If you look closely at the graph below, you can see the exact point at which Friedrichshain Rovers realised they were in a relegation battle. On a Saturday when Barcelona were in Berlin, it’s at least logically legitimate to recognise that Rovers could actually be The Best Team In The World, forbidden from promotion and chained, like a brooding bear, to Freizeit obscurity. This season, this band of men have forgivably but regrettably fallen on the wrong side of this city’s many wonderful distractions. They have forgotten that there is football to be played and scraps to be won. But play they can.
I’m joining the team at The Pigeonhole in Berlin to help bring about a seismic shift in the way books are produced and consumed.
UPDATE: The Kickstarter has now finished at 277% of target!
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Thanks to all those who pledged, you won’t regret it.
I first got in touch with Ryu Voelkel because I saw his work referenced on the site of my favourite football illustrator, Dan Leydon.
A speculative email, a couple of cups of coffee, a shared appreciation for ZLATAN and six weeks later I’m sat next to Ryu launching a World Cup Kickstarter.