Football Blog – Boots

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20 Aug, 08 | Tags: Boots | Football Blog | Kit Bag

Puma v1.08 Speed

They say: “PUMA introduces its latest v1.08 design, highlighted by a X-ray version of PUMA’s leaping cat logo on footwear, apparel and accessories. Launching in time for this summer’s 2008 European Championships, the new v1.08 design will be worn by PUMA stars at Euro 2008™ including Nicolas Anelka (FRA), Mario Gomez (GER), Freddie Ljungberg (SWE), Alex Frei (SUI), Gianluigi Buffon (ITA) and Mauro Camoranesi (ITA). Along with the X-ray logo, the new line also features vibrant color touches and creative details that are uniquely PUMA and allow you to “show your inside on the outside”. The new v1.08 boot features an X-ray skeleton PUMA cat logo on the medial side of the boot and the skeletal outline of the foot on the insole. A striking electric blue colorway makes the boot standout from the rest as well as the “brain” pattern on the shoe’s microfiber upper.”

 

We say: “Canny.”

Info

Price: £120
Stockists: 0845 123 7862.
URL: www.pumafootball.com

19 Aug, 08 | Tags: Boots | Kit Bag

They say:

“The Speciali has developed a reputation as a classic boot chosen by those players who favour simple elegance over modern designs. Over the years, the boot has been associated with many players but most notably Alan Shearer who scored the majority of his 313 career goals in the Speciali. Now, with the launch of the 2008 version another bastion of English football has chosen to wear the boot – Michael Owen. Other notable past players include Rivaldo, Henrik Larrson, Steve McManaman and Mark Hughes.”

We say:

“Smart.”

Info Price: £59.99

Stockists: 0161 492 2222.

URL: www.umbro.com

15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Boots | Kit Bag

They say: “The new SX VALOR from UMBRO is packed full of performance enhancing technology designed for players of all levels. The visually striking navy and laser blue VALOR is a serious all-rounder with a focus on comfort, safety and control. This season the new boot will be worn by Chelsea captain, John Terry, as his team look to avenge being narrowly beaten to the Premiership title by Manchester United. Expect a watertight defence, as Terry and his team mates will want to make a strong start to their campaign, piling pressure on the
other big three teams and at the same time hoping to impress new coach Luiz Felipe Scholari.”

We say: Nifty.

 

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Football Blog – Balls

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Balls | Kit Bag

They Say: “The DYNAMIS is the most technically advanced ball ever produced and its unrivalled accuracy and power makes it the perfect ball to help take England to South Africa and beyond. The DYNAMIS Ball has been in development for the last 2 years and has undergone rigorous testing in both science laboratories and on football pitches by professional players from clubs across the UK and all age levels of The England team set up including the senior squad. These tests have resulted in the proof that a new 20-panel configuration is faster than the more traditional 32-panel ball thanks to the reduced curving that the new design provides.”

We Say:
Smooth.

 

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Football Blog – Justin Hawkins

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19 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Interviews

The screaming rocker is back with his new band…

Been wondering what former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has been doing? Well stop wondering, ‘cos we can tell you. He’s been forming a new band, called Hot Leg. And as you can see from the image, he’s not exactly toning it down. So we had a word with him about his new band, Steve Tyler and Ruel Fox. And if that doesn’t entice you to read nothing will…

Hi Justin, how is it all going?

Very well thanks. Not too bad. The single’s out now, so we had a launch day, I’ve been in stores, doing interviews, radio, talking to yourself.

How is the new band?

It’s going really well, just trying to work out what the next single will be really. We’re not gigging till February, we’ve got a big tour then, but the album comes out at the beginning of February so after the album comes out you can go out because people know the songs and stuff.

What’s been your best ever gig?

Doing Reading, both times, was really cool. Internationally I think my favourite gig ever was probably when we played in Italy on my birthday in 2006 and the crowd were just unbelievable.

How different is it playing abroad?

It depends where you go really and it depends how the record has gone at the place you go. Italy was fantastic for us and I think that’s because the record company there really, really tried and really made the effort to give us a break. Also you could say the same about America and Canada, and Australia was a good laugh, but I think that’s just because Australian people know how to have a good time!

