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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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Manchester United Product Reviews

Review: Manchester United away shorts and socks

Manchester United Teamwear Socks.

 The 2011/2012 Manchester United Away Nike Socks are beyond anything you could ever expect from a pair of socks.  Not only are they dri-fit and ventilated in the calf they have built in arch support.  These socks are extremely comfortable on the pitch.  The specialized cushioning on the pads of the foot adds noticeable support.  I really love the ventilation in the calf, which helps with the normal chaffing from shin guards.  As a woman, I do not believe I find much of a difference then men do.  They fit incredibly well from the foot to the knee.  This is a plus as most soccer socks have a tendency to not fit the calf shape on women.  These are knitted for a snug fit and excellent performance.

They also have a very stylish look with the all black calf leading to a blue band at the top.  As a big fan of Manchester United, the Red Devil on the back of the calf is a personalized touch that is quite fun and adds a unique flare.  Off the pitch I found the Nylon Polyester blend to be useful for wearing under my winter boots.  As a student in Midwest America, I spend a lot of time walking through snow in my boots.  These socks double as excellent winter socks, aside from the indoor pitch, by keeping my feet warm and dry.  In winter boots or soccer boots, these socks are a useful buy for any Manchester United fan who plans to be on or off the pitch.

Manchester United Teamwear Shorts

The 2011/2012 Manchester United Away Nike Shorts are quite the buy.  As a female reviewer I have found two aspects that have stuck out: style and quality.  Starting with style, these are quite the pair.  I am usually one to borrow my boyfriend’s shorts when lounging around and these are very nice.  I would suggest a size larger then you would normally buy as they are Nike and run slightly smaller then other companies.  One female specific problem is that the short are not very accommodating for female hips, but as mentioned order a size larger would solve this minimal problem.  Other then this feature, I find them to be both comfy and look nice.  The style of solid black is always a nice choice, and I really like sporting my favorite team’s patch on the right leg.  A nice accent is the blue trimming on the bottom back of the legs, as well as the Red Devil insignia on the back.  The length is also very nice just slighty above the knee.  Now to the quality, I have said now in numerous reviews how much I love the Nike Dri-fit Polyester.  This fabric is as always excellent for both running and exercising.  Dri-fit is breathable, but still offers the support of compression.  The make of this item is of an excellent level of quality and I deem it a worthwhile buy.  I can see these shorts lasting for quite a while. If you plan to wear then on the pitch as a woman, make sure you pay attention to the sizing.  If you are just wearing them for comfort they are still a good choice.   These shorts are stylish, comfortable, and an extremely worthwhile purchase.

 

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Product Reviews Valencia

Review: Valencia CF away jersey 11-12

Review: Valencia CF away jersey 11-12

By Peter Locascio

 

The review features the Valencia away jersey for the season 2011-12. The format of the review does not allow it to be included successfully in a blogpost. Therefore the review follows on an external page.

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Chelsea Product Reviews

Review: Chelsea away jersey 11-12

 Review: Chelsea away jersey 11-12 – personalized

By MM Sports Chelsea FC ambassador Ray Pottenger

 

 

Chelsea Away Jersey: Bold Like a Drogba Kick To Your Face

 

                      Tired of your plain, one color away jersey? Tired of the same old same old design year in and year out? Are you bold? Well the new 2011-12 Chelsea away kit is for you.

 

Chelsea away jersey 11-12

 

 

I’ll be honest, when I say that I first saw these jerseys online, I was a little reticent about reviewing it, because it appeared a bit gaudy in the pictures I saw on the official Chelsea site.   However, the way it looks in pictures does not do it justice.  The moment it came out of the box I was impressed with how eye catching it was in a good way.

Let’s start with the parts of the jersey that are the same. Made from the same Climacool fabric as the home Jersey, it has a base fabric color of black..  As per usual and contractual obligation, the Samsung logo is emblazoned across the chest of the jersey. The striped adidas racing stripes adorn the sleeves.  All of these things are well and good, but they are not what makes this jersey pop, and pop it does.

