The 'National Jersey, National Pride' exhibition shows the long history of Turkish football.

The exhibition, “National Jersey, National Pride,” which began its trip in Istanbul's Dolmabahçe Museum, where it remained until the end of last weekend, is going to Kocaeli and Bursa next in its some 30-station route, and takes visitors on a  journey through the 85-year history of the Turkish National football team.

The exhibition also shows football shirts of the past, which looked more like knitted pullovers, and were replaced by those made of  acrylic fibers and carried the logos of sportswear giants like Adidas and later, Nike.  At the exhibition visitors will be unable to view most of the original versions of the oldest football shirts, and will have to settle with replicas.


The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and eircom announced a continuation of their partnership in a new deal which will see the relationship extended through 2010 with an option to renew further.

This new contract sees eircom continue as the primary sponsor of the FAI and primary sponsor of all Republic of Ireland International teams.

 Separately, eircom will become the Official Communications Partner of the League of Ireland, extending eircom’s relationship with the League of Ireland under the newly restructured commercial partnership agreements.



West Ham United played with squad numbers in place of a sponsor's logo against Newcastle United today.

The decision follows consultation with the Premier League with regard to the various options open to the club following the termination of the relationship with XL Holidays last week.

This decision still allows future dispensation from the Premier League to change player and replica kits to a new commercial sponsor once an agreement is in place.

WHUFC:  "Although aware and respectful of the supporter-backed campaign to replace XL Holidays with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, the commercial reality is the club has a financial duty to secure the best possible sponsorship package to help with the continued development of the first-team squad. "




Up for auction on Ebay: Manchester United 80-82 Adidas match worn shirt


The seller added the following: This is a very rare chance to own a match worn Manchester United shirt. This shirt was used in the 80-81 season by subs.

All badges are embroidered and number 12 is felt. The shirt is in good condition with only a bit of bobbling and slightly cracked to the numbers.

But considering these shirts where used for a whole season and not half a match like these days it really has stud the test of time. 

It is clearly a great item for the true fan or collector, or maybe to frame and/or raffle as a great fund-raiser.




Adidas has redesigned its European website to simplify navigation.  

The sportswear company has revamped its landing page adding a series of different size and shaped images, allowing visitors to quickly navigate to sections including Dream Big, Originals, Running, Stella McCartney and Y-3.

"We've redesigned the site to make it simpler to navigate and more logical to get around," said an Adidas spokesman.

The home page has been designed by digital creative agency de-construct, following its work earlier this month with Adidas on its tennis range. The agency built a campaign site, tagged 'Shape The Game. Impossible Is Nothing', to be used as a central platform for Adidas' expanding range of tennis lines.



After talking to Olympic Hero Usain Bolt earlier, TF90M decided to put some questions to Olympic sailing hero Ben Ainslie who after winning Gold in China, is now the proud owner of three Olympic gold medals and one Olympic silver medal.


James Bailey asked Ben about his recent success but also quizzed him on the possibility of a United Kingdom football team at 2012, as well as posing the thought that more money should be put into such sports as sailing rather than football.


Read the interview to find out Ben’s answers as well as finding out which team he supports HERE




Last week, at the Park St. George, director of marketing for Corinthians showed a type of shirt that will show the real face of the fans.

It will be used in the last round of Series B, November 29th, against America de Natal.  

The white shirt will be filled with 400 photos of Corinthians fans in black & white pictures.  

To have a photo on the shirt, supporters will have to pay around 320 GBP  and only 400 spaces will be available.



United's shirt sponsor AIG has run into serious financial troubles just days after West Ham's shirt sponsor went bust .

Manchester United's agreement with AIG is the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in English football and was signed in April 2006 after Vodafone ended its £9 million-a-year deal.

The contract with AIG is worth around £14 million a year, with United confident that the company will be able to fulfill its commitment to the agreement.  

On Friday, West Ham were forced to terminate their shirt sponsorship deal with XL Leisure Group following news that the holiday company had gone into administration and now the Insurance giant AIG has made an unprecedented approach to America's Federal Reserve seeking £22 billion in short-term financing.




As one of the most exciting players in the Premier League and a regular for his country, Joe Cole has the answer to performing at the highest level.


And you could quiz him on it in person.


Courtesy of Nike and Footy-Boots.com, you can meet one of the heroes of Zagreb, live and in person, on Thursday 18th September.


To be part of a small, hand-picked band of young footballers that get to meet Joe Cole in the intimate venue of the NikeTown BootRoom all you have to do is to answer this Joe Cole question over at Footy-Boots.com.





West Ham United’s shirt sponsor XL is in trouble - after the holiday company went into administration early this morning leaving thousands of people stranded abroad.

West Ham are likely to run out at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow with no advertising on their shirts.

Ironically, West Brom Albion still have blank shirts as they search for a sponsor to replace T-Mobile, who ended their association with the club after four years, in the summer.

In February 2007, XL signed a three-year deal, worth £2.5m per year, to sponsor the Premier League football club.

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