Beware: Flying Footballs!

It’s been a busy few weeks on the sidelines, here’s a load of football pictures to kick things off (with a bit of Rugby World Cup thrown in for good measure!)…

 

Fans mingle on Goodison Road outside Everton's old Goodison Park stadium
Fans mingle on Goodison Road outside Everton’s old Goodison Park stadium

 

Diego Costa of Chelsea gets to grips with Brendan Galloway of Everton
Diego Costa of Chelsea gets to grips with Brendan Galloway of Everton

 

Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring a goal for Everton against Chelsea
Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring a goal for Everton against Chelsea

 

Romelu Lukaku celebrates an Everton goal
Romelu Lukaku celebrates an Everton goal

 

A young Man Utd fan welcomes new French signing Anthony Martial to the club
A young Man Utd fan welcomes new French signing Anthony Martial to the club

 

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal waves to the fans before his side's match against Liverpool
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal waves to the fans before his side’s match against Liverpool

 

Daley Blind celebrates after scoring for Man Utd against Liverpool
Daley Blind celebrates after scoring for Man Utd against Liverpool

 

Anthony Martial celebrates his debut goal for Man Utd
Anthony Martial celebrates his debut goal for Man Utd

 

A Leicester fan enjoys a cigarette outside the ground before his side's game against Aston Villa
A Leicester fan enjoys a cigarette outside the ground before his side’s game against Aston Villa

 

#pins #badges #AVFC
#pins #badges #AVFC

 

Jack Grealish takes a water break
Jack Grealish takes a water break

 

A young Leicester fan joins in with his side's celebrations after coming from 0-2 down to win 3-2
A young Leicester fan joins in with his side’s celebrations after coming from 0-2 down to win 3-2

 

Man City players take part in a training session prior to their UEFA Champions League match with Juventus
Man City players take part in a training session prior to their UEFA Champions League match with Juventus

 

Man City captain Vincent Kompany speaks during a press conference
Man City captain Vincent Kompany speaks during a press conference

 

Juventus fans take a selfie prior to their match with Man City
Juventus fans take a selfie prior to their match with Man City

 

Samir Nasri of Man City battles with Juan Cuadrado of Juventus
Samir Nasri of Man City battles with Juan Cuadrado of Juventus

 

Mario Mandzukic of Juventus celebrates after scoring their 1st goal
Mario Mandzukic of Juventus celebrates after scoring their 1st goal

 

Alvaro Morata of Juventus (L) celebrates with teammate Paul Pogba after scoring their 2nd goal
Alvaro Morata of Juventus (L) celebrates with teammate Paul Pogba after scoring their 2nd goal

 

Paul Pogba celebrates Juve's victory
Paul Pogba celebrates Juve’s victory

 

Andrea Barzagli of Juventus (R) and teammate Paulo Dybala celebrate victory
Andrea Barzagli of Juventus (R) and teammate Paulo Dybala celebrate victory

 

Man City mascot Moonchester
Man City mascot Moonchester

 

Yaya Toure of Man City battles with Mark Noble of West Ham
Yaya Toure of Man City battles with Mark Noble of West Ham

 

Diafra Sakho of West Ham scores their winning goal against Man City
Diafra Sakho of West Ham scores their winning goal against Man City

 

Yaya Toure shows his disappointment as Man City lose to West Ham
Yaya Toure shows his disappointment as Man City lose to West Ham

 

Liverpool fans in The Kop sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before their match against Norwich City
Liverpool fans in The Kop sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before their match against Norwich City

 

Lucas Leiva of Liverpool (C) and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool challenge Graham Dorrans of Norwich
Lucas Leiva of Liverpool (C) and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool challenge Graham Dorrans of Norwich

 

Robbie Brady of Norwich hugs Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool
Robbie Brady of Norwich hugs Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool

 

Danny Ings of Liverpool punches the ball in anger
Danny Ings of Liverpool punches the ball in anger

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Man Utd battles with Kevin Bru of Ipswich during their League Cup tie
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Man Utd battles with Kevin Bru of Ipswich during their League Cup tie

 

Wayne Rooney scores Man Utd's 1st goal against Ipswich
Wayne Rooney scores Man Utd’s 1st goal against Ipswich

 

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring
Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring

 

Anthony Martial celebrates once again after scoring for Man Utd
Anthony Martial celebrates once again after scoring for Man Utd

 

Fans in the East Stand bathe in the sunshine as Man Utd take on Sunderland at Old Trafford
Fans in the East Stand bathe in the sunshine as Man Utd take on Sunderland at Old Trafford

 

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon shares a joke with Wayne Rooney of Man Utd
Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon shares a joke with Wayne Rooney of Man Utd

 

Memphis Depay of Man Utd salutes the crowd as he celebrates his goal
Memphis Depay of Man Utd salutes the crowd as he celebrates his goal

