New Liverpool home jersey 2017/18! Launch 19th of May!

New Liverpool home jersey has now been presented officially.
It is up for pre-order with shipping around the 19th of May.
The jersey is a 125 years anniversary jersey!

Click here to pre-order your Liverpool home jersey 2017/18!

A very elegant and classy jersey! Definitely a worthy design for the anniversary.
Liverpool home jersey 2017/18
A new style of Premier League printing has launched for the season 2017/18.
Liverpool will now have names printed in straight line rather than in a curve as has been the case until now.
EPL printing 2017/18
The printing for the home jersey will be white with black outline.
For the away and third jerseys it will be black with white outline.


New Nike Town in Moscow

Opening on the 26th of March 2017 very close to the Detski Mir store, and in the Kuznetski Most metro area there is a new Nike brand store. The store has 4 floors + full basement.
Basement with football. Ground floor with mens running and training. First floor with women’s. Second floor with mens basketball and leisure wear. Third floor with studio (whatever that means).
Basement: Football
The teams carried are Barcelona, PSG, Man City + the local teams of Dinamo and Spartak. No sign of Zenit St. Petersburg though. Maybe because it is not a Moscow side ?
Nike store Moscow basement football
Best selling cleat is the Nike Tiempo according to the sales rep. Not Mercurial nor Hypervenom as one might otherwise expect. According to Xavi is Pique the most fashionable player in football of today. Maybe that is what is driving sales ??
Ground floor: men’s training and running
A mix of shoes and apparel within these two best selling Nike categories.
Nike training and running Moscow
Third floor: men’s basketball and leisure wear
A number of Nike leisure wear shoes are lined up. As well as apparel. Basketball is also covered with a mix of apparel and footwear.
Nike Moscow leisure wear and basketball
Nike is ready for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Even for the Confed Cup 2017 which will kick off mid-June.


Premier League printing 2017/18 – 5 colorways

New Premier League printing set to launch end of April, early May 2017.
It will be the first time since the original launch back in 1996 that there will be a change to the layout and the style.
Premier League print 2017/18
To read the press release from the FA click here!
There will be 5 colorways available. 4 of them can be seen from the photo above. The fifth is yellow with white outline Y/W which will supplant the Gold / White style with current set.
Adult nummer: 230 mm
Adult letter: 49 mm

Shorts number: 100 mm
Junior number: 165 mm
Junior letter: 35.1 mm

Juventus printing 2016/17 – UCL – Serie A

Juventus is using the same jersey and the same printing for the matches in Serie A as well as in the UEFA Champions League. While AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid have opted for different variants at back and with regard to printing in the case of la Juve it is the exact same thing.
Only the sleeve badges differ.
Juve UCL printing 2016/17
New superstar Paulo Dybala in the image.
Juventus Serie A printing 2016/17
and has become common over the past few years even the star strikers have to help out defensively. Here we go ! Dybala defending against AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca. Printing and jersey being the same as in the image above taken from the UCL 1/4 final versus Barcelona.

Various Clubs . . .

Atletico Madrid printing 2017/18 – UCL – La Liga

Atletico Madrid has a home jersey which is being used for matches in La Liga and in the UCL a like. However, while the front of the jersey is the same for both tournaments the back has a different design. The back is striped in La Liga version while it is solid red in the UCL version.
Atletico La Liga jersey and printing
The printing is also different. In La Liga it is blue with a white outline.
Atletico UCL jersey and printing
In the UCL Atletico has an all white name and number set. Maybe it is in fact the printing style from the 15/16 season which is re-used for the UCL matches during the 17/18 campaign.

Various Clubs . . .

AS Monaco printing 16/17 – Ligue1 / UCL

AS Monaco is doing well with an exciting team full of young prowess and dynamics.
Monaco tryk 16/17 Ligue 1
However, there are a few minor differences between the home kit in use for the French Ligue 1 and the one worn for UCL matches.
Monaco UCL Falcao 9
The back is all white for the UCL kit. The back of the jersey worn during Ligue 1 matches is split in a two color format. The printing for the UCL is all red. The one for the Ligue1 is black with a white edge.


Moscow Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky

Russia has a long tradition for classical music. Many great musicians as well as many great composers have come out of Russia.
Moscow conservatory
Among the more famous figures is Pietr Tjaikovskii. The famous Russian composer who wrote a number of important works. Thus the Moscow Conservatory has been named to his honor and fittingly a statue of the man himself has been raised outside.
Pietr Tjaikovskii statue


No Teslas in Russia ?

Russia has a vast number of luxury cars driving on the streets. The most popular luxury seems to be Mercedes. But also Audis, BMWs, and Rolls Royces can be seen.
In the West Tesla has become the car of choice among many in the luxury segment over the past couple of years. But no Teslas are to be spotted on Russian roads. Why not ?
Well, Tesla uses a direct business to consumer sales model. No dealerships as intermediaries. And since many US companies shy away from direct involvement in the Russian market that might be the reason why Tesla is not selling its’ wares in Russia. However, rumors has it that it might be contemplating move in order to tap the vast Russian market.
Tesla automobile
In Denmark for instance Teslas are everywhere. In Norway it is huge as well. In both countries tax credits have been given since it is considered to be environmentally friendly. In Denmark the subsidy has been removed though so new Tesla sales has surely declined significantly.
Tesla carTesla relies upon an infrastructure of recharging stations. Gas is very cheap in Russia. And the country is huge. Though most people do not use the car for intercity travel. But mainly around their home city and its vicinity.
Not sure if there is any existing network in place Tesla would be able to use in order to build out charging stations. Or if the company would have to build it from scratch which would most likely mean that it would do so in Moscow and St. Petersburg exclusively.


Russia Theater

Russia has a long and proud tradition in theater. And even as of today Russians still back the live theater on a massive scale. Even if theater has seen competition multiply with unlimited number of entertainment options now available it is still able to hold its own.
Moskva teater
Even in the suburbs of a city like Moscow you will find fully functioning theaters. The season runs from September and until the end of May.
Moskva teater
The grand masters of the Russian tradition are the likes of Pushkin, Gogol, and Chekhov. Pushkin in the national poet of Russia. Chekhov is a main contributor to the tradition with a significant number of plays to his name.