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Real Madrid

Real Madrid goalie home jersey Casillas 1

 Real Madrid goalie jersey Casillas 1

The Real Madrid home goalie jersey for the season 11-12 is black and yellow.

The name and number kit is black.

Real Madrid home goalie jersey 11-12

 

The official name and number kit comes with the RM club logo engraved in the number.

The style is the same as for the players but the color is distinct.

 

Real Madrid goalie home jersey 11-12 Casillas 1

 

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Liverpool

Liverpool shanks top | Liverpool FC retro track top

 Liverpool Shanks top | Liverpool track top retro style

Retro jerseys or retro shirts can be popular items to wear in order to remember a distant or a nearby past. Often the retro products feature the glory days of a club or a player. Those times that any fan will look back to when the present performance of the team is not too stellar.

Liverpool FC Shanks track top

 

Legendary Liverpool manager Bon Shankly might have worn a track top similar to this one. And Liverpool did do fairly well during the time that he was the club’s manager. So many fans will probably have fond memories of those glory days if they see this track jacket.

 

If the front is fairly discreet the back leaves no doubt as to what this about.

A take no prisoners approach and a clear indication as to what is THE team this is about.

LIVERPOOL FC in capital letters.

 

Liverpool Shanks top backside Liverpool FC

 

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News Real Madrid

Iker Casillas Is All In ……….

 Iker Casillas Is All In . . . adidas

Iker Casillas has played in Reebok gloves and boots since 2001. However, in 2006 Reebok was taken over by adidas. Reebok is kept as a seperate brand though. Reebok is primarily a fitness and a women’s brand but it has also kept a small footbal line. adidas has always been a football brand and apparently has the adidas corporation now decided that all their football assets should be concentrated in the adidas brand. Thus Iker Casillas will start wearing adidas. The endorsement deal includes gloves and boots.

For gloves Casillas will be playing with the adidas Response pro gloves.

 

Iker Casillas with adidas response gloves

 

The footwear Iker Casillas will be wearing adidas predator boots. Same model as Gerrard , Xavi , Kaka and others wear. The ball between the feet is the Tango12 – the official match ball for the EURO 2012.

 

Iker Casillas adidas boots and response gloves

 

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Juventus News

Juventus jerseys 2012-13

Juventus soccer jerseys 2012-13

For the season 2012-13 Juventus will sport 2 new jerseys. A black-white striped home jersey. A black away jersey. The pink away jersey for the season 11-12 will continue as the third jersey for the season 12-13.

Most likely the name and number set for the home jersey will be yellow. For the away kit a good guess would be white. It is still to be confirmed though. If the black name and number kit for the away jersey 11-12 will change for the season 12-13 is TBD but most likely it will not.

Designwise few new details are present for the home kit. Black white stripes – Nike Swoosh – Juve clublogo all familiar elements which will also be on the jersey 12/13. The current sponsor betclick might continue or not but no design major changes there either.

So what might be the driver for the Juve jersey sales 12-13 should be on-pitch result or changes to the player squad. If Juve wins the title 11-12 or atleast qualifies for Champions League football + with an invigorated balance sheet partly due to the higher stadium incomes from a new arena one cannot rule out a couple of signature signings might result. And with subsequent success on pitch at the highest club level attainable the UEFA  Champions League that might activate the dormant fanbase of Juve supporters and trigger them into buying mode. The jersey design itself will probably not be able to do the trick.

A joker might be the Italian national team and their run at the EURO 2012. A European Championship to Italy might also spur an increased in the Italian calcio.

But these are all speculations so we will have to wait and see how it all plays out over the summer . . .

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AC Milan Product Reviews

Review: AC Milan home shorts and socks

 AC Milan Shorts and Socks Review

 

When it comes to the broad spectrum of merchandise offered under the license of an association football club, or any sport team for that matter, you know you will come across a wide variety of products, from those aimed at casual followers, to hardcore fans. Courtesy of MMSports, I’ve been able to review some great AC Milan products, with jerseys ranking as generally favored products and others such as the beanie hat and scarf acting as products for the slightly more dedicated fan, but of valued use. Well today, I’ve got my hands on two great Milan products essential to any heavily absorbent fan of the Rossoneri: the 11/12 AC Milan shorts and the correspondent socks. I’ve enjoyed observing these two for the sake of giving an in-depth view of all aspects of the products and their respective values. Let’s go!

 

AC Milan home shorts and socks

 

 

The Look

 

(I’ll be starting each section with the shorts, then the socks; following that, I’ll portray their function together.)

