Arsenal Product Reviews

Review: Arsenal training top 2011-12

 Arsenal Training Shirt Review


2011/2012 Season


Robert Glavind, CANADA



If you caught any of the Gunner’s early season games this year in the Premier League, you may have noticed the substitutes and team members on the bench seated behind Arsene Wenger and the coaching staff wearing some very cool looking t-shirts. The shirts are red and carry the standard brand and sponsor logos of the regular jerseys.

I was excited to receive this shirt to review as it has a very clean modern look.


Arsenal training top pre-match top 2011-12



This training shirt follows the colours of the home and away kit. The one I received is the home kit version in red with white and black trim. The red body, with elasticized white cuffs and collar includes a thin black line which matches to the black and white stripe across the front top of the chest.  Directly below the stripe is the standard ‘Fly Emirates’ logo in white screened script. This kind of gives it a semi-jersey look.

Although the logos and design are all screened, Nike as the manufacturer of this shirt has done a fantastic job in adding a little style element to the traditional Arsenal colors.  I think these shirts are really sharp looking and have already received numerous complements and inquiries.

The material is Nike’s tech performance, Dri-Fit line of cloth which is exceptionally light and provides excellent wicking plus breathability for running and working out in.


Different from the 2011 / 2012 jersey, this shirt carries the actual official Arsenal logo crest, which works very well with the overall modern design behind the shirt.

On the back of the shirt, screened in white below the collar is a 3d block icon form and across the shoulder blades in large block letters is the club name: ARSENAL


Arsenal training top pre-match top 11-12



This shirt will make a great option for the fan who may be looking for a less expensive alternative to the official team jersey, as well as provide an uber kool style shirt for the fan looking for everyday performance casual wear.


C’mon ARSENAL!!!

Reviewed by Robert Glavind


Arsenal training top pre match version 11-12




Manchester United Product Reviews

Review: Manchester United training top 2011-12


By Man Utd ambassador Bulent Bahadir


As you are reading this review, you are probably supporting a team, a football team. You follow your team, with every matches they play, with every club and transfer news, and one another thing supporters wait with great enthusiasm is clubs new merchandises. Here we have the Manchester United’s training shirt. A true fan has already noticed the training gears and I will try to review this great training top for you.


Manchester Untied training top 1



Main colour of the training top is old royal blue with randomly placed white accents. This gives a quite modern and unique look to the training top. As usual Man United club crest is at the left of the chest while Nike Swoosh is at the right. The fabric of the top is Nike Dri-Fit as football shirts are too.


Manchester United training top 2

Plastic printed Manchester United Crest

The training top came from MMsports is like a player issue one. There are some differences from the regular-commercial ones. First the club badge is not embroidered, plastic printed same as the match shirts that footballers wear at matches. That gives more comfort to the person who wears the top. There would be no tiggling or any other extra feeling that the back of the badge could give.



Manchester United training top blue 3

Air ventilation holes under the arms

There are plastic patches at the shoulders and back of the shirt. We can see these plastic patches at player issue shirts too (authentic jerseys). The last and most important difference from the regular training top is air ventilation holes below the arm pit. I haven’t seen any commercial top and shirt sold at shops with air ventilation holes. Only player issue items have them.

Man Utd training top Man Utd training top another view

 Embroidered crest and no ventilation holes

Note: I was in London two weeks ago. I also visited the MU Megastore at Old Trafford. These sneaky pics were taken at Megastore and some other football shops. You can see the differences I told before by looking at the pics. Thanksfully MMSports have the player issue version of this training top.

Manchester United training top window shopping

Training top displayed at MU Megastore

With the player issue details this training top looks absolutely stunning. You feel yourself like a pro while wearing it. It is great for personal excercise, football matches with friends or even for a casual top. This sponsorless shirt can match every occasion. Support your team with this training top, it is up to you where to wear it.


