Pinboard: United Scrapbook

Manchester United 68

 

Manchester United won the Premiership! No; as a United supporter, I’m not hiding my happiness. However, I didn’t come here just to jump and wave my flag on your faces. In fact, as you can see, that picture is not even recent (unless you’re Doctor Who).

Now, the thing is, I know many pinners will jump on the United bandwagon, create boards for the Devils, and pin two or three pictures of Robin van Persie. Now, I have nothing against the prodigious Dutchman (thank you, thank you Wenger) but, in the midst of so many simple United boards, it’s a pleasure to find a board with great pictures, such as this one you are seeing (which, by the way, it’s United on 68, after winning the Europan Cup).

Yet, Warren Elliott does exactly that. In his massive United Scrapbook board, you will find pictures ranging from the 60’s, such as this one, a historical Sir Bobby injured and resting on an hospital bed after the Munich Air Disaster, and a young-ish Sir Alex at his desk. If you keep scrolling, you will find pins of EVERY SINGLE ONE of Ryan Giggs’ trading cards, from 93 to this present day. Believe me, unless you hate Giggsy with a passion, it’s interesting and even fun to see how the Welshman has lost his curly hair and gained wrinkles. And then, there’s a young Cristiano Ronaldo joining the club, before anyone thought he would look good shirtless. Making a long story short, we get to today.

But now, I’m going to show you my favorite pin of the board. I know, you may love it or hate it (and me) but you have to agree it’s BLOODY EPIC. With you… Piero della Francesca’s Cantona.

cantona painting

 

United, Champ20ns, here.

Pinboard: Legends of Football

beckenbauer

 

Legends of football. They’re a thing of pride, almost a national treasure. Names that, when spoken, can evoke glory and achievements that bring awe to us lovers of the beautiful game. We may argue about who’s the best one ever, such as the Kaiser (pictured), PelĂ©, Maradona, or Cruyff (I chose the last one, if you wanted to know) but there are always names we chose for ourselves. Legends for the country, the club, and our personal hearts.

And this is what happens in Frank Lara Risco’s pinboard. In it, you may find the usual suspects: the aforementioned legends plus Zizou, Platini, van Basten, Figo, Ronaldo (the first one, the Brazilian one, the fat one, to quote Sir Alex Ferguson) and several others. Yet, there are some names that many won’t consider the usual legends. Edmilson. Remember him? Long-nosed Brazilian who played for Barcelona? Would you place Rui Costa among the titans? Is Jamie Carragher legend enough to rival or outmatch Ronaldinho or Maldini?

Well, while looking at this pinboard, you may or might not agree (and if you don’t agree, Mr. Lara Risco has other footy pinboards you can check out). But I can guarantee, you will have a great time looking at the pictures and will agree some are treasure, such as this one:

Di Stefano

 

Di Stefano, Italy’s candidate for one of the best ever, with his club… Espanyol! Did you know that bit of trivia?

 

More legendary football here.