These are new Nike Ronaldinho Dois firm ground football boots which celebrate Ronaldinho's club, AC Milan!

The soft, supple k-leather upper is accented by innovative lozenge quilting for maximum support and minimum stretch which also gives these football boots a unique and stylish look in a white/red/black and gold colourway.


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It's been a while since our last England shirt update, but the biggest news is that the new England shirt is expected to retail at around £50.

The marketing campaign will soon kick in, and its aim to point out that the new shirt is a top quality product and superior to the current model which can now be bought for a few quid in most online and discount stores.

It’s understood that the England squad have already seen the new shirt and have been pictured in them too. However, they have been instructed not to leak any details of its appearance to friends, family and in particular, the media.


VfL Wolfsburg and worldwide leading football brand adidas officially agreed on a long term partnership to take over the kit deal from Nike.

As from the beginning of next 09/10 season, head coach Felix Magath’s men will be kitted out by the ‘Brand with the Three Stripes’.

In Germany, aside from VfL Wolfsburg, adidas are also outfitters of Bundesliga clubs FC Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04, Hamburg SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Nürnberg.

VfL Wolfsburg and their current kit manufacturer Nike are now in the fourth and last year of their partnership which started in the 2004/05 season.


A few days ago, Leicester City launched a shirt vote to ask what their supporters want on the front of the club's 125th anniversary shirt.

It emerged that fans of Coventry City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County are trying to sabotage Leicester City's 09/10 shirt vote, by voting for what they believe is the worst shirt.

City bosses have assured the Leicester City supporters that a system is in place to stop any sabotage of the voting.

A City spokesman said: "We've got a voting system in place that we're confident gives a true reflection of the shirt that Leicester City supporters will want the side to wear next season."



Adidas has announced it is to close the offices at the Reebok Stadium - ending a 116-year association with the town. Reebok, who are also Bolton’s main shirt sponsors, will continue with their deals but doubts about renewals when they expire in 2016 will be raised if they move away from the town.

Adidas Group spokesman Jon Deakon said that redundancies would be inevitable as part of the move.

He said: "We are unable to comment on the number of redundancies at this moment as the consultation process has only just begun. But we do not take this move from Bolton lightly and the European MD came to the office in person to break the news to the employees.

"Depending on the structure ultimately determined, we hope to assist as many employees as possible in obtaining new positions within the Adidas Group.

"These actions will help to not only make Reebok a more flexible, efficient organisation near term but also ensure there is a strong foundation upon which it can grow."


It is something that has been in the air for a while, but now AIG has officially confirmed it will not be renewing its shirt sponsorship of Manchester United when the deal expires in 2010.

The American company also said in a statement that it was "in active discussions" with Manchester United regarding the current contract which expires in May 2010.

"In line with industry practice, Manchester United is exploring the possibility of a shirt sponsor for the new 2010/11 season," said a United spokesman.

"The club is in dialogue with a select number of top companies worldwide and has so far received sufficient interest to be confident it can improve on its current £19m annual partnership with AIG."

Giant Indian corporation Sahara have already confirmed they are investigating United's proposals, while Saudi Telecom would also be among the companies who could be involved.


Paulista Football Club presented the new 09/10 kits after leaving their kit manufacturer Puma, and signing with Topper.  

The change resulted in a home design with more traditional thinner stripes, and with the sponsor logo’s of Embratel, Sobam, Passarela and Habib's.

Paulista player Léo said: "The new kits are very nice. When we were sponsored by Topper in 2004 and 2005, our team was very good on the pitch. I hope that this will happen again."  

Léo won the Brazilian Cup with Paulista in 2005 and is now back at Paulista.

Paulista has also to presented a centenary commemorative retro shirt, made by Passarela.


Palmeiras officially launched their new 09/10 kits made by adidas at the estádio Palestra Itália, and also announced that Samsung is the new shirt sponsor of Palmeiras.

The agreement between Palmeiras and Samsung is signed for three years and the total value of the shirt sponsorship deal is GBP 14 million, plus bonuses for performance. The alliance also provides for the supply of Samsung products to the club, and a plan for activation with the crowd, being developed by Samsung.


These are the new 09/10 Suwon Samsung Bluewings home and away kits made by Adidas.

Current K-League champion Suwon Bluewings is a Korean football team based in Suwon. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of the Asian football's best clubs, with a host of domestic and continental honours



Sahara India said it has got a sponsorship proposal from top English Premier League side Manchester United.

Sahara's head of Corporate Communications Sahara Abhijit Sarkar confirmed that the business group has received a proposal from Manchester United.

"Yes! We have definitely received a proposal from Manchester United. It is an elaborate proposal from Manchester United. We are still studying it and I cannot comment further," Sarkar said.

"We received the proposal few days back. The dialogue has not yet started. We will decide when to revert back. But at present it is not yet decided," he said.

If this proposal gets through, it would be the first sponsorship by the group at the international level in a sport played in over 200 countries.