1. Mohamed Aboutrika At the 2008 African Cup of Nations, the Egyptian midfielder lifted his shirt after scoring against Sudan to reveal a T-shirt bearing the message “Sympathy with Gaza”. He was given a yellow card for breaking FIFA’s rule against displaying political slogans during play, but received no further punishment for his political statement.
Answer: no it couldn’t. I’m all for simple kits, and though this new Umbro shirt is simple, it looks horribly cheap and flimsy. And the shirt sponsor, which sticks out like Gareth Southgate’s nose, looks like it’s been ironed on. Not good. Agree, disagree? Leave a comment or vote after the jump (and see a [...]
This post may contain men in pants… 1. George Best’s Boutique The fifth Beatle lived up to his nickname. Best dressed like a pop star and was one of the first high-profile players to open his own fashion boutique. He was one of the most fashion-conscious footballers of his era, even if he did admit [...]
Simon Cowell’s new boy band intimidated Westlife Sergio Tacchini, Adidas, Fila, Ellesse, Diadora… brand names to bring tears of nostalgia to the eyes of football casuals in the Eighties. (A lot of hooligans were also casuals, but it’s worth pointing out that many casuals had no interest at all in “top boys” and their firms.) [...]
Italy will wear this unusual new Puma kit during this month’s Confederations Cup in South Africa (the other competing nations are Egypt, USA, Iraq, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand and the hosts). As you can see, it’s a much lighter shade of blue than the usual “Azzurri blue”. The new blue is more typical of the [...]
Liverpool fan sizes up his captain This is what all “real” football fans look like, of course. In other words, they look like shit: overweight, bald and with a hint of special needs around the eyes. I guess Adidas were going for the “ordinary bloke in the Kop” look but went a bit too far. [...]
Either that, or Ronaldinho’s really let himself go Don’t worry, Milan fans: your club’s transfer policy has not taken a turn for the worse. The tubby chap in the jeans represents Milan’s “12th Man”, as part of the adidas campaign to launch Milan’s new home kit – which, I think, looks a bit strange with [...]
Ah, gotta love the rivalry between Man Yoo and the Bin-dippers, especially when it comes up with priceless comedy like this… United fans who want to ease the pain of Wednesday’s CL defeat may like to know that they can buy a t-shirt with this design, @ TShirtsUnited
Villa unveil pinstriped away kit. Eees nice This is Aston Villa’s new away shirt for the 2009/10 season. As you can see, it’s made by Nike, it’s very stripey (though the stripes are subtle) and I think it looks rather smart. I much prefer it to other Swooshy designs I’ve seen for next season (Arsenal’s [...]
What the teams will be wearing in Rome Manchester United With Barcelona awarded official home team status in the CL final, Man Utd have chosen to wear an all-white kit (C-Ron can see if he likes playing in all white) with blue trim. The last time the two sides met in a European final, in [...]
Sexy model, yes. Sexy club, no Linfield FC called on the services of former Miss Northern Ireland, Lucy Evangelista (no relation to Linda), to help launch their new away kit (the home kit doesn’t change). Pies thinks this is a good idea. We now have some interest in Linfield. More pics of Lucy below…
Liverpool fan sells unique commemorative shirt I’ll let the seller pitch you this opportunity to own a piece of history… “THIS IS LIVERPOOL FC UNIQUE EMBROIDED AWAY SHIRT SHIRT,THIS BEAUTIFUL SHIRT HAS BEEN EMBROIDED PROFESSIONALLY AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES ,IT HAS THE MATCH DETAILS AND RESULT FROM THE MANCHESTER MASSACARE ,THE DAY [...]
Sartorial excellence? Hmm, no Look at the fancy Gooners! They may be rubbish at winning silver, trophy-shaped things, but they’re at the cutting-egde when it comes to announcing their new kit, as this embedded video shows. (And I didn’t realise Arshavin was so much shorter than Fabregas.) We put up a leaked photo of the [...]
Cult classic or travesty? Well, it’s, er, different – I’ll say that for Bolton’s new home shirt, which has already been dubbed the “barcode” kit. What do you think of it? Vote below…
Leaked photos show champions’ next shirt. Possibly… It’s a bit naff, no? But it does tie in with Nike’s recently launched “V” range of sportswear, so there’s every chance it’s not a fake. Another variation on this theme, with a different collar, is also doing the rounds. Check it out below…
Ouch, that is nasty This is a leaked photo (montage) of Arsenal’s away kit for the 2009/10 season. First thing you notice…Â it’s blue, like the sort of blue worn by bitter rivals Spurs. Second thing you notice, it looks cheap and nasty. That’s what I think, anyway. Some of you might dig the colour and [...]
City’s Arab connections pay off again Man City’s new 2009/10 kit is worth a cool Â£45million. Next week the club will announce a Â£30m shirt sponsorship deal with Air Etihad, set to run for four seasons. Umbro will also take over from Le Coq Sportif as City’s shirt manufacturer. That deal is worth Â£15m, also [...]
You like? According to the worldwide internet web, this is Chelsea’s new away shirt for next season. It looks rather 1980s to me (I could see Kerry Dixon wearing it), which is no surprise given that the 80s revival currently in full swing. Leaked images of Chelsea’s third kit have also been spaffed all over [...]
Dave’s missus + Photoshop – clothes = reasonably attractive If you can ignore the ridiculous Mr Whippy hairdo and intense, constipated stare, then you may concede that old Posh looks half-decent in this new photoshoot for Emporio Armani underwear. So decent, in fact, that her proud fella – who is also a pants ambassador for [...]
I love the smell of irony in the morning
This is Chelsea’s new home kit for the 2009/10 season. It’s made by Adidas, it’s sponsored by Samsung, and it’s still blue (with white stockings) – in other words, it’s pretty damn similar to the kit Chelsea have been wearing this season.
“Hi, mum! I’m famous,”
Even Gary Glitter didn’t look this suspicious when his plane landed in the UK!
Aside from the fact that his head and/or hair is a very odd shape, the most striking thing about Wigan Athletic’s Paul Scharner prior to watching his side lose against Chelsea was his Elton John hand-me-down specs.
Proof, if proof be need be… “Shirts are more generous” is just a polite way of saying “our sorry collection of fat-fuck fans told us they couldn’t even squeeze into an XXL shirt”. I reckon these expanding City fans should follow the famously obese Toon Army’s example and go shirtless. [EPL Talk]