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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)

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Neil Bedford turns Phil Daniels into the archetypal footy manager for GSJ

Some combinations just sound irresistible, so when ace photographer Neil Bedford sent us his new work for the brilliant Green Soccer Journal and told us it featured Phil Daniels (actor and more importantly the voice of Parklife) dressed up as a football manager we were truly excited.

And of course with that kind of pedigree all coming together it should come as no surprise that the results are pretty sweet. Phil has the choreographed theatrics of the touchline denizens down to a “t” and only the muted backgrounds of the studio give away that he’s not actually stalking a pitchside technical area somewhere. Add in Neil’s trademark sure-footedness and willingness not to overcomplicate his process and it’s a series that adds up to something more than the sum of its parts.

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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)

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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)

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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)

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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)

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Neil Bedford: Phil Daniels for The Green Soccer Journal (Stylist Stephen Mann)