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The Nike5 Zoom T-7 (available here) is engineered to help you own futsal. Built around the concept of Create Space, the shoe makes you master of a merciless environment.

Four unique features combine to make you the danger man on the pitch. Play the ball over a challenge with The Scoop, score in a heartbeat with the Toe Punt, make the pass no-one saw coming with the Heel Pass and trap the ball in an instant with Total Control.

Two versions of the Nike Zoom T-7 give you game-winning traction whatever surface you play on – take on the turf with the Zoom CT or work the court with the Zoom FS.

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With AIG announcing that they won’t be renewing their sponsorship of Manchester United due to the affects of the credit crunch Paddy Power have begun betting on the next shirt sponsor of Manchester United and there is already a strong favourite.

The most likely new sponsor of Manchester United according to Paddy Power is NBTY. Paddy Power offer 9/4 that NBTY is the next shirt sponsor of Manchester United.

NBTY is a leading global vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a broad line of high-quality, value-priced nutritional supplements in the United States and throughout the world. Under a number of NBTY and third party brands, the Company offers over 22,000 products, including products marketed by the Company's Nature's Bounty.

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Watford FC have signed a new kit deal with Joma for the 09/10 season. Following the signing of the new kit deal, Watford have offered their fans the chance to vote for the 09/10 home and away kit colours and have emailed their fans to inform them of this kit vote.

The choices will also be on the official Watford website soon, voting will close at 5pm on 5th February and the winning designs will be announced at the end of the 08/09 season.

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Leicester City already announced that they will leave the front of their home shirts blank as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations next 09/10 season, and now Leicester City are planning to carry the name of a regional charity on their 09/10 away kit for next season.

After feedback from supporters, the club are now inviting applications from regional charitable and voluntary organisations wishing to be considered.

The club are now actively looking to introduce an away kit carrying a front-of-shirt charity sponsor.

Club chairman Milan Mandaric said: "Many of our supporters contacted us directly to suggest that they would like their club to work with a regional charity in some way shape or form.

"This is an excellent idea. We are always keen to further develop and strengthen our relationships with the local community.

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The San Jose Earthquakes new 09/10 home and away kits made by Adidas with their new sponsor Amway Global. The two announced a historic three-year partnership agreement Tuesday that will include Amway Global's name on the front of the Earthquakes jerseys beginning in 2009.

The partnership also features a number of in-stadium, community and grassroots components that will provide greater visibility for both the Earthquakes and Amway Global.

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Pele it was who, along with legendary England captain Bobby Moore, first brought shirt-swapping to the public's attention at the end of their FIFA World Cup match on 7 June 1970, but the first recorded incidence of it came 39 years earlier. On 14 May 1931, the French team asked to keep the jerseys of their English opponents to commemorate their historic 5-2 victory at Colombes.

After that, the tradition first really began to pick up at the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland.  

For over 50 years, swapping shirts at the end of the match has become an integral part of football. FIFA.com looks back at some of the funnier moments that this tradition has thrown up.  

Read the article here

 

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The San Jose Earthquakes and Amway Global announced a historic three-year partnership agreement Tuesday that will include Amway Global's name on the front of the Earthquakes jerseys beginning in 2009. The partnership also features a number of in-stadium, community and grassroots components that will provide greater visibility for both the Earthquakes and Amway Global.

"Putting Amway Global's logo on our jersey is another example of soccer's growth as a major player in the sports marketplace," said Earthquakes Executive Vice President David Alioto. "We are proud to enter into this partnership with Amway Global. Amway Global is a major international brand and has demonstrated a strong commitment to soccer both in the United States and around the world."

The partnership between Amway Global and the Earthquakes kicks off at the Mexico-Sweden match on January 28 at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum when all entry signage for the game will be branded with Amway Global logos. Overall, the agreement will see the Amway Global logo adorn the team's jerseys as well as all team gear, including training tops and team travel apparel. Along with the jersey sponsorship, the deal includes a major signage component as well as a 30-foot tall inflatable Amway Global/Earthquakes jersey that will be displayed at all home Earthquakes games.

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Universitario de Deportes, also referred to as Universitario or La U, is the most popular and successful football club in Peru, and they unveiled their new home and away 09/10 kits made by Umbro. 

Universitario's colours are cream (called crema in Spanish), red, burgundy (called guinda in Spanish), and black. When playing a home game they use the crema-coloured kit with black socks and when playing away they use the burgundy-coloured kit with black socks.

 The club's colours at first were not crema. They started out with a white kit which had the badge on the chest. During one of their early seasons, Universitario could not participate in an upcoming match because their uniforms had been sent to the laundry to be washed.

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With the start of the 2009/2010 season, KAPPA will be Borussia Dortmund´s new official kit sponsor who take over the kit manufacturing deal from Nike. The international sports brand with Italian roots will equip the Black and Yellow´s Bundesliga team with top-quality sports gear.

BVB´s amateur and youth teams will also wear the outfit with the famous brand name. The comprehensive cooperation, negotiated by SPORTFIVE, will initially go for three years and will also include various advertising services like advertising boards, allocation of VIP tickets as well as other B2B services.

"With Borussia Dortmund we will equip one of the biggest traditional clubs of the league with an incredibly impressive fan base," said Peter Schmidt, owner and CEO of Kappa Deutschland GmbH. "If you´ve once in your life been at a BVB game, you know all about football passion, how it sounds and feels. We are looking forward to this enthusiasm and our new partner."

BVB chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke about the new supplier deal. "KAPPA stands for modern design and a dynamic sport. These are values that we here at BVB also regard highly. Both sides will benefit from this cooperation, because both have high goals in the next years which only can be accomplished in a strong alliance."

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Footy-Boots.com revealed exactly what the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly will look like ahead of its official launch in just over 2 months time.

Along with the Nike Mercurial Vapor V, one of the most eagerly awaited football boots to be launched this year is the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly, the successor to the carbon fibre Vapor SL.

The incorporated Flywire technology is based on a sprint spike concept which caused huge interest when it was introduced in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Already creating quite a buzz in the industry with its revolutionary lightweight construction, the Flywire design is said to be inspired by the cables from a suspension bridge. It basically makes use of a strong Vectran thread arranged in a fan-shaped pattern at anchor points around the shoe.

At the time of the track shoe launch, creator Jay Meschter said:

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