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Inter Product Reviews

Review: Inter away jersey 2010-11

 THE 2010/2011 NIKE F.C. INTERNAZIONALE MILANO AWAY JERSEY

 

Inter away jersey 10-11

 

 

Nike’s Inter Milan away jersey for the 2010-2011 season is a piece of fan wear that is not only a great addition to your jersey collection – but one which you can wear about with comfort and confidence.

 

This Nike jersey features the unique details that we’ve come to expect from Internazionale away kits and then some – the snake design along the side of the shirt is intricate and interesting, yet light and airy and will not weigh you down.

 

Inter away jersey Scudetto + logo

 

 

With or without the name and number kit, the shirt has appeal – but to those looking for a shirt with less maintenance that can be worn without concern of ruining a prized collector piece, the Inter away jersey breaks the mould.

 

 

Inter away jersey sponsor logo

 

The material is light and athletic with a unique “dimple effect” dry-fit material that will keep you comfortable – quality construction can be seen throughout as we would expect from any officially licensed Nike product.

 

Show your team’s colors without feeling restricted. 

 

 

Inter away jersey Nike authenticity badge

 

 

Now if you’re thinking -‘why would I purchase LAST year’s away jersey’- consider the pros.


It is a unique shirt that stands out from the standard or stereotypical Inter away jersey. This shirt is more than just a black and blue strip on white background. It stands out from the pack and holds its place in a line of great Inter kits.

 

Inter away kit full size

 

 

 What’s more is that you won’t have to break the bank to get this shirt. Being an (unconventional) away jersey, you’ll find it at reasonable prices and in a range of sizes to fit your needs.

 

 Ever want to buy an Inter or calcio jersey for a friend or relative, but don’t want to overspend or -worse- get them the jersey of a player they hate -like Zarate for instance? This stock away jersey will definitely get the job done for you.

 

 

Inter away kit 10-11 the snake


 


It can also be easily dressed up. The official kit for the 2010-2011 season comes with iron-on scudetto patch included, so if you decide you want YOUR away shirt to be a little fancier than the pack, have it quickly and professionally applied at a sporting store for less than $5US – affordable!

 

Inter away kit 10-11 side

 


The best part is, if you’ve worn your shirt around, made some friends (or enemies) because of it and decide you’d like to retire it – you can also have name + number applied by purchasing the kit from a reputable vendor, so that option always remains.

For someone in the market for a unique Italian football jersey who might have an interest in a more casual piece for leisure wear, the 2010-2011 away kit will fit the role like Wesley Sneijder sitting in the hole behind his strikers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona ambassador speaks out

 FC Barcelona ambassador talks in the Green Room

Q&A with MM Sports’ Barca ambassador Gerard A. Banez

 

-Why do you support your current favorite club ?

 

(1) I support Barca because of its attractive, possession-oriented, tiki-taka style of play; its commitment to youth dev’t and policy of developing and promoting its youth team players; and the club’s commitment to huminatarian values & efforts.

 

-Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting? 

(2) With all the club’s success over the past several yrs, the board must be doing a lot of things right. If there was one suggestion I would give, it would be to incorporate more B-team players into La Liga games during the regular season. La Liga games would provide good opportunity to the B players, enhancing their dev’t and providing them with the experience needed to contribute when they play more regularly. I think the B players would be hungry and provide good energy. This practice would also give the starters some rest and possibly eliminate some of the complacency and pedestrian efforts that have been seen this yr. I have no doubt that Barca is still the best in the world, but I doubt that they will win La Liga this yr because of these issues. The team will play well in big games, like a CL final, but struggle in less important ones. A sprinkling of B players now and again could help in the present and also serve as an investment in the future.

 

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it? 

(3) Not many lows, but I would point to the slips against inferior squads, mostly in La Liga this yr.

 

-What is the high point ? 

(4) Highs would definitely include the many championships won. This yr alone would include the run from the CL final, the Super Cups, to the FIFA Club World Cup. Moreover, I would point to the commitment and execution of the Barca style of play and the joy that team members appear to have playing with one another.

 

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

(5) Xavi & Iniesta.

 

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ? 

