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In the mixer

This issue’s selection covers everything from throwback fashion to next year’s final, as well as providing the chance to win some amazing prizes

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

Read the full story
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Art

DESTINATION ST PETERSBURG

2022 Champions League final

We do love a good logo at Champions Journal and the design for this season’s final in Saint Petersburg doesn’t disappoint. Local artist Maxim Zhestkov’s work is inspired by the great Russian painters Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, using basic geometric forms to depict some of the city’s most famous landmarks. We’ll let Zhestkov explain: “Working on a piece for the UEFA Champions League final was a creative challenge, as it had to capture the revolutionary spirit of Saint Petersburg that is hidden behind the classical facade of the city.” We look forward to discovering that side to Russia’s old capital for ourselves next May.

Documentary

‘WHAT THEY SACRIFICED’

BT Sport

This excellent documentary focuses on the impact that footballers of Caribbean descent have had on the game in the UK, starting with the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, which brought workers from the Caribbean islands to fill post-war labour shortages. The story is told through a series of interviews conducted by writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, whose own love of football (he's an Aston Villa fan) was marred by racism on the terraces in the 1970s. Here he speaks to John Barnes, Andy Cole, Tyrone Mings, Rio and Anton Ferdinand and Hope Powell, among others, about their experiences.

Fashion

STERLING EFFORT

1692 Collection

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is well known for making moves on the pitch; now he’s doing the same in the fashion industry. He’s released his own clothing line by the name of 1692, referencing the year that an earthquake hit Jamaica and, owing to the damage caused to the previous capital, resulted in the founding of a new one – Kingston, where Sterling was born.

The debut collection features unisex pieces in neutral tones as well as darker shades; according to 1692, this “echoes the artful construction and endless resilience of the island”. They could be describing Sterling himself.

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

In the mixer
Insight

In the mixer

This issue’s selection covers everything from throwback fashion to next year’s final, as well as providing the chance to win some amazing prizes

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Art

DESTINATION ST PETERSBURG

2022 Champions League final

We do love a good logo at Champions Journal and the design for this season’s final in Saint Petersburg doesn’t disappoint. Local artist Maxim Zhestkov’s work is inspired by the great Russian painters Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, using basic geometric forms to depict some of the city’s most famous landmarks. We’ll let Zhestkov explain: “Working on a piece for the UEFA Champions League final was a creative challenge, as it had to capture the revolutionary spirit of Saint Petersburg that is hidden behind the classical facade of the city.” We look forward to discovering that side to Russia’s old capital for ourselves next May.

Documentary

‘WHAT THEY SACRIFICED’

BT Sport

This excellent documentary focuses on the impact that footballers of Caribbean descent have had on the game in the UK, starting with the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, which brought workers from the Caribbean islands to fill post-war labour shortages. The story is told through a series of interviews conducted by writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, whose own love of football (he's an Aston Villa fan) was marred by racism on the terraces in the 1970s. Here he speaks to John Barnes, Andy Cole, Tyrone Mings, Rio and Anton Ferdinand and Hope Powell, among others, about their experiences.

Fashion

STERLING EFFORT

1692 Collection

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is well known for making moves on the pitch; now he’s doing the same in the fashion industry. He’s released his own clothing line by the name of 1692, referencing the year that an earthquake hit Jamaica and, owing to the damage caused to the previous capital, resulted in the founding of a new one – Kingston, where Sterling was born.

The debut collection features unisex pieces in neutral tones as well as darker shades; according to 1692, this “echoes the artful construction and endless resilience of the island”. They could be describing Sterling himself.

Fashion

SHAW THING

Adidas Spezial & C.P. Company

Remember the Anglo-Italian Cup? Maybe not. Regardless, an Anglo-Italian reboot (of sorts) has come along, in the shape of a two-piece capsule collection that’s fronted by England left-back Luke Shaw and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Italian clothing brand C.P. Company. Another key part of the collaboration is adidas Spezial – which means the involvement of designer Gary Aspden, who we interviewed in issue 3. The two pieces? Italia SPZL trainers and a reworked version of the adidas Haslingden jacket.

Book

FOOTBALL SHE WROTE

Women’s anthology

With Chelsea off to a strong start in their quest to get back to the Women’s Champions League final, the release of a new anthology of women’s football writing is well timed. A standout story is Suzanne Wrack’s portrait of Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and her journey to the top; it is fascinating to read about her decision to head to America to deepen her knowledge of the game. Also fun is Louise Taylor’s look back at the rollercoaster years she spent covering Newcastle United. That Faustino Asprilla hat-trick against Barcelona? Yes, it really happened.

Competition

SIGNATURE ITEMS

Champions League prizes

We’ve got some great giveaways this issue – and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up for free on champions-journal.com and enter. Easy. We’ve got a starball signed by Chelsea ace Jorginho and a shirt signed by AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, but first up a signed shirt from Sevilla ace Jules Koundé. Head over to the competition page and get involved.
Enter Now

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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