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The SPFL has today announced that all 42 member clubs can use a new area of their team kits for sponsorship purposes from the beginning of 2016/17.

The new regulations will allow a new, additional area for sponsorship on the backs of players’ jerseys, immediately below the numbers, of 100 square centimetres. This means that all SPFL clubs will be able to ‘sell’ three spaces on their kits, taking effect from next season - the traditional front and centre of the team kit, as well as above the squad or team numbers on the back and now below the numbers on the reverse as well.

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QPR supporters can now have their say on the club's next club crest.

Following feedback from an initial survey and various meetings with the Supporters Consultation Committee, they've narrowed down the vote to four options based on these findings.

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D.C. United have unveiled a new logo for the second time in club history, replacing the redesigned crest that was unveiled after the 1997 season.

United conducted thorough market research two years ago on the current state of the brand. The research pointed to the need for modernization to reflect the growth of the sport and the league in the United States.

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AC Milan have caught a thief who was stealing kit from their training centre red handed, only to discover it was their kitman. Hundreds of shirts, shorts and socks were reported to have gone missing from the Milanello warehouse over recent months, prompting the Varese police to install a hidden camera to discover the perpetrator.

Mustapha Medhoun, none other than the brother-in-law of Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani's third wife, and also the club's kitman, was caught on camera smuggling items away.

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Pay-day lending is one of many contemporary brand categories that are regulated by government to help protect individuals and, in particular, children.

This article will look why children should be protected from advertising from categories of sponsors such as e-cigarettes, fast-food and pay-day lenders, and how to deal with some of the issues that arise when negotiating a sponsorship contract featuring brands from these sectors.

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New ways of reducing water pollution could transform the textile industry, but come with limitations and a price tag that puts in doubt the wider support of fashion brands.

Major brands including Nike and Adidas have been integrating waterless dye technologies into their product lines, but costs and limitations have experts in the textile industry worried that the support will not last.

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German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with Parley, a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products. As the result of its partnership with the Parley for the Oceans initiative, Adidas also said on Monday it would phase out the use of plastic bags at its 2,900 stores.

Parley, a group of artists, designers, musicians and scientists, says much of the plastic waste ends up in mid-ocean whirlpools, entangling whales, birds and turtles and damaging the internal organs of the fish that ingest it.

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West Ham’s sponsor Alpari FX trading have gone bust after the Swiss Franc rocketed in value. This is just one example of how the sponsors on Premier League shirts have mirrored the market shifts of the past two decades.

From Japanese electronics to reckless banks and middle eastern airlines, the fate of Premier League shirt sponsors has been tied closely to that of the world economy. West Ham United was the latest club to be sideswiped by the financial markets this month when its main commercial backer, foreign exchange dealer Alpari, was forced into administration by the Swiss central bank suddenly abandoning the Swiss franc’s peg against the euro.

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Whether you’re a collector, or just curious to find out more about your old football memorabilia, The National Football Collection will be at the National Football Museum in Manchester to value, advise and acquire all football related and sporting items. Items that you own could even be one day displayed at the museum for all visitors to see.

The NFC is the National Football Museum's Official Valuation Partner and will be hosting valuation events throughout the year, starting on 16 May 2015 between 10:00 - 17:00

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West Ham United are in “advanced discussions” with potential new shirt sponsors after their main commercial backer went bust for the second time in six years.

The online foreign exchange broker Alpari entered insolvency on Friday morning as a result of the Swiss National Bank’s shock move to decouple from the euro, causing investors to lose out and sustain heavy losses that exceeded their equity.

West Ham are in the second year of a three-year deal with the company, which also lends its name to one of the stands at Upton Park, and are believed to be owed around £4m on a contract worth around £3m per season.

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