“They Think It’s All Over…”

Well it very nearly is.

2015 is almost up, and with it, the first half of the domestic football season too. It’s proving to be the most exciting season for years, thanks mainly to the uncertainty that each matchday brings with it. The usual band of trillionaire-owned clubs aren’t running away with it like we’re used to seeing, and few fixtures are predictable. It’s made my job as a photographer that little bit more tricky…from an editorial point of view, guessing what’s going to happen is much more of a challenge, so I’ve tried to leave it down to luck instead, and have simply aimed to let the photos do the talking instead. Here are one or two pictures from the last few weeks of this year…

 

David Beckham and his son, Brooklyn seen together during the UNICEF Match For Children
David Beckham and his son, Brooklyn seen together during the UNICEF Match For Children

 

A grid of stock pictures showing the players in action during the UNICEF Match For Children
A grid of stock pictures showing the players in action during the UNICEF Match For Children

 

A cameraman is silhouetted against the evening sky as England U19 take on Japan U19
A cameraman is silhouetted against the evening sky as England U19 take on Japan U19

 

A grid of stock pictures from the match between England U19 and Japan U19
A grid of stock pictures from the match between England U19 and Japan U19

 

Man City and Liverpool players stand together in memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris
Man City and Liverpool players stand together in memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris

 

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool beats Eliaquim Mangala of Man City to an aerial ball
Roberto Firmino of Liverpool beats Eliaquim Mangala of Man City to an aerial ball

 

Sergio Aguero scores a goal for Man City
Sergio Aguero scores a goal for Man City

 

Jesse Lingard of Man Utd battles with Joshua Brenet of PSV Eindhoven in their UEFA Champions League match
Jesse Lingard of Man Utd battles with Joshua Brenet of PSV Eindhoven in their UEFA Champions League match

 

Matteo Darmian of Man Utd battles with Jurgen Locadia of PSV
Matteo Darmian of Man Utd battles with Jurgen Locadia of PSV

 

Wayne Rooney of Man Utd cuts a dejected figure
Wayne Rooney of Man Utd cuts a dejected figure

 

Bordeaux players hold up a banner before the UEFA Europa League match against Liverpool saying 'Thank You' for the British support following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris
Bordeaux players hold up a banner before the UEFA Europa League match against Liverpool saying ‘Thank You’ for the British support following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris

 

Bordeaux fans show their support by holding up scarves and banners
Bordeaux fans show their support by holding up scarves and banners

 

Christian Benteke of Liverpool battles with Cedric Yambere of Bordeaux
Christian Benteke of Liverpool battles with Cedric Yambere of Bordeaux

 

Christian Benteke of Liverpool controls the ball on his chest
Christian Benteke of Liverpool controls the ball on his chest

 

Jamie Vardy of Leicester scores to break the record for goals scored in consecutive Premier League games
Jamie Vardy of Leicester scores to break the record for goals scored in consecutive Premier League games

 

Jamie Vardy celebrates his record-breaking goal
Jamie Vardy celebrates his record-breaking goal

 

Jamie Vardy celebrates his record-breaking goal with his teammates
Jamie Vardy celebrates his record-breaking goal with his teammates

 

Leicester fans celebrate Jamie Vardy's heroics
Leicester fans celebrate Jamie Vardy’s heroics

 

A general view of Anfield under a night sky before Liverpool's game with Swansea City
A general view of Anfield under a night sky before Liverpool’s game with Swansea City

 

Liverpool fans hold their scarves aloft
Liverpool fans hold their scarves aloft

 

The orange matchball sits in the goalmouth
The orange matchball sits in the goalmouth

 

A mound of uneven turf on the goalline at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium
A mound of uneven turf on the goalline at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium

 

Marko Arnautovic of Stoke leaps to control the ball
Marko Arnautovic of Stoke leaps to control the ball

 

Angelo Ogbonna Obinze of West Ham wraps his arms around the neck of Morgan Schneiderlin of Man Utd
Angelo Ogbonna Obinze of West Ham wraps his arms around the neck of Morgan Schneiderlin of Man Utd

 

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian grabs the badge on his shirt as he celebrates the draw
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian grabs the badge on his shirt as he celebrates the draw

 

A general view of St. James' Park before the game between Newcastle United and Liverpool
A general view of St. James’ Park before the game between Newcastle United and Liverpool

 

Newcastle fans look on anxiously
Newcastle fans look on anxiously

 

