Monthly Archives: May 2013
- May 14, 2013Kid's football kits come in all shapes and sizes; there are many different types of football kits available. Replica kits are football kits as worn by professional football players, for example a team like Chelsea in the Premier League. The full Chelsea football kit is available to buy from the majority of sports retailers and would cost you around £34.99-39.99 for the official Chelsea shirt, shorts and socks. Replica shirts will feature the club's crest, manufacturer logo and shirt sponsor. The cost of official kid's football kits can be expensive and the pressure on parents to buy their child the latest kit is high.
Retailers are often competing to supply their replica kits for the lowest price while still making a good profit for their business. Non-replica football kits such as the ones children wear in their local football leagues are much cheaper to buy. Often local teams buy their kits from online sports retailers who stock plain kid's football kits. There is
- May 13, 2013
The history of Barcelona Boys football shirts goes way back, there have been a large variety of whacky designs manufactured over the years but each time it seems the club's shirt designers always go back to the bold red and blue colour scheme. One of the first ever shirts made was in the 1900's. The decision on the design of the first ever shirt was made by the team founder Joan Gamper, it is said that he was borrowing the colours from Swiss side FC Basel when he first used the red and blue colour scheme.
From then on nearly every one of the home shirts made for each season came in this red and blue design, Barcelona often had a striped design on their shirts which made them a real head-turner. The Barcelona crest that sits on the left side of the shirts has also always stayed the same, even on the range of retro shirts and the Barcelona Boys football shirts.
- May 13, 2013
Roberto Mancini was given the job of Manchester City manager in December 2009, and has up until recently been seen as turning the successes of the club around. In the 2010/11 season under Mancini's management the club ended a 35 year stint without winning any trophies by taking home the FA Cup, only the following season in 2012 the club won the title of Premier League champions for the first time in 44 years. Â Mancini has also steered the Manchester City team into the realms of European football, however the players in their Manchester City kit have been unable to be competitive enough to get beyond the group stages of the competition.
Upon his appointment as manager, the Abu Dhabi based club owners gave Mancini the task of winning the Premier League and forging some success in the UEFA Champions League. Â After securing the FA Cup and the Premier League over the past 2 seasons it is believed that anything less than seeing the Manchester City kit get further than the group
- May 10, 2013
As each football season ends, most clubs change their kits and bring out a new style kit, sometimes with a change of sponsor or manufacturer. This is often a peak time for most sports retailers with millions of pre-orders coming in. A lot of football fans get to pre-order their football shirts and kits so they are guaranteed one when they come in. Sports retailers will put the new shirt on their website with the official launch date with a selection of sizes ready to order. This year it is Chelsea who are first to have their shirt online ready to pre-order. The launch date for the Chelsea home kit and goalkeeper kit is the 15th May 2013. Some football fans may not have heard the news of the new shirt coming out in May but most will have, some people try and find spoiler pictures of new shirts on various websites but most of these get found out to be fake images.
- May 10, 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Portugal in 1985, he began his football career aged 8 playing as amateur for Andorinha. Â In 1997 he was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he played in the youth teams as well as the B and first team. Â In the year 2000 at age 15 Ronaldo's football career could have been over when he was diagnosed with a heart condition, however after a successful operation to resolve the problem Ronaldo has now become one of the most successful footballers in the world. Â Ronaldo became Manchester United's first ever Portuguese player when he signed with them in 2003 for a transfer fee of £12m. Â He immediately made an impact at Manchester United and helped them win the Premier League for three successive seasons from 2007-2009, along with the UEFA Champions League in 2007/8 amongst other achievements. Â In 2007 rumours began to circulate about a possible move to Real Madrid, however Ronaldo signed a new contract with Manchester United worth
- May 09, 2013
In the last 24 hours strong rumours are circulating that Arsenal have signed a new kit deal with Puma. It has long been reported that Arsenal were terminating their 20 year association with Nike after the current 7 year deal that is worth £55 million comes to an end after the 2013/14 Premier league football season.
The Premier League as one of the most attractive football leagues in the world means shirt suppliers are keen to offer the most competitive bids so they can supply football kits for the best teams. The current Manchester United kit deal is worth around £23.5 million a year but was agreed back in 2002. With a rumoured long term Nike agreement in the region of £1 million it has left Arsenal feeling they needed a better value deal and with Nike unwilling to substantially increase the current offer Arsenal are seeking a better deal elsewhere.
Arsenal opened negotiations last year with kit suppliers with Adidas being among the favourites to re capture the Arsenal kit
- May 08, 2013
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has announced today that he will be retiring at the end of this season after 26 years. Â Alex Ferguson's early football career was based in Scotland where he played for Dunfermline as a professional from 1964, he finished his playing career 10 years later in 1974 with Ayr United. After managerial roles with East Stirlingshire, St Mirren and Aberdeen, Alex Ferguson joined Manchester United in November 1986.
Alex Ferguson is the most successfulÂ British football manager in history, he took Manchester United from a club that had not won anything for 26 years, to winning 38 trophies throughout the last 26 years, including being crowned this seasons Premier League champions. Â Another impressive feat is being the only manager to ever steer their team to one of the top three Premier League places for
- May 07, 2013
Juventus clinched their 29th win in the Italian Serie A league on Sunday when they beat Palermo 1-0. Â It was a tough match for Juventus who only needed a draw to be guaranteed they would be crowned champions. Â The team in their Juventus football kit struggled against the Palermo defence who played well, however Vidal netted a penalty after a foul against Vucinic. Â Sundays win in Turin put the Juventus football team 11 points ahead of Napoli who are in 2nd, with only three matches left to play Juventus's score of 83 cannot be beaten. Â This is the clubs 29th time being Serie A league champions, and they are undoubtedly Italy's most successful football team.Â This win gives Juventus their second successive Scudetto, a feat not officially achieved for eleven years since the 2001/02 and 2002/03 seasons. Â Of course Juventus won the Serie A in the years 2005 and 2006, however these titles were striped from the club, and they were demoted to second division along
- May 03, 2013There has been plenty of controversy going on since the Premier League game on Sunday when Liverpool drew 2-2 against Chelsea at Anfield. The home side played in their home Liverpool kit and Chelsea also played in their home kit. The match started off well for Chelsea when Oscar put the visitors ahead in the 26th minute when he headed in a corner. Chelsea fans were ecstatic as they battle to reach as high as they can in the table before the season ends. However it did not last long as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers decided to bring on Daniel Sturridge who had been warming up in his Liverpool kit, he made an instant impact and netted an equalizer for Liverpool when he tapped in Luis Suarez's cross.Â Chelsea realised they had to put more effort in to grab all three points and started to pile on the pressure by pressing Liverpool back in to their own half.
Many chances came for a number of Chelsea players including David Luiz who nearly scored a free kick past Pepe Reina
- May 03, 2013
Manchester United are one of the most successful football clubs in the world, this season has seen them for the 20th time become champions of England with four games left to play until the end of the season. The club has an exciting history it was originally founded in 1878 under the name of Newton Heath LYR Football Club; this was then changed to Manchester United in 1902. The distinctive red Manchester United Home Shirt has been worn throughout much of the clubs history with a brief period between 1894-96 where the team wore green and gold shirts. These green and gold shirts were the original Newton Heath colours from when the workers on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway originally formed the club. In recent history supporters have protested against the clubs finances and owners the Glazer family, due to the debt incurred by this family supporters felt that ticket prices had risen unjustly.
During the Carling Cup final in 2010 many supporters wore green and