Football Boots and Shirts awards 08/09 preview

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Put the date in your diary, Monday 20th July, as the Footy Boots Football Boot Awards are back.

After the amazing success of last year’s competition, the original and best football boot industry awards will be up and running in just over a week and we’re expecting a flood of votes as you decide on which football boots are worthy of the title of Footy Boots Awards Winners.

Always looking to keep things fresh and exciting, we’ve decided to make some changes to the categories so this year’s list looks like this:

Pink Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians Kits on sale

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Earlier this year Umbro Ireland have reached an agreement with Action Breast Cancer Ireland along with Shamrock Rovers FC and Bohemians FC regarding Pink kits for this 2009 season.

You may remember that there were 500 jerseys each for both clubs which was raising 10,000 Euro for Action Breast Cancer Ireland.

Both kits went on sale on last Friday, and have been flying off the shelves with Shamrock Rovers having less than 50 jerseys left now. Both clubs web stores are selling the kits along with the cancer.ie website.

Parma Errea celebrative shirt

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Parma FC played the game against Vicenza in a celebrative shirt. The erreà shirt template is based on the 89-90 Umbro shirt, worn by Parma in the year of its 1st promotion to serie A.

A fitting way to celebrate their coming back to serie A!

Coventry City to wear their Brown kit

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Coventry City will be wearing their limited edition chocolate brown strip when they take on Watford for the final home game of the 2008/09 season at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday.

At the beginning of the season, City decided to issue an up-to-date version of the iconic strip from the 1970s as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

Just 1,125 were made and they quickly sold out and now the players will get to sample the strip for one match - and the club is asking supporters to wear brown for the occasion too.

Coventry City commercial director Nathan Kosky said: "The brown strip proved very popular among supporters when we issued a limited edition replica shirt earlier in the season.

"The original strip - famously worn by the likes of Ian Wallace - split opinion right down the middle. Some loved it, some loathed it but it certainly grabbed attention.

"Although there are no promotion or relegation issues to be resolved on Saturday it is still a very big game for the club.

"We want to finish the season on a high to give everyone something to look forward to for in the next campaign.

"Hopefully, by creating a fun, party atmosphere as is often the case on the last game of the season, and with everyone wearing some brown with their sky blue that will help to make it a special day."

Athletic Bilbao 08/09 Copa del Rey Final shirt

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Athletic Bilbao unveiled the shirt which Athletic will wear during the Copa del Rey Final on  May 13 against Barcelona, as well as the line of commemorative memorabilia and clothing designed for the event.

The 2008–09 Copa del Rey is the 105th staging of the Copa del Rey. The winners of this year's Copa will qualify for the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League 2009–10.

York City 08/09 Nike Wembley Kit

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York City revealed the unique purple, limited edition kit the team will be wearing for the Club’s FA Trophy Final on Saturday 9th May at the new Wembley.

The new kit modeled by Minstermen left back, Mark Robinson, has been specially commissioned for the occasion and will have an embroidered badge on the shirt marking the FA Trophy Final.

The purple kit has been given the seal of approval by City manager, Martin Foyle, who said, “It’s a great kit and really unique. We wanted something entirely different for the Final, a real one off. Hopefully we will see some purple shirts scattered around Wembley on 9th May.”

The new purple FA Trophy Final shirt will be on sale to supporters from the Club Shop from Tuesday 7th April, when the Minstermen play Oxford at Kit Kat Crescent. The limited edition purple shirts will be £40 for adults and £33 & £35 for children’s sizes.

Brondby limited edition UNICEF Kit

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UNICEF's classic colours are blue and white, but UNICEF has several official colours. Among other, orange and black, which was selected as Brøndby IF home kit colours for a special UNICEF match day.

The new limited edition shirts are sold in the Brøndby online Shop and for each shirt sold, £6 is donated to UNICEF. The official match kits, incl. sweatshirts, shorts and socks that the players use in the special match can be won in an SMS lottery, where all profits also go to UNICEF.

“We are delighted to highlight the unique collaboration between Brøndby IF, UNICEF and KasiGroup in this way ”, says commercial director Ole Palma.

Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians 2009 Pink Umbro Kits

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Umbro Ireland have reached an agreement with Action Breast Cancer Ireland along with Shamrock Rovers FC and Bohemians FC regarding kits for this 2009 season.

Umbro along with both clubs have agreed that when Rovers play Bohemians and vice-versa in some of this season’s games between the two clubs, the away team will wear a special pink and black kit that will have the Action Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon emblem on the rear of the shirt.

The shirt deal will raise 10,000 Euro for Action Breast Cancer Ireland through sales of these limited edition shirts of which there are 500 available for each club and they will go on sale towards the end of May.

Shamrock Rovers will wear the kit on Friday night when they visit Bohemians in their first Dublin derby of the season. Both clubs PINK kits are identical bar the club crest and sponsor detail and kit details are as follows; pink jerseys with black trim, black shorts with pink trim and the socks will be chosen for each fixture.

Pink Oldham Athletic Replica Shirts available

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It's the news all Latics fans have been waiting for - the special Carbrini pink shirts are being made available to purchase in the Oldham Athletic Club Shop.

The shirts will be priced at £39.99, with £10 of every sale set to be donated to the Link 4 Pink appeal in support of the Victoria Breast Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

Junior sizes are also available, priced at £29.99 (£5 donated to Link 4 Pink).  Unfortunately, infant sizes are not available.

Pre-orders are now being taken in the Latics Club Shop and fans will be informed via the club's website when the shirts are ready to collect.  Full payment must be made in advance.

Pink Oldham Athletic Carbrini Kits

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Oldham Athletic will bring a Pink special one-off kit to a worldwide TV audience next month.

John Sheridan's side are all set to sport a dazzling neon pink kit for one night only when the Sky cameras visit for the match against Leeds United on March 2.

As if a white-hot Roses derby against Simon Grayson's side wasn't enough, Latics will be kicking up the heat another notch with their remarkable new strip - and it's all for the new Victoria Breast Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

The club are breaking new ground as the first football team to completely change their home strip for a League game in order to support a charitable cause.

Kit manufacturers Carbrini have stepped in to manufacture a one-off set of unique pink kits for the occasion, plus specially-branded warm-up shirts to be worn prior to the game.