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Time Person of the Century - Ronnie O’Brien!

Time Person of the Century - Ronnie O’Brien!

(25/02/16)

Time person of the Century you think of the great and good who made a difference to the planet in more than one way. Ghandi made peace and liberated the oppressed in India, Churchill dragged the small island of the United Kingdom through a hellish war and came out free on the other side and Martin Luther King campaigned and eventually gave his life...

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Leading the Way to Tackle Inequality

Leading the Way to Tackle Inequality

(01/10/15)

Football as a sport is more that can change lives, with the game combating the likes of racism and fascism to improve wherever it touches.However, one issue isn’t put into the limelight as much, and is quite common across the globe is homophobia. Many players both male and female fall victim to these hate crimes, with abuse and chanting hurled...

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Kit domination - All about Umbro

Kit domination - All about Umbro

(27/08/15)

It may be hard to imagine for the younger football supporter of today more accustomed to the worldwide kit dominance of adidas, Nike and Puma but 25+ years ago it was Umbro who ruled the football kit roost. In the late 80s/early 90s when plans for the brand new Premier League were hatching it was Umbro that led the way in terms of quality, innovation...

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Adidas Deal of the Century!

Adidas Deal of the Century!

(31/07/15)

Impossible is Nothing, the motto of one of sports great suppliers ‘Adidas’, and now entering the biggest kit deal of modern times with Manchester United, this motto seems rather fitting for a club who’ve come from nothing and taken it all over the last 137 years. In February 1958, the club was in ruin following the Munich Air Disaster...

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UEFA Champions League Final!

UEFA Champions League Final!

(05/06/15)

With the Premier League, Football League, FA Cup and all other major European divisions now wrapped up, it's finally time for arguably the biggest club competition in the world to come to a close.The Champions League Final, a stage some players are lucky to play in once, and the grandest prize for any of Europe's heavyweights. This year, those lucky...

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KIT UP FOR THE CUP!

KIT UP FOR THE CUP!

(29/05/15)

Once again, the FA Cup Final has all the ingredients for it to be an absolute classic. The under-achieving giants, an underdog, a steely English manager with a point to prove, and some of the best players in the world.Arsenal and Aston Villa, neither shy of the big occasion meet this weekend in what is set to be a superb occasion. With eighteen cup...

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Lazio 115 Years 'Eagle Shirt'

Lazio 115 Years 'Eagle Shirt'

(27/05/15)

Tradition in football is rife, with clubs celebrating landmarks left, right and centre at the moment. Of course, we are now over-lapping the majority of the elite established club's centenaries.This is no different over in Italy, where giants Lazio are marking their 115th anniversary. Formed in 1900, 'Biancocelesti' have been one of the front-runners...

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Kits Out of Africa

Kits Out of Africa

(07/05/15)

African football shirts provide a wealth of interest for any football kit fanatics. African kit designs in the past decade have been known for their individuality, flair, boldness and ground-breaking innovation. Whether it’s in the World Cup or the continent’s own ‘African Cup of Nations’ its always fascinating to see what strips...

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'Can't judge a kit by it's collar'!

'Can't judge a kit by it's collar'!

(03/02/15)

It was always the case that anyone with a rudimentary interest and  knowledge of football shirt history could roughly judge the era  from which it originated simply by looking at the collar/neck design. It’s not a generalisation to say that if it had a skinny, elongated V-neck (and short sleeves) chances are it was from the mid-late...

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Stand out from the crowd in a rare 'Crocodiles' shirt!

Stand out from the crowd in a rare 'Crocodiles' shirt!

(21/11/14)

With the world getting smaller thanks to global technology and communication and interest in football shirts getting larger thanks to (at least in part!) Vintagefootballshirts.com, its becoming increasingly harder to find a totally unique football shirt - one that you're sure you won't bump into somebody else wearing in your local high street or 5-...

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