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American sportswear giants Nike are one of the leading kit suppliers for several world class clubs and nations around the globe and every season the company designs and produces new kit designs and styles for each team. Nike use athletes and teams around the world to promote their products and design and the top clubs and nations include Manchester United, Barcelona, Brazil, Netherlands, France, Juventus and many more!
Every season sees new nike football kit designs for the major clubs and less known clubs tend to have recycled old kit designs …

After the news broke this morning that Jonjo Shelvey was due to leave Liverpool Football Club for Brendan Rodgers’ old club, Swansea City few expected the deal to be completed so quickly however Liverpool via their official website have late this afternoon confirmed that the deal has been completed. In an official statement on Liverpoolfc.com the club stated, “Liverpool Football Club have confirmed Jonjo Shelvey has completed a transfer to Swansea City.”
Jonjo Shelvey was one of the first signings made by Damien Comolli during his reign as director of football …

Aston Villa have this afternoon been handed a sizeable blow in their pursuit of Japanese international forward Hiroshi Kiyotake who has recently returned from representing his country in Brazil’s Confederations Cup tournament. Paul Lambert continues to look for ways to improve the goalscoring element of his side following last season’s heroic escape from relegation in the hope his side will not be involved in such a scenario during the 2013-2014 campaign. Having already secured the signature of Danish forward Nicklas Helenius, Aston Villa have turned their attention to the quick …

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has claimed Borussia Dortmund are very close to securing a deal to bring St Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club  with the German club’s representative stating to Kicker, “We are very far in negotiations for Aubameyang.”
With the future of Robert Lewandowski still relatively unclear with Dortmund standing by their decision to straight up refuse to sell their Polish striker to their Bavarian rivals the move to bring Aubameyang to the club suggests a deal to sell Lewandowski may well be in the pipeline …

Newcastle’s newly appointed director of football, Joe Kinnear, has wasted little time in yet again speaking to the media with regards to his appointment and yet again he has caused a stir as a direct result of his claims to the Shields Gazette. Joe Kinnear began the interview by explaining just why Newcastle United had approached him to become director of football at St James’ Park, insisting that is was Mike Ashley’s desire to keep up with the rest of the Premier League whom Joe Kinnear claimed, “all have a …

Well this is what it all has come down to, the past two weeks of Confederations Cup football reaches its climax at the Maracana this evening as hosts Brazil have the chance to retain their title in front of their own fans provided they can defeat Vicente del Bosque’s imperious Spanish side with Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believing victory can restore lost pride,  “I think what would be so important for us… with a victory we would regain a lot of credibility and respect from our own fans in …

We are now around about thirteen hours removed from the climax of yesterday evening’s Confederations Cup semi-final clash involving Spain and Italy and I am still not quite sure how the Azzurri aren’t in the final. Before the game I gave Cesare Prandelli’s side, perhaps unfairly, very little hope of overcoming Vicente del Bosque’s Spain side who have looked more or less untouchable so far this tournament however I was left astounding by the quality of performance Italy put in last night, as well as the way they played when …

News recently broke of how Gareth Bale has trademarked his now famous “heart” celebration. The celebration, now known as The Eleven of Hearts ™ has been registered with the Intellectual Property Office.
The celebration first came about as a tribute to Bale’s girlfriend as he’d been out injured. However, the celebration has since become synonymous with Bale’s (often fantastic) goals and fans now expect it following yet another left footed strike.
However, cynics may argue that this is taking something away from goal celebrations and the game as a whole. Gary Lineker …

Spain after their routine top placed finish in Group B will face Cesare Prandelli’s Italy in a repeat of last summer’s Euro 2012 final in the second of this year’s Confederations Cup Semi-Finals. Italy head into Thursday’s match in Fortaleza without their talisman and main attacking threat, Mario Balotelli who has been sent home from the Confederations Cup due to a thigh injury with the AC Milan striker expressing his disappointment at missing the clash with Spain to Italian media, “I feel like a loser leaving this way. I would …

Strongbow is one of the largest cider companies in the UK and they are set to unveil a new multi-million pound ‘EARN IT’ campaign which is targeted to reward the men that get the job done. The campaign kicked off with a sixty second TV ad entitled ‘The Moment of Truth’ on the 3rd of June and it follows a group of mates where they step up to a high pressure challenge including taking a penalty (the Strongbow penalty challenge), potting a black ball in snooker and much more!

The TV …