 

Deviating a bit from the Chelsea royal blue, this jersey has a range of blues checkering the chest staring from a bright aqua to the shoulders that eventually fades to back around the Samsung Logo.  The now you see it now you don’t effect is a visual reminder to your opponents of what you’re going to do when you cross them up. Aqua and white bands circle the v-neck collar and an aqua ring surrounds the openings to both sleeves.

 

Chelsea away jersey 11-12 chest

 

A really nice and simple touch I found was that the Chelsea emblem patch is in silhouette.   I almost like it better than the traditional colored patch.

 

Chelsea away jersey logo

 

As always the  people at MMSports have done a fantastic job of lettering and numbering using the official letters of the premier league. I got a Drogba #11. A powerful player for a powerful  jersey.  

 

Chelsea away jersey 11-12 Drogba 11

 

This is a fantastic jersey that is sure to turn some heads and get attention for all the right reasons.  I can say with full confidence you should go get this kit… if you’re bold enough.  

 

 

 

 

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Manchester United Product Reviews

Review: Man Utd away jersey 11-12 mens

 The Men’s Manchester United Away Jersey 2011-2012: A Female Perspective

By MM Sports Joker ambassador Katie Scharra

 

While much of what I have to say about this men’s jersey is similar to my review of the women’s jersey, it is always nice to give the female take on how the men’s version of a jersey fits.  I will start with the style of the jersey, the royal blue and black stripes I find to be very appealing and quite different then most jerseys. 

 

Manchester United away jersey 11-12 mens

 

 

 As I have said the style of the Manchester United Away kit this year is my favorite.  While wearing a men’s jersey is usually a choice of comfort, I found this particular jersey to have many of the same problems of it female’s counterpart in terms of fit.  I found that the nike jersey for this type of style runs very slim in the hips and across the shoulders.  This prompts me to say if you are a female looking for a comfortable jersey to watch the game in- go for a size larger then you normally would.  Although I have my qualms with the style of the fit, I think that ordering a size would make it a comfortable game day shirt with that classic boyfriend fit.  The length and slim fit also makes the jersey go really well with a pair of black leggings or shorts.  The wide stripes as well are broken up with solid royal blue side panels making for a very slimming look, similar to the women’s version.  As always, the Nike Dri- fit technology helps give the fabric of the jersey both extremely comfortable feel and functional use.  I do think that the men’s fit will be a good candidate for the average kick about unlike the female style.  I generally like wearing men’s jerseys for their wider fit and added comfort, but this year’s Manchester United Away Men’s Jersey seems to be more a fashion piece then a comfort piece.

 

 

 

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Arsenal Product Reviews

Review: Arsenal long sleeve jersey

Arsenal Jersey Review: 2010/2011 Away Jersey / Third Jersey 11-12

By MM Sports Arsenal ambassador R.G.

 

Arsenal third jersey 11-12 long sleeve

 

 

This 2010/2011 season away jersey reminds me of the first jersey bought for me by my father.  In 1983, he purchased the Arsenal away jersey which the team sported that season with multi-tone bright yellow vertical stripes and the navy blue Cannon over the left breast! So I suppose there is some tradition behind the yellow road ‘silks’.

I have always found the Gunner’s choice of ‘Optic Yellow’ and Burgundy a bit garish as far as the kit goes, but I have to admit the Arsenal jersey in full Burgundy with yellow trim (circa 2003) was a classy shirt!

 

Arsenal away jersey 10-11 neckline

 

 

The 2010 Away jersey is once again eye popping Yellow, but with a very thin vertical pinstripe of Burgundy.  The front carries the club sponsor, Emirates Airlines catch phrase ‘Fly Emirates’ screened across the mid-riff, along with the modern Arsenal crest embroidered over the heart.

