Diadora announced to be the new official technical sponsor of Panionios FC, a Greek association football club based in Athene. The club was founded in 1890. Panionios has spent nearly its entire history in the Greek First Division (now called 'Superleague'), having missed out from competing in Greek football's top division only twice in its more than 100-year history.

Athletiki SA, exclusive distributor of Diadora for Greece, shall ensure that the team of coach Ewald Linen shall have the best equipment in its new endeavor to shine in Greece as well as in Europe.
The collection that was designed especially for Panionios is characterized from its aesthetics, its Italian finesse and the technical specifications that govern all the products of Diadora.



Stephen Warnock and Matt Derbyshire will be on hand to officially open the new-look Roverstore on Saturday morning, to serve the first few lucky customers, and of course sign autographs for fans.

The Roverstore, which is back under control of the club, has undergone an extensive re-development over the last few weeks, but the finishing touches are now being applied to the exciting new retail outlet at Ewood Park.

A stock of official Umbro trainingwear, leisurewear and merchandising will be available for purchase, but to begin with the range will be limited, however this will be ramped up over the coming weeks with more varied stock arrivals.

Rovers’ Managing Director, Tom Finn, said: "We are very excited by the new Roverstore. It looks impressive and we believe it will prove a big hit with our supporters.

"A lot of thought has gone into the design and planning and fans will be able to see and judge for themselves from Saturday morning."

However, one part of the planned celebration – the launch of the new 08/09 away kit – has had to be delayed due to a manufacturing problem involving kit supplier Umbro.


Ross County unveiled the new kits for the coming 08/09 season. Both home and away kits are by Adidas and will be supplied through Glasgow based sports company Football 1st. The home strip will remain navy but the big news is the Club’s decision to return to red for the away strip.

Inverness based HIGHnet, Scotland’s leading business communications provider, have agreed a sponsorship deal which will take in the next 2 seasons. The agreement comes after several years of strengthening ties between Ross County and HIGHnet, who have been one of the strongest supporters of the Club’s acclaimed Youth Development programme.

HIGHnet’s managing Director, Dave Siegel, was understandably delighted with the deal, "We’ve been involved with Ross County for a long time now, both as fans and as a corporate sponsor. Our collaboration with the Club to support their youth development scheme formed Ross County Telecom, and given the exciting times which lie ahead for both our business and the Club, we see this sponsorship deal as a natural development in the HIGHnet-RCFC relationship."


These are the new Leeds United Home, Away and 3rd Macron kits that will be worn by the team in the 2008/09 season. The players are already using the new training kit range supplied by Macron, and the home strip will be used in a competitive fixture for the first time against York City at KitKat Crescent on Friday evening.

The shirts will not have a sponsor for Friday night's fixture as the club have encountered a number of contractual issues with the company who had agreed and signed a two-year contract with the club on May 26 2008 to be our shirt sponsor. We are looking at resolving the outstanding issues as quickly as possible.

The club have, as a precaution, also held discussions with a number of local based companies about becoming the main shirt sponsor if the outstanding issues cannot be resolved. It is hoped to be able to make an announcement as to the shirt sponsor for the 2008/09 season within the next seven days.


Eight years in the making, machine and human tested by experts in Australia and with Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish as the face of the project, the manufacturer Concave have high hopes for their new football boots which will be launched on to the UK market in the very near future.

Rumours abound as to its alleged performance, make up and look. Apart from a few high placed individuals who know the ins and outs, the exact details of the Concave football boot are being kept a closely guarded secret (or as closely guarded as is possible in this business) before being officially released.

But Footy Boots has gained unique access to the people behind the Concave football boot and they’ll be bringing you exclusive material and images in the days to come.

If you’re a football boot aficionado, general football fan or player, you will get the chance to make your own mind up as to the impact the Concave football boot will have, by visiting Footy Boots over the next couple of weeks.


Canterbury will make the Mansfield Town football kits for the forthcoming season, taking over from current kit manufacturer, Carlotti.

Canterbury will produce the first team kit, training & bench wear along with other merchandise which will be sold in the Club Shop. The New Zealand based company are the current kit manufacturers for Portsmouth Football Club, Spanish La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna and Dutch side AZ.

The club also announced that A. Sutton Pipelines extended the home & away shirt sponsorship for the next two seasons. Owner of the local company, and ardent Stags fan, Andy Sutton said:

"We're thrilled to sponsor Mansfield Town for another two seasons. Hopefully this should open the way for other businesses to come forward and get involved with the club in some shape or form."

Chairman Andy Perry said :

"I would like to thank ASPL for their support. This is great news for the football club. As Andy says, we are hoping that other local businessmen can follow suit as we hope to attract more businesses to come on board..

"This once again adds to the great response we had this weekend: from all the fans who came down to see us and also the volunteers who are coming forward for the 'big clean up'."

He added: "The board cannot thank people enough for their fantastic support."

Nottingham Forest unveiled the new 08/09 home kits Colin Calderwood's men will wear on their return to the Championship.

The Umbro shirt not only commemorates the club's European Cup triumphs of 1979 and '80 but also features words of wisdom from master manager Brian Clough. They will go on sale in the official Merchandise Store on Friday - with adult shirts priced at £41.99.


Bolton Wanderers unveiled their new 08/09 home kit, featuring the new Reebok logo and with navy shoulders and red trimming. Designed and produced by the Club's sponsor and company Reebok, the new shirt integrates 'PLAYDRY' technology into the fabric, which is a moisture management system that helps keeps the body cooler, drier and more comfortable.

Wanderers will also revert back to their traditional navy blue shorts for the new season. The new shirt is priced at £39.99 for adult short-sleeved and £29.99 for junior short-sleeved.


Up for auction on Ebay : Very Rare Vintage - Aston Villa "Champions of Europe" shirt

The seller added the following: You are bidding on an OFFICIAL ASTON VILLA SHIRT FROM THE "Champions of Europe" SEASON. Le Coq Sportif sponsered shirt. 100% Official, SIZE M. The shirt has number 6 on the back. The shirt is in good condition for its age with no plucks or anything I can see although could do with a wash.

This is probably one of the rarest ever Villa kits produced and it was only ever worn when Villa played the European Super Cup games... which they went on to win too.... in the 1982/83 season. It also looks like a genuine players top too, probably the captains shirt Dennis Mortimer, who lifted the Super Cup when Villa beat Barcelona over two legs. It is therefore worth loads more than what it is currently being sold for.


The Danish club Odense BK have launched the new 08/09 Home and Away kits made by Puma.. After 7 years with Nike as kit supplier, Odense is back with Puma, who was the club's kit supplier form 1972 to1997. The away shirt is inspired by the away shirt form 1994, in which the club knock out Real Madrid from the UEFA Cup after a 0-2 win.