HEREFORD UNITED SHIRT / JERSEY WORN BY LEROY MAY ON 05/12/93 FOR THE FA CUP TIE AGAINST BATH CITY.

Up for auction : RARE HEREFORD UTD PLAYERS MATCH WORN SHIRT JERSEY

The seller added the following : OFFERED FOR AUCTION IS THIS HEREFORD UNITED SHIRT / JERSEY WORN BY LEROY MAY ON 05/12/93 FOR THE FA CUP TIE AGAINST BATH CITY. PRODUCED BY MATCHWINNER IN A VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH JUST A FEW TINY BOBBLES.

THE SHIRT FEATURES THE EMBROIDERED TEAM CREST AND MATCHWINNER LOGO AS WELL AS THE SUN VALLEY SPONSORSHIP LOGO (THIS SEEMS TO HAVE SMUDGED A BIT). THE REAR OF THE SHIRT FEATURES THE SEWN ON NUMBER 14. SIZE IS ADULTS XL 42-44.

 George Best infamously admitted to spending his wages “on booze, birds and fast cars,” but while this may be usual for a professional footballer, the typical fan squanders their money on, among other club merchandise, the prized football shirt.

George Best infamously admitted to spending his wages "on booze, birds and fast cars," but while this may be usual for a professional footballer, the typical fan squanders their money on, among other club merchandise, the prized football shirt.

Since the commercialisation of the teams treasured tops, the sales of shirts has rapidly and increasingly skyrocketed; long gone the days when the only products on sale were bobble hats, scarves and claxons but despite the now varied market, it is the shirt that sits at the top of the monstrous global football brand.

It was in 1977 when Hibernian Football Club set the ball rolling to transform the usual muddy shirt into a global and heavily commercial business, when the Scottish club became the first British club to emblazon a sponsor upon their shirt. Across many fellow countries in Europe this pattern to advertise on football shirts was already common practice. By the 1980’s this tradition grew in Britain however the Football League did impose certain limits such as disapproving of sponsorship from cigarette companies in order to pacify some fans and the "non-advertising" BBC.

Some 30 years on, sponsors such as The Evening Gazette of Middlesbrough and similar small businesses have traded places with the global commercial giants. Today it is a mixture of mobile phone companies, gaming corporations and an invasion of foreign investment that projects the total value of Premiership shirt sponsorship to the incredible £70 million a year figure.

New Croatia Home shirt Euro 2008 made by nike

These pictures were posted on the web as being the new Croatia home shirt for Euro 2008 made by nike. At this point it's unconfirmed and it's not sure that it is the new home shirt for the 08/09 season so we have to wait to the official launch to be sure.

You'll find the Croatia away kit Here

VINTAGE COVENTRY 1987 HUMMEL MATCH WORN SHIRT+No.5+XL

Up for auction : VINTAGE COVENTRY 1987 HUMMEL MATCH WORN SHIRT+No.5+XL+

The seller added the following : YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON THIS AUTHENTIC HUMMEL 1987 COVENTRY MATCH JERSEY SHIRT.**THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SHIRT NOT A REMAKE OR RETRO ISSUE**OTHER AUCTIONS INCLUDE ADIDAS, HUMMEL, LE COQ, UMBRO, KAPPA SHIRTS

New France away shirt for Euro 2008 by Adidas

This is the new France away shirt for the 08/09 season and Euro 2008 made by Adidas. Again..it's not officially launched yet but this seems to be it.

More pictures will follow. The home kit was launched a while ago. You'll find it here .

"the Untouchables"   : from left to right:  Serbia, Croatia, Holland, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey and Russia.

The National Teams that use Nike as their supplier of equipment received new kits. Some traditional, as the Brazilian home shirt, other are healthy different shirts as the Holland away shirt.

Some great international tournaments will happen in 2008, with Euro 2008, the Olympic Games and preliminary rounds for the World Cup of 2010 coming up, Nike launched the "the Untouchables" campaign. From left to right: Serbia, Croatia, Holland, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey and Russia. 

Here's " the Untouchables " Nike commercial (french version)

The revolutionary football embedded with a microchip drew a mixed response after being tested at the Club World Cup

The revolutionary teamgeist 2 adidas football embedded with a microchip drew a mixed response after being tested at the Club World Cup. Players and coaches were divided over the quality the ball, designed to put an end to goal-scoring disputes by alerting the referee when it has crossed the line.

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said his players were generally pleased with the ball, although midfielder Clarence Seedorf said it was harder to control.

"For various technical reasons we still have to get used to certain trajectories, but generally we are able to kick it well," said the Dutch veteran. "This new ball is a little difficult to control, but when you hit it well it's even more difficult for the keeper to grab it."

Umbro issues third profit warning 

England football shirt group Umbro issued its third profit warning in three months — and blamed discount sports chain Sports Direct, run by billionaire Mike Ashley, for its latest problems.

Umbro claimed that Ashley's retail chain has refused to take delivery of 1.3m England shirts which it is contracted to buy. The vast unwanted stock is now sitting in an Umbro warehouse and will wipe £15m — or 70% — off Umbro's expected profits.