Kits & fashion

Kits & Fashion: New kits, old kits, shit kits, both new and classic football boots; Basically, if it’s football kit-related then it’ll be covered here.

  • Free Becks (Keep Posh) t-shirt April 4th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    A new range of t-shirts (and loads of other merchandise, including mugs, calendars, button badges and even a kitchen apron) has been launched Stateside, urging David Beckham to break free from the shackles of Victoria. The ‘Keep Posh’ message is to us in the UK, apparently. ‘Fraid not people – we’ve been looking forward to […]

  • Sticker Sunday April 1st, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Sticker Sunday returns to Who Ate All The Pies this week. Don’t forget to get in touch if you need anything from the Pies swap shop, which is unfortunately very well stocked at the moment! You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • The 10 Greatest Football Books, part 2 March 27th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Here’s the second part of our Ten Greatest Football Books list. You can read part one here. My Father and Other Working-class Football Heroes, by Gary ImlachLike Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, My Father… is more of a memoir than a straight football book. Imlach, whose face you may know from his time presenting TV coverage […]

  • Shopping Basket: adidas TUNiT 2 football boots March 22nd, 2007 Kits & fashion

    These new TUNiTs are the most advanced footy boots adidas have ever made. They’re fully customisable, depending on which surface you’re playing on, and their dazzling whiteness will make you look a bit like Cristiano Ronaldo, if not play like him. The boot is now completely seamless which allows for a better touch, while the […]

  • The 10 Greatest Football Books, part 1 March 20th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Why waste your money on dull, cliché-ridden, ghost-written autobiographies by the likes of Fat Frank & Stevie G, when you could invest in a proper football book. Like this brilliant lot (in no particular order): Fever Pitch, by Nick HornbyI’m no Arsenal fan, but I still remember the first time I read Hornby’s brilliant and […]

  • Craig Bellamy School of Golf t-shirt March 6th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    The wags at T-shirts365 don’t miss a trick. In this case, the trick is producing a t-shirt called ‘The Craig Bellamy School of Golf’, just days after Bellamy showed the world his swing. Ouch, it’s zeitgeisty! Available in green, red or white, for the princely sum of £14.99. BUY IT You have already read 4 […]

  • Ronaldinho horse statue for sale on eBay February 22nd, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Spotted for sale on eBay (auction ends 28 Feb): one full-sized white statue of Ronaldinho, but imagined as a horse – it freaks me out a little, I must admit. I know that Ronnie has an impressive set of gnashers, but surely Ruud van Nistelrooy – football’s ultimate horseface – would have made a better […]

  • Sticker Sunday February 11th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Time for the latest installment of Sticker Sunday. Remember: all Pies‘ sticker backs and empty packets are recycled and very few stickers are tested on animals before going in the album. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Hollywood superstar Steve McManaman talks about Goal! 2 February 7th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Football film Goal! 2 hits UK cinemas on Friday. In anticipation the film’s ‘associate producer’ (snigger) Steve McManaman has been talking about his input to cinematic history. He said: "I tried to help out really, in the broadest possible sense. My relationship was to help out with the film crew if they needed any help […]

  • Sticker Sunday February 4th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    It’s Sunday, which means it must be time for the our alliterative attempt to complete Merlin’s FA Premier League Official Sticker Collection: it’s Sticker Sunday of course! You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Sticker Sunday January 28th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Welcome back, sticker fans. Pies is continuing its bid to complete Merlin’s FA Premier League Official Sticker Collection by opening three packs every Sunday and giving you a running commentary on how we are doing. Click below to see who we got in this week’s stickers. You have already read 4 premium articles for free […]

  • Vincenzo Montella L’Aeroplanino t-shirt from Tshirts365 January 24th, 2007 Fulham

    Italian striker Vincenzo Montella is well on his way to becoming a cult figure at Fulham after three goals in three substitute appearances. And where there’s a cult figure there usually follows a TShirts365 tshirt. Voila! This airline-style top is a reference to Montella’s aeroplane goal celebration and accompanying nickname ( ‘L’Aeroplanino’). Click here to […]