 

I’ll admit myself, I don’t consider myself to be at the dedicative level of purchasing much clothing other than jerseys and the occasional shirt when it comes to raw support for my favorite teams, but thanks to MMSports’ shipment of a pair of shorts for review, I’ve been given great insight into something that I’ve overseen for years as a football fan. Matching shorts make any jersey look much, much better. I’ll say it myself; I’m the kind of person you see outside wearing a jersey adorning a normal set of clothes, regardless as to whether I’m out playing, shopping, or otherwise, but the way that the shorts look with the jersey is just so fitting, that I find myself wearing them much more then I expect, in fact, I’m treating them a lot more like casual everyday shorts then one would think. What I’m trying to say is, there’s much more value to having your club’s shorts then just for diehard spectating and dedicated representation.

 

AC Milan’s latest set of shorts, fortunately, has not changed much at all. Milan is legendary in its iconic color scheme, as many teams are, but in my opinion, this year the shorts look better than ever. But if they have changed minimally, how can this be so? Take the following photographs into account.

 

AC Milan uniform Pato

 

 

AC Milan’s 10/11 kit, as you can see in the image on the left-hand side, sports a more focused, darker theme, with an emphasis on the large black and red stripes across the home jersey. Look around the kit, there is no white to be found, other than the shorts. So now, if you take a look at the 11/12 home kit on the right-hand side, you should get a bit of the “vibe” that I got with the shorts. With the thinner stripes, meaning less black, and the white collar and cuffs, it all comes together so much better. It’s ironic that the change in jersey improves the visual appeal of the shorts, but that’s not to take away from the value of the shorts in accordance to all AC Milan jerseys of all time, for I’ve come to learn that they just go great with anything Milan, not being Inter Milan that is.

 

AC Milan home shorts 11-12 full

 

 

To get to specifics, AC Milan’s shorts are one great big flood of maximum white. Along both sides, the symbolic Adidas stripes can be seen in a red/black/red scheme, one that matches that of Milan’s away kit stripes, as well as the general color set of everything AC Milan. It’s almost double value for the fact that these are the shorts worn in the away kit as well, so you could consider them, outside of the third kit shorts, almost universal to all jerseys of Milan. Sewn into the lower-right side of the shorts is a high-quality AC Milan emblem, just as it is on the home and away jerseys. On the back of the lower-left side of the shorts is the forever present Adidas logo, its own priceless brand of quality and clean, abstract design making itself known. Lining the outer rim of the bottom of both sides is the same, thin-line Italian national colors present vertically upon the jerseys.

 

 

AC Milan home shorts logo

 

AC Milan home shorts 11-12 adidas logo

  

The shorts pretty much go perfectly with any AC Milan top, be it a shirt, jersey, or otherwise, you name it and it looks great. The bold, total whiteout look compliments any top, obviously preferring red, black, or white clothing. Maybe the changes from previous shorts are minimal, but Adidas has really done a great job of respecting the main kit design this time; the upper-kit is a large influence upon the visual display of the shorts and really, I can’t stress enough how good they look with many different clothes, they serve the representation values of a jersey in a simply less extravagant way; I’ve been wearing them with completely unrelated shirts and they just look so good. The shorts are definitely the ideal addition to any Rossoneri fan’s set.

AC Milan home shorts

 

Ac Milan jersey + shorts taken together

 

 

Visually, the shorts are easy to see as either dedicated or casual; you could wear them to watch a match or play outside, but you could wear them when you go out in the summer and it would be no different from usual, everyday clothes. Unfortunately, the socks don’t work like that, but that’s not to take away from their value. I’ll talk more about this later but for now, here’s a review of the visual aspect of the socks.

 

AC Milan home jersey and home socks

 

 

AC Milan’s latest socks, produced by Adidas like the rest of the set, are totally black, other than a few other features. Near the top of the socks is another three-stripe design as sported on almost all Adidas products; the stripes are red, as is the text in the middle of the socks reading “AC Milan”. Near the bottom of the socks is the Adidas logo in the matching red of the other images, completing the main look of the socks. Around the feet, the socks sport many thin, colored patches and cushions, clearly for athletic purposes, and they are tinted with reds and grays. Overall, the socks look very sleek and go well, as with the shorts, with pretty much any Milan top, though you’ll be looking more to put these with a whole kit rather than just one piece.

 

AC Milan socks packaging

 

AC Milan full uniform jersey shorts socks


 

So what’s the deal with the socks? It’s very easy, they are great, and they match all Milan merchandise well, but they are what they are, athletic socks. You probably wouldn’t find yourself slipping these on when you need to go out to buy something or take a walk, but that’s not what their purpose is. They are great looking socks for playing a match and especially great when you want to really put yourself behind AC Milan as they step into a  difficult 90 minutes on the pitch. They lean a lot more to the dedicated fan style then casual follower.

