Monthly Archives: "June 2006"

During the World Cup in 1998, a sports equipment manufacturer asked the rather strange question to several of the sponsored players: “Do you kiss football?” The players replied: “Yes of course!” Well, today I saw...

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Sometimes it’s a struggle to capture any action shots from the England training sessions. After covering 17 or more of them in Baden-Baden I can talk you through the first 15 minutes or so with...

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It was quite a serious afternoon of training today (with a little fun thrown in for good measure!). Our joker, Robinho, returned after a couple of rest days and treatment to his leg injury. Although...

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So the great news today is that Elvis is a Brazilian fan and is alive and living in Germany. It’s true! I saw him with my own eyes and he was holding the World Cup...

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Stadium Cologne is a really good setting to capture images like this one. Just before kick-off, I watched the sun set through the large gaps at the top of the stadium, behind the Swiss fans....

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There’s a striking similarity in the way our England team is playing now compared to the England team of 1966 – both started off the World Cup tournament by playing some pretty ordinary football. But,...

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It’s not very often in a training session that the best pictures are made before the players step onto the pitch but today was one of those rare days. Ronaldo looked very happy as well...

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As promised, here’s a shot I took of all the photographers lined up, one-by-one. We’re all trying to get the best shots possible and there’s not a lot of room as you can see! Shaun...

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Goal! What makes a good goal picture?

June 21, 2006 | 2 Comments

For me it’s a bit like making a omelette. Eggs, cheese, onion and a little chilli. My perfect omelette! It’s the same for a goal picture – there are four main ingredients and when you...

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Today was a day of contrast, from all the sound and atmosphere of the stadium in Munich with its 66,000 cheering fans yesterday, to the small sleepy town of Bergisch Gladbach where less than 100...

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An image showing facial emotion can make interesting viewing and this picture is no different (being as footballers particularly like part-taking in a spot of amateur dramatics!). I could see this tackle coming as I...

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I decided to start the day by travelling to the stadium on the train with the fans. I thought this would help me savour the atmosphere and build up to the game even more than...

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The press conference turned into an autograph session as members of the international media clambered to get the signature of the Brazilian star Ronaldinho. Questions where asked and answered in several languages but perhaps the...

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Today was a public holiday in this part of Germany but for our boys it was back to work after having had a rest day yesterday. Much speculation has followed Ronaldo since his lacklustre performance...

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