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Liverpool

Liverpool Champions League jersey – M. SALAH 11

The Liverpool home jersey is the same for the Champions League as for the Premier League. However, the printing is vastly different between the two.
Sleeve badges as well as name and number sets.
Liverpool UCL printingTo the left arm sleeve there is the UEFA honors 5 Cups badge + the UEFA Respect patch.
Liverpool starball badge UCL Salah
To the right arm sleeve there is the StarBall badge.
LFC UCL printingThe numbers on the back are in the special Liverpool style. LFC logos in the bottom of the numbers. The name is curved and not straight.
CNN visits Mo Salah in Liverpool click here to see the interesting reporting from the ground!

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News

Texas – the State that Foreshadows how America develops

New book out on an eternal theme  –  Taxas is different.
Book about Texas
The book has been reviewed in the Ny Times:
Click here to read the NYT newspaper book review!
and ofc it is available to purchase from amazon.
Click here to read customer reviews of the book on Amazon.com
The full title and publication details of the book:

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Hardcover – Deckle Edge, April 17, 2018

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Manchester United Product Reviews

Manchester United 2017-18 Away Short Sleeve Shirt Review

By Julian Smith, NYC / Portugal
Manchester United away jersey Review from LA

 
As one of the oldest and most storied football franchises in the world, Manchester United can always expect to be in the news. Since the 2013 departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the greatest football manager of all time, headlines around United have largely been negative. United fans became accustomed to unprecedented levels of success under the “Fergie” years, and the team has struggled to live up to those standards of yesteryear, leading to outcries from anyone and everyone about the current squad.
When United debuted their new away shirt for the 2017-18 season, the style evoked a sentiment much needed of the squad: modernization of historical glory. This kit design, as will be detailed more later in this review, is inspired by the away shirt used by United in 1990-1992. The shirt debut was coupled with some truly magical performances at the beginning of the year which unfortunately for any fan of football have waned as the season has gone on. The shirt is no less beautiful though, and while the comfort may not be up to the standard of the style, it sure is nice to look at.

The Shirt

Manchester United away jersey - front
Manchester United’s 2017-18 away shirt is textured with a leaf-like design in monochrome fades. This is one of the most complex shirt bases of a top tier club in recent memory, straying far, far away from an in vogue minimalism we see with many household name shirts. Manufactured by Adidas, the shirt implements their patented climacool material.
Recently, the major brands have begun to sell both replica and authentic versions of shirts, the latter of which is supposed to more closely resemble what the players wear. The replica shirts now tend to feel more like a normal t-shirt, with materials being a bit heavier and feeling comfortable on the body.
Man Utd jersey Pogba - Giggs comparison
As mentioned in the introduction, this design harkens back to the early 1990’s when Brian Robson, Mark Hughes, and an up and coming Ryan Giggs were representing the Red Devils.
Man Utd away kit Pogba printing
The back panel of the shirt does not contain the textured design, and is in solid black.
Man Utd away jersey - side
The shirt follows the recent trend of contouring the sides as it goes down the body, creating a snug but not body tight fit, which gives a slimming look as well. The Adidas stripes in white running down the sides, contrasting with the black and white glow of the shirt, make for a very nice effect.
Man Utd away kit collar
Adidas opted for the crew neck collar on this shirt in solid black, probably to add a bit of style stability. I couldn’t imagine if this shirt had a protruding collar or some sort of hybrid… best not to risk by overdesigning.
Man Utd away jersey - crest
The club badge and Adidas logo are both in white with black accents on the former, keeping the very sleek monochrome coloration. Both are stitched into the shirt, and the color continuity adds a lot of style.
Man Utd away kit sponsor logo
It’s a shame the Chevrolet logo is such a blaring intruder on a sleek backdrop. Even still, the yellow of the emblem isn’t too over the top. The sponsor logo is printed on, and feels like a plastic material kind of like the name and number printing.
Man Utd away jersey inside out
Adidas again opted for what I maintain is a very weird decision in creating this weird panel structure on the inside of the shirt. Not that it deserves much attention, but I find it totally strange and figure it’s worth sharing simply because of how weird it is!
Man Utd away jersey - sleeve badge
A quick note of appreciation for the Premier League badges, which I absolutely love. Again, fitting with the modernization of the shirt, the badges display the new league logo in a circular patch. It’s a bit bulky, and two badges are really unnecessary (the Premier League is the only major league that uses a badge on each arm), but I like the overall design so much I don’t mind the minor negatives.
Man Utd away jersey - LA at night
LA at night in the background (red)
Man Utd away jersey at the beach
Putting it all together, you get a pretty clean looking shirt in the black of night or the light of day!
 
The Print
New Style of Printing 17/18.
Man Utd away jersey including printing
The design of the new Premier League printing, which was introduced this year, is simply fantastic. I love the look of the letters and numbers, and the PS-PRO material used is light but feels durable. It’s a far cry from the Lextra felt material used in years past, which this author misses dearly, but is an upgrade from the totally boring style used between 2013-2017.
Man Utd away jersey in Hollywood
And of course, with one of the most bold shirt designs, only one player is fit to adorn this shirt and have this photo taken! All hail Hollywood Pogba!
Man Utd away jersey - review score
A rare 5 star review from me! But as I was tallying the points I thought would be fair, it became clear that this is really an exquisite shirt in many facets! The few negatives and overwhelmingly overpowered by the many positives, in my humble opinion.
As always, the official kit and printing are available to purchase from MM Sports at idfootballdesk.com

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Players

Pogba Predator soccer cleats April 2018

New Predator cleats have been released April 2018.
Worn for the first time by Paul Pogba in match versus City. Pogba scores 2 goals and United win 3-2, coincidence ?? ))
Predator cleats 2018 Pogba
And on the field action worn by Paul Pogba!
Pogba Predator soccer cleats 2018
The cleats are blue with green striped , light green like the color of nascent spring grass.
 
Pogba Predator in action
 
Great moves by the French super star – fantastic balance.
Predator Pogba football boots
 
Pogba at the top of his game!
Adidas Predator soccer cleats inside

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Players

Messi Nemeziz cleats April 2018

A new Nemeziz football boot from Adidas has been launched!
Messi firm ground soccer cleats
Messi soccer cleats in a beautiful blue purple color with green contrast.
Worn first time on pitch in a match where Messi scored a hattrick. A coincidence ??
Messi Nemeziz boots on pitch
And from a different angle:
Messi Nemeziz soccer cleats
and finally a close up
Messi Nemeziz footwear
and from the other side.
Messi cleats 3 stripes green

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Design

Good Quality does matter!

worn jeans in different qualities
Great article describing how the qualities of apparel have changed over time.
Click here to learn more at quartz website
about disposable luxury.