 

AC Milan home socks 3 stripes

 

AC Milan home socks adidas logo

 

 

The Fit

 

Regardless of what they are for, both the shorts and socks are supposed to be comfortable, right? Luckily, Adidas has done another great job with sizing, build, and fit to make a couple of really good products here.

 

The AC Milan shorts are very, very fitting and comfortable. I recreationally play football outside and find that I need to find a nice mix between tight yet loose when it comes to shorts to play with. Well, no more, because football shorts are what any fan that plays as well is looking for. The semi-elastic waistband is easily adjustable, courtesy of the laces with which you may tighten the shorts, but you’ll find that even without using them, the shorts are tightened just right to adjust as you move. From there, the rest of the shorts are a thin and light material; you will never find them obstructing your movements. They hang with an almost featherlike grace that makes them ideal for any athletic exercise or movement. The shorts are most assuredly a great fit, all you need to do is pick a relative size and you know you can’t go wrong with the adjustability.

 

The socks are brilliant; they are a specialized fit with the fabric technologies of Adidas making themselves known. If you’re like me, you look at the packaging for something such as football socks, and you’re probably thinking, “what are these complicated words doing on sock descriptions, they’re just socks?!”. You’ll find that it’s all of the tiny little details that make them so great for slipping into your boots and moving, all the meshes and cushioning is subtle yet effective; the socks are even shaped and built around studied features of the human leg and its muscle movement! I’ve had other football socks before but they don’t quite hold up like these, others always begin to slide down quickly with minimal grip. I have zero complaints or negative comments on the socks and from an athletic and comfort perspective, they are the ultimate solution in socks. That goes for all socks of the Adidas line, obviously not just AC Milan’s socks.

 

The Final Word

 

Recently I reviewed the AC Milan beanie hat and scarf together; I was pleasantly surprised to find that though they are club merchandise takes on normal, accepted clothing, they easily seam into casual wear without a problem. I would definitely place the AC Milan shorts in that segment too, if you wear them right, they go well with certain clothes and you can hit a mix between an athletic and striking style. The same is not true for the socks, they are great in their own way, but you logically would not factor them in when getting ready to head outside for an everyday sort of activity.

 

Purpose wise, both products hit the spot. The shorts are great for slipping on with a jersey and watching AC Milan duke it out with another team and the socks are a fantastic addition as well, helping to compliment an already attractive fan set. Once again, both products are also great for athletic activities like walking or playing a sport, in the end that’s what they are designed for.

 

In the end, I think both products are very, very good, but I would consider the shorts to be perfect for any AC Milan fan, and the socks to rank more as an athletic or diehard fan’s piece of merchandise. They both fit the entire Milan look and work well with any jersey of any year, home or away, and there are definitely fewer ultimate ways to yell “AC Milan!”, then putting these on for a good, fun match of the beautiful game, no matter whether you’re playing or watching. I recommend both of these products to all AC Milan fans that are big on wearing jerseys, for these two will make the kit look complete, and you can’t beat a full set.

 

  

 

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Product Reviews Real Madrid

Review: Real Madrid T-shirt

Review: Real Madrid T-Shirt

By the MM Sports Ambassador Sean Moran

 

The Real Madrid Tee is a very stylish and sleek looking t-shirt that any Real Madrid fan would love to own.  This t-shirt is a classic Adidas product made of cotton and polyester which is very breathable.  This shirt would be a great product to wear for training, fan wear at games, everyday activities, and it has a sleek look that would work in a party oriented scene.   It fits true to size and perfect for anyone with a muscular body because it accents the shoulders, arms, and chest.

 

 Real Madrid tee black gold

 

 

The jersey is a classic Adidas jersey style for Real Madrid but as a t-shirt with the Adidas symbol on right side of the chest and the Real Madrid crest on the left. 

 

Real Madrid tee sleeve Real Madrid tee top logos

 

 

The shirt has a classic v neck style with Adidas signature three strips down the shoulders and arms to the end of the sleeves in gold.  At the bottom of the sleeve it has R M stitched on the shirt witch stand for Real Madrid.

 

Real Madrid t-shirt logo details

 

 

The shirt also has a golden line down the side of the shirt that starts at the armpit and ends at the bottom of the shirt.  This gives the shirt a very sporty look to it that any sports fan can appreciate.  All together I feel that this shirt is a solid product that any soccer fan would love to have for the team and lucky for us Real Madrid we can have for a very affordable price.