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Fans were waiting patiently to discover the latest Lille OSC equipment from Canterbury and they were rewarded. During the team presentation for the 2008-2009 season, Lille have revealed the new LOSC 08/09 home, away and 3rd kits made by Canterbury.

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During a press conference Udinese presented its new Home, Away and 3rd kits that the Bianconeri will wear in the 2008/09 season. Made by Lotto, the kits were worn for the occasion by Simone Pepe, Antonio Floro Flores and Giovanni Pasquale.

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Middlesbrough unveiled the 08-09 away kit made by Errea. The new shirt sees a return of the blue and black vertical stripes that were so popular with the club's supporters in the early 1970s.

Featuring black shorts and socks with a blue trim, the new kit will make its Boro debut when Gareth Southgate's team take on York City at Kit Kat Crescent on Friday night (July 18, 7.30pm).

All sizes of shirts, shorts and socks are available of the new away strip and the new-look home kit that has proved a huge success says its launch in May when Boro hammered Manchester City 8-1.

Prices remain the same for a seventh successive year, with adult shirts priced £40 apart from small sizes, which are just £35. Children's sizes are £26 and £30.

 

Palmeiras launched its new 08/09 Home football kit made by adidas. Palmeiras was founded by Luigi Cervo, Vicenzo Ragognetti, Luigi Emanuele Marzo and Ezequiel Simone, four Italian men who were members of the Italian-speaking community of São Paulo in 1914 and was initially named Società Sportiva Palestra Italia.

Its original colours were red, white and green (those of Italy). The name change occurred during World War II. Brazil entered the war supporting the allies and its dictatorship forced Palestra Italia to change its name because of the reference to Italy.

The original badge (a white ornamental "P" in a shield) is still present in the current one and the club has used red as a third colour (mostly in friendly games during the club's 75th anniversary). Palmeiras have played in blue shirts twice as a tribute to the Italian National Team.
 

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Cliftonville FC launched the new 08/09 home and away kits made by Puma. Following the unveiling at Half Time of the Pre Season Friendly with Ipswich Town, supporters were able to pre-order the Home and Away replica shirts at The Reds Shop. The new Adult Puma shirts are £39.99 and Children's shirts £29.99

Founded on 20th September 1879 by John McCredy McAlery in the north Belfast district of Cliftonville, it is the oldest football club in Ireland and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004.

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This is the new Bury FC 08/09 Home football shirt made by Surridge. Formed in 1885 at a public meeting in the White Horse Hotel in the centre of the town, the club rose to local prominence very quickly. Passed over when the Football League was formed, Bury became founder members of the Lancashire League in 1889.

Before a Lancashire Senior Cup match against Everton, the club chairman JT Ingham announced, "We'll give 'em a shakin'. In fact, we are the Shakers." This has remained the club's nickname to this day. They started out wearing chocolate and light blue shirts but by the time Bury joined the League, plain white shirts had been adopted.

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Airdrie United revealed the new kit and new sponsor Logo for season 2008/09 at a Press conference this morning at St Andrew's Hospice. As part of the ongoing and increased support of Airdrie United, the Gillespie Investment Group have this year, in a groundbreaking move, donated the Shirt Sponsorship to St Andrew's Hospice.

The Hospice provides unrivalled support to the whole of Lanarkshire but has a massive fundraising requirement each year to cover it's costs. As a result of this initiative it will help promote awareness of the sterling service St Andrew's Hospice provides to the whole of Lanarkshire and will ultimately assist in their fundraising and the Club will be working closely with them going forward.

This sponsorship is entirely free to the Hospice as Gillespie Investment Group has donated the whole package as part of their ongoing commitment to the community.

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We already showed you a leaked picture a while ago, but today Celtic officially unveiled their new home kit. The new Hoops will go on sale officially from Thursday, August 21, 2008, but supporters can pre-order the kit today.

The kit uses Nike Sphere Dry fabric technology, first used by Nike in national team kits worn in the 2006 World Cup. This technology is designed to enhance player performance by wicking sweat through the material and away from the skin.

The fabric has a three-dimensional design with raised nodes on the underside that lift it away from the players’ bodies to reduce ‘cling’ and allow air to circulate, assisting the body’s own natural evaporation process.

On the inside collar of the shirt, similar to the new gold away kit, are the words: “It’s not the creed nor nationality that counts. It’s the man himself,” a quote from Willie Maley, one of the most iconic figures in the club’s history and words which proudly demonstrate Celtic as a club open to all.

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These are the new 08/09 Genoa football kits made by their new kit manufacturer Asics. As Genoa was founded by Englishmen in 1893 the first ever colours of the club resembled that of the England national football team.

Not long into the club's footballing history, the kit was changed to white and blue stripes in 1899; the blue was chosen to represent the sea as Genoa is a port city. (The 08/09 third kit is a restyling of kits used by Genoa CFC between 1893 and 1899, before starting to use the red and blue strip.) Finally the club settled for their most famous red and blue halves shirt, this gained them the nickname of rossoblu.

One of the nicknames of Genoa is Il Grifone which means "the griffin"; this is derived from the coat of arms belonging to the city of Genoa. The coat of arms features two golden griffins, either side of the St George's Cross. The actual club badge of Genoa Cricket and Football Club is heavily derived from the city coat of arms, but also incorporated the club's red and blue colours.

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Portsmouth launched the new 08/09 blue kit, with gold trim, which will be worn for one season only to mark the club’s 110th anniversary in the club shop.

Blues chief operating officer Bruce Vandenberg said:

“The all-blue strip will commemorate the 110th anniversary of Portsmouth Football Club.

“When the club reached 100 years, difficult financial circumstances meant it was not possible to mark such a historic date significantly.

“But the huge advances the club has made in the last two-and-half years mean we can now do that for our 110th year.

“The all-blue strip already has fantastic connotations. We won our FA Cup semi-final against West Brom – played on the exact 110th anniversary of the club – wearing all blue.

“And then, back at Wembley, we won the FA Cup final against Cardiff wearing all blue.

“The club understands the importance of colours to fans. That’s why we consulted with supporter groups before the decision to wear all blue for one season was made.

“For the 2009/10 season, we will go back to our traditional home colours of blue shirts, white shorts and red socks.”

The new all-blue strip is now available in the FSC shop

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