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FC Bayern

Details: FC Bayern Champions League jersey

Details: FC Bayern Champions League jersey 12-13

The FC Bayern Munich Champions League away jersey for the season 12-13 is black , silver , red.

 

FC Bayern CL away jersey 12-13

The jersey has the FC Bayern logo to the left chest.

 

FC Bayern crest

 

The material is Clima Cool polyester.

 

FC Bayern jersey Clima Cool polyester

 

The backside of the collar comes with the slogan of Mia San Mia.

 

FC Bayern jersey backside collar

 

 

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Liverpool News

Liverpool reviewer in the mixed zone

Q & A with the Liverpool reviewer in the mixed zone

Conversation with P. Locascio regarding soccer jerseys in general and football club Barcelona.

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ? 

A: My first jersey was probably a holland jersey purch around the time of that great 1998 world cup team (Brothers DeBoer, Overmars, Davids, Bergkamp). Internet commerce was in its infancy and soccer in USA had a very low profile so jersey retail  availability was limited. Nonetheless, did find and purchase the shirt. Player customization was virtually unavailable.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?

A: Advice to clothing manufacturers….hummm. I don’t know, be bold, interesting and/or sophisticated (think 2012-13 Dortmund or Roma, not 2012-13 Barca) and please don’t use a plain crew collar like a tee shirt – I can get that from Fruit of the Loom.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?

A: I really love the great variation of name/number kits in La Liga, Bundesliga, etc.. The EPL is the great exception. The exact same style in a very limited color variety makes for unfortunate jersey color combinations, is boring and, worst of all, corporate. It’s kind of the number kit equivalent of the “Being:Liverpool” TV show: Soulless and buttoned up. (I can excuse US MLS for the uniformity of name/number kits as they feel like an “efficient” vehicle for a youngish league striving for broader appeal).

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

A: Barcelona: Challenge is keeping key players healthy and getting the kids experience and preparing them to continue assuming a greater role in the team. Oh, and getting someone to fill Puyol’s shoes when he retires – big shoes, though, both on and off the field.

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ? club or athletes ?

A: The two are kind of related. Quality and consistent player performance this season (as in other recent seasons) may lead to a La Liga and/or Champions League (and/or Copa) win…which fuels the club legacy.

 

 

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AC Milan News

AC Milan reviewer in the mixed zone

AC Milan reviewer in the mixed zone

Conversation with Enrique Mendoza about the jersey he reviewed and the club.

So lets get started!

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?

A: My first jersey was an early 98/99 Real Madrid jersey, back when their sponsor was “Teka” rather than today’s “BWIN”. My father gave it to me as my family is from Spain and both the national team and the club, Real Madrid, are a part of our identity.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advice to the clothing manufacturer what would that be?

A: If I had to give a genuine piece of advice to clothing manufacturer’s, I would advise that they try to keep the fabrics of their jersey’s uniform throughout  a single product. I love collecting jerseys from teams around the world, no matter the allegiance, and the only time I’ve ever been disappointed is when the manufacturer opted to have a mesh, thick, or uncomfortable material on just one segment of the jersey, like having athletic mesh builds underneath the arms and down the side, but then keeping the rest of the jersey with a thicker material. This is for an authentic feel, but it can cause some wearers discomfort. In all honesty though, this is a tiny piece of advice, I’m quite satisfied with what I see in all football apparel today.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advice to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be?

 A: My advice to a name and number kit manufacturer would be simple: keep the printing and the adhesive thin and clean. Some jerseys are a joy to wear with your favorite player’s details on the back, but occasionally, you get a customized jersey where the name or number feels thick and vulnerable, or the adhesive seems loose or the heat transfer weak. My only other advice would be to keep the fonts on the smaller and thinner scale. It helps to keep the details fitting nicely and it also lowers the chance of damaging the printing when folding or laying down a jersey.

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

A: I think I have the easiest answer to that question for my team, AC Milan, are really trying to climb their way out of what could be considered the most difficult and pressing era in their storied history. The biggest challenge for AC Milan is to finish in a convincing spot in Serie A (Italy’s premier league), qualify for the Champions League comfortably, and go as far as they can in this season’s Champion’s League. As of this interview, Milan have some momentum and I’m confident they can succeed. As a fan, it’s become intriguing to watch a young team grow out of the bare-bones left behind by sold, retired, and leaving players.

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ? club or athletes ?

A: This is a very good question. If you had asked me this a year ago, I would have said the legacy. I would have said that AC Milan’s most important aspect is their history, their glorious past. They are the most titled club internationally and they have much to be noble and proud of. However, times have changed. Many stars, veterans, and fan favorites have gone over this past summer alone. AC Milan are a different  team now, they are a book without a title, and it is up to them to write the story of the return to success, both domestically and internationally. The past means nothing now, AC Milan have got to get their heads together. In this subject, I would say the current squad is more important than the legacy. This is a question that could and should be asked of everything today.

 

Q: Excellent answers – very interesting to read these comments. Thank you for the contribution.

 

 

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Dortmund

Details: Dortmund customization 12-13

Details: Dortmund customization 12-13

 

Read the Dortmund away jersey review here!

Borussia Dortmund official name and number kit in Puma style and Bundesliga sleeve badge.

 

Dortmund jersey official name and number set

 

The Bundesliga patch.

 

Official Bundesliga sleeve badge

 

The official Puma style name kit.

 

Dortmund Puma printing

 

 

 

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Dortmund

Details: Dortmund home jersey 12-13

Details: Borussia Dortmund home jersey 12-13

 

Read the Dortmund away jersey review here!

 

Dortmund made the switch from Kappa and to the Puma before the season 12-13.

Now they are making noise in the UEFA Champions League which has elevated good players like Reus and Götze to great international names known by a global audience.

