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This is the new 08/09 Nottingham Forest home kit for their return to the Coca-Cola Championship which will go on sale on July 11. The design of the new Umbro strip was a closely guarded secret - although the Club have offered a sneak preview.

Forest's two European Cup triumphs are commemorated in a new design - along with the two silver stars that adorn the current shirt - as next year marks the 30th anniversary of their first win in the competition. The shirt will be officially unveiled on July 10 before going on sale at the club's official Merchandise Store.

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Le Havre (HAC) unveiled their home football shirt made by their new kit manufacturer Airness for the 2008-2009 season.

Le Havre is known as 'les ciel et marine' in France, which translates as 'the sky and navy blues'. These colours were chosen by the club's English founders as they were those of their alma maters, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Founded in 1872 makes it the oldest football and rugby club registered in France. Football began being played on a regular basis in 1894, so technically FC Mulhouse could be considered the first French football team being established in 1893 (however, they were a German team at the time).

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Reading Football Club announced that Waitrose, the food shops of the John Lewis Partnership, will be the new club sponsors for the 2008/9 season.

A one-year contract has been signed with an option to extend and the deal will make Waitrose the only food retailer in Britain to be club sponsor of a major football team.

As part of the deal, the Waitrose name will appear on the new home and away kits, and offers will be available to season ticket holders.

The retailer and club are also aiming to provide Waitrose food in the stadium and its conference facilities.

Reading FC Chairman, John Madejski, commented, "We are absolutely delighted to announce the start of what we hope will prove to be a long-term partnership with one of the most reputable and respected retail brands in the UK.

"We hope that this will become a pioneering partnership and we are already aiming to introduce Waitrose food and drink products across the stadium, hotel and conference centre, which we are sure will be well received by our supporters.

"Waitrose will also be making a number of exclusive offers available to our season ticket holders and we are very pleased that they have shown such willingness to engage with our supporters."

After announcing that Waitrose are the Club's new sponsor, Commercial Director Pat Coyne revealed, "We are planning to launch the new kits in July.

"We're aiming for the team to play in the new away kit in the friendly at Didcot on 12th July, and for the new home kit to be unveiled at the friendly with Aston Villa on 2nd August."

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Arsenal FC announced that the FA Cup Final shirts from 1927, 1930 and 1932 are now on display in the Club museum, situated next to Emirates Stadium in the Northern Triangle Building.

The shirts have been donated by the relatives of Bob John, scorer in the 1932 showpiece, who played 467 times for the Gunners between 1922 and 1937.

This latest memorabilia joins a long list of famous exhibits including Michael Thomas’ boots from Anfield ’89, Charlie George’s FA Final Cup shirt from 1971 and Alan Smith’s shirt from the 1994 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final, as well as medals and caps belonging to David O’Leary, Lee Dixon, Brian Marwood and many others.

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Newcastle United have unveiled their new away kit and goalkeeper kit for the 2008/09 season made by Adidas. Conversely, Newcastle United's change or away colours have been very inconsistent, there is no set in stone standard and the club changes the away colours often, but most commonly it has been a shade of blue (since the 1990s) or yellow.

The yellow kit was especially common throughout the 1970s and 1980s and featured a green or blue trim, depending on the season; a yellow and green striped away kit even appeared in 1988—1990. Other common away colours have been grey, all black, all white and green. The most unusual away kit was likely the maroon and navy blue horizontal hoop colours from the 1995–96 and 2006–07 seasons, it was a tribute to West End.

The new 08/09 purple kit will be worn by the Geordies next term, meanwhile Michael Owen and keeper Shay Given modelling the new-look gear.

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Chesterfield's new home Bukta kit for season 2008-09 has been revealed in full for the first time and replica shirts are due to go on sale towards the end of the month. The first reference to the club’s colours comes in the 1870-71 season when they are described as “blue shirts and caps with white trousers.”

The Spireites new kit is being provided by the club's new kit supplier, the well established Bukta brand. An exciting new full range of Bukta leisurewear is also expected to go on sale early in July ahead of the summer holidays. The Club appointed Bukta as the new kit supplier following supply problems and complaints from supporters about quality issues with the previous supplier.

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We are proud to announce that the FSC website received big "thumbs up" from the Times Online who mentioned our website in yesterday's "The game" post which you can find HERE

On the site they want you to name your favourite football resources for news, statistics, gossip and fun on the internet and ask: How do you get your daily fix? Here are some top sites to get the ball rolling:

Soccerbase

Who Ate All The Pies

YouTube

Football365

FootballShirtculture

Now, as if being mentioned as a top site in the same article with youtube, Football365 and other "website of the year winners" isn't enough they have put a little screenshot of our site with it, along with these nostalgic words:

"Old age and team allegience are no barrier to having an interest in the latest kits. Most of us have enough jerseys tucked away in the back of our wardrobes to cover the ceiling of a Tenerife sports bar. Liverpool's new away kit is the latest arrival - a retro grey number from the early 1990s."

- Because getting mentioned in the Times is Next level -

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Luton Town are searching for a new kit sponsor after Electrolux confirmed they would not be renewing their deal.

The appliance company has been involved with Luton for three years, having first sponsored the Hatters when they relocated their head office from Slough to Luton in 2005.

Brad Tribble, vice president and managing director of Electrolux Major Appliances UK & Ireland, said: "After three years sponsoring club football there are clearly tangible benefits for any local company – especially forging closer links with the community – and Electrolux has found these of great value.

"Looking ahead, the club's new management has some fantastic opportunities in place for companies to support the kids, the community and the club.

"Unfortunately the timing was not right for Electrolux, as renewal came at a time when the group's sponsorship strategy across Europe was – and still is – being reviewed. Therefore the decision was made not to renew local initiatives such as sponsorship of Luton Town FC.

"We wish the club all the very best for the next season and hope to see them ultimately bounce back to the Championship in the coming years."

The Hatters now face the difficult task of finding a new shirt sponsor in addition to sorting out their difficulties with the FA and Football League.