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle celebrates after scoring their 1st goal
Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle celebrates after scoring their 1st goal

 

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal
Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal

 

Christian Benteke of Liverpool and his teammate, Martin Skrtel, look dejected
Christian Benteke of Liverpool and his teammate, Martin Skrtel, look dejected

 

Wayne Rooney watches Everton's home game against Crystal Palace with his son, Kai
Wayne Rooney watches Everton’s home game against Crystal Palace with his son, Kai

 

Mile Jedinak of Palace leans over Ross Barkley of Everton to retrieve the ball
Mile Jedinak of Palace leans over Ross Barkley of Everton to retrieve the ball

 

Yohan Cabaye of Palace (R) celebrates their 1st goal with teammate Jason Puncheon of Palace
Yohan Cabaye of Palace (R) celebrates their 1st goal with teammate Jason Puncheon of Palace

 

In order to avoid sanctions against their club, Man City fans hold up pieces of paper to boo the UEFA Champions League anthem before their game against Borussia Monchengladbach
In order to avoid sanctions against their club, Man City fans hold up pieces of paper to boo the UEFA Champions League anthem before their game against Borussia Monchengladbach

 

Borussia Monchengladbach fans unfurl their banners before the game
Borussia Monchengladbach fans unfurl their banners before the game

 

Eliaquim Mangala of Man City (L) and teammate Nicolas Otamendi challenge for a header with Lars Stindl of Monchengladbach (2L) and his teammate, Andreas Christensen
Eliaquim Mangala of Man City (L) and teammate Nicolas Otamendi challenge for a header with Lars Stindl of Monchengladbach (2L) and his teammate, Andreas Christensen

 

Aleksandar Kolarov of Man City lands amongst the photographers after falling over the advertising boards
Aleksandar Kolarov of Man City lands amongst the photographers after falling over the advertising boards

 

Raheem Sterling of Man City celebrates after scoring their 3rd goal
Raheem Sterling of Man City celebrates after scoring their 3rd goal

 

Man City fans celebrate their side's victory
Man City fans celebrate their side’s victory

 

Fans look 'delighted' with the weather as they cower under free ponchos
Fans look ‘delighted’ with the weather as they cower under free ponchos before Man City take on Swansea City

 

Yaya Toure of Man City tackles Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea
Yaya Toure of Man City tackles Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea

 

Villa fans pass a giant banner over their heads before their game against Arsenal
Aston Villa fans pass a giant banner over their heads before their game against Arsenal

 

Olivier Giroud makes a run for Arsenal, seen at 1/40th of a second
Olivier Giroud makes a run for Arsenal, seen at 1/40th of a second

 

Joleon Lescott of Villa (2L) and teammate Jores Okore tussle with Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (L) and his teammate Per Mertesacker
Joleon Lescott of Villa (2L) and teammate Jores Okore tussle with Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (L) and his teammate Per Mertesacker

 

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (L) celebrates with teammate Mesut Ozil after scoring their 2nd goal
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (L) celebrates with teammate Mesut Ozil after scoring their 2nd goal

 

An Everton fan keeps his head warm before his side's game against Leicester City
An Everton fan keeps his head warm before his side’s game against Leicester City

 

Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester battles with Romelu Lukaku of Everton
Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester battles with Romelu Lukaku of Everton

 

An Everton fan uses an umbrella to keep himself dry
An Everton fan uses an umbrella to keep himself dry

 

A personalised iPhone mobile phone case used by Stoke City fan 'Hairy Potter'
A personalised iPhone mobile phone case used by Stoke City fan ‘Hairy Potter’

 

Stoke City fan 'Hairy Potter' takes a selfie with a personalised iPhone
Stoke City fan ‘Hairy Potter’ takes a selfie with a personalised iPhone

 

Bojan Krkic of Stoke (R) celebrates with teammate Glen Johnson after scoring their 1st goal against Manchester United
Bojan Krkic of Stoke (R) celebrates with teammate Glen Johnson after scoring their 1st goal against Manchester United

 

A sea of Leicester City flags flutter before their match against Manchester City
A sea of Leicester City flags flutter before their match against Manchester City

 

Raheem Sterling of Man City battles with Danny Simpson of Leicester
Raheem Sterling of Man City battles with Danny Simpson of Leicester

 

Jamie Vardy of Leicester stands on and bursts a balloon
Jamie Vardy of Leicester stands on and bursts a balloon

 

Jamie Vardy takes a high boot to the head
Jamie Vardy takes a high boot to the head

 

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