Pony International Announces They Are "Back In the Game"

Pony International announced the re-launch of the famous footwear company once known for iconic performance and creativity with "Back In the Game," a clever marketing campaign designed to return the once category leader back to prominence.

"The Pony brand has always been a classic. From its incubation on the streets of New York to the way it once ran the floors of professional arenas. We're eager to show the world that Pony is once again 'Back In the Game,' commented Pony CEO Kevin Wulff. "From the form and function upgrades we've made to our products, to our new marketing campaign, we are now delivering on all cylinders."

Born in Brooklyn in 1972, Pony quickly became the premier sports brand of the 70's and 80's with legendary pitchmen such as Muhammad Ali, Dan Marino, Reggie Jackson and Pele.

Goal-line technology put on ice

At its Annual General Meeting today in Gleneagles, Scotland, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has decided to put on ice goal-line technology and to stop tests in this area until further notice. Amongst others, the questions of the human aspect of the game, the universality of the Laws of the Game, as well as the simplicity and efficiency of the technology were taken into consideration.

However, the IFAB has approved a proposal from FIFA to conduct an experiment involving two additional assistant referees who will mainly focus on fouls and misconduct in the penalty area. The competition in which this test will be conducted will be decided at a later stage.

Butcher Match Worn England / Rangers Cup Final Shirt


Up for auction : Butcher Match Worn England / Rangers Cup Final Shirt

The seller added the following : Terry Butcher Donated to the 'Shoot' Magazine Auction for the Hillsborough Disaster Fund 1989 For sale are two very special match worn Terry Butcher shirts originally donated to 'Shoot' magazine's auction to raise funds for the survivors of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. An original copy of the magazine featuring all of the items being auctioned will also be included for the winner.

Shirt 1: Glasgow Rangers League Cup Final Shirt. Butcher Captained the winning team to a 3-2 win over Aberdeen.

Shirt 2: A blood stained England home shirt, game unknown. Butcher very rarely wore a long sleeve shirt so it should be possible for the winner to identify what game this shirt might have come from.

adidas and Samsung Launch Revolutionary Training System miCoach

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, two of the world’s leading brands, adidas and Samsung, announced their strategic partnership and unveiled the first product initiative as a result of the collaboration, called miCoach.

miCoach is a real-time training system designed to motivate, inspire and enable athletes at all levels to reach their training goals, whatever they may be.  It is the most advanced interactive training system by collecting and turning personal data into individual training plans based on one’s fitness level and specific goals.  This unique partnership combines the expertise of Samsung in mobile technology and communications with adidas’ leadership in innovation for sport. 

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Match Worn 80's Manchester United Shirt

Up for auction : Match Worn Manchester United Shirt

The seller added the following : Hello and welcome up for auction is a very rare match worn Manchester United Fc Shirt from the 80s. i know the last player to wear this was Jesper Olsen in mint condition and washed. This is a large shirt and 100% Polyester.

Brazil wants to review Nike contract

The Brazilian football confederation said it will try to renegotiate its sponsorship with Nike after the sports equipment company recently announced it will pay nearly three times more to the French national team.

CBF president Ricardo Teixeira told local media that he intends to meet with Nike representatives in the next few days to review Brazil's current deal with the American company. "When the Nike contract (with Brazil) was increased to $22 million per year, we had agreed that we would discuss a new deal when the company raised its sponsorship (contract) with another country," Teixeira told the O Globo newspaper.

to celebrate the centenary of the club's first national trophy, the 1908 Irish Cup, Umbro have agreed to produce a special collector's edition jersey, based on the kit worn by the 1908 team

2008 is a special year for Bohs, with three victory anniversaries to celebrate – the Irish Challenge Cup in 1908, the all-conquering quadruple achievement of 1928, and the League in 1978. To celebrate the centenary of the club's first national trophy, the 1908 Irish Cup, Umbro have agreed to produce a special collector's edition jersey, based on the kit worn by the 1908 team (pictured). However, Bohemians are asking fans if they are interested, as production depends on there being sufficient demand.

Another interesting development is the fact that Umbro went into discussion on the bohemian FC forum about their latest yellow away kit, the future Bohemian fc designs, release dates, Umbro's position within Irish football and a lot more. You can read it all Here .

Some quotes of Jonathan Courtenay from Umbro:

Santos launched their new home, away and 3rd kits for the 08/09 season made by umbro.

Santos launched their new home, away and 3rd kits for the 08/09 season made by umbro. The latest innovation is the third shirt, in the colour blue, which will be used in some games during the 2008/2009 season.

According to Santos and Umbro it is a tribute to the first shirt used by Santos in 1912. In the first year of its history, the club used a shirt with a blue shield of Concórdia. It has not yet been set if the team will use the uniform in the official competition.