The National Football Museum reveals its new collection of artworks showing how artists have explored the emotions of football.

From a painting that lay forgotten in a drawer for 65 years to an early work by Britain's most famous street artist, the exhibition brings together a collection of over 70 artworks and sculpture, spanning nearly 100 years.

This is the first time such a wide range of art depicting the game has been brought together in one place, with many works having never been on public display in a UK museum before. The exhibition explores the range of emotions and feelings experienced in football, from the despair of Paul Nash’s Pony the Footballer (1921), to the pride of the Muslim women players depicted in Banned (c2007) by Jill Illiffe.

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