How about your worst gigs?

Some of the support slots we’ve done in this country have been really terrible! But at the same time festival slots have gone really well for us. There’s good and bad in every country I think, in this country more than others!

Any weird fan stories?

All our fans are just geniuses and have impeccable taste in music!

Right. Ever been star struck?

I was amazed when I met Steven Tyler, he has been my hero for the last seventeen years and we got to meet him and he turned out to be really, really nice. He looked awesome and was really cool, a real inspiration.

Have you met any annoying celebrities?

I don’t know any annoying celebrities.

We see diplomacy is the name of the game today then. On to football then, who’s your team?

I used to go and see Norwich play a lot when I was a kid during the late eighties, early nineties. Thef Robert Fleck, Robert Rosario, Ruel Fox years, when we were playing really good football and just being competitive. The last time I saw them play was against Chelsea, in the Premier League a few years ago. It didn’t go well!

Did it put you off then?

No, I just haven’t had time to follow it properly, I used to love going with my dad and watching them. I’m getting Sky plumbed in to my house, so I should be able to follow it a bit more closely, but I’ve been out of the loop quite a bit really. I always hear bad things!

Yeah it’s not gone too well recently. Though they did beat Ipswich the other week…

The problem I remember was that they had all these fantastic players and they just became a selling club, and I think we’re still picking up the pieces from that really. At least they’re holding on to people now which is something.

How about playing then? We’ve seen you in a few celebrity tournaments…

I’ve played in a few of them. We took a skeleton squad to St James’ Park and played at Newcastle’s ground, we got to the quarter-finals in that one. We had one substitute, a guy from Hollyoaks, who took one look at us and decided he didn’t want to be on our team!

How do Hollyoaks people always end up at these things?

I don’t know, especially as it was just for the music industry! But I think we actually beat the team he ended up joining so that was cool! That was like 2003 early days of The Darkness. Then the next year we took a really strong squad, we went to Goodison Park, we were coached by Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler and we had John Aldridge in our team as our ringer! We ended up winning the whole tournament! I actually won the player of the tournament trophy but I didn’t feel as though I deserved it and I gave it to Dougie Bruce who was another ringer who worked at our publishers but he also used to play for Rangers! But everyone in the squad played and scored so it was a good day. We’ve also played at Millwall and Birmingham, so my football career spans four major stadiums and only ended in success once!

You did a World Cup song for England in 2006. Ever fancy doing another with Hot Leg?

Yeah I might do, I’m up for doing an Olympics song as well. Something like “the Olympics is coming home”, not to Greece!

Finally, what advice can you give us on how best to wear a catsuit?

My advice would be don’t make too much of a big deal of it really. Try and wear it around the house, and get used to it. You’ll find in time that it’s the superior garment and there is really no need for any other types of clothing in your wardrobe. Other pieces of clothing will simply become cumbersome and unnecessary. I see it as a singing overall really, so if you’re going to do some singing, put your overalls on!

What about using talcum powder?

No you just have to squeeze in, just don’t try and do it when sweaty would be my advice, have a dry body, there’s no reason talc would help.

The new single, ‘I’ve Met Jesus’, is out now. The band’s debut album, ‘Red Light Fever’ is released 9th February 2009.

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19 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Interviews

The screaming rocker is back with his new band…

Been wondering what former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has been doing? Well stop wondering, ‘cos we can tell you. He’s been forming a new band, called Hot Leg. And as you can see from the image, he’s not exactly toning it down. So we had a word with him about his new band, Steve Tyler and Ruel Fox. And if that doesn’t entice you to read nothing will…

19 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Football News

“Find out what it means to me”

It’s the clash everyone was waiting for…

Well, apart from Man Utd fans. Here’s the full Champions League draw…
Chelsea v Juventus
Villarreal v Panathinaikos
Sporting Lisbon v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v Porto
Lyon v Barcelona
Real Madrid v Liverpool
Arsenal v Roma
Inter Milan v Manchester United

Ties to be played 24/25 February and 10/11 March

19 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Wag Of The Day


Partner of: Magnus Hedman
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Fact! Alongside her sister Hannah, Magdalena released a single in 1998, called “You got what I want baby”. It sounds great, and it was…

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18 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Video | Virals

What’s that saying about buses again? It’s another exclusive viral from adidas…

18 Dec, 08 | Tags: Football Blog | Video | Virals

And it’s a corker…

Football Blog – Umbro SX Valor

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Boots | Kit Bag

They say: “The new SX VALOR from UMBRO is packed full of performance enhancing technology designed for players of all levels. The visually striking navy and laser blue VALOR is a serious all-rounder with a focus on comfort, safety and control. This season the new boot will be worn by Chelsea captain, John Terry, as his team look to avenge being narrowly beaten to the Premiership title by Manchester United. Expect a watertight defence, as Terry and his team mates will want to make a strong start to their campaign, piling pressure on the
other big three teams and at the same time hoping to impress new coach Luiz Felipe Scholari.”

We say: Nifty.

Price: £99.99.
Stockist: The SX VALOR is available in JJB Sports and all good
independent sports retailers
URL: www.umbro.com

Football Blog – Umbro Dynamis England

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Balls | Kit Bag

They Say: “The DYNAMIS is the most technically advanced ball ever produced and its unrivalled accuracy and power makes it the perfect ball to help take England to South Africa and beyond. The DYNAMIS Ball has been in development for the last 2 years and has undergone rigorous testing in both science laboratories and on football pitches by professional players from clubs across the UK and all age levels of The England team set up including the senior squad. These tests have resulted in the proof that a new 20-panel configuration is faster than the more traditional 32-panel ball thanks to the reduced curving that the new design provides.”

We Say:
Smooth.

Info
Price:
£59.99
Stockist: www.prodirectsoccer.com
URL:
www.umbro.com

Football Blog – Nike Tiempo R10 Slip In Pad

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Kit Bag | Shin Pads


They Say:
“T90 Laser ll Exp Shin Guards are your on-field armour, giving you total protection, greater comfort, extra breatheability and a better fit. Shield ankles with subtle foam guards and stay immune from attack with removable calf pads.”

We Say: Slick.

Info

Price:
£40.00
Stockist:
nike
URL:
www.nike.com

Football Blog – New Liverpool Kit

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Kit Bag | Replica Kits


They say: “Steven Gerrard is pictured wearing the new Liverpool European kit for the 2008-09 season, featuring adidas trademark technologies ClimaCool and ForMotion. The first time adidas and Liverpool used this colour was 1991/92 season, the colour is Liverpool’s traditional adidas green. Liverpool’s new kit goes on sale Aug 14th.”

We say: Green.

Info
Price: £40.00
Stockists: 0870 240 4204.
URL:
www.adidas.com/liverpoolfc

Football Blog – KitBag

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15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Balls | Kit Bag

They Say: “The DYNAMIS is the most technically advanced ball ever produced and its unrivalled accuracy and power makes it the perfect ball to help take England to South Africa and beyond. The DYNAMIS Ball has been in development for the last 2 years and has undergone rigorous testing in both science laboratories and on football pitches by professional players from clubs across the UK and all age levels of The England team set up including the senior squad. These tests have resulted in the proof that a new 20-panel configuration is faster than the more traditional 32-panel ball thanks to the reduced curving that the new design provides.”

We Say:
Smooth.

15 Aug, 08 | Tags: Boots | Kit Bag

They say: “The new SX VALOR from UMBRO is packed full of performance enhancing technology designed for players of all levels. The visually striking navy and laser blue VALOR is a serious all-rounder with a focus on comfort, safety and control. This season the new boot will be worn by Chelsea captain, John Terry, as his team look to avenge being narrowly beaten to the Premiership title by Manchester United. Expect a watertight defence, as Terry and his team mates will want to make a strong start to their campaign, piling pressure on the
other big three teams and at the same time hoping to impress new coach Luiz Felipe Scholari.”

We say: Nifty.

 

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