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Three winners

Saturday 2nd October 2021, 2.55pm (day 3,691)

World Cup winners, 2/10/21

This sculpture stands outside the Tameside Stadium in Ashton-under-Lyne, east of Manchester. It commemorates the three men born in the town who have World Cup winners’ medals. The trick being that only two of them — Jimmy Armfield (left) and Geoff Hurst (right) — won them with England. In the middle is Simone Perrotta, who was born in Ashton but whose parents moved back to Italy when he was young. This is a decent sculpture; it looks dynamic, and different from each side.

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French fans in McGlynn’s

Thursday 21st June 2018, 3.50pm (day 2,492)

French fans, McGlynns, 21/6/18

McGlynn’s pub in Bloomsbury declares this afternoon for the French, before their game against Peru in the World Cup: note the tricolour in the window. What gets me about this shot though is how much Roy Keane looks like a little orange animated version of himself, sort of like Max Headroom….

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Goddammit…

Thursday 12th June 2014, 11.00am (day 1,022)

Messi, 12/6/14

“…. you mean it starts today?!

OK, this probably isn’t the real Lionel Messi. Welcome to the blog’s first World Cup month.

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