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Shopping soccer jerseys in the US and in Europe

 WHY ARE THEY MY FAVORITE?

 

An American obsessed with European Football (soccer in USA) ? and their  Jerseys?? . That me , it began in the 2009-2010 Champions league Tournament when I was flipping through the TV channels I came across a soccer game. Pausing just for a moment thinking it was just a simple soccer game I became intrigued when I realized it was inter Milan with Pirelli across the Jersey. Being of Italian origin and always insisting on Pirelli tires on my sports cars (mostly Jaguars,BMW,s and porches) I left the game on and learned it was Barcelona Vs Inter in the semi finals of this thing they called the champions league. I had never heard of it before. I knew of the world cup and that England like Italy was a popular football country but became instantly fascinated by the fact that  the best teams from the European countries had a tournament.

 

See here in the USA our two most popular sports Baseball and what we call Football are limited. There are not many other countries that have baseball and football teams and certainly not with the caliber of players in the US leagues. So the thought of the best teams from various countries playing for a champions cup truely inspired me not to mention the variety of Jerseys the teams wore. That same day I watched Inter defeat Barcelona I went to the UEFA website they advertised on the TV  and purchased several champions league jerseys. When they arrived, like a kid at Christmas I instantly opened the jerseys and was unbelievably surprised how awesome they were. From there it became an instant obsession, hobby, addiction and unexpectedly  turning into a collection of over 600 jerseys to date. The Champions league tournament is by far one of the world’s greatest sporting events. This year my hopes are on Bayern Munich to make it to the finals. The Allianz arena Bayern Munich’s home stadium. If Bayern makes it to the finals it will be a historical event  that rarely ever happens in sports.

 

Back to the Jerseys. There are hundreds of .com companies that claim to have the newest Kits, widest selection and so on. I have found some of my most prized jerseys in small town soccer shops and a very few web based sites. The neat thing about the small town shops they usually have a jersey or two that dates back several years still in brand new condition.

 

One web based company that I found to be truly awesome is MM Sports. Based in Denmark I was a little skeptical at first until in the contact us section  there was a phone number. Something you rarely see on any website. So  I placed my first order and within a week it arrived. Pleased with my purchase and always on the lookout  for rare or sold out jerseys I placed a phone call to MM Sports asking if they were able to find a couple jerseys I couldn’t find anyware  . So I called Denmark and spoke with  Mikkell who was  professional and very friendly. To my surprise in just a few days an email appeared telling me he found what I was looking for. MM Sports are amazing people with a sincere desire to get what you need the way you want it. Personal service at a level that leaves you with a wonderful feeling as if you were a king. Some of my favorite Jerseys came from MM Sports.

 

What is so special about a football jersey you ask. What is not special about a jersey I respond. The variety of Manufacturers, materials and clubs are endless. Wearing a Bayern Munich special black  Champions league jersey with the special Lextra Starball on one arm and the Honors 4  trophy on the other sleeve can be intoxicating which I was only able to get from MM Sports. Soccer.com, World soccershop and others all say preorder with no expected delivery date. Well my friends I have several  in a variety of sizes thanks to MM sports taking the time to satisfy a customer halfway around the world.

 

The jerseys and the Champions League are the main focus of what I’m writing.

I love everything about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Macron new technical sponsor of Lazio

 Lazio in Macron from the season 2012-13

LAZIO and Macron have announced the signing of an agreement for the technical sponsorship of the Rome club that  will last  the next  5 years, from 2012-13  until the end of 2016-17 season.

After 14 years Lazio – one of the Italian  most important club – has decided  to change the technical sponsor and it is quite significant that Macron has been their choice.

“The decision to link us for so many years to Macron” said the President of Lazio “reveals the confidence we have  in the programs and in the reliability of the company. We’re sure we will develop, over the next few years, important projects that will go far beyond the simple technical sponsorship”.

The same opinion came from  Gianluca Pavanello, CEO of Macron: “After the renewal with Napoli, this agreement with Lazio is a confirmation of appreciation towards us from  the top clubs of Italian League.. It is needless to emphasize the overwhelming importance of an environment such as Rome’s for the whole movement. We are confident that from this partnership with Lazio will arise over the next five years amazing  projects both for the team and Its supporters. ” On this regard  Macron and Lazio have already outlined  the presentation of a collection “Linea Fans” of leisurewear, available in the  “Lazio Style 1900” and in all retail stores Macron from next  August.

During the summer it will be presented the new official jersey of the Roman team that, for the first time, will have a custom label tag with a catch-phrase, that will surely  arise curiosity among its fans.

“The massive passion and the overwhelming enthusiasm of the Lazio fans” concluded Gianluca Pavanello “will be a great motivation for us to create ideas and initiatives always up to the tradition of the Biancocelesti team”.

 

 

 

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Real Madrid jerseys 2012-13

Real Madrid jerseys 2012-13

The new Real Madrid home jersey will arrive in May 2012. The exact date is still unknown at the time of writing.

The launch date might be influenced by on-pitch factors such the clinching of Spanish league title or appearance in a Champions League final.

The color scheme and the design of the jersey has been revealed already though. The home jersey will be white with navy and bright blue contrast colors.

The printing will most likely follow the constrast colors and be navy blue.

The away jersey