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Xolos Rising

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an iconic resort, a maybe murderer, & the birth of top-flight football in Tijuana

by Eben Lehman

It took decades, but in the end it was just a short journey to find something seemingly so far away: the transcendent football experience.

Classic Postcards #1: Manchester United’s 1910-11 League Champions

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A new series to complement our Thursday classic programme series, we will look at football postcards from the days when people lived in sepia.

Today, a Manchester United postcard from the 1910-11 season, part of the "Strength & Health Series". Man Utd won the First Division that season for only the second time ever, under manager Ernest Mangnall, a year after moving to their new ground: Old Trafford.

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Photo Daily: Outside Borough Park, Workington AFC

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Outside Borough Park, the 2,500 capacity home of Workington AFC in the Conference North, the sixth tier in English football.

Photo credit: stevie odessa on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.


Photo, Shoot - Cristiano Ronaldo

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tsevis uses his graphic design skills to bring you Cristiano Ronaldo's road to Real Madrid. Based on a Madrid metropolitan area map, the piece traces the former World Player of the Year's path to his destination at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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photo courtesy of tsevis on Flickr, in the Just Football photo pool.

Photo, Shoot - The Medda Steak Pie

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Irvine Meadow ply their trade in the Stagecoach Super League Premier Division, top tier of Scotland's Junior FA West Region. But after beating Arbroath in the Scottish Cup in December 2009 they were drawn to play against SPL side Hibernian, "the biggest game in Irvine Meadow's history" according to club secretary Iain McQueen.

Photo, Shoot - Dortmund Or Schalke?

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A road sign in Germany says it all. Are you Dortmund or Schalke? You can only go one way.

Photo courtesy of widderson on Flickr, in the Just-Football photo pool.

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Photo, Shoot - Grasshopper Zurich Fans Bring the Heat

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Hardturm Stadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
Grasshopper-Club Zürich vs Neuchatel Xamax (1st September 2007)
Grasshopper Zürich fans bring the heat. A perfect antidote to all this snow and freezing temperatures.
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Photo courtesy of Glasgow Mega-Snake on Flickr, in the Just Football photo pool


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Photo Daily: Kearsley Casuals, FC United of Manchester

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FC United of Manchester fans. September 13th, 2008.

Photo credit: FCUM photography on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo, Shoot: AZ Alkmaar In the House

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A house in Alkmaar shows it's true colours with this fantastic paint job.
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Given AZ Alkmaar's recent troubles though, the proprietor may be thinking of staying indoors this Christmas.

Photo courtesy of Eye level on Flickr, in the Just-Football photo pool

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Photo Daily: Mill Lane, Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Mill Lane, Pickering, North Yorkshire. Home of Pickering Town Community Football Club.

Photo credit: Matthew Wilkinson on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo Daily: West Bridgford Reds

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Nottingham Forest supporters.

Photo credit: madrid1980 on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo Daily: Who Ate All The Pies?

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AFC Wimbledon supporters tuck in.

Photo credit: mattcr on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo Daily: A Right Bunch of Dicks

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The FC United of Manchester radio crew.

Photo credit: FCUM photography on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo Daily: Welcome to Manchester

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Our Manchester theme of the week continues, and United fans welcome City to their stadium with a not-so-subtle dig.

Photo credit: theandrewstewartshowiii on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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Photo Daily: FC United of Manchester’s FA Cup Dream

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FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round. Sheffield FC 1-3 FC United of Manchester. Coach and Horses Ground, Dronfield, Derbyshire. September 14th, 2009. Their dreams of Wembley glory ended last month after a 3-0 loss to Northwich Victoria.

Photo credit: Matthew Wilkinson on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

Photo Daily: Nabisco Cup Final

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Nabisco Cup final, Kawasaki Frontale vs. FC Tokyo, November 3rd 2009.

Photo credit: dillo-h.com on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.

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What Does Football Mean To You? Win £1000 Every Week!

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Those lovely people at LG have gone against the current trend of the credit crisis by offering footy fans with their chance of winning £1000 on a weekly basis - all you've gotta do to be in with a chance of winning the money is to take a photograph that shows what football means to [...]

What Does Football Mean To You? Win £1000 Every Week!

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Those lovely people at LG have gone against the current trend of the credit crisis by offering footy fans with their chance of winning £1000 on a weekly basis - all you've gotta do to be in with a chance of winning the money is to take a photograph that shows what football means to [...]

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Menezes Records First Victory

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If you watched yesterday's international friendly between the USA and Brazil then you know why Neymar is considered one of the selecao's rising stars. A lot has been written about this 18 year old wonder kid and he did not fail to prove just why he is the centre of media attention in his native Brazil.

Thierry Henry Moves To The MLS

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Ex-Arsenal hitman Thierry Henry has switched to the MLS to play with the New York Red Bulls from Barcelona on a multi year contract. The 32 year old has become out of favour at the Nou Camp and makes the switch to America after three years at Barcelona.

A statement from the Red Bulls said Henry was expected to make his debut on 22nd July against Tottenham at Red Bull Arena for the Barclays New York Challenge.

Another First For This World Cup

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As I've stated often in the last few weeks the World Cup has experienced many firsts this summer. After all it is the first ever African hosted World Cup. And Spain hopes to be the first team to ever win after losing their first match of the tournament. And Paris Hilton was recently detained for the first time ever at a World Cup match for allegedly smoking pot for the first time in her life.

Uli Hesse in Germany

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Almost exactly 30 years ago, in January 1980, a man known by two names died at only 38 years of age. There were many facets to his unusual life, and so he's remembered for many things, depending on who you ask. The world of sports, however, primarily remembers him for having taken Germany's most famous football photo of all time.

Footballsup Heroes: No.2: Fat Ronaldo

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Yes that's right number one was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, number two is Ronaldo that's Fat Ronaldo, the Real Ronaldo, R9. Not that tenderfoot Cristiano. They are heroes in their own special way read on for the evidence...

the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be

Cristiano Ronaldo

Even now, Ronaldo is still banging them in 12 in 20 games for Corinthians this season.

In photos: A tribute to the ridiculousness of King Kevin Keegan

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Browsing PA's football photo archive, I was struck by King Keggy's remarkable, unflinching lack of dignity. Kev, Pies salutes you -Â as does every tabloid photographer who ever snapped you. Click on the picture below to launch the photos......

Photo, Shoot Special - Confederations Cup '09 In Pictures: The Fans

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As the 2009 Confederations Cup enters it's final stages, here's a look at some of the best football photography from the action in South Africa with our Just-Football Photo, Shoot special. First up:...

THANK YOU SYLVINHO

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A brief thank you & goodbye from SFS to 35 year old FC BARCELONABrazilian defender Sylvio Mendes Campos – SYLVINHO – who leavesBarça & possibly Spanish Football.(photo: mundodeportivo.es)The defender leaves with 3 "Ligas", 2 Champions, 1 Spanish Cup& 2 Spanish "SuperCups" under his belt. Sylvinho has been anexample of professionalism personified & a true team player, plusan excellent