Michael Regan

 My favourite pictures from 2017. No suprises that 97% is football related but the other 3% is a swanky car ad shoot in Ibiza. It did make a nice change from Stoke I suppose. Sad to finish as the England photographer halfway through the year but that opened up the door to working more with FIFA. Apparently next year will be quite a busy one...
Grey Area. Park football in Preston. Saw this match going on and stopped off whilst I was on the way to...
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 ...PNE v Arsenal. Callum Robinson of Preston celebrates opening the scoring in the FA Cup 3rd Round.
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Last minute of extra time. Bright Osayi-Samuel of Blackpool celebrates his winning goal in the in the FA Cup at Barnsley.
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From Barnsley to Barca.
Barcelona 6 - PSG 1 [6-5 agg] This sadly, is as good as it got as I was sat at the wrong end for the match... didn't help that Barca scored a couple whilst I was walking downstairs after doing this GV.
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Leicester's Jamie Vardy scores against Liverpool under the lights.
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Harry Maguire of Hull celebrates scoring an equaliser against Stoke. Needless to say Stoke scored a couple of minutes later and made this picture completely irrelevant.
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... Nights like this. Leicester City v Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Quarter-Final. How is this less than a year ago?!
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Antonio Conte of Chelsea loses it during the FA Cup Semi Final v Spurs
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Harry Kane and David Luiz from the same match.
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Arsene Wenger rallies the troops ahead of extra time against Manchester City in the FA Cup Semi... 
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... and it worked.
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A random inclusion. I went to Ibiza for a week to shoot this with Mark Ronson and the new Lexus LC500. A kit launch of sorts.
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Brad Guzan of Boro clears the ball vs Sunderland at the Riverside.
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Chelsea lift the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge.
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Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup at Wembley.
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One from the Chelsea kit launch.
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Harry Kane practises being Harry Kane. 
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England players and staff gather after training to watch the Under 20s win the World Cup on a laptop. 
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Scotland lose their bottle and England celebrate a last minute equaliser at Hampden Park.
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Tottenham's turn for a kit launch picture.
[© Nike/Tottenham Hotspur] 
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha aka Nani poses in Kazan ahead of the Confederations Cup.
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Ronaldo makes a young lad's day/month/year. 
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Germany v Chile, Confederations Cup 
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Qolşärif Mosque in the Kazan Kremlin.
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Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal sees his penalty saved by Claudio Bravo of Chile during the Confeds Semi Final. Chile won it 3-0. 
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Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United.
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Danny Welbeck scores as England beat Malta 4-0 in Ta' Qali. 
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Javier Hernandez signs for West Ham United
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Cosmos Arena in Samara Russia. I was there on a technical tour of the building site and spotted this painful looking game of barefoot football taking place on the way out. 
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Cristiano Ronaldo poses after winning Player of the Year at the FIFA Best Awards in London. I wont bore you with how much work went into this.
All things considered, my favourite picture of the year.
Ronaldo > Messi btw
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Had the chance to shoot some incredible players ahead of The Best awards. Zidane, Neymar took it seriously. Dani Alves was also there.
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Various national team managers are seen on place holders during rehersals for the World Cup Draw.
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Gordon Banks, Lothar Matthaus, Nwankwo Kanuand and Jay-Jay Okocha look on as Pele holds hands with Vladimir Putin whilst Diego Maradonna kisses his head.
Without doubt my favouite caption of the year came from the World Cup Draw in Moscow.
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 The Two Ronnies, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho take in the excitement of the World Cup Draw.
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Harry Kane meets Nicolás Otamendi during Man City v Spurs in the Premier League
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Kevin De Bruyne lets off steam after scoring against Spurs.
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