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Football memorabilia relating to Barry-born 1920s football hero Billy Jennings, who went on to manage Cardiff City, has gone under the auctioneer´s hammer.

The football shirt worn by a Welsh international during the famous “White Horse” Wembley FA Cup final of 1923 has sold for £6,000 at a London auction of sporting memorabilia. Barry-born Billy Jennings, a star of 1920s football, wore the white shirt playing for Bolton Wanderers in the memorable game in which they beat West Ham 2-0 in what was then a newly-built Wembley Stadium.

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Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao have both agreed to wear their away kits in Saturday’s La Liga encounter, with the home side set to sport their ‘senyera’ colours at the Camp Nou. The significance of this is that not only will they be sporting the Catalan colours, it will be the very first time in FC Barcelona history, the team will have worn these colours for a home match at the Camp Nou. The ‘senyera’ kit was worn by the team regularly for away matches last season and the shirt proved to be one of the best selling of all time.

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Yesterday a local radio outlet, BBC Radio Solent, was dedicating a section of their show to the fact that the new Saints replica shirt was prone to the odd glitch and people were having to take them back.But what’s the story here? Are the club refusing to replace the faulty shirts? No, they are replacing them in all cases, even replacing the one some short sighted fan had had printed with Saphir Taider’s name and number on the back. Has it been discovered that the shirts are being made in a sweatshop on the sub-continent? Not that they are reporting.

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Liverpool sold £50,000’s worth of Mario Balotelli shirts on the day he joined from Milan, according to the club’s chief executive, Ian Ayre. Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, and at a seminar entitled “How to run a club successfully”, Ayre revealed that the £16m transfer began to generate a return on day one of Balotelli’s Anfield career. The £50,000 worth of shirts would work out at approximately 770 adult shirts at £65 apiece.

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For Adidas, Nike isn´t the only problem in the U.S. Now the German brand is falling behind challenger Under Armour as well. Adidas for the first time has dropped to the No. 3 spot among sportswear brands in the U.S. So far this year, its combined sales of athletic footwear and apparel have fallen 23% from a year earlier to $1.1 billion, according to data from Sterne Agee and SportScanInfo. That trails Under Armour Inc., whose sales are up 20% over the same period to $1.2 billion.

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It´s George Best´s final gift to the people of Northern Ireland. A treasure trove of the legendary Belfast man´s football memorabilia is with his family after being held in a London bank vault for more than a decade.

These are the first photographs of keepsakes that were of sentimental value to the sportsman, including his first pair of football boots, given to him by his parents Anne and Dickie.

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Adidas-sponsored Germany beat Adidas-sponsored Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final. But is this domination in the sport´s showpiece event a true reflection of what´s going on in the football kit market?
 
The simple answer, if you look at Europe´s five big leagues - Germany´s Bundesliga, Spain´s La Liga, France´s Ligue 1, England´s Premier League and Italy´s Serie A - is a clear no. On the face of it Nike seems to be winning the battle - but only just.

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Football fans are being asked to get their kit off... and donate it to charity. The National Football Museum have launched an ‘amnesty’ urging supporters to dig into their wardrobes to find their old, unloved football shirts. Bosses say even old, worn out, ill-fitting strips can bring joy to homeless children across the world.
 
They have pledged to collect shirts on behalf of the Street Child World Cup, who will the distribute them in 19 countries.

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Nottingham Forest have sealed a seven-figure shirt sponsorship deal for the 2014-15 season. Fawaz Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning have become the club’s shirt sponsors for the second successive season after the two parties agreed a new one-year deal.
 
The club confirmed that the shirt sponsorship deal, which will last for this season, is worth in excess of £1m.

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Joe Mercer is remembered in a display at the National Football Museum. Among the artefacts loaned by Mercer’s family are a commemorative silver salver presented in 1974 by the FA; his FWA Footballer of the Year award 1950; an England shirt from 1938; his Arsenal shirt worn during 1951-52 season; the 1950 FA Cup Final shirt worn when he captained Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool; the match ball from the same game (1950) and even the metal plate and screws inserted into his leg after a bad break in 1954!

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