(6) Growing up in the US when there was very little soccer, I still remember getting caught up in Pele & the NY Cosmos of the old NASL. I also liked an American soccer player, probably the best of that era, by the name of Kyle Rote Jr. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would love to grow up to be Xavi or Iniesta, who, in my opinion, are the two best midfielders in the world. If only my body would cooperate.

 

 

 

 

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FC Bayern

FC Bayern ambassador talks

The FC Bayern ambassador speaks out in the Green Room

 

 Q&A with MM Sports’ FC Bayern ambassador Ben Roden.

 

 -Why do you support your current favorite club ?

I first came to love football while watching the World Cup. I was impressed with the Germans, and really started supporting Bayern because I recognized so many great players from Die Nationalelf.

 

-Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting?

Invest in better central defenders! When everyone is fit, each part of the Bayern squad could be considered World Class, with the exception of the central defense. Badstuber is a great passer, but often falters in defense. Boateng is athletic and strong, but needs to mature. If Bayern want to consistently compete in the Champion’s league, they need an experienced top-quality centre half to shore things up at the back. 

 

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it?

Inter knocking Bayern out of the 2011 Champion’s League…I don’t think I can ever forgive Goran Pandev 😉

 

-What is the high point ?

I’ll hold off on this one until Bayern win the CL at the Allianz this year 🙂

 

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club?

The 2007 Home kits were great, but my favorite has to be Bayern’s black Euro away kits this year- simple and intimidating. 

 

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

Miro Klose – quite possibly the most underrated striker in world football. Even at the age of 33, he’s still one of the best

 

 

Read more from the FC Bayern ambassador by clicking the links below. Each leads to an interesting review of an FC Bayern product.

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern DVD and CD review!

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern hoody review!

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern hat and scarf review!

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern t-shirt review!

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern away jersey review!

 

Click here to read the FC Bayern home jersey review!

 

Enjoy! and be welcome to post your comment also.

 

 

 

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Manchester United

Joker Ambassador in the Green Room

 The Joker Ambassador speaks out

 Q&A with Aaron H. the MM Sports’ joker / Man Utd ambassador

 

Why do you support your current favorite club ?

My team is Manchester United. Being American, I didn’t always follow English football. I followed MLS since its inception and support Los Angeles Galaxy here. I also follow other LA teams who loose often. I looked into the history of the English clubs and liked United. Then I saw Eurotrip and Vinnie Jones played a Manc hooligan and said if you aren’t a Manc, you’re a wank. I didn’t want to be a Wank so I have stuck with United since and now the red flag is flying high with me and my family.

 

-Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

Sell to a different owner who isn’t going to take money out of the club. Then buy an offensive central midfielder. And ask Roy Keene out of retirement.

 

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

Losing the second champions league final to Barca. That hurt. I was at the pub with my other Manc friend and a bunch of drunk Barca fans started trouble after the game. I am proud of my team and there is no dishonor in losing to a club that awesome but it still hurt. And I still believe we would have won the first final if Darren Fletcher wouldn’t have been excluded because of cards.

 

-What is the high point ?

The 2008 Champions League final when John Terry slipped and we came up with the win. That game was incredible.

 

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

The sharp jerseys from the 90s with the collar. Makes you want to flip it up and walk around and pretend to be Eric Cantona.

 

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

Cobi Jones. Next to Landon Donovan, probably the greatest American player ever

 

Read the review from the Joker / Man United ambassador here below:

 

Man Utd home youth jersey review

 

 

 

 

 

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AC Milan

AC Milan ambassador speaks out

AC Milan ambassador in the Green Room 

 

Q&A with MM Sports’ AC Milan ambassador E. Jr. Madrona

 

 

-Why do you support your current favorite club ?

I support AC Milan because I enjoy teams with a lot of history, both on the field and off. Also, I like teams with a lot of culture and diversity, not necessarily just in the squad roster, but in the style and play of the team as well. AC Milan is a team that likes to experiment on the field, and though it doesn’t always lead to success, it definitely catches your attention. I, like most football fans, love to watch great football played on the pitch, and AC Milan is a team that rarely disappoints.

