Recently I was asked to write a piece for issue 10 of the fantastic independent football magazine, Pickles. I was absolutely delighted as I’ve been a fan of their work for quite some time. Pickles always features interesting articles from an eclectic mix of writers and showcases work from artists and designers who create pieces that not only compliment the words, but make the whole thing look pretty damn cool.
This issue’s theme was gluttony and I enjoyed recounting some stories from my career where food has been the central character. Design duo, Quiet British Accent, have done an awesome job with the artwork (below) and it was great to find out that they’re Leyton Orient fans to boot.
Aside from my article, there’s a veritable feast of incredible design, original artwork and tasty bits of writing including the sad tale of fallen captain, Agostino Di Bartolomei, the story of Ferenc Puskás quite literally eating a horse and a look at the best No.10’s to have played the beautiful game. You’ll also find out who made the Pickles Porkers first XI and I’m making no comment about any of my former teammates who should be in there – you know who you are!
If you want to buy a hard copy of the magazine, Issue 10 comes in four different covers that pay tribute to the greatest number 10 of all and the teams he represented during his controversial career. Maradona of course! Choose from Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina…