Monthly Archives: August 2013
- August 16, 2013As with most sports, even though football is a non-contact sport it is important that you thoroughly protect yourself during this sport, this varies depending on your position in the squad. Footballers who play in positions such as defence, midfield and upfront must wear shin pads, these protect your shins and some also protect your ankles depending on how much money you are prepared to spend. For the goalkeeper who has to stop footballs from hitting the back of the net, they must wear both shin pads and goalkeeper gloves. For example the Adidas F50 Goalkeeper Gloves are a popular choice.
Goalkeepers have a very important job; if the opposition manage to dribble the ball past your own defence then the goalkeeper must jump in and try to save the ball if the player decides to shoot. Depending on the force of the strike you must try to get your body behind it and block the shot which will also protect your fingers.
- August 15, 2013
With football now being one of the most popular sports watched and taken part in from all over the world it is no wonder more and more children's football kits are being sold. Back in the day it was only usually adult football shirts, shorts and socks available, but since football became so popular all kinds of football merchandise have been unveiled including products for children and even the very young children.
Although it can be very expensive to buy replica kids football kit you certainly receive great value for money if your child's age falls in to the 3-4 to 7-8 year bracket. Children who are aged between 3 to 8 years old get the opportunity to purchase the complete kits, these are often known as 'Little boys' kits by Nike and 'Mini Kit' by Adidas, there are other manufacturers which will use other names such as infant, junior, child's and so on.
The Manchester City
- August 14, 2013
Football kits can be extremely expensive and some people cannot afford to keep buying these every season. With younger children they tend to follow what their friends are buying and automatically want a football kit if they see someone they know wearing one. Some retail shops stock discounted football kits but you must be careful and watch out for counterfeit football kits, there are many ways of spotting a fake, i have written about this in one of my previous blogs.
Every year as football seasons come to an end many passionate football fans are upset at the thought of having to wait weeks on end for a new season to start. But there is one positive thing about the season ending, anyone who did not get chance to buy the kit throughout the year will get the chance to purchase cheap football kits which are 100% official.
When the season ends and pre-season training starts for professional footballers, shirts
- August 13, 2013
The top flight of English football the Premier League is the most popular in the world; it replaced the Football League First Division in 1992. Due to the massive TV deals and the need for commentators and viewers to easily identify players from the 1993-94 season squad names and numbers were printed onto the back of player's shirts, in 1996 standard Premier League lettering was introduced for all teams in the top flight.
When football kit printing was first made compulsory in 1993 the teams could choose whatever colour best suited the colour scheme and style of their kits.Â For many years supporters have liked to buy the shirts of their favourite teams, once squad names and numbers were introduced supporters wanted to show support for their favourite player by getting their shirt printed. The vast array of colours made it difficult for suppliers and shops to keep up with demand for every team, official Premier League lettering was therefore introduced.
- August 12, 2013
Millions of fake football shirts are sold each year, these are not only madeÂ in the United Kingdom but all over the world. Bangkok is a place where you can find millions of fake football shirts, these are made by low paid workers in 'sweat shops'. Undercover reporters once visited Bangkok's Pat pong night market and found football shirts for as little as £2.00. But just exactly how do you that you are going to buy football kits and shirts that are 100% official, apart from the main giveaway of the price?
The problem is, you cannot always compare fake and real dependant on the price, some people who make these fake football shirts will try and sell them at the same price as the authentic football shirt. It is easier for somebody who carries plenty of knowledge on football shirts to know when a jersey is fake even if the price is relatively the same.
With places like Bangkok, you would think that they would have been clamped down
- August 09, 2013
Today it has been revealed that young rising star Raheem Sterling of Liverpool FC has been arrested on suspicion of common assault against his 20 year old girlfriend Shana Ann Rose. The 18 year old was arrested on Thursday night under section 39. Sterling was remanded in custody and appeared at Liverpool's Magistrates Court today where he denied all charges; his case has been adjourned until September. As this is a section 39 assault if Raheem Sterling is found guilty then he could face imprisonment which will of course effect his football career, will he ever wear a Liverpool FC shirt again?
The couple have been together for three years so far, since Raheem Sterling first signed for Liverpool and received his Liverpool strip. Sterling's girlfriend Shana Ann Rose, also known as Miss Halliday won Miss United Kingdom earlier this year and also competed for Miss World in March, she also works in retail outlet Hollister as a sales assistant.
It is appears that the
- August 07, 2013Always wondered what the difference is between a training top and replica shirt? Well in this article i will explain these products in more depth; it is often very hard to tell the difference with them these days. Manufacturers such as Nike, Adidas and Puma are trying to better themselves each year by producing more modern training shirts which scream quality, lightweight material and plenty of character and colour.
Many years ago train
ing tops were not as popular as they are today, most of them were plain shirts, depending on how far back you go some really old football training tops were made from cotton and not the polyester materials you find that they are made out of today. Some old football training tops did not used to feature
- August 06, 2013
As one of the most popular teams in the world, and probably one of the most loved teams in international football it is no wonder so many football fans around the world have been dying to see the unveil of the brand new Real Madrid kit 2013-14. The much awaited kit releases come in-between the season ending and the new season starting, fans enjoy looking at their favourite teams kits, this can be an exciting time for fans.
The Real Madrid 13-14 home kit was the first to be revealed in June and was one of the earlier kits to be released alongside the ever popular Barcelona and some Premier League strips. The home kit turned out to be a big hit with some fans, probably the majority but not all, some fans were not so impressed with the design, as i found on shirt review websites.
When the new home kit was revealed it seemed to have had a complete make-over. The Fly Emirates sponsor was a new addition to the kits. This appears on the kit in black print, underneath
- August 02, 2013
Fans have showed their approval of the new Barcelona training wear range, with more and more products being unveiled as we approach the season ahead. There are many football products that have impressed including the Barcelona Yellow Pre Match Top, which is an outstanding design by training kit makers Nike. This features images of Eixample, the famous district of Barcelona which was characterised by extremely long streets, square buildings and a very strict grid pattern.
The Barcelona training wear range has always been very popular with fans, along with the Barcelona football shirt and kit ranges. The training wear tracksuits are always very much loved by young fans of the Spanish side, these include sideline/warm up tracksuits which consist of a jacket and tracksuit bottoms and are usually worn by the squad before and after the game, children can get a good feel of what it is like to wear the same clothing as their La Liga heroes.
This season Nike and Barcelona have integrated
- August 01, 2013[caption id="attachment_4868" align="alignleft" width="300"]
Arsenal away football shirt[/caption]
The first images of the kit were released by the club and kit manufacturers Nike early July, one of the first pictures featured the Emirates stadium covered in pictures of some of the Arsenal squad wearing the new kit. In front of the stadium were the players standing in a line in the new football strip, these were all British players and included a few of the best Arsenal players including Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The brand new Arsenal Away Football Shirt comes in a bright yellow colour with blue details which is a similar design to other shirt released in the past. Some of