 

-Which piece of advice would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

AC Milan has incredible potential, but there’s always an obstacle of some sort between the team and deserved international success. If I attended a board meeting, I would have many subtle recommendations, but there is one aspect of the team that I would most push to change. AC Milan has an amazingly deep squad, but so many great players comes at the cost of playing time, and AC Milan is too content with switching frequently between many different players throughout the season. On paper it works well, but when you look at the unshakeable giants of football, such as Barcelona, you’ll find a deep squad that isn’t afraid to stick to a standard starting set of players. AC Milan’s biggest issue, in my personal opinion, is that the team cannot connect through experienced chemistry since they are constantly shifted around. A great example of this is Thiago Silva. The Brazilian defender is one of the ultimate best defenders in the world, and if you put him with AC Milan defenders Nesta and Zambrotta, he really shines. Now that Nesta and especially Zambrotta see less and less playing time, other new defenders, like Mexes from Roma, get to make their place. Because they are changed all the time and Thiago Silva is the constant, he has no time to adjust to their playing styles and they have no time to learn how best to work with Thiago Silva. As a result, there are some matches where it is really clear that the defenders don’t know how to work with each other, regardless of their world-class talent. This is the same for many other parts of AC Milan like the midfield and attack, on occasion.

 

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

For me, the low point of AC Milan was the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League for the 2010/2011 season. AC Milan, though greatly successful back in Serie A, struggled to play well against the Spurs and ultimately were eliminated from the prestigious Championship. It was not the loss that I consider the issue, so much as the lack of confidence and skill on the field. AC Milan pretty much gave the position away after two disappointing matches against Tottenham Hotspur, and I, as a fan, felt let down.

 

-What is the high point ?

Undoubtedly, the high point of AC Milan as I’ve followed it was the Serie A title for the 2010/2011 season. In all of my football watching years, rarely have I seen such hard-earned success. The 2008 Euro Cup with Spain’s victory was an example of amazing football all the way through, and the trophy was well deserved. I consider AC Milan’s 2010/2011 campaign similar; I watched every match and saw a team that needed to take the throne for themselves, I saw a team that was resurrected through the likes of Ibrahimovic and Robinho. AC Milan proved worthy of the Serie A trophy, and I relished the victory for a long time.

 

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

AC Milan has had many great jerseys over the years, but if I had to choose the best ones, I would say that the 10/11 Home Kit was possibly the best AC Milan kit for me. In close second is surely this year’s third jersey, the

11/12 Black Third Kit. I like the home jersey because of the large vertical stripes, I felt that though AC Milan has used larger stripes before, this was a better use of the design. I’m sure much of my appreciation of it is due to it being the home jersey of a most successful Serie A season for the team. This year’s (11/12) third jersey cannot be argued with; it’s clean, it’s elegant, and from a technical standpoint, it has an incredible build and comfort. I really like the third kit this year, though as AC Milan has recently stated and proven, it is a cursed kit. Black kits have never treated AC Milan well and recently, the team announced the return of the yellow kit for the team next season; no longer will AC Milan sport the black third kit. That may be a hint that if you like the jersey, pick it up now. I had the pleasure of reviewing it for MMSports.

 

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

Though born in Spain, I’ve been raised in a few places that don’t include that Mediterranean and as such, though the Spanish National Team is “my”

team, I’ve always been and still am a huge fan of the German National Team.

Without a doubt, alongside with Ibrahimovic, among my absolute favorite players is Miroslav Klose, the undeniable striker from the German side. I knew nothing of Ibrahimovic until I spotted him in the 2008 Euro Cup playing for the Swedish side, and until then, Klose had a monopoly on my favorite players. Though his major playing career will be approaching its end after this year’s Euro Cup, nobody can deny that he has left his mark on football, German and otherwise. He is usually underrated and under hyped as national tournaments approach, but he natural climbs his way up the goal scoring table until everyone sees the name again and again. Without a doubt, as a child, Klose was the player for me.

 

Sincerely,

Enrique Madrona Jr.

 

 

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FIFA WC | UEFA EURO

Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13

 Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13 printing

The new Spanish away jersey for the EURO 2012 is sky blue with navy contrast color.

The name and number kit is black.

 

Spain away jersey EURO 2012 Mata 13 printing

 

Spain usually sports a white or a navy away jersey. This time around however the color skyblue has been chosen.