  • Sticker Sundays are here! January 21st, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Welcome to Pies’ new weekly feature Sticker Sunday. Readers who have been with us since our Bratwurst days might remember the successful Panini Mondays. Sticker Sundays will continue in a similar vein. Every week we will open three packs of Merlin’s FA Premier League stickers and let you know how we are getting on as […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo saves football from the underworld on your mobile January 17th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Not content with his attempts to wrangle the Premier League trophy back from Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo has now taken it upon himself to save football from the demons of the underworld! Cristiano Ronaldo Underworld Football is a bizarre mobile phone game which I’d like to imagine was designed by some drunken computer geeks at a […]

  • Kit Parade: Petr Cech’s rugby headguard January 16th, 2007 Chelsea

    Petr Cech has revealed that he will have to play in a rugby-style headguard for the next three years to protect his fractured skull. The Chelsea keeper returns to full training today and will be sporting his custom-made head gear, which includes a protective metal plate. Cech said: "It doesn’t limit me, I’ve been training […]

  • Kit Parade: U-S-A! January 5th, 2007 Fulham

    Fulham fans can celebrate Craven Cottage’s new status as the American Embassy by snapping up the USA national team shirt. With Clint Dempsey having agreed a move to join Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra, and Chris Coleman still keen on Oguchi ‘Gooch’ Onyewu, west London is becoming a home-from-home for exiled Yanks. The retro-style shirt […]

  • Kit Parade: Chelsea away 1961 retro kit January 4th, 2007 Chelsea

    This simplistic but nice replica of the 1961 Chelsea away shirt is courtesy of legendary retro shirt manufacturers Toffs. This was the style of shirt worn by Jimmy Greaves as he found the net 41 times in one season. The white v-neck with blue trim has found its way into the Kitbag January sale and […]

  • 5 old school football Christmas presents December 22nd, 2006 Kits & fashion

    1 Pro Action FootballSubbuteo’s geeky younger brother, Pro Action Soccer, relied not on flicking but pushing as the players glided around the pitch like under-dressed Torvill and Deans (in theory at least). As well as sliding around the pitch on a ball bearing, you could also make the players pass the magnetic ball by smacking […]

  • Adidas David Beckham Predator hoody December 18th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    What better to keep you warm during those long hours spent sitting on the bench than a David Beckham hoody? This Adidas top features the David Beckham Icon logo (didn’t realise he had one, but there it is on the right) and also a lion logo. At £45 you should be able to buy this […]

  • Truly appalling football CDs – listen to your club’s top tune December 8th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    These are quite possibly the worst pieces of football merchandise ever! FootballCD.co.uk is selling this collection of ‘Football songs to sing and learn.’ The perfect Christmas gift for the music-loving football fan, right? Unfortunately instead of just taking your £6, someone at FootballCD had the bright idea of letting you listen to a sample of […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo collapsing figure December 4th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    After this weekend’s theatrics from Cristiano ‘Winker’ Ronaldo, it only seems right that we show you the toy that all kids should have this Yuletide. We’ve featured this before, but with Christmas looming, it only seems fair to give you a nudge. Watch with glee at Winker’s ‘Uppy-Downy’ motion! El miraculo! [Mof Gimmers] You have […]

  • Fabio Cannavaro Fanatico figurine November 29th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    Why not celebrate Fabio Cannavaro winning the Ballon d’Or (I could have sworn it used to be called European Footballer of the Year!) with this Fanatico football figurine? This range is new to me, but as you can see they are similar to Corinthian figures but bigger and with their heads in proportion. You also […]

  • Kolo Toure Afro t-shirt from TShirts365 November 23rd, 2006 Arsenal

    The gang at TShirts365 have created yet another gem. This time it features Arsenal‘s Kolo Toure sporting a very nice Afro. The t-shirt will no doubt be snapped up by Gunners fans, among whom the Ivorian defender has cult status. The Kolo t-shirt costs £14.99 and is available by clicking here. [Rob Parker] You have […]

  • Celebrate the 50th Birthday of You Are The Ref November 20th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    Guardian Books have released a book for the 50th birthday of the brilliant ‘You Are The Ref‘. For those not in on the joy of working out various refereeing problems, YATR is a cracking little cartoon strip that asks you how you’d solve a myriad of odd problems that can crop up during a game. […]

  • Kit Parade: Holland warm-up tracksuit November 15th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    Ever wanted to warm-up in the same tracksuit Arjen Robben wears to warm-up when he’s on international duty? No, me neither but I’m sure you don’t have to wear the Holland warm-up tracksuit exclusively for warming up. It will presumably be on display tonight before kick-off as England’s hosts go through their pre-match preparations. The […]