5WF Crest of the Week: Real Sociedad, King Alfonso XIII’s holiday home

Welcome to a weekly feature on 5WFootball, where we will look at some of the best crests in football. When you think of past teams, the first thought may well be the players, but secondary, the thought turns to the identity: the kit, the crest, the stadium, the fans. The emblem, like many elements in football, is rather cliché like – yes, some look nice, but nobody really knows what they mean. They are the symbol for the passion shared between fans and teams. This weekly feature celebrates the best, from all over the world. Welcome to week 5: Real Sociedad.

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Four battles, one war: remembering the four Clásico’s in 18 days of 2011

Take out your diary and grab a pen, then jot down this note: Barcelona versus Real Madrid, the great eternal rivalry of Spain, the most watched derby in football, three times in the next 25 days. 6th February at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey, the return leg on the 27th at the Bernabéu, a blockbuster league tie on 2nd March at the Bernabéu. Good watching for the neutral, right? Certainly so, but nothing on 2011. Pep v José, Barça v Madrid, four times in 18 days…

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5WF Crest of the Week: Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, the hairless dog

Welcome to a new weekly feature on 5WFootball, where we will look at some of the best crests in football. When you think of past teams, the first thought may well be the players, but secondary, the thought turns to the identity: the kit, the crest, the stadium, the fans. The emblem, like many elements in football, is rather cliché like – yes, some look nice, but nobody really knows what they mean. They are the symbol for the passion shared between fans and teams. This weekly feature celebrates the best, from all over the world. Welcome to week 4: Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente.

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The Sea, Rio Branco, Cobija: a look at footballers born in obscure locations

Have you ever been sat playing Football Manager and FIFA and come across a player and see his nationality and question where on earth that place is? From ‘The Sea’ to the Amazon Jungle, to Suriname, home of some of Holland’s finest imports, Brian Bertie takes a look at some of the finest stories of footballers to originate from obscure nations… 

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5WF Crest of the Week: Blackburn Rovers, the working mans nod to the Lancaster Rose

Welcome to a new weekly feature on 5WFootball, where we will look at some of the best crests in football. When you think of past teams, the first thought may well be the players, but secondary, the thought turns to the identity: the kit, the crest, the stadium, the fans. The emblem, like many elements in football, is rather cliché like – yes, some look nice, but nobody really knows what they mean. They are the symbol for the passion shared between fans and teams. This weekly feature celebrates the best, from all over the world. Welcome to week 3: Blackburn Rovers. 

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From striker heaven to stalking hell and back again: Boom Boom, Quagliarella

On Saturday, Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella netted a brace and assisted another as Il Samp registered an emphatic victory over Udinese. At 35-years-old, Quagliarella is still banging the goals in week after week in Serie A, and his latest goals saw him equal a long-standing scoring streak record held by the great Gabriel ‘Batigol’ Batistuta. It’s not always been plain sailing for Quagliarella, though. The highest active scorer in Serie A has had a strange career off the pitch, but a legendary one on it, that will see him go down as a modern day calcio icon. Lets have a look inside the weird and wonderful world of Fabio Quagliarella: from striker heaven to stalker hell and back again… Continue reading “From striker heaven to stalking hell and back again: Boom Boom, Quagliarella”

5WF Crest of the Week: Lokomotiv Moscow, the Russian Railwaymen

Welcome to a new weekly feature on 5WFootball, where we will look at some of the best crests in football. When you think of past teams, the first thought may well be the players, but secondary, the thought turns to the identity: the kit, the crest, the stadium, the fans. The emblem, like many elements in football, is rather cliché like – yes, some look nice, but nobody really knows what they mean. They are the symbol for the passion shared between fans and teams. This weekly feature celebrates the best, from all over the world. Welcome to week 2: Lokomotiv Moscow. 

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