Ambassador Challenge 2

Football clubs usually launch 2 or 3 football shirts every year. And we supporters always await the launch with great expectations. Some first impressions could be very high or sometimes we dont like what we see at first. At the end this is our club’s shirts and we would get used to it with the start of the league. One shirt (Home shirt) will be for sure with usual colours and Away shirt with some changing colours. You dont have so much option about the colour selection. With the big price tag of the shirts, club’s other merchandises could come in front, with T-Shirts, Tops, Jackets, Coats, etc. Great alternatives to club shirts heavy price tag, you can also have various options of design, colour and price for t-shirt, jackets and coats. I preferably wear football shirts at match days only. But other days, I show my support for example with wearing a polo,a small red devil embroidered at the chest (as simple as it can be), or if the weather is cold, just put on my Man United jacket. You dont have to go to work with a big sponsored shirt, the most beneficial design of leisure wear is that they have no big sponsors printed to ruin the design. You dont have to walk like a big commercial billboard. I have the flexibility of club wear merchandises that football shirts couldnt offer. You have only two options for football shirts every year, home and away. If you dont like the design, you can choose whatever you want from the leasurewear selection to support your team. Isnt it the reason, SUPPORT YOUR TEAM?

Bulent Bahadır / Istanbul 




Inter Product Reviews

Review: Nike Inter fan T-shirt

 Review: Inter fan tee from Nike

By MM Sports’ Inter ambassador Joe Palatano




The Nike Inter Milan t-shirt is an authentic piece of Serie A fan-wear.  It features crisp lines in the shirt’s construction, an athletic fit and bold color ways that make great use of contrast.



Inter tee screen graphics


Some standout points of this Internazionale t-shirt include the no-stretch collar, the durable yet comfortable material and of course the aggressive screen-print. 

The crew neck collar of the Nike t-shirt is made to last. Fitted from high quality cotton and made to hug and mirror the neck, this is one collar that seems fit to last without dreaded the crumple affect.


Inter fan tee full size


Unlike your average t-shirt, the collar is reinforced in the shirt’s interior with a ring of stitching and comfort fabric for optimum shape retention – added confidence that this shirt can be worn time and time again.

I would describe the material of this Inter tee as a silky cotton. It’s comfortable to wear, yet feels like it’s got some substance to it.

Quality stitching creates the athletic cut with its defined shoulders and appealing fit that can be worn casually or to classically pair with some jeans out and about to show your colors.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the essence of the graphic tee – screen print that is just plain cool.


Inter t-shirt screen print graphics



The front of the shirt features some unique and artistic imagery that really let the onlooker know – Internazionale mean business!

FC Internazionale Milano is known as Il Biscione, ‘The Big Grass Snake’ – and with this product we see an image of Il Biscione practically lunging off of the material. It is seemingly only anchored to the deep black background by the heavy block lettering “FC Internazionale”, being threaded through the script – very appealing visually, and sure to get some looks.

Also notice the bold and modern Inter Milan crest, well positioned in the upper right corner of the chest. With the dark contrast of black and blue graphics, the proud crest has some definite high visibility. 

Inter fan tee club logo





Product Reviews

Sizes & Brands – Brands & Sizing

Different brands use different size guidelines but the terms remain the same

By letting ambassadors try and review jerseys from many different brands we get an idea about which brands follow which guidelines when it comes to sizing. And it seems like there is a very strong correlation between the country of origin of the brand and the way they go out about using sizing. What can be slightly confusing is that all brands increasingly go by the US sizes S, M, L,XL , XXL etc. But it is not always that obvious what is meant by any given size. adidas holds US and EU sizes to same constant. But has Asian sizes one bigger. So EU M is an Asian L. Macron the Italian brand makes a distinction between US and EU sizes. so a Macron EU M would only be a US size Small. Since the population on average is taller to the north of Europe (and North America) usually sizes tend to be larger from brands with origin in these geographical areas. And on the reverse. People from southern Europe and from Asia tend to be shorter on average thus those brands come slightly smaller.

The Italian brands:





The Spanish brands:



The Chinese brands:

Li Ning


Tend to favor shorter jerseys but possibly slightly broader relatively.

The brands from the north:

German brands:



UK brands:



US brands:


Under Armour

tend to be larger in size. There is not always a 100% correlation between country of origin and size guidelines. Puma for instance used to come very small in the sizes but subsequently changed their measures. Joma and Legea can come quite big in some of the men’s sizes. But as a rule of thumb there does seem be significant backing for applying this perspective when evaluating the sizing online.


