2014-15 Guardian Cartoons

Posted: August 5, 2015 in Football

A few months into the 2014-15 football season, I was invited to produce a weekly cartoon for the good people at The Guardian. Here are a few of the cartoons I created over the course of the campaign, and you can see the full series here.

Sepp Blatter – self-proclaimed mountain goat – finally came a cropper (or at least, that’s how it seemed in May):

blatter goat

Also in May, Britain braced itself for a General election:

election specialv2

Chipping Norton won the election, but Chelsea won the Premier League, here’s my heartfelt tribute:

Chelsea Champions

Chelsea also managed to win the League Cup Final, which was previewed here:

league cup

Spurs lost the final, but they could console themselves with the arrival of a new saviour:

HarryKane

In the FA Cup, the fourth round produced a number of dramatic shocks. Chelsea were knocked out by Bradford, Man City lost at home to Middlesbrough, Man Utd could only draw at Cambridge Utd and some other things happened too:

fa cup 4th round

Seriously, Dennis Wise’s hair has to be seen to be believed. Also featured there is Steven Gerrard, who announced his intention to leave Liverpool halfway through the season:

Steve and Brendan

Things weren’t going smoothly at Newcastle either, where supporters vented their frustration at owner Mike Ashley:

newcastlev2

Ashley also makes a small cameo in this cartoon about the Premier League’s new TV deal, in which Richard Scudamore channels Jordan Belfour:

tv deal

Around this time, our old friend Sepp Blatter announced that the 2022 Qatar World Cup would be played in winter:

qatar2022 v2

On a cheerier note, Manchester United’s manager, Louis Van Gaal, ended the season on a rousing note at the club’s annual awards night:

LVG speech

I’ll be back with more cartoons on the 2015-16 season, thanks for reading!

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