VINTAGE SOVIET UNION 1988 ADIDAS SHIRT+CCCPIn February 2007 these vintage Russia 1988, West Ham United 1986 and Scotland WC 1978 shirts were sold on Ebay. The seller added the following information:

VINTAGE SOVIET UNION 1988 ADIDAS SHIRT+CCCP

YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON THIS AUTHENTIC ADIDAS 1988 SOVIET UNION JERSEY SHIRT. **THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SHIRT NOT A REMAKE OR RETRO ISSUE

PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997. PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997.

PUMA will continue to be the Official Supplier of The Indomitable Lions and to all its associated teams including the Men’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘U21’, ‘U19’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Futsal’ National Teams, as well as Women’s ‘A’, ‘U21’ and ‘Youth’ National Teams beyond the 2010 World Cup™ in South Africa.

"The announcement of the long-term partnership with the Cameroon Football Association underlines PUMA’s commitment to support African football.

 PUMA and Club Brugge share a long history together. From 1976 through 1995, PUMA was the official supplier to the top Belgian club. During this period, Club Brugge won no less than seven League Championships, four domestic Cup trophies and reached the final of the European Cup against Liverpool FC in 1978.

Leusden, The Netherlands, January  2007 – PUMA and Club Brugge K.V. mutually announced a long-term partnership coming into effect on July 1, 2007.

As of the 2007/2008 season, Club Brugge will become the face of the sportlifestyle brand in Belgium.

The Club joins a strong portfolio of teams currently endorsed by PUMA including Tottenham Hotspur, VfB Stuttgart, AS Monaco, Girondins de Bordeaux, Sporting Club de Portugal, reigning World Champions Italy, Czech Republic, African Champions Egypt as well as African powerhouses Cameroon and Ivory Coast.

Rabat, Morocco, February , 2007PUMA® and the Moroccan Royal Football Federation – Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF) – announced a long-term partnership that will make PUMA the official supplier to the Moroccan national team, Lions de l’Atlas (Atlas Lions).

Under the agreement, PUMA will become the official supplier of all on-field, sideline, training and representation apparel and equipment to the Men’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘U21’ and U19 National Teams, as well as the Women’s ‘A’ National Team beyond the 2010 World CupTM.

The agreement further solidifies PUMA’s strong brand identity with the excitement and passion of African football. Adding another traditional African power to the long list of PUMA-sponsored national teams including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Tunisia, Togo, Angola and Senegal, puts PUMA squarely at the forefront of African football for the 2008 African Cup of Nations and the build-up to the 2010 World CupTM in South Africa.

A NUCLEAR consultant is hoping to get money for old rope - and send it to a heart charity.

Paul Youngson, 24, was born with congenital heart problems and had to have a series of operations when he was three months old.

Now the safety consultant is hoping to raise thousands of pounds by trading an old piece of rope for prizes.

Mr Youngson, from Hale Village, got the idea from a news story about a man who started with a paper clip and continuously swopped it until he ended up with a house.

He is just four months into his trading and Mr Youngson has got his hand on a Xabi Alonso shirt from Liverpool Football Club.

In February 2007 these vintage Yugoslavia 84 and Ireland 85 & 88 matchworn shirts were sold on Ebay. The seller added the following information:

 This auction is for a Yugoslavia match worn adidas 1984 away shirt. It was worn against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 12 September 1984.

 It was an International friendly "exhibition match" which Scotland won 6-1! (I have included pics from the match).

It becomes an expensive time for the die-hard Romario shirt collectors. The 41-birthday goalgetter wears a new shirt every time he scores a goal.

In his hunt on the milestone of 1000 goals, Romario playes against América (starts on the bench) with a Vasco da Gama-shirt with the number 13 on its sleeve.

13 is the number of goals that are necessarily to get to a thousand goals.

Romario wears his own number 11 in the games, and on his sleeve the number 13 counts down to zero with every goal he scores.

 It is not known if O Baixinho (De Small one) changes his shirt as soon as he scores during a match.

Football fans who were unlawfully overcharged for replica shirts were urged this morning to join an unprecedented £20 million compensation claim against JJB Sports.

The retailer has already been fined £6.7 million by the Office of Fair Trading for running a cartel that unlawfully fixed the price of England and Manchester United shirts in 2000 and 2001.

Now the consumers’ group Which? is urging people who bought specified shirts to join a legal a representative action being launched at the Competition Appeals Tribunal.

The campaign group believes that as many as a million people could have been overcharged between £15 and £20 for the replica shirts.

Few people will have kept their receipts, but Ingrid Gubbay, a lawyer at Which?, said she hoped the tribunal would take a "benevolent attitude" towards the evidence.

Photographs might be acceptable, credit card statements or even a "statement of truth" — the modern equivalent of a sworn statement — though anyone who deliberately made a false claim would be guilty of perjury.

She said that consumers who registered their claims through the organisation’s website were at no risk of being ordered to pay costs if the action failed.

Although the consumers’ group is planning to launch legal action against JJB Sports, it will cover shirts bought from that retailer and the six other companies involved in the cartel — Allsports, Blacks Leisure Group, Manchester United, Sports Soccer, JD Sports and Umbro Holdings.

 

The producers of the new England shirt have come under fire for refusing to supply supermarkets.

Umbro launched the new kit  with most outlets selling it for £39.99.

But Asda accused the company of ripping off fans by refusing to supply to supermarkets.

A spokesman for the store said: "It's about time Umbro played well and stopped being snotty. Once again football fans will be ripped off.

"In the past they have chosen not to deal direct with us and we have had to go to the grey market.

UMBRO, the global football brand and Official Kit and Ball Supplier to The Football Association, has today revealed a brand new collection of England performance products.

The collection features the introduction of UMBRO's new 'Control' technologies used in the England Home Kit, the new England football, and next generation performance footwear, to be worn by England stars John Terry and Michael Owen.

 The new England kit, matchball and boots will go on sale on 6th February 2007.

The new UMBRO England Home Kit and England X Ball II will be on show for the first time when England play Spain in a friendly fixture on Wednesday 7th February.