 

A general view of The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion
A general view of The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion

 

Claudio Yacob of West Brom and Steven Naismith of Everton both accuse the other of being in the wrong
Claudio Yacob of West Brom and Steven Naismith of Everton both accuse the other of being in the wrong

 

Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay share a joke during Man Utd's training session prior to their UEFA Champions League match with Wolsburg
Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay share a joke during Man Utd’s training session prior to their UEFA Champions League match with Wolsburg

 

Man Utd players employ a surprising formation during the training session
Man Utd players employ a surprising formation during the training session

 

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal smiles during the press conference
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal smiles during the press conference

 

Divock Origi (C) and Mamadou Sakho (L) enjoy themselves during a Liverpool training session
Divock Origi (C) and Mamadou Sakho (L) enjoy themselves during a Liverpool training session

 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers checks his watch
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers checks his watch

 

A chip shop near Old Trafford in Manchester displays replica versions of, L-R, the UEFA Champions League trophy, the FA Cup trophy, and the Barclays Premier League trophy
A chip shop near Old Trafford in Manchester displays replica versions of, L-R, the UEFA Champions League trophy, the FA Cup trophy, and the Barclays Premier League trophy

 

Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney leads his side out of the tunnel
Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney leads his side out of the tunnel

 

In a week where news emerged of a global scandal involving car giant Volkswagen, their logo is seen big and bold on the front of the Wolfsburg playing shirts
In a week where news emerged of a global scandal involving car giant Volkswagen, their logo is seen big and bold on the front of the Wolfsburg playing shirts

 

Chris Smalling of Man Utd celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal against VfL Wolfsburg
Chris Smalling of Man Utd celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal against VfL Wolfsburg

 

Man Utd manager Loius van Gaal congratulates goalscorer Chris Smalling after the match
Man Utd manager Loius van Gaal congratulates goalscorer Chris Smalling after the match

 

A sign on the side of the pitch at Anfield reads 'Beware: Flying Footballs'
A sign on the side of the pitch at Anfield reads ‘Beware: Flying Footballs’

 

FC Sion fans make themselves heard during their side's UEFA Europa League match against Liverpool
FC Sion fans make themselves heard during their side’s UEFA Europa League match against Liverpool

 

Adam Lallana (L) is joined by Liverpool teammate Danny Ings as he celebrates his goal
Adam Lallana (L) is joined by Liverpool teammate Danny Ings as he celebrates his goal

 

A Man City fan welcomes ex-England coach and now Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren to town, mocking his infamous umbrella-wielding antics for the national side
A Man City fan welcomes ex-England coach and now Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren to town, mocking his infamous umbrella-wielding antics for the national side

 

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring for Man City against Newcastle
Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring for Man City against Newcastle

 

A woolly jumper adorned with pins and badges worn by a die-hard Liverpool fan
A woolly jumper adorned with pins and badges worn by a die-hard Liverpool fan

 

A young Everton fan enjoys a hot dog before the derby match with Liverpool
A young Everton fan enjoys a hot dog before the derby match with Liverpool

 

Martin Skrtel of Liverpool tussles with Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton
Martin Skrtel of Liverpool tussles with Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton

 

James McCarthy of Everton takes on Lucas Leiva of Liverpool
James McCarthy of Everton takes on Lucas Leiva of Liverpool

 

Ross Barkley of Everton battles with Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool
Ross Barkley of Everton battles with Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool

 

Danny Ings celebrates after giving Liverpool the lead against Everton in the Merseyside derby
Danny Ings celebrates after giving Liverpool the lead against Everton in the Merseyside derby

 

Romelu Lukaku of Everton goes head-to-head with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool
Romelu Lukaku of Everton goes head-to-head with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool

 

Romelu Lukaku of Everton goes head-to-head with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool
Romelu Lukaku of Everton goes head-to-head with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool

 

A groundsman is silhouetted as he works on the Goodison Park pitch
A groundsman is silhouetted as he works on the Goodison Park pitch

 

Staff at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester unwrap the posts before they're erected in preparation for England's Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay
Staff at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester unwrap the posts before they’re erected in preparation for England’s Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay

 

Staff at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester erect the posts in preparation for England's Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay
Staff at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester erect the posts in preparation for England’s Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay

 

Posts are erected at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in preparation for England's Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay
Posts are erected at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in preparation for England’s Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay

 

A panoramic view of the Etihad Stadium in Manchester as the posts are erected in preparation for England's Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay
A panoramic view of the Etihad Stadium in Manchester as the posts are erected in preparation for England’s Rugby World Cup (Pool A) match against Uruguay

 

Michael Wiringi of Romania tackles Nathan Hirayama of Canada during their Rugby World Cup match in Leicester
Michael Wiringi of Romania tackles Nathan Hirayama of Canada during their Rugby World Cup match in Leicester

