Monthly Archives: August 2013
- August 31, 2013
Arsenal is one of the most successful Premier League football clubs, since the clubs foundation in 1886 they have won thirteen top flight league titles. The team play at the Emirates Stadium in London, there traditional kit colours are red and white however the Arsenal away soccer shirt is well known for its stylishly contrasting looks, last year's purple and black design was extremely popular and thisÂ season'sÂ vibrant yellow kit is likely to be equally so.
The Gunners are one of the most supported English football teams, there home game matches are frequently sell outs. Club merchandise is sold across the country and around the world, with the football such as the Arsenal away soccer shirt and souvenirs being popular choices.
- August 30, 2013
There are a variety of different factors that need to be looked at to establish the difference between a great and not so great soccer shirt. It is not always the initial appearance of a shirt that makes the difference, the way that the shirt has been manufactured and the technologies that have been used make the item good or bad.
Soccer jerseys can be made from a variety of different materials, this can help you with performance and can either help you to play with ultimate comfort. An example for me would be the Spain Home Soccer Shirt, this product has some amazing features including Climacool technology, integrated in to the fabric by Adidas this will ensure you stay cool, dry and comfortable during the game.
Years ago a soccer shirt was often made from cotton, manufacturers decided to change these to polyester because they
- August 29, 2013
Over the last decade Chelsea football club has grown in popularity in both the UK and around the world. Â Sales of Chelsea kits including the home, away and Chelsea third soccer jersey have soared.
This is more than likely to be due to the phenomenal success of the Chelsea soccer team since the club was bought by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003.
Roman Abramovich has invested heavily spending over £100m on new players in the first year, he has been ruthless in the team's management hiring and firing ten managers since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
- August 28, 2013
Many professional footballers have seen their careers end as a result of a bad football injury, this could be self-inflicted, for example falling badly on your ankle during training and breaking or fracturing a bone. It could also happen during a match, another player may cause you serious injury with a bad tackle, such as a slide in your shin and this may not have been done purposely but can still cause significant harm. Shin pads are a great way of ensuring this does not happen and most surprisingly, socks. Yes socks are only made up of soft materials but it has been proven that they can help prevent injury during football. The Newcastle United home soccer socks are a great example of a product you could look in to purchasing to ensure your safety during your favourite sport.
The main point of football socks has always been to hold the
- August 27, 2013
Over recent years there has been much debate and discussion surrounding the decreasing emphasis of sport in schools and the increasing number of children who are classified as overweight. There are a number of new initiatives intended to encourage increased sport activity in schools. Getting into kids football kits and other sportswear at school is aiming to help all children increase their activity levels.
It is recommended that children are physically active for at least one hour every day, however recent research has found that only 51% of children meet this target. The percentage of girls meeting the recommended target is significantly lower than that for boys.
Schools can help boost this percentage and improve the health of children by promoting activities such as soccer, getting children into
- August 22, 2013
Protecting parts of the body from injuries is a technology that was first used as long ago as the Middle Ages, when warriors used guards to protect themselves during battle. Â Over the years multiple sports have used the same idea to give their players protection from injury.Â Soccer is one of today's modern sports where players use sports kit such as the Adidas Predator Club Blue Shin Pads to prevent injuries during training and whilst on the pitch.Â
Shin pads have evolved from the ancient idea of a 'greave', this is described as armour specifically worn to protect the shin, it was often made from some kind of heavy metal such as bronze.
The first sport to recognise the need for body protection and introduce the use of shin pads was cricket, soccer followed their example in the late 1800s, however the guards worn were no where near as effective for sports use
- August 21, 2013
Wayne Rooney has been wearing a Manchester United home football top since he signed for them in 2004; he left his former team Everton for a transfer fee of £25.6m. Â His career at Manchester United has been full of success winning five Premier League championship titles and a UEFA Champions League title amongst other trophies.
Wearing a Manchester United home kit he is one of their highest ever goal scoring players, and has won the heart of fans, his name and squad number are the most ever requested on personalised soccer shirts since the start of the Premier League.
With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season the Red Devils are facing their first ever Premier League
- August 20, 2013
Puma are a sportswear company based in Germany, they secured the rights to make the Italy training wear for the Italian national team in 2002, and have recently extended the deal to last until at least 2018
In addition to the official match day kits Puma also supply the team with their kit for soccer training and pre-match warm ups, these include tops, tracksuits, jackets, jerseys and the Italy T7 polo shirt.
The Italy training wear range is designed to coordinate with the team kits and is a great way of showing support for the Italian football team.
They are one of the best soccer teams in the world based on performance in international competitions, the World Cup is the most prestigious football title and Italy have claimed the title four times, only beaten by Brazil who have won five times.
As it is manufactured
- August 19, 2013
Internazionale, as they are known in Italy have one of the best records in the Italian Serie A. Â They were formed in 1908 and since this time the Inter Milan home shirt has been the iconic blue and black striped design, earning them the nickname Nerazzurri, meaning the black and blues. Â Over the years Internazionale soccer club have notched up eighteen Serie A titles, seven Coppa Italia's and three UEFA Champions League titles amongst other honours.Â
Since 1998 American sportswear giant Nike has been manufacturing the Inter Milan home kit, in 2008 the club signed a new ten year deal worth in excess of £80m that will keep Nike as manufacturer until at least 2018. Â Since 1995 Pirelli, a tyre manufacturer has sponsored the club and their logo
- August 17, 2013
Nike are an American sportswear company, they were founded in 1964 and have grown into a multi billion dollar global brand supplying products for many different sports and leisure activities.Â They are one of the leading football kit manufacturers for clubs worldwide, and their soccer equipment is some of the best available, used by amateurs and professionals.
The company invest heavily in research and development to produce equipment with the latest innovations for professional clubs and leagues whilst also producing better value ranges allowing everyday fans and consumers to purchase products such as the Barcelona Away Prestige Football, boots and training kit.
The brand new Nike footballs range has recently been unveiled, the company will be supplying balls for use in the biggest, best and most popular leagues for use on the pitch by top stars from the English Premier League, Spanish