After agreeing a 12-month shirt sponsorship extension with EasyFit, Walsall unveiled their Home and away kits made by Swift at the Banks's Stadium.

"We are delighted to have EasyFit on board as shirt sponsors for the new campaign," said Commercial Director, Roy Whalley. "EasyFit are the largest conservatory company in the Midlands and they are a Walsall-based company with major links to the local area.

"I would like to thank Mark Gibbins and Paul Wilding for this sponsorship and we are delighted to be working with them again."

After reverting back to the traditional home colours of white shirts and red shorts last season, The Saddlers will once again be sporting these popular colours during the course of the upcoming campaign, with the addition of white socks. The main body of the shirt is white with a smart red piping, mesh panels for a more breathable feel, and a commemorative badge signifying the club's 120th Anniversary.

The away kit will see The Saddlers wearing black for the first time in their history.


Manchester City FC unveiled its new home kit for the 2008/09 season, in association with Official Club Sponsor, Thomas Cook, and Official Sportswear Partner, le coq sportif.

The home strip will be launched at the City Stores at the City of Manchester Stadium and the Arndale Centre, central Manchester, on Saturday 19 July. Please note, following customer feedback on last season’s kits, the sizing guide has been revised and all strips are a more generous fit than in previous years.

The away strip, whose black and red stripes are reminiscent of this year’s Thomas Cook Trophy opponents AC Milan, will be available to order online from Monday 21 July.



Manchester City FC is proud to unveil its new away kit for the forthcoming 2008-09 season, in association with Official Club Sponsor, Thomas Cook, and Official Sportswear Partner, le coq sportif.

This year’s strips are a return to tradition, with the popular red and black stripes for the away shirt, first introduced by Malcolm Allison in 1968 and worn for many of the Club’s victorious domestic and European cup campaigns of the late 60s and early 70s. The new shirts are again amongst the most competitively priced in the Premier League, with prices held from last year at £30 for adults and just £19 for juniors.

The away strip, whose black and red stripes are reminiscent of this year’s Thomas Cook Trophy opponents AC Milan, will be available to order online from Monday 21 July.

Thomas Cook branded third kit and training wear will be available later this summer.


Lazio Roma unveiled a shirt which will worn by Lazio in the derby of next season against AS Roma, the former Miss Italy Tania Zamparo, known supporter of Lazio presented the shirt.

5000 copies of the shirt will be made and the names of the 5000 fans who have purchased the shirt will highlight on the Lazio Derby shirt. The campaign subscriptions will begin July 3 and the shirt can be booked at the Stadio Olimpico and Lazio Style Valmontone.


This is the new Southampton 2008/2009 away kit made by Umbro.The away kit, for the first time designed for the club by Umbro goes on sale at 9am, Thursday 17th July in the stadium Megastore, WestQuay and Sanders Sports in Newport IOW.

You'll find pictures of the Southampton 08/09 home kit here.

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Manchester City announced a one-year extension to the existing shirt sponsorship agreement with Thomas Cook UK & Ireland, covering the 2008-09 Season.

The multi-million pound deal takes the partnership between the Club and the nation’s leading travel provider to six successive seasons, one of the longest running in the Premier League.

Commenting on the deal renewal, Club Executive Chairman Garry Cook said: "Thomas Cook has been a loyal and valued partner over the past five years.

"It is fitting that we are extending our agreement at a time when European travel is very much back on the agenda for the Club and our supporters.

"Both Manchester City and Thomas Cook share similar values and we are very pleased to continue our association with them."

As part of the agreement, Thomas Cook will continue to provide great holiday deals for City fans in the UK, whilst arranging all of the Club’s official UEFA Cup overseas travel, including team travel and packages for fans.

Over the past five seasons over 50,000 fans have booked their holiday or travelled with Thomas Cook through the City Travel Club scheme.

Chief Executive of Thomas Cook UK & Ireland, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, said: "We are delighted to continue our relationship with Manchester City as it builds on our position as one of the UK’s best known brands.


This seems to be the new Blackburn Rovers Home shirt for the 08/09 season made by Umbro. It's not officially launched as the new 08/09 shirt, but Paul Ince was showing it when he was unveiled as the new Blackburn rovers manager.

The Rovers kit have always been fundamentally the same; two team colours split across the shirt. One sleeve and one side of the shirt would be each colour. The shorts started white and the socks dark blue. Although the sock pattern and colours would change, everything else, for the most part, hasn't been touched since 1905. Since changing to white shorts in recent years, the home kits have had dark blue shorts since 1904, when they were changed for a year, then rejected and changed back.

A while ago the club has announced that Crown Paints is to be the new club sponsor as of next season 2008–09, the Lancashire based company has signed a three year deal with the club.


Atletico madrid launched their new home, away and goalkeeper kits for the 08/09 season made by Nike.

The Club was founded on 9 October 1939. A previous club was originally founded on 26 April 1903 as Athletic Club de Madrid by three Basque students living in Madrid. The founders saw the new club as a branch of Athletic Bilbao. In 1904 they were joined by dissident members of Madrid FC. They began playing in blue and white, as did Athletic Bilbao, but by 1911 they were playing in their current colours. The reason the club changed colours is not known for certain.

However one theory is that red and white striped tops were the cheapest stripes to make because the same combination was used to make bed mattresses. The left over cloth was easily converted into football shirts. Although both Athletic Bilbao and Athletic Madrid started out with blue and white stripes, the discovery of a cheaper option probably persuaded them to change. The Madrid club did it first and they became known as los colchoneros—the mattress makers.

The new 08/09 Barcelona kits were presented on Wednesday on the pitch at Camp Nou at midday with Nike and Barça have chosen to make a complete change for the home shirts with the stripes being done away with and two halves of blau and grana being introduced as a nod to the club's centenary shirt of ten seasons ago. Club president Joan Laporta was present for the presentation of all the new kits along with some directors, and Nike executive Albert Baronet

FC Barcelona have rediscovered the mythical half-and-half design of the club's centenary for the new home shirt that has been introduced for the 2008/09 the 2008/09 campaign, while the away shirt is yellow.

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