In the world of football, the number 14 belongs to one man. It makes perfect sense then, that the brilliant Pickles magazine has dedicated their 14th edition to the late Johan Cruyff.
Almost 2 years to the day since his passing shook the football world, Pickles plasters the signature dutch oranje and that retro number 14 on the front and back covers respectively before going on to highlight some of his best moments that helped him shape football within.
Of course, that’s not all. Inside, the classic blend of illustration, photography and editorial design packs a punch that makes Pickles a truly unique footy mag. Content includes a Uruguayan rivalry, an interview with a player on an unlikely path, an insight into a grassroots club you’ve never heard of and football’s gender pay gap.
P.S. Whilst it’s the year of the dog, it’s worth reposting our favourite story about how the magazine got it’s name;
In March 1966, four months before the World Cup kicked-off, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen from the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster where it had been on display. Just seven days after it was stolen, it was discovered in a garden hedge in Upper Norwood, South London, by a bloke walking his dog. That bloke was David Corbett and his dog was Pickles – the inspiration behind our magazine’s name and a football hero.