Review: Inter home jersey 11-12

 Review: Inter home jersey 11/12

By Inter ambassador Joe Palatano

F. C. Internazionale Milano is an organization with a cult following, folklore-like history and tradition. Inter fans are not only some of the most passionate in the world… They are also some of the best-dressed tifosi around.

The 2011/2012 Nike Inter jersey is a classic, well-built product fit for any fan of “Pazza Inter”, a club and squad which shares these qualities. The shirt is perfect to wear around – whether supporting at home, or showing off the nerazzurri colors with friends (or rivals).

Narrow-striped with a vibrant blue and black, this Inter Milan kit is everything the customer would expect – a perfect fan piece, and stylish option in your closet.


Inter home jersey 11-12 Coppa Italia badge WCC badge


My Inter shirt came with kit name and number Pazzini 7 perfectly applied – secure, and of authentic, highest quality. With added value accents such as black and blue stitching at the seams, bold Inter crest, in-collar St. George’s Cross flag, and ‘inter’ stylized screening at the back of the neck – this is surely a collector’s item to show off.


Inter home jersey 11-12 Pazzini 7


The first aspect that really stands out about the Nike Internazionale 11/12 jersey is that it is collared.  Collars on football shirts can be a love-hate relationship. They can really make or break the look of the jersey, as well as the fun-to-wear factor.

If you’ve had any reservations regarding collared football kits in the past, forget them – this one is both enjoyable to wear and quite stylish.


Inter home jersey 11-12 collar look inside


Inter have opted for collarless over the past few seasons, but this one just seems to fit right with the club and its English origins in general.  The collar sits well on the neck and collarbone and always retains its shape – the firm, no slouch short collar blends seamlessly into the shirt itself. Forget intrusive collars, there’s no fuss or hassle with this classic one-button football shirt collar.

The material is a lightweight slightly dimpled or textured Nike Dry-Fit fabric that falls lightly on the shoulders and chest, thus making it really quite comfortable to wear.

Unlike football shirts from other kit manufacturers, the fit of this Inter jersey is not restricting at all. It is loose and airy in all the right places, giving the fan a comfortably full range of movement – yet it is form fitting with a flattering cut, meaning this shirt will not just hang there off of your back.

My shirt was delivered with Coppa Italia and Club World Cup patches attached.  These add-ons arrived well applied in the appointed places, with a manufacturer-direct level of craft and attention to detail. The shirt adorned with patches really adds value by displaying the accomplishments of the squad – you can’t help but feel like a fully decorated military general in this thing. 

Inter home jersey 11-12 chest


Without a doubt, this shirt is one gorgeous Inter Milan replica jersey. From the overall fit, to the style, the classic elements to the authentic cup and championship patches from MM Sport – my F.C. Inter Milan jersey is a standout item.


FC Bayern Munich Product Reviews

Review: FC Bayern home jersey 11-13

Review: FC Bayern Munich home jersey 11-12 +12-13

By MM Sports FC Bayern ambassador Ben Roden, Utah, USA


 “The price of success is sometimes suffocating expectation. So it seems to be with Bayern München. After a disappointing finish in last year’s Bundesliga campaign, and a heartbreaking exit from the Champions League, questions are being raised by pundits and fans alike: how can a team with so much history and so much talent fall short? After a busy transfer period and some strong signings, Die Roten now hope to quiet their critics and appease their restless supporters with a strong campaign.


 With Bayern challenging for silverware on multiple fronts, Allianz Arena will need to become a fortress for Bayern to succeed; appropriately, they will take to the home pitch in a kit that represents the legacy of Germany’s most successful club.

While previous kits have paid tribute to Bayern’s historical kits in literal terms, (the red and white stripes of the 10/11 home kit, for example) this year’s Adidas kit utilizes a simple design and important details to create a more spiritual successor to previous classics.

