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Iraq 3rd Shirt 2021-22 Is Released By Umbro

Monday, 15th November, 2021

Iraq 3rd Shirt by Umbro sold out

It’s not the best football team in the world, or the most followed. Like most football fans, I can’t name you any of their players.

Umbro launched the Iraq 3rd shirt a while back, but it’s now hit the mainstream online stores including at Umbro.

But there is some bad news, it’s already sold out. And you can see why!

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Newcastle United Takeover Complete!

Saturday, 9th October, 2021

Newcastle United Takeover Completed

That’s right! If you have been living under a rock for the past few days, or you just have absolutely no interest in football, the Newcastle United takeover has finally been completed.

Good news for Newcastle fans, Mike Ashley is gone and the new super wealthy owners could be worth £250 BILLION. Or to put it another way, worth more than all the owners in the Premier League COMBINED.

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Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2021-22

Friday, 13th August, 2021

The Best Dressed Football Managers 2021-22 - Premier League Most Stylish Football Coaches

Who is the best dressed manager in football?

From tracksuit managers to the suited and booted, there’s a lot of style and fashion in the dugout and on the touchline these days.

With the money in football, there’s no reason why the managers shouldn’t be looking their best and dressing the part.

The Premier League 2021-22 season is finally here, with a later than usual start in September. All of the top managers remain in their jobs as of now, looking as stylish as ever.

There’s also the three promoted teams, Watford, Norwich and Premier League newcomers Brentford are entering the most stylish managers contest.

So in no particular order, here’s the best dressed managers in the Premier League, and what I love about their style.

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The Best New Football Kits For The 2021-22 Season

Saturday, 31st July, 2021

The Best New Football Kits For 2021-22 Season

It’s that time of the year again, it’s time for new football kits!

The new football season is only a couple of weeks away, and I’ve seen some great new football shirts ready to go for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

It seems we have to wait later and later as the years go on. Some have been released for some time, while other teams have teased theirs out over the past few weeks. There’s also plenty of shirts that still haven’t been officially released, but leaked.

Here’s the best new football kits for 2021-22 that have officially been released from the clubs and kit suppliers.

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Spain’s Euro 2020 Nightmare Start Before A Ball Is Kicked & The New Bubble Of 11 Players

Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

Spain Nightmare Start To Euro 2020 Without Busquets Or Diego Llorente

It never rains but it pours in Spain…At least when it comes to football competitions. In 2018 Spain were without a manager 48 hours before the tournament started, with Lopetegui being sacked. Now in 2021, Spain’s Euro 2020 start has been a nightmare, before the tournament actually begins.

This is what’s happened so far…

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Spain Name 24 Man Squad For Euro 2020 – There’s No Place For Sergio Ramos

Monday, 24th May, 2021

Spain Squad For Euro 2020 Announced By Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique has named his 24 man squad for Euro 2020 which is due to kick off in June, and there’s no place for Sergio Ramos.

The squad combines youth with a few old heads. It is the first time in history that a Spain squad for a major competition has been without ANY players from Real Madrid.

This is the squad in full, what has been said about it and my thoughts on the Spain squad for Euro 2020.

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The European Super League Is Over

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021

The Super League Is Dead For 2021 After Clubs Withdraw

It seems like it was just yesterday I was writing about The Super League…Oh wait, it was 48 hours ago. The European Super League is all but over, with all 6 English clubs officially backing out last night.

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European Super League Announced Along With First 12 Founding Members

Monday, 19th April, 2021

European Super League Announced Along With First 12 Founding Members

It’s been talked about for years so it’s perhaps no surprise, but football’s European Super League was announced last night, with further developments coming today and undoubtedly more to come.

It’s been met with almost universal disgrace and disappointment from supporters, ex-players, pundits, UEFA and the heads of the leagues involved.

Here’s what happened so far.

[UPDATE The Super League Is Over]

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All Newcastle United Kits Puma Released For 2020-21 (Home, Away & Goalkeeper Kits)

Monday, 10th August, 2020

Newcastle Home, Away 3rd Kits 2020-21

The new season is not too far away, and Newcastle have now released all of their kits for the forthcoming 2020-21 season. This includes the home kit that was released a few weeks back, along side the away and 3rd kits. The goalkeeper kits have also been released alongside them.

Once again the kits have been supplied by Puma, with FUN88 as the sponsor.

The home strip is the traditional black and white, we have a yellow away shirt and a purple and black 3rd kit.

What do you think of them? Here’s what you need to know (including pics of the goalkeeper shirts which are great!)

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A Visual Guide To Every World Cup Football: A Nostalgic Look Back At Match Balls

Friday, 12th June, 2020

Every World Cup Football 1930 - 2018

Balls…Footballs. Once they were just round piece of equipment which were absolutely required to play a game of football. But for the past several decades, they’ve became a lot more.

I have always loved the World Cup, and the balls have played a bigger and bigger part in that. I thought it was about time I done a visual guide on all of the balls, and the stories behind them, both in historic terms and my own memories with them.

This is every World Cup football match ball from 1930 to 2018, and some stories behind them.

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