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Shot Of The Season

12 June 2014

Club photographer Richard Blaxall chooses his best photos of 2013/14.

The 2013/14 season was another campaign fulls of thrills and spills, highs and lows and plenty of drama along the way.

Watching every game through the lens of his camera was club photographer Richard Blaxall. 

Richard was with the U's both home and away through the last nine or ten months and has captured plenty of iconic photos to reflect on the emotions involved.

Over the next few weeks, he'll be choosing his favourite fifteen photos and telling us why he particularly liked them.

The seventh in his series features Clinton Morrison in action against Gillingham.

7 – Clinton Morrison scores the second goal in a 3-0 home win against Gillingham
Clinton Morrison was a player that you would constantly want to score a goal – from a photographic point-of-view, you didn't know what he would do next and what photograph you might get. If there was a stop in play or a refereeing decision, Clinton was the individual player you would focus on for any sort of reaction – he always seem to make a good photo. 

Clinton was certainly a character around the club. Any photograph with a Mascot, he couldn't stop himself from pulling a face. Any photograph with a sponsor, there would be a comment that would make everyone laugh. It was just him. 

Unfortunately, there wasn't too many occasions where Clinton had scored an important winning goal on the pitch and the inevitable celebration photos occurred . I wasn't able to keep up with Clinton when he raced from one end of the pitch to celebrate in front of the Sheffield United fans last season. 

I like the way the floodlight appears to single Clinton out like a spotlight, with Clinton getting his chance to let everyone know exactly how he feels. The aspect of Gillingham ready to kick-off in the background shouldn't stop Clinton, it was finally his time.

On this occasion against Gillingham, Clinton had sealed an important win. He celebrated right in front of myself and I properly came away with 5 or 6 decent photos. However, this is the one that personally stands out for me – it captures his character as an individual.

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