 

Jebb Sinclair of Canada gets past Paula Kinikinilau of Romania
Jebb Sinclair of Canada gets past Paula Kinikinilau of Romania

 

Faces of Canadian DHL employees in the numbers on the backs of the Canada players
Faces of Canadian DHL employees in the numbers on the backs of the Canada players

 

England goalkeeper Joe Hart makes a save during a training session at St. George's Park
England goalkeeper Joe Hart makes a save during a training session at St. George’s Park

 

England coach Gary Neville issues instructions during the training session
England coach Gary Neville issues instructions during the training session

 

Match flags flutter underneath the shadow of a crane on the building site of the old West Stand at Windsor Park prior to Northern Ireland's crunch Euro qualifier against Greece
Match flags flutter underneath the shadow of a crane on the building site of the old West Stand at Windsor Park prior to Northern Ireland’s crunch Euro qualifier against Greece

 

A Northern Ireland fan in fancy dress waves a French tricolour flag as he cheers his side on
A Northern Ireland fan in fancy dress waves a French tricolour flag as he cheers his side on

 

Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland scores their 2nd goal
Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland scores their 2nd goal

 

Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016
Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016

 

Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016
Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016

 

Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016
Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016

 

Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016
Northern fans celebrate victory and qualification for the UEFA European Champions in 2016

 

Steven Davis of Northern Ireland (L) and teammate Jamie Ward celebrate victory and qualification
Steven Davis of Northern Ireland (L) and teammate Jamie Ward celebrate victory and qualification

 

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill gives the thumbs up to the fans as he celebrates victory and qualification
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill gives the thumbs up to the fans as he celebrates victory and qualification

 

Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks alongside Chief Executive Ian Ayre during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks alongside Chief Executive Ian Ayre during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool

 

Jurgen Klopp speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool

 

Jurgen Klopp speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool

 

Jurgen Klopp poses with a shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp poses with a shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool

 

England fans with their shirts adorned with pins and badges enjoy a pint of Guinness each before the RWC match with Uruguay in Manchester
England fans with their shirts adorned with pins and badges enjoy a pint of Guinness each before the RWC match with Uruguay in Manchester

 

Pins and badges adorn an England fan's shirt as he enjoys a pint of Guinness before the match
Pins and badges adorn an England fan’s shirt as he enjoys a pint of Guinness before the match

 

England coach Stuart Lancaster
England coach Stuart Lancaster

 

England coach Stuart Lancaster
England coach Stuart Lancaster

 

George Kruis of England makes a break
George Kruis of England makes a break

 

England captain Chris Robshaw waves farewell to the crowd after the match
England captain Chris Robshaw waves farewell to the crowd after the match

 

An Argentina fan wearing a blue wig enjoys himself before his side's RWC match with Namibia in Leicester
An Argentina fan wearing a blue wig enjoys himself before his side’s RWC match with Namibia in Leicester

 

Lucas Noguera Paz of Argentina stands behind teammate Guido Petti Pagadizaval as he prepares to lift him
Lucas Noguera Paz of Argentina stands behind teammate Guido Petti Pagadizaval as he prepares to lift him

 

Guido Petti Pagadizaval of Argentina tackles Johan Deyselv of Namibia
Guido Petti Pagadizaval of Argentina tackles Johan Deyselv of Namibia

 

Horacio Agulla of Argentina celebrates after scoring a try
Horacio Agulla of Argentina celebrates after scoring a try

 

Matias Moroni of Argentina is tackled by Wian Conradie of Namibia (L) and Chrysander Botha of Namibia (R)
Matias Moroni of Argentina is tackled by Wian Conradie of Namibia (L) and Chrysander Botha of Namibia (R)

 

Chrysander Botha of Namibia (R) looks on alongside teammates Johan Deyselv (C) and Wian Conradie
Chrysander Botha of Namibia (R) looks on alongside teammates Johan Deyselv (C) and Wian Conradie

 

Netherlands coach Danny Blind looks concerned before his side's vital Euro qualifier against Czech Republic in Amsterdam
Netherlands coach Danny Blind looks concerned before his side’s vital Euro qualifier against Czech Republic in Amsterdam

 

Orange lights shine from the crowd as Holland take on the Czech Republic
Orange lights shine from the crowd as Holland take on the Czech Republic

 

Georginio Wijnaldum of Netherlands
Georginio Wijnaldum of Netherlands

 

Memphis Depay of Netherlands looks dejected after the Dutch failed to qualify for the European Championships
Memphis Depay of Netherlands looks dejected after the Dutch failed to qualify for the European Championships

 

Klaas Jan Huntelaar of Netherlands and his teammates look dejected following Czech Republic's victory
Klaas Jan Huntelaar of Netherlands and his teammates look dejected following Czech Republic’s victory

 

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