FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 (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,…

‘ave It!

October has provided me with a non-stop stream of football to photograph…it’s been one of the busiest times I can recall for match action. Domestic and European matches have been coming thick and fast, both at home and abroad…I’ve seen more of the north west’s road networks than I have of my family, there’s no doubt…

Back In The Saddle

For football fans across the land who were doing their best to forget the disaster that was England’s UEFA EURO 2016 campaign, the domestic season couldn’t start soon enough. New names aplenty, both on the bench and on the pitch, promised great things. It’s now off and racing, and the first few weeks have already delivered all…

Offbeat: Football – Rough Around The Edges

The Premier League – a product sold to billions right around the world – is portrayed as the ultimate example of the beautiful game. Wrapped in Sky Sports’ glossy packaging, it has become a sporting behemoth, irresistible to viewers and advertisers alike. Clubs’ pre-season tours to America, the Far East and Australia illustrate the reach that…