Michael Kirkham

Michael alongside Layla Anna-Lee from the football show



Michael Kirkham, a former roofer and photographer, has spent the last couple of years travelling around the UK, taking photos of goalposts.


All of the goalposts he photographed are different, but they evoke a strong feeling from childhood. They also tell a story about the change of Britain’s urban areas.

“When you look at the project as a whole, you start to see a pattern of life around the whole UK,” he tells me, enjoying a pint in a local Liverpool pub.


Michael’s project is called Urban Goals and the pun isn’t accidental.

“Some of the goals I’ve shot are 30 years old. Some are older. That makes me think about the generations of kids that have grown up playing there and how their life goals might have changed over that time.”

Clicking on the link above will take you to his tumblr page where you can view some of his work.

Neg Studies 2 Question Set

Further to the message asking for participants in the book I am compiling I have created a set of questions that will be asked to everyone that takes part in this, the questions are as follows:

1. What is your name?
2. What is your age?
3. What position do you / did you play?
4. Have you played for any other teams or positions?
5. How long have you been playing for Maesgwyn?
6. When did you start?
7. When did you first learn about Maesgwyn Associated FC?
8. What do you do for a living?
9. What do you like most about playing football?
10. What do you dislike the most about playing football?
11. Tell me something about yourself.
12. Do you have anything else to add?
Unfortunately, this is not going as I had hoped it would, I am having great difficulty in arranging meets with the individuals that are associated with Maegsgwyn, I think I need a different plan of attack so that I can get the information that is required in order to proceed with my dream of writing the book, I would welcome any suggestions that would help at this time.
One thing that I have thought of is if I send out a question set to all and ask them to attach a head-shot of themselves , then send it back to me completed…….