lotto Vento Diablo KL

Footy-Boots.com unveiled the new lotto Vento Diablo KL football boots for 2008. Vento Diablo KL is the top-of-the-range model, with upper in water-resistant kangaroo leather and asymmetric lacing plus the Twist’n go technology.

The model is available in two different colour combinations: White/Fiery Red and Black/White. Furthermore, the model features the 3-S technology (Side Stability Support), which gives the foot more stability during side movements. The insole is anatomical and removable to maximise comfort all over the foot, with a Shock-Absorber cushioning insert in the heel zone. It is also equipped with BFC technology (Biomechanical Foot Control), an insole that accompanies and controls the foot’s natural flexibility, supporting both the arch area and the elastic return of the forefoot.

 Zheng --captain of the Chinese football team and a midfield player with England's Charlton Athletic

Competition between two sports goods giants, Nike and Adidas, has moved to a different arena – a Shanghai court. Nike is suing its German competitor, and Chinese football star Zheng Zhi.

At a hearing held Tuesday, Nike Sports (China) Co Ltd told Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People's Court that Adidas and Zheng --captain of the Chinese football team and a midfield player with England's Charlton Athletic -- had harmed its interests, English-language China Daily reported Wednesday.

Nike said Zheng was seduced by Adidas who promised more money and wore Adidas products and attended its publicity events while working as a brand ambassador for Nike.

It is seeking eight million yuan (1.14 million U.S. dollars) in compensation from the two.

But the accused parties said Nike broke its contract with Zheng due to nonpayment.

"Nike had withdrawn a similar suit accusing Adidas of unfair competition for lack of evidence," Jiang Xian, the attorney of the28-year-old football player, was quoted as saying.

On July 1, 2003, Nike signed a contract with Zheng in a bid to build its image in China. The contract, which was to expire at the end of last year, said Zheng should wear Nike products on any public occasion and attend publicity events of Nike.

New Motherwell 2008 - 2010 Bukta kits launched

Motherwell Football Club launched its new kits for 2008 - 2010. Following the record-breaking deal with German gambling giants JAXX, the club can now give the fans the first showing of the strips the team will be wearing from the start of next season.

Both will be available for pre-order in shop and online from this Monday, 14th April 2008. The club, in partnership with Provan Sports, will launch the home kit on Tuesday, July 3rd 2008 with the Away strip pencilled in for the Open Day at the end of July.

Jaxx

Motherwell Football Club is delighted to announce that it has signed a new two-year deal with German online gambling firm JAXX. The deal, valued at up to GBP 200,000 per motherwell season with revenue share, will see the JAXX brand appear on Motherwell's distinctive Claret and Amber strip from the beginning of the 2007-08 season, replacing Anglian Home Improvements, which has built significant market share in Scotland on the back of its association with the club.

In addition to the shirt sponsorship and advertising presence within Fir Park, a co-branded JAXX / Motherwell FC website will be established in time for the new season, including a range of betting propositions tailored specifically for the club's fans, 5,000 of who regularly attend home games. Motherwell Chief Executive Ian Stillie said, "The shirt sponsorship deal is the most important partnership for any club due to the strong association between the two brands. We were very impressed by the freshness and vitality of the JAXX brand and its sports betting offering, as well as the company's proven dedication to partnerships in football. "The fans are paramount to the application of the Motherwell brand and we felt the commitment to consistently high quality offered by JAXX fitted well with our own values.

CHELSEA-LE-COQ-SPORTIF-MATCH-WORN-AWAY-SHIRT-1984-86, LONG SLEEVED, #15

Up for auction : CHELSEA LE COQ SPORTIF AWAY SHIRT 84-86 MATCH WORN L/S

The seller added the following:

This style of shirt was worn by Chelsea as an away shirt in the 1984-85 season and as a third shirt in the 1985-86 season. The Le Coq Sportif collar tag states that the shirt is size 'MEN 4/5, CHEST 38/40"'. The shirt, which has the number 15 machine stitched on the back, is in very good condition with only a couple of minor pulls and one very minor (about the size of a pin head) stain under the right arm. The LCS logo has also worn off the number 1 on the back, leaving remants. It does not appear that the number 5 ever carried the LCS logo.

Frontline Football

The Dundee United shirts will be emblazoned with the Carbrini brand which is aimed at teenage boys

JD Sports is to sponsor Scottish Premier League side Dundee United next season as the fashion retailer looks to win over football fans.

The retailer, run by chief executive Barry Bown, has been one of the sector's star performers after avoiding a damaging price war with JJB Sports and Sports Direct by repositioning itself as a branded fashion retailer. It has sought sponsorship deals such as the Scarborough Beached festival and already sponsors football clubs Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.

Blue or Claret or Red? Cambridge United Football Club and Vandanel Retail Ltd would like to offer Cambridge United supporters the opportunity to be part of the process of selecting a new away strip by voting

Blue or Claret or Red? Cambridge United Football Club and Vandanel Retail Ltd would like to offer Cambridge United supporters the opportunity to be part of the process of selecting a new away strip by voting exclusively on cambridgeunited.com.

Bob Jones from Vandanel Retail Ltd explained why there will be a new away kit for next season: "We work in partnership with several clubs by running their club shops, and at all the other clubs the home and away strip are changed in alternate years.

Canterbury’s association with the club will be showcased on May 10th, when Farnborough will be wearing a limited edition kit in the Hampshire Senior Cup Final against Basingstoke Town

Farnborough Football Club has announced details of a lucrative new teamwear supply contract with Canterbury New Zealand Limited.

Canterbury is a brand more widely recognised as a supplier to Rugby teams currently supplying the national teams of Scotland and Ireland and also the Southern hemisphere giants Australia and South Africa. Having recently moved into the football market they already supply Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna and have a presence in the Premier League with Portsmouth.