So lets try to take a look at the new Puma Dortmund home jersey.

 

Dortmund home jersey including printing

 

The jersey in the image above comes with the extras: Bundesliga badge + name and number kit on the backside.

 

Echte Liebe or True love

 

The jersey comes ful of love to the club. True love = Echte Liebe never dies.

 

Dortmund crest + 2 stars

 

In Germany one star is granted for 3 titles. 2 stars for 5 titles. 3 stars for 10 titles. 4 stars for 20 titles.

 

Puma material logo

 

The material of the Dortmund jersey is Dry Cell polyester.

 

Dortmund authenticity label

 

Authenticity label at the bottom of the jersey.

 

 

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Valencia

Valencia CF reviewer in the mixed zone

Valencia reviewer (DK) in the mixed zone for a chat

Q & A session with Jallal Nabolsi, Kolding, Denmark!

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?

A: Real Madrids home shirt from 2000–01. It was given to me by my father.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?

A: Keep up the good work, and stay on the same track for the upcoming shirts with the collar.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?

A: Maybe make the name and number a bit cheaper.

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

A: Real Madrid.. They must keep pace with fc Barcelona in the league.

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ?

club or athletes ?

A: Both. The club has a great history, but the current players need to step up to keep on making history for the club.

 

 

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Dortmund News

Q & A with Dortmund reviewer

Q & A with Borrusia Dortmund reviewer in the mixed zone

So lets hear from Julian, Lisbon, Portugal.

Ready and go!

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?
A:
My first shirt was given to me by mother, it was a 2002-2003 FC Porto home shirt with Deco print
 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?
A: Use more comfortable materials (cotton vs polyester)

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?
A:
KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid!

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?
A:
Keeping up the current momentum after bigger clubs buy all of our key players (FC Porto ?)

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ?
A:
We’re used to rebuilding after players leave, what ALWAYS matters most is club legacy

 

A: Thank you for the contribution. Interesting to hear these considerations.

 

 

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FC Bayern News

Q & A with FC Bayern reviewer

Q & A with FC Bayern reviewer in the mixed zone

This time around we have the chance to sit down with Dave from the Washington DC metro area.

 

And we will get started right away. So here we go!

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?

A: 2002 World Cup Germany National team jersey with Podolski’s name on the back.

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?

A: It would be nice to have universal sizes!  It would make ordering online much easier.

 
Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?

A: It would be nice if the more popular name and numbers were a little cheaper since you make so many of them.

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

A: Keeping the same momentum up for the Champions League games!

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ?

A: Definitely the players in the current squad (though as an American, it is easier for me to say that!)

 

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News Various Clubs . . .

Q & A with FC Copenhagen reviewer

FC Copenhagen reviewer in the mixed zone after the match

So here we go again. Ready to pose some questions and hear the answers. This time from CH in San Jose, California.

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?

 

* Umbro Manchester United 92-94 home. I bought it myself.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?

 

* Be careful adding a collar. I know they have historical precedent but they can often make the shirt look ridiculous or old fashioned.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?

 

* For Adidas FCK kits, the current shirt is a good template. Don’t add a collar and continue to produce replicas that are not tight-fitting for those of us not so svelte anymore!

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

 

* Manchester United…need to upgrade the central midfield. Other than Cleverley, it’s aging and no longer world class.

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ?

club or athletes ?

 

* Legacy is just that if you don’t have current players to keep up the standard.

 

Q: Thank you very much for these interesting answers. Very enlightening in fact.

 

 

 


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Juventus News

Q & A with Juventus reviewer

Juventus reviewer takes questions in the mixed zone after the game!

Q&A session with Jonne Keranen , Finland.

 

Q: Which was your first jersey and whom gave it to you ?

 A: My first jersey was a long sleeved Juventus home jersey with number 10 (Baggio) on the back. My uncle gave it to me after his trip to Italy in the early 90’s. If I recall correctly it was made out of some kind of woolen material like some jerseys were back in those days. I was maybe six or seven years old.

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the clothing manufacturer what would that be ?

 A: Listen to the fans. Specially with jersey designs. That’s my biggest advice. After all, fans are the ones who buy jerseys. It would be wise for example to include some fan feedback during the design process. Fans know the traditions of the club and have many good ideas regarding shirt designs but their opinions are rarely taken into consideration.

 A: Other advice would be to pay more attention to the durability of jerseys. As jersey materials are nowadays so light weight and breathable, durability might be overlooked. People don’t want to see their jerseys start to bobble after a couple of washes. But I understand the fact that manufacturers bring new jerseys to the market annually for almost every club nowadays, so durability is not the first thing on their agenda. 

 

Q: If you were to give a piece of advise to the name and number kit manufacturer what would that be ?

 A: Use thicker and more durable materials. Sporting ID’s Sencilia is a good example of a durable material. The name and number is usually the first thing that shows wear on a football jersey. I’d like to see Sencilia type material on other than just Premier league print sets too.

 

Q: What is the greatest challenge for your favorite team right now ?

 A: The greatest challenge for Juventus at the moment is getting through from the group stages in the Champions league. It would require at least a point at Shakhtar that is not an easy task. In the Serie A the main challenge is to be consistent. Juventus has great depth in their squad at the moment so I’ll doubt it would be a problem.

 

Q: When evaluating the club at the current moment what is more important: the legacy or the players in the current squad ?

 A: I’d say 70 % current squad, 30 % legacy. You can’t just dwell on past success like Liverpool supporters. You have to look forward. But having said that I have to admit that the legacy of the club is still very important. In order to totally understand what it means to support your club, you have to know the club traditions, history and how the legacy of the club has been formed.

 

Q: Thank you for those interesting answers to our questions. Always good to get a fresh perspective from the outside. To hear it from the fans.