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.

Frontline Football

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.

Nike also designed a limited edition shirt that commemorates the participation of Boca in Japan. The shirts are available at the Nike Shops.

Several of the more symbolic places of public highway of buenos aires light up a new campaign of Nike, that celebrates the participation of Boca in the World Cup for Clubs, in Tokyo, Japan.

The Billboard, using the neighborhood as central message, prays: "Japan, our second neighborhood", and show Palermo, Banega, Palace, Caranta and Paletta. The photos show the players in defiant attitude, a typical Japanese style. Besides that, Nike also designed a limited edition shirt that commemorates the participation of Boca in Japan. The shirts will be available at the Nike Shops. Here's more South American shirt info.