The Thrill Of It All

You might get rained on more often than you’d like, you might be at the wrong end for all the goals, or the incidents, or on the wrong side for the celebrations, you quite often have to spend hours upon hours in queues of traffic with red lights tailing away into the distance as far…

Route 66

On the 1st December, the biggest names in world football descended on the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow to witness the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Since the moment that last name was drawn out of it’s ceremonial acrylic fishbowl, I’ve been busy cementing plans for a 5-week trip to cover…

Best of 2017

Football is not what it was, we all know that. Veterans of the industry yearn for the occasional return of yesteryear, when muddy pitches, slide tackles and a good old sense of humour were all part and parcel of the game. But despite the changes we’ve seen, football remains one of the most emotionally-charged sports…

Since We Last Spoke

☑️ Football     ☑️ Photography     ☑️ Action     ☑️ Goals     ☑️ Celebrations     ☑️ Incidents ☑️ Features     ☑️ Fans     ☑️ Tattoos     ☑️ Trophies     ☑️ Stage Shows     ☑️ Sheepskin Coats It’s been a busy few weeks, both on and off the sidelines. The following pictures are all available exclusively via Offside Sports Photography…  

Steel City Derby

Hillsborough played host to one of football’s oldest rivalries on Sunday afternoon when Sheffield Wednesday came up against neighbours Sheffield United in a clash of the industrial titans. I’d never covered this fixture before now, and nothing could dampen my excitement of a trip across the Pennines to witness the famous Steel City derby for…

Terriers, Toffees, Devils & Foxes

The summer brought a change of scenery – Moscow rather than Middlesbrough, Kazan rather than Kidderminster – it was nice to get away. Our Russian experience was a surprisingly pleasant one,  but as with every break, a return to the office is inevitable. Pre-season matches were thrust upon me not long after I got home,…

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…