"The World Cup comes around but once every four years, and with it comes the official poster."
Sausages and Caviar is an excellent new football channel on YouTube put together by brothers Jason and Kai, who are aiming to update us once a month with a new video diary focusing on a trip to one of European football's more interesting clubs. So far they have produced two excellent videos, the one above featuring IBWM favourites Dermot Corrigan and Paul Reidy as they travel to watch Rayo Vallecano, and below is their first trip to FC Union Berlin. Well worth keeping your eye out for future videos, you can follow them on Twitter here.
A recent study found that 1 in 5 Brits secretly enjoy a crafty fag; keeping their habit hidden from friends and loved ones.
In a year when the team wearing the world’s most famous football jersey will fight for the right to display a sixth star, Nike has created a series of yellow jerseys for five partner clubs in Brasil.
We tend to see a lot of variations of Leo Messi so we were really quite taken by the subject of Punta Arenas based illustrator Pato Vera R's art this week.
This interpretation of Carlos Valderrama by Bogota based graphic designer Oscar Correa is one of several from his 'soccer cracks' poster series.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) will oversee the design and construction of two new stadiums within Caracas’ Hugo Chavez Park and details have emerged regarding the Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Venezuela.
Goal line technology. Software linked to your boots that tells you how far you’ve run during a game. A rough idea of how much possession of the ball your team has enjoyed. Great. It stops there though, yes?
The UEFA Europa League is European club football's workhorse, a less glamourous competition with long and unusual journeys to some of the region's furthest flung cities.
Nevertheless, supporters travel in numbers to follow their teams, and adidas Football joined the dedicated fans of SK Rapid Wien as they travelled to snowy Ukraine to support their side against Dynamo Kiev.
Every 90 minutes 459K games of FIFA 14 are being played around the world and 991k goals are scored.
Gallery S O London is currently presenting an exhibition of Leo Fitzmaurice's Post Match, a project spanning over a decade.
As you may know this time last year the good folks at Ockley Books produced 'IBWM: The First Two Years', a book celebrating the very best of the site from humble beginnings to the thing you know and love today. It features articles from the likes of Andi Thomas, Jeff Livingstone, Iain Macintosh, Chris Nee, Ben Shave, Jack Lang, Dave Hartrick, Nick Miller, Adam Digby and many more, artwork from Steve Welsh, Goalsoul and Dan Leydon, and photography from Danny Last and Stuart Fuller amongst others. If you scroll down there's a few photos so you can see what we mean.
This was a limited edition print run and we're told there are now only a few left. Ockley have reduced the price to just £9.99 to clear the remaining stock and while we could go on about it being the perfect Christmas gift etc, all we'll say is grab it while you can, once they're gone they're gone forever...
You can buy the book here and as we said, we urge you to move reasonably quickly as they will all go, we also suggest following Ockley Books on Twitter as they have loads lined up for next year featuring various IBWM contributors.
To capture the heart and soul of the Brazilian National Football Team, Nike invited renowned photographer Platon Antoniou to photograph the Confederations Cup champions immediately following their incredible victory.
The Promised Land tells the story of *that* season in Manchester United's history, the one that had it all. Working through month-by-month there's a layer of detail here that goes far beyond the stories you know and the matches you remember. Admittedly this is obviously written for United's followers and the 'Anyone But' crowd won't even entertain it we imagine, but that's a shame as there's much here that goes beyond 'just' being a book about a divisive club's greatest season.
Superbly written, there are nuggets of gold throughout and for our money the account of the semi-final in Turin and Roy Keane's performance were an obvious highlight. Keane perhaps sums up the United of the modern era - reviled and revered in equal measure but always noteworthy. We know this book won't appeal to all but it was read and thoroughly enjoyed by a Brighton fan here at IBWM Towers, a small measure of the wider appeal, and if you want a book that feels like it has the real Sir Alex Ferguson in it we'd suggest you go for this over that 'other' one.
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid, or worry about which football books to give and receive. IBWM has featured several lately we consider 'must haves' and here's another to add to that list.
The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballes.
After their acclaimed debut, Got, Not Got (runner-up in the 2012 Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards), Derek Hammond and Gary Silke are back to revisit vintage football culture, treasures and pleasures with their second book, The Lost World of Football.