Corinthians unveiled the new Home, away and goalkeeper kits for the 2008-09 season made by Nike. Even though the club has been recognized by the colours black and white for most of its history, the first Corinthians' kit originally consisted of cream shirts and black shorts (Alvi-Negro).

But when the shirts were washed, the cream colour gradually became white. After that, early in the club's history, the official colours were changed, so the club wouldn't waste much money on buying new kits.


Scarborough Athletic FC announced a sponsorship deal with the Y50 Group, which will see the company’s name adorn the club’s first team and reserve team strips this season.

Scarborough Athletic Football Club was formed on 25 June 2007 following the winding up of Scarborough FC

The group, which is owned and run by Arthur Harris, is backing Scarborough Athletic this season in a significant deal for the club.

Mr Harris said: “The directors of Y50 are very pleased to be associated with Scarborough Athletic. Having seen the unbelievable efforts the supporters and the board have gone to in order to maintain a football club in the town it was felt that if we could offer some sort of support we should do.

“We wish the club all the very best for the coming season, hopefully the very loyal supporters will continue to make the journey to Bridlington but I am sure we all look forward to a return to playing in Scarborough in the very near future.”

Boro chairman Simon Cope said: “We are extremely delighted to have the backing of Arthur Harris and his company, and I’m excited that our relationship going forward will be a positive one.

“The deal signifies that businesses with local links are behind Scarborough Athletic FC, and that can only bode very well for the future.”


Arsenal revealed its away kit for the 2008/09 season, which is based on the iconic kit worn when the Club won the League Championship in dramatic style in 1989.  The kit sees a return to a yellow and blue shirt, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Club winning the League in the last match of the season at Anfield on 26th May 1989. To mark this special occasion, current Arsenal stars lined up for the promotional photoshoot alongside legends from that great night including goalscorers Alan Smith and Michael Thomas.

Produced by manufacturers Nike, the kit features a yellow and blue shirt with a red stripe down the sleeves and body. ‘Gunners’ is stamped on the neck and, as with the new Arsenal home shirt, this kit brings a welcome return to the Club's motto 'Victory through Harmony' from the Latin inscription 'Victoria Concordia Crescit', which is included in the inside neck of the shirt. The kit is made from Nike Dri-Fit, an innovative technology that enhances player performance by drawing sweat away from the body through to the fabric’s surface to evaporate, while its three-dimensional construction allows for more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas said of the ’89 League win: “I was only two years old on that famous night, but I know the players are legends, everyone loves them and we all hope that we can do the same with this team. It is always a great feeling when you score or win a match, so imagine what it feels like if you win the League in those circumstances. Every player would like to live a moment like Michael did.”


The company, Magic Man, will be Lewes FC shirt sponsor for season 2008/2009. Magic Man have signed a five figure shirt deal for one year with the club. Magic Man are a Sussex based company who are specialists in repairs and resurfacing surfaces nationwide.

Lewes FC Commercial Director, Steve White commented” We are delighted to welcome Magic Man as our new shirt sponsor and we are sure they will enjoy the increased profile they will receive being associated with one of the top non league sides in the country”

Managing Director, Mark Henderson of Magic Man said” We are pleased to be the shirt sponsors of Lewes FC, and wish them well for the coming season”

This follows Bradley Property Management signing as the back of shirt sponsors earlier this week. Sussex-based company Magic Man, specialists in repairs and resurfacing , are Lewes FC’s headline sponsor for the forthcoming season, which sees the club play in the Blue Square Premier for the first time in their history.

Frontline Football


The Blades will play in shirts featuring the British Red Cross China Earthquake appeal slogan when the first-team play their 2008 pre-season games - and new signing Sun Jihai was the first to get his hands on one.

It is part of the continued backing from United for the victims of the earthquake which killed nearly 70,000 people in the Sichuan province where the United-owned Chinese Premier League side Chengdu Blades are based.

United's pre-season kicks-off on Monday (14th July) when they play Hungarian sister club Ferencvaros before moving on to play Belgian side KVK Tienen on 16th July and Dutch team Helmond Sport on 19th July.

They return home for fixtures against Scunthorpe United 26th July, Bury 29th July and Huddersfield Town 2nd August.

Kevin McCabe, chairman of Sheffield United, said: "By giving the space on the front of the shirts to the British Red Cross, we will not only raise a significant amount of funds for the appeal, but also help raise its profile across the continent. This is being done with the blessing of our sponsors.

"This is the first time United have made such a gesture to a global charity and continues the club's support for China and our sister club Chengdu Blades."


These are the new Fiorentina 2008-2009 Home, away and 3rd football shirts made by Lotto.

Originally when Fiorentina was founded in 1926, the red and white halves shirts were derived from the colour of the city emblem. The more well known and highly distinctive purple kit was adopted in 1928 and has been theirs ever since; giving them the nickname La viola ("The Purple (team)").

Traditionally it is said that the purple kit became Fiorentina's by mistake, after an accident washing the old red and white coloured kits in the river.


These are the new Raith Rovers 08/09 home and away football kits. Manufactured by PUMA , The home top is Navy and White in colour, and to commemorate the club’s 125th birthday, is based on the strip worn by the team during the 1880’s, and similar in design to that worn by English side Blackburn Rovers.

The away kit is Silver with Red panels, and both tops carry the club crest and PUMA logo on the front above the logo of this season’s main sponsors and local building company Penman of Kirkcaldy. The home shirt also carries '125 years' in gold under the club crest.

Commenting on the colours, chairman Dave Somerville said: “We are delighted to show off the heritage of Raith Rovers in releasing a home shirt that reflects our history. The shirt with two halves in navy and white is very close to our original kit in 1883, and I especially like the addition to our badge commemorating the club’s 125th birthday.

“To top it all, we are delighted to have joined forces again with local prestige building company, Penman of Kirkcaldy, who have supported the club for many years and are raising the profile of this support again.”