Ben & Tom Curry

Ahead of this summer’s British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand, the England rugby side travelled to Argentina for a two-test series involving a number of players not included in Warren Gatland’s squad. Ben & Tom Curry, a pair of identical twin teenagers hoping to cement their place in Eddie Jones’ long-term plans, were…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 3)

DAY 14 Today began with an early flight out of Moscow, as we returned to Kazan for the first of the two semi-finals. Portugal had been paired with Chile in what promised to be a fiery encounter between two of the biggest names in the tournament. We landed at 10:30 and headed straight to the…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 2)

DAY 8 We celebrated the end of our first week in Russia with an early flight to Kazan, the last remaining city we’re yet to visit. A 6am check-out from the hotel in Moscow allowed us enough time to make the 06:30 AeroExpress train back to Sheremetyevo Airport. Another smooth Aeroflot check-in later and we…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 1)

Visa sorted, documents filed, lenses checked, cameras cleaned, bags packed. On Wednesday evening, I prepared to leave the house to join up with colleagues Matt & Robbie (and, later, Chris) ahead of my trip to Russia for this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup. Having covered a number of tournaments over the last few years, I’ve become…

It’s All Over Now

Another domestic football season came to a close this weekend after ten turbulent months, with Chelsea lifting the Premier League trophy in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. In the run-up to the season’s conclusion, some sides had more to play for than others – Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool were all fighting for a…

44/4

Here are 44 pictures from the 4th month of the year. It’s nothing more complicated than that. The ongoing search for a different picture leads you down all sorts of strange paths, and whilst the same teams dominate the headlines for their performances good or bad, Burnley’s Turf Moor and Everton’s Goodison Park – original, unspoilt…

March On

Spring is fast upon us, people…make hay while the sun (begins to shine) and take a look at a handful of my photographs from an eventful month’s football. These images are all available to professional picture buyers – all you have to do is contact Offside Sports Photography…

The Imps & Green Skimps

February’s FA Cup 5th Round tie between Burnley and Lincoln City at Turf Moor reinvigorated the public’s interest at a time when critics were circling, like vultures, over an historic competition on it’s knees in the scorching conditions of a footballing wasteland. The visitors, sitting 81 places below the hosts in the league pyramid, snatched the…

January Blues & Reds

Whilst colleagues of mine have spent time in South Africa, Panama, Los Angeles, and many other warmer climes this month, I’ve found myself glued to the murky North West of England. The new year has brought with it an icy chill, so what better way to spend the first few weeks of 2017 than out in…

Best of 2016

When I decided I wanted to be a photographer, with an emphasis on sport, I had no idea where to begin, nor where it would take me. From the bloodied canvas of a boxing ring on an amateur fight night in the north west, to a muddy University rugby field on a bitterly cold and usually-uneventful…

The Wind Cries Mary

If it’s football pictures you like, then, by gee by jingo by crikey, it’s football pictures you’re gonna get. Here’s my final ‘latest’ of 2016, a selection of images brought to you in their full 600px-wide/tall, shamelessly-watermarked glory. A full version of each and every one can be found and purchased at Offside Sports Photography…  

Teignmouth v Brixham

No more than 225 miles from my home in Nantwich, Cheshire lies the picturesque Coombe Valley, home of Teignmouth AFC. This was derby day, with Brixham AFC the visitors. Both sides currently ply their trade in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Division One East. Whereas Teignmouth’s club was formed in 1946, Brixham, in contrast,…