As the manufacturer is Nike, the right chest carries the infamous ‘Swoosh’, so easily recognized as it is a household brand now worldwide. The back of the jersey sports the club name just below the collar in the middle of the back yoke.  This makes for a nice touch of detail.  My jersey has long sleeves, which I love because here in Canada my climate enables me to wear a long sleeve pretty much all year long. The sleeves of this jersey are fitted with Burgundy cuffs, matching the pinstripe and v-neck collar.  The model I am reviewing does not carry the name and number patches, nor Premier League badges, although for a small price these can be added to the jersey to complete the Authentic look. 

 

Arsenal away jersey 10-11 back side live model

 

 

Nike has done a great job with the development of the Dri-fit technology which produces a nice hand to the fabric, while maintaining top performance standards for keeping the player dry and comfortable due to wicking benefits in the material and ease of breathability.

You may recall Arsenal wore these silks in both its Champions league run in 2010, as well as numerous Premier league games. As a fan, my preference is a darker road jersey, however I can certainly see where, as a player, this kit would be extremely easy to pick out on a pitch and aid in the speed of playmaking.

All in all, I guarantee this jersey will make any Gunner fan ‘stand out’ in a crowd.

Reviewed by Robert Glavind

 

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Product Reviews Various Clubs . . .

Review: Espanyol away jersey 11-12

Review: Espanyol away jersey 11-12

By MM Sports’ Valencia ambassador Peter Locascio (now also covering other Spanish clubs)

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Product Reviews Real Madrid

Review: Real Madrid CL away jersey 11-12

Review: Real Madrid Champions League Away Jersey

By the MM Sports Ambassador Sean Moran

 

The Real Madrid Champions League Away Jersey has a classic design with a fresh new look to it.  The climacool technology that this jersey has is not like others the feel of the fabric is thick yet it breaths very well.  Like many Adidas jerseys this jerseys breaths in the right areas for not only optimal cooling but at the same time it will keep the moisture off of you so you don’t have to worry about getting cold while training or just wearing it for leisure.  The climacool technology also focuses on certain areas of your body to have maximum ventilation for your body to be able to perform at it up most level.  The jersey the embossed team crest on the upper left chest, and the Adidas logo stitched on the right front chest. The front screen-prints features the team sponsor (bwin) who has consistently maintained sponsorship for Real Madrid over the last several years.

 

Real Madrid Champions League away jersey 11-12

 

 

Also stitched on the right sleeve is the champion’s league soccer ball and on the left is the champion’s league trophy these league badges are very important to a jersey they tell you what league the jersey is worn in, it also can tell other people about what kind of fan you.

 

Real Madrid CL away jersey Star Ball Real Madrid CL away jersey badge of honours

 

 

On the back of the jersey is the name and number of player, as well as team crest at the bottom of the numbers.  The reason for me as a fan to get the players name on the jersey is to support you favorite players not only your team.  The jersey does not look complete without the players name and number on the back of the jersey. Price is not an issue for me because I won’t buy a jersey without a name of the player I like but I understand sometimes price can factor in for some.  Even if you buy the jersey to train instead of the training top you want the player on the back to show your support.  The reason I like to wear team jerseys when I train other than the training gear is because the jersey has more perks like the ventilation of the armpit areas, back, and abdomen.  Also the jerseys are made to be the best possible attire to train an get the most out of you without hindering your abilities due to the elements or even stiffness.

 

Real Madrid CL away jersey official name and number kit

 

 

On the shoulder it has the classic Adidas look with tight arm bands at the end of the sleeves to give it a more fitted look, as well as venting under the arms.

 

Real Madrid Champions League away jersey sleeve

 

 

The bottom right front displays the Adidas authentic mark, while the left bottom displays the screen-print ClimaCool logo.

