Season Review 2014-2015

Barring the odd pre-season friendly, the 2014-2015 campaign proper began for me at the Cardiff City Stadium on 12th August, where the UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid took on UEFA Europa League victors Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, a mere 30 days after the FIFA World Cup Final had been played under the dazzling lights…

“Nice One Stevie La”

After 17 years playing for his boyhood club, Steven Gerrard pulled the captain’s armband over the sleeve of his Liverpool shirt for the last time on the final day of the domestic Barclays Premier League season when his side made the journey to the Britannia Stadium to play Stoke City. Bizarrely and unexpectedly, the visitors…

“Scouser, Born & Bred!”

As we near the end of yet another domestic football season in the UK, a look back at my last couple of weeks’ work reveals the excitement and tension that typifies the English approach to the sport. Delaying a blog post in order to accommodate a whole host of matches, rather than just the latest one or two, allows…

Whitgift School U11 Football

A decade or so after I first provided images to Whitgift School, I found myself once again photographing them in ANOTHER national competition. This time, it was the turn of their U11 Football side, who had progressed to the ISFA National Finals at St. George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Well, they only went and won it!!!……

Stacpoole To Blackpool

First of all, I must credit the title of this particular entry to Mark Leech, football photography veteran and Guardian of the Archive at Offside Sports Photography. When discussions were being held as to whereabouts I should go on the last day of the Sky Bet Championship season, Blackpool’s fixture with Huddersfield Town stood out…

Lytham Trophy 2015

Last week, I received a phone call from a Dutch photographer who runs a golf picture library in the Netherlands, asking me if I was available to photograph an amateur competition at short notice. Jos Linckens runs GolfSupport; we first met at the Open Championship in Carnoustie back in 2007, my first. Jos wanted to know if I could…