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Having rapidly rose through the ranks at Atletico Madrid (he started the 2009/10 season as the third choice keeper and finished it as the 1st choice), David de Gea sealed a big money move to Manchester United to fill its number one spot. Things didn’t go quite as well expected, with de Gea conceding a fair amount of dodgy goals and was dropped as a result. Then followed his doughnut fiasco.
Fortunately, his form started to peak with THAT save against Chelsea (or so he claims, although Lindergaard’s injury was more of a factor as it forced Fergie to start him in every game). Compliments have started pouring in, praising his outstanding determination, maturity and hair.
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Sir Alex Ferguson recently celebrated 25 years in the hotseat at Manchester United. That is almost as long as I’ve been in existence. The media have been running features lauding his achievements and reviewing some of the highlights of his career.
Off the top of my head, here is a few of what I remember about the man,
- Fallout with his one time assistant, Brian Kidd, who is currently Man City’s assistant manager.
- Paying crazy money (at that time) for Andy Cole which looks like an awful mistake at that time.
- Paying even crazier money for Juan Sebastian Veron which is definitely an awful mistake.
- The boot to Beckham’s beautiful head and their subsequent fallout.
- His rivalry with Wenger and his livid response when Wenger said the immortal line, “Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home”. Kaboomz!
- Fallout with Jaap Stam and replaced him with 35 year old Laurent Blanc. *sound of title challenge crumbling*
- His retirement u-turn and the disaster precluding that.
- His subsequent mellowing, affording plenty of leeway in his treatment of the modern footballers like Ronaldo and Rooney.
- His purple nose.
Trust me, it looks way purpler on screen. With this one outstanding physical trait, I thought it will be a good idea to do up a caricature of the man that everyone can identify with. Added with a subtle distressed effect and slapped on a t-shirt, this is what I came up with:
And yes I’m talking about my t-shirt designs. It’s 2 in 2 weeks now and it’s so much easier when you get the momentum going.
My latest design for shirtyfooty.com will probably go down well among Argentina, Man City and ABU (Anything But United) fans. ABU, a loose coalition made up by people who detest Manchester United so much that they will support whichever team that plays against Man Utd. True story.
As part of the Icons football tshirt series, I do up portraits of footballing stars using elements that are representative of the players. Elements such as their past and present club badges, shirt numbers and their nationality.
This time round, it’s Manchester City hotshot, Sergio Aguero to get the Icons treatment.
I added a horizontal dash of white across the design to make it look more interesting and also to compliment the colors of Argentina and Man City. And here is the reference photo I used.
Not a 100% likeness if I do say so myself. Had a bit of trouble trying to nail the expression, but I think I came through in the end. What do you guys think? Feel free to drop a comment and lemme know.