 

 

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FIFA WC | UEFA EURO

Spain goalie away name and number kit

 Spain away goalie name and number kit EURO 2012

The Spain goalie jersey away for the EURO 2012 is grey with yellow 3-stripes.

Thus it can come as no major surprice that the name and number kit accompanying the jersey is yellow.

 

Spain goalie away kit - number 13 front number

 

The style of the printing is the adidas style 2012. Follows a certain pattern across all adidas teams.

 

Spain away goal keeper jersey back number 13

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Greenroom

 Greenroom or should it be the Locker Room ?

 

Acclaimed US TV journalist Charlie Rose, famous for interviewing the successful and famous in diverse areas such as sports, TV and media, business, government, and education – has also brought about a slightly different concept: The GreenRoom. The GreenRoom is more like a monologue where a person answers a number of set questions which vary very little from time to time.

 

Click here to see a few examples of how this looks like!

 

The standard questions asked include:

first job

best advise ever offered

career low point

career high

childhood dreamjob

favorite books

 

So lets try to twist the questions slightly in order to fit this agenda.

I would now like to ask the ambassadors the following questions:

 

-Why do you support your current favorite club ?

-Which piece of advise would you offer your club if you were present at a board meeting ?

-What is the low point of the club while you have followed it ?

-What is the high point ?

-Which is/are your favorite jersey(s) from your club ?

-When you were a kid which player would you like to become ? or who was your favorite player ?

-What is the greatest experience you had with your club – team ?

 

 

 

 

 

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FC Bayern Product Reviews

Review: FC Bayern DVD and CD

Review: FC Bayern Munich DVD and CD musical 

by MM Sports’ FC Bayern ambassador Ben Roden

 

 

Do you ever feel like today’s footballing world has passed you by? Are you strung out on eye-pokes and “El Clasicos?” Has Chelsea’s latest game of managerial musical chairs left you feeling empty? If you yearn for a simpler time, Miniver Cheevy, fear not – I have in my hand the passport to the glorious past.  Unwrap your FC Bayern DoublePack, close your eyes, and journey with me to 2007 – a legendary realm in which Fernando Torres could still score goals.  In this mystical era, Fernando Allianz Arena has the shine of a freshly unwrapped Christmas present, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s hair has the shine of an over-eager dye-job, and Oliver Kahn rules Bayern Munich’s  penalty box with iron fists and maniacal outbursts. Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose batter Bundesliga defenses, and Franck Ribery has just arrived in Bavaria, ready to punish opponents with his amazing skill and horrifying visage.

2007 was truly a year of hope and promise for Bayern.  With questions being raised over the winning credentials of Bayern’s current squad, it’s satisfying to reminisce about times when FC Hollywood could seemingly do no wrong.

 

Der FC Bayern Doppelpack lets you pine for victories past with both a DVD and Audio CD.

Video segments include a highlight reel from the 06/07 season, a tribute to the career of Mehmet Scholl, and an Allianz Arena guided tour with Bastian Schweinsteiger (who manages to match his scarf with his Converse All-Stars…very chic.) Each of these segments is interesting enough, but the amount of content is disappointing. The entire season highlight reel, for example, is only three minutes long.  This lack of content and the lackluster interface make the DVD feel hastily assembled. The disc would have benefited from a bit more polish in terms of presentation, as well as a few more segments – a season review would have been a particularly welcome addition.

 

The audio portion has a bit less appeal. I was hoping for some fan chants, or perhaps an example of the spectacular call-and-answer interactions between the announcer and Allianz crowds (“DANKE!” “BITTE!)

Instead, the CD is a collection of Bayern-themed rock songs. I’m sure these tracks would be great for a little rabble-rousing  en-route to the match, but they don’t hold up all that well for the solo listener.

There are some fun moments, particularly in Die Prinzen’s tribute to Oli Kahn, but on the whole the audio is a bit of a disappointment.

 

The 2007 FC Bayern Doublepack is a definitely a fun and quirky piece, but one for which the audience is probably quite small.  This is definitely a product for the hard-core supporter. While 2007 isn’t too far in the past, the footballing world moves quite quickly – as such, new-comers to Bayern fandom my struggle to find familiar faces.  For those of us who have been with FC Bayern for years, it’s fun to look back to see where Rekordmeister has been in recent years, and to find hope for similar successes in the future.