 

Real Madrid authenticity logo Clima Cool logo

 

 

The sizing of this jersey is true to size, while offering a form fitting style.  The fabric is thicker than most jerseys but very durable and comfortable.  The stitching on this jersey is all very tight and well done, the manufacturing of this jersey shows the effort that Adidas puts in their jerseys to fit it towards what athletes want and what can help them battle the elements and their own body. Also this jersey is very stylish with a great new red color that I have not seen in a Real Madrid jersey before. 

 

 

 

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FC Bayern Product Reviews

Review: FC Bayern away jersey 10-12

Review: FC Bayern away jersey 11/12

By MM Sports FC Bayern ambassador Ben Roden

 Thanks to modern technology, football is accessible to a wider and more diverse audience than ever before.  As the popularity of football continues to grow, so too does the need for football clubs to distinguish themselves from one another.  In addition to on-pitch competitions, top-flight clubs must also fight for the interest and support of an increasingly global fanbase. More than bragging rights are at stake; only by building their brand can clubs insure that they’ll have the financial resources they need to remain competitive.

By embracing a unique and striking design, *11/12 Bayern Munich Away Kit seems to represent this effort for distinction in an increasingly challenging market.

FC Bayern away jersey 2010-12

 

The kit is a brilliant white with horizontal stripes in metallic silver. Adidas’ iconic three stripes are navy, along with the name printing and embroidered FCB below the back collar. There are additional red details on the collar and sleeves.

FC Bayern away jersey 10-12 back

 

Unusually, Bayern has different sponsor printing for its home and away kits. While the home kit features the main Deutsche Telekom logo, the away kit showcases LIGA total!, Deutsche Telekom’s Bundesliga TV service.  It’s a little on the large side, but the design is subdued enough not to cause much of a distraction. For me though, the color is a bit of an issue. In pictures, the LIGA portion of the text appears red – a color which would tie-in beautifully with the club crest and the collar and sleeve details. In reality, it’s fluorescent pink.  There’s nothing wrong with the color per se, but it’s close enough to the red that the colors seem to clash – the same can be said of the navy conflicting with the royal blue of the FCB crest. These details don’t ruin the look of the kit by any means, but they do exemplify a niggling lack of cohesion that prevents a good shirt from being truly excellent.

 

Along with the aforementioned coloring issues, there are some design touches that feel out of place. For example, the red sleeve accents, which only extend from the outside portion of the sleeve, protrude from the hem at a sharp angle. While this is an interesting design, it seems at odds with the collar, which is more conservatively tapered.

FC Bayern away jersey 10-12 sleeve

 

Whereas this season’s Bayern’s Home kit exhibits a careful, subtle and unified design, the away kit seems a somewhat haphazard collection of individually impressive ideas.

 

In terms of construction, the shirt is excellent. The badge is brightly embroidered, and the printing is flawless. The shirt I received did not have name and number printing, but as is common with Bayern shirts, did have the club name emblazoned across the shoulders. While this is a nice detail, the back of the kit looks a bit strange with text only at the top – this is a kit that would definitely benefit from the addition of name and number.  

 

In my experience, the comfort of Adidas’ kits is second to no one, and this kit is no exception.  Like the home kit, it’s made using Adidas’ ClimaCool fabric, but seems thinner and lighter.  The addition of mesh underarm vents and a collar notch make this a comfortable and well ventilated top to wear onto the pitch or around town.

FC Bayern away jersey 10-12 Clima Cool Holo

 

On the whole, the Bayern Munich 11/12 Away kit is another good showing from Adidas. If the aim of the design is to stand out, it certainly succeeds; this shirt will definitely start some conversations at the Sunday five-a-side. It’s a shame that more effort wasn’t given to fully integrate the shirt’s disparate elements; with a bit more clarity in the overall design, this shirt could have been iconic. Despite the lackluster summation of its parts, though, this year’s Bayern Away kit still manages to impress.

 

4/5

 

*Note – If you think this shirt looks strangely familiar, you’re right: Bayern wore the same away kit during the 10/11 season.