The color template is red and gold – the bright red of recent years has been replaced with a deep cardinal, accented with subtle stripes and gold details.  The color, while a slight deviation from the norm pays tribute to tradition, while the gold stripes and lettering represent FCB’s numerous trophies, both past and future.



FC Bayern Munich home jersey 11-12



The quality of the garment itself is excellent. The kit features Adidas’ ClimaCool fabric and vent panels for comfort, and a fairly traditional fit. The sponsor, crest, and name/number are of top quality and are integrated perfectly into the kit. The text on the back of the jersey is printed in metallic gold, and a small Bayern crest is stamped into each number. The club’s name is printed across the shoulders, while the player’s name is printed just below the number in the same distinctive font.


FC Bayern home jersey 11-12 + Schweinsteiger 31 printing


As is common with many Adidas designs, Bayern’s kit features a number of unique and impressive details that are unique to the club. Bayern is known to many as “Rekordmeister,” or in English, “Record Champion,” a title which refers to their numerous cups and titles – this nickname is emblazoned in a gold strip on the back collar of the kit.



FC Bayern home jersey 11-12 collar Rekordmeister


On the inside of the collar is the club’s motto – “Mia san mia,” a Bavarian phrase roughly translated as “We are who we are,” a further symbol of the club’s identity.



FC Bayern home jersey collar inside Mia San Mia


Even the vertical stripes on the front of the kit echo the checker of the Bavarian flag found in the team’s crest.

These details are small but well executed, enriching the overall design of the kit rather than distracting from it.

Overall, this is one of the best Bayern Munich kits in years –elegant, timeless and powerful.  Striking a perfect balance between simplicity and character, the kit perfectly captures the current aim of FC Bayern –drawing on the strength of Bayern’s legacy while looking ahead to the future.

Overall Rating: 10/10″




Aston Villa fan number One: Prince William

Aston Villa Fan Number One: Prince William

Sports is huge in the UK like it is in the US. So everybody is somehow related to sports being active or supporting a team but in any case following.

The royal familiy is no exception. Thus Prince William is a huge Aston Villa supporter.

Prince William wearing an Aston Villa baseball cap

It is unknown why he happens to support Aston Villa of all clubs but there is probably a pretty good explanation for that.

Aston Villa a club which has not been overwhelmed with attention over the past 20 years is probably happy to have the Prince among their faithful followers.

And it always brings a bit of publicity to have a famous fan. . .

Prince William alongside Ashley Young and the launch of an Aston Villa kit

English international Ashley Young now with Manchester United also features in the photo. And the launch of a new Aston Villa kit probably back from the season 09/10 or 10/11 when Villa had switched to kit supplier Nike.


New MM Sports Website Beta

MM Sports Beta website

We hereby introduce the new MM Sports website. The website is still in a beta version in the sense that the final migration from our current website has not yet taken place. But besides that the website is already by now operational. We need to test it and to have it tested by the public in order to rout out bugs or potential usability problems. But hopefully we will be able to make the switch from Beta to Alfa within the next couple of months and before the holiday season.

The new website has been built on the Magento platform which is a new e-commerce platform dating back to 2008. The platform is Open Source but is being backed by a company Varien. Varien provides paid versions beyond the freeware community edition. Thus there is a professional version and an enterprise version which are leased to companies or corporations which need a supported and fully tested solution.

The big advantage running on a platform like Magento is that it is very cost efficient. A number of extensions are available at a low cost and there is a large developer community which can provide assistance for custom tasks which is not covered by the basic framework nor any of the extensions available.

In 2011 Magento was finally acquired by Ebay which now owns the shopping platform entirely. It is part of Ebay’s newly defined strategy about being a player in all kinds of e-commerce. Not only by providing the e-commerce platform for auction based deals or fixed priced sales that we now from But also as a technology company in the sphere of e-commerce tecnology, fulfillment and marketing (thus the acquisition of GSI Commerce), and the acquisition of Magento etc. Not the least by trying to push its’ market leading payment service Pay Pal.

So we will probably expect to see an even tighter integration between Magento , Pay Pal and in the future. But most likely the open source component will be maintained so it is up to the merchant whether he or she wants to use the integrated services from Ebay Inc.

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