By James BaileyThe gold outline upon the chocolate, symbolising and cherishing the past golden days and optimistic of Spurs’ hunt for success in the next season

The start of the 2006/2007 season and as a diehard Spurs fan I queue up in the Spurs Megastore ahead of the preseason friendly versus Inter Milan. In my hand, among other THFC patented merchandise, is folded my chosen shirt for the upcoming season.

Not the white home kit, not even the blue away but my daring decision is to chose the "chocolate" coloured 3rd choice shirt- the limited edition top. It was the release day of this, apparently scarce, Puma/Mansion shirt. The gold outline upon the chocolate, symbolising and cherishing the past golden days and optimistic of Spurs’ hunt for success in the next season.

That feeling inside of buying a brand new shirt is one of magic but the sensation is even stronger when it is the first day on sale. After splashing out a mammoth £40, which as a football fan you often have to explain to others that it is worth the astronomical price, I placed the top over my head. Walking into the "home of football" I felt proud to be wearing my shirt.

That sentiment only lasted approximately 3 weeks. After a few washes my ultra-rare shirt died. Not only did the Puma logo rapidly wear off but similarly following was the treasured cockerel emblem. Today my shirt sits among my other aged football memorabilia, now just known as the "Mansion Shirt" as that logo is the only printing remaining upon the chocolate background.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 95-96

 By Chris Simpson

Seeing this fantastic Adidas shirt again in LeoJuniors classic list conjured up some great flashbacks. The first time I saw this (along with many others I guess) was when the transfer record was smashed and Alan Shearer was unveiled to the Geordie masses.

I remember the Grandad collar being a big leap away from the designs of the time and the material was something altogether different as well. For me, this is quite simply one of the best football tops ever made. Clean lines with straight forward, no-nonsense colours finished off nicely with the partnership of the 'Nookie Brown' sponsors of the time.

Nobody who follows the game can surely forget the side that Kevin Keegan took within touching distance of winning the league in this kit, Les Ferdinand, Phillipe Albert, Rob Lee, David Ginola et al.

Hammering Manchester United 5-0 in the pouring rain is one game which really stands out in the memory whenever I see this shirt. Even the lettering & numbers were really good on this shirt in the days before all Premier League sides had to conform to the standard issue. Quite simply - A classic. I have to agree.

at a press conference held in the Landmark Hall in Yokohama, adidas and Kaká proudly presented the new adidas football line to the public: adiPURE.

At a press conference held in the Landmark Hall in Yokohama, adidas and Kaká proudly presented the new adidas football line to the public: adiPURE. Kaká, star player of AC Milan and Brazilian national team player, received his new, extremely classic and highly elegant black & white football boots.

Kaká opened a black marble shoe box made especially for him and unveiled his new handcrafted adiPURE football boots.

Adidas has unveiled its new Predator PowerSwerve football boot in Paris, with a host of top international footballers present to promote the launch. This is a short video about it.

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard was among those that attended the "Place du Trocadéro" in Paris to help open an eleven-metre-high shoe box and present the new Adidas Predator football boot to the public.

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The Busby Babes before the game at Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup, the last time they were to play together

Manchester United will mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight members of its famed team of "Busby Babes" by playing February's Premier League match against Manchester City in a 1950s style kit.

United has been given special permission by the Premier League and its sponsors to wear the plain red jerseys and baggy shorts for the Feb. 10 match at Old Trafford.