man Utd U21s at Leigh Sports Village
Victor Valdes makes his club debut for Man Utd U21s at Leigh Sports Village

 

A grid of stock pictures from Manchester United's U21 fixture against Liverpool
A grid of stock pictures from Manchester United’s U21 fixture against Liverpool

 

Victor Valdes in action
Victor Valdes in action

 

Victor Valdes in action
Victor Valdes in action

 

Sheffield United mascot Captain Blade does his best to get the crowd going before the Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Tottenham Hotspur
Sheffield United mascot Captain Blade does his best to get the crowd going before the Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Tottenham Hotspur

 

Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring Tottenham's 1st goal of the night
Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring Tottenham’s 1st goal of the night

 

Stefan Scougall of Sheff Utd looks dejected as his side go out to a last-minute goal
Stefan Scougall of Sheff Utd looks dejected as his side go out to a last-minute goal

 

Fans gather underneath the Munich Memorial plaque outside Old Trafford to pay their respects to the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy
Fans gather underneath the Munich Memorial plaque outside Old Trafford to pay their respects to the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy

 

Fans unfurl a large banner to remember the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy
Fans unfurl a large banner to remember the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy

 

Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer punches clear from Radamel Falcao of Man Utd
Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer punches clear from Radamel Falcao of Man Utd

 

Robin van Persie score's Man Utd's 1st goal of the day
Robin van Persie score’s Man Utd’s 1st goal of the day

 

Wayne Rooney of Man Utd and teammate Robin van Persie chat to each other
Wayne Rooney of Man Utd and teammate Robin van Persie chat to each other

 

A black armband worn by the players in memory of the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy
A black armband worn by the players in memory of the victims of the Munich air disaster on the 57th anniversary of the tragedy

 

Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester shouts instructions
Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester shouts instructions

 

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson waits for his players as they trudge off the pitch following their defeat
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson waits for his players as they trudge off the pitch following their defeat
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