Kunishige Kamamoto

Yanmar Diesel (pictured at the end of this post) won the Japanese Premier Division in 1971. Yanmar are the precursor to Cerezo Osaka who currently play in the J League 2 and in the late 60s and 70s had one of the most famous Japanese players of all time playing for them. Kunishige Kamamoto was a centre forward and probably one of the most successful Asian players in the world […]

CECAFA Cup 2007

An international football tournament has just begun featuring 11 nations. All of which come from the eastern and central regions of Africa. It is unlikely to get much media coverage outside of Africa but it is a tournament that has been full of interest and intrigue over its 80 year history. Yes, that’s right, it’s 80 years old. Older than the European Championships, older than the African Cup of Nations […]

Edgware Town

Edware Town kit design from the excellent supplement from Rover magazine. Published a long, long time ago! Edgware Town, one of many non-league clubs that make up the large pyramid that leads to the “best league in the world”. They were founded just before the Second World War and have spent all 68 years of their existence playing at the White Lion Ground in Edgware (however the pub the ground […]

Danny Dichio

Oooh! Danny Dichio In my opinion Major League Soccer takes quite a lot of unfair stick in the British press. It often faces critisism on grounds of being “too American”, “overcommercialised” and “supporting the awful franchise system.” On the first count, of being too American, it’s going to be difficult to avoid. It is of course, overcommericalised, but so is pretty much every top league in the entire world. And […]

Serie B

Serie B may have lost giants Juventus, Genoa and Napoli to Serie A and Hellas Verona to Serie C1 but there’s still a lot of interesting clubs competing in the Italian second flight. Four teams were promoted to Serie B replacing Hellas Verona (who finished fifth bottom and lost what the Italians call a play-out to Spezia), Arezzo, Crotone and Pescara. Replacing them from Serie C1/A are Grosetto and Pisa, […]

Democratic Republic of Congo kit

I have a very unhealthy obsession with football kits. This is why, six months ago I designed a football kit for the Democratic Republic of Congo and sent it to them. They hadn’t asked me to do it, I just felt that as their country had adopted a new flag it was about time they updated their kit. DR Congo’s new flag is blue with a yellow and red sash […]

Borough United Football Club

The first Welsh club to get past the first round of a European tie weren’t Cardiff City. They also weren’t Swansea, or Wrexham, Newport County, Bangor City or Merthyr Tydfil. They were the little known club from North Wales, Borough United. Despite being a Cardiff City supporter for about fifteen years, and spending much of my time reading about Welsh football and some of the odder aspects of the European […]