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BLOG | Rising Up The Rainbow Nation

BLOG | Rising Up The Rainbow Nation

(03/03/17)

For many collectors of the weird and wonderful in terms of football shirts, the more obscure the better.Bidvest Wits are a club who, for anyone born outside of South Africa, probably won’t have heard of. A former University side that formed almost a century ago as Wits University are beginning to pull up trees in Bafana Bafana.From a humble...

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BLOG | Heart On Our Sleeve

BLOG | Heart On Our Sleeve

(03/03/17)

Over the past decades football has changed for better or worse, sports science, television deals and boots any colour other than black…But breaking news this week could see kits in England change beyond recognition of the days of the likes of George Best, Bobby Moore and Jimmy Greaves.We could be about to see a massive shift in the way...

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Remembering the Name on the Back

Remembering the Name on the Back

(24/02/17)

 They say if you play for the name on the front of the shirt, they’ll remember the name on the back. For thousands of footballers across generations their career flies by and before they know it they are simply part of forgotten football history. But for some however, things are very different.A select special few with ability beyond comprehension...

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RAUL: The Angel of Madrid

RAUL: The Angel of Madrid

(17/02/17)

It takes a lot to become a true icon, let alone a legend but for Raul Gonzalez it looked almost effortless.The Spanish starlet was the linchpin in perhaps the greatest club side of them all between 1994 and 2010, turning out in the famous white strip of Real Madrid.Players of his nature are often nicknamed, and never did one seem as fitting as &lsquo...

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 'Get Shirty' - Admiral Sportswear ITV documentary

'Get Shirty' - Admiral Sportswear ITV documentary

(20/09/16)

There can be little doubt that one of the most fondly regarded and remembered sportswear firms in the modern era is those legends of 1970s kit design and pioneers of the replica shirt market, Admiral. Even now in the days of identikit templates from the world’s largest sportswear giants, it’s always an Admiral shirt that starts the glassy...

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The Men Who Gave Their Skin

The Men Who Gave Their Skin

(19/08/16)

Since the turn of the Millennium shirt designs have become slick, modern and marketed thoroughly by the powers that be, seemingly seeing wacky and unorthodox strips become a rare breed. However, over the past few seasons the lower ebbs of the Spanish leagues have brought them back, and with a bang too. Look no further than C.D Palencia of...

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The Applause of a Nation: How Iceland shook Europe

The Applause of a Nation: How Iceland shook Europe

(15/07/16)

If asked two months ago about what you know about Icelandic football, we could have told you about three things. They play in blue, Eidur Gudjohnsen use to play for them and they somehow qualified for Euro 2016. 2016 has essentially been the year of the under-dog. However, Leicester’s Premier League win and Wales’ semi-final appearance...

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Wales and the 58 year sleep...

Wales and the 58 year sleep...

(13/06/16)

Wales; The land of song, sheep and crushing disappointment most years, but not in 2016 as the Welsh National Football Team dine with the big boys at Euro 2016. A nation of three million people overshadowed by qualifications of it’s three British counterparts, Wales last qualified for a major tournament 58 years ago. To put that in perspective...

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Comoros Islands: For the Good of the Game.

Comoros Islands: For the Good of the Game.

(01/06/16)

Whilst the big hitters of Europe polish and shine their armour before heading into a twenty-four team royal rumble, and kit launches and selections are being branded around every day, you can be forgiven for missing the launch of one small nation off the east coast of Africa.  You’ve probably never heard of them, and you almost certainly won...

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History of Football Shirt Sponsors!

History of Football Shirt Sponsors!

(01/03/16)

The 1970’s, a golden time when shorts were short and hair was long, football thrived with Liverpool ruling the roost in England, it all seems so long ago doesn’t it? There’s a reason that these times are so nostalgic, quite simply put it was the following decade that began to change the game. All of the sudden as the...

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