Southampton Adidas Kit Deal

Following months of discussions at the end of last year, the decision was made at the start of December 2013 that the Club would terminate its contract with its Official Technical Supplier, adidas.
 
In February and March of this year, the Club worked hard to repair the relationship with adidas but, despite these healthy discussions, it has become clear that, due to the short lead times involved, adidas were unable to produce a Southampton kit in time for next season.
 
As a result of this the Club has had to find an alternative solution, and they will be unveiling exciting news regarding the 2014/15 kit within the next couple of months.

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Iran 640 Worldcup

Iran's World Cup Coach, Carlos Queiroz and his players have hit out at the country's football federation and kit sponsor for providing shrinking socks and boots that are too small and not enough equipment.
 
The Portuguese coach was in a training camp in Africa last month with only 12 players. With the countdown ticking away to Iran's first Group F game against Nigeria, Queiroz criticised the German makers of the Iran team strip, Uhlsport.

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As the Premier League season draws to a close, £166m has been spent by brands to sponsor football shirts over the 2013/14 season.
 
The nature of big sponsorship deals of this kind is changing, however, to account for the impact of changing media consumption habits. One example of a growing sophistication towards commercial sponsorship agreements comes from The Football Association (FA).

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Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has said for the first time that he is willing to reconsider his decision to change the club´s colours from blue to red - but only upon their Premier League return.
 
His decision in 2012 to change Cardiff´s shirt from their traditional blue to "lucky" red, and the crest from a bluebird to a red dragon, formed part of a multi-million-pound investment. The rebrand sparked opposition from sections of the fan base - with protests, demonstrations and, most recently, the daubing of graffiti at the stadium entrance.

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Nike Launch New England Football Team Home Kit For 2014

Roy Hodgson´s men had hoped to don their reverse kit for the match with Uruguay on June 19 but that will no longer be possible due to a clash with the planned officials strip.
 
Despite having left a meeting with FIFA in Zurich last month hoping to have persuaded World Cup chiefs to let England wear both kits in the group stage, the world governing body has put down its feet.
 
FA bosses, who were accompanied by Nike representatives for the talks with FIFA, wanted Roy Hodgson´s men to wear white for their opening game against Italy in Manaus on June 14, with Cesare Prandelli´s side in full Azzurri blue. England were then hoping to wear the change kit for the crunch clash with Uruguay in Sao Paulo on June 19, before reverting to white for the final game with Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on June 24.

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Frontline Football

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West Bromwich Albion’s legends and former players today urged the club to have a ‘serious re-think’ over plans to ditch their traditional blue and white stripes for next season.
 
It comes as fans prepare to don strips down the decades at the club’s final game of the season to show the extent of opposition against the change. The Baggies’ former players association called on the club to uphold its traditions by reconsidering the planned ‘pinstripe’ design. The association has former defenders Brendon Batson as its president and Ray Wilson as chairman and has most of Albion legendary players as members.
 
The new design is set to be unveiled in the next few weeks but it is believed to be predominantly white with narrow blue stripes.

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ONE-off Clarets shirts worn by Sean Dyche’s side during Burnley’s final home game of the season have fetched nearly £25,000 during an online auction.
 
The club sold off 20 retro-style claret and blue jerseys, which were worn to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the club’s first FA Cup victory, for a total of £24,190. Special permission from the Football League and Buckingham Palace had to be gained in order to have the tops emblazoned with the actual royal crest sported on that momentous day in 1914.

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Sports memorabilia including signed football shirts and championship boxing belts, seized from notorious Wolverhampton criminal Carl Johnson has is set to go under the hammer.
 
The notorious Black Country gangster spent thousands of pounds from the proceeds of his crimes on rare sporting memorabilia, including a football shirt signed by the 1966 England World Cup winning side, and an autographed Manchester United Premier League winning shirt and an England shirt signed by Wayne Rooney.

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Kit Book Cover
 
It's been a long time coming with many many MANY weekends spent photographing kits, editing said photos and then writing stuff about each one, but it's finally here! The finished product is a 98 page hardback featuring over 200 different kits
 
At present there are limited copies available and will be done on a first come first served basis. If by some miracle those sell, I'll see how many extra copies are needed and order some more, though I think I've only got a few more days to do so, so be quick!


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