Another week, and another collection of fine things we've found online - and we're obviously on a bit of a visual vibe this week, as most of the stuff we've discovered is of the photographic variety. Kicking us off is that picture at the top of the page, a classic graphic of Manchester City's iconic Maine Road ground that forms part of the Homesick Project by Mini-Boro. A collection of artworks celebrating football grounds that have since departed, there's a real sense of love and nostalgia in the graphics. We're sure Ayresome Park will be along soon! And if that wasn't enough, the talented fella behind these has also recreated some classic goals in a Sensible Soccer style. This is some strangely hypnotic stuff.
Proving that French people do have a sense of humour, there's a decidedly un-PC flavour to this post at Old School Panini , which you can appreciate even if you don't speak the language of love. Simply titled 'Who Ate All The Pies?' the blog features 10 famous footballers who have let themselves go a little bit since retiring from the pitch. You shouldn't laugh...but it's hard not too.
Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best, and that's certainly the case with Floodlight Fancy, a blog that celebrates that particular part of the football experience. Seeing a mass of floodlight pictures in one place is a bit of a surreal site, and for anyone who wants to delve deeper into this particular world, the blog has plenty of extra information and maps.
Music and football are two cultures that intertwine often, not always in the best way, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the efforts of clubs around the world who aim to celebrate their teams through the medium of song. Thankfully, 45Football has done a beautiful job of collecting tracks from around the world and allowing us to listen to them all. So, if you've ever wanted to hear Schalker's 'Zeig Mer Den Platz In Der Kurve' or The Crew's self-explanatory 'We Are Leeds!' then now there's somewhere to do so. The sleeves themselves are a thing of beauty, which is more than could be said for a lot of the tracks.
Finally this week, we've got some words to go along with all these pictures. There's been a lot of talk lately about the price of football, on the back of an investigation by the BBC into how much everything from tickets to a cup of tea will cost you at grounds up and down the country. The always astute Two Unfortunates have also given their side of the argument on this, alongside some sensible suggestions on how clubs and fans can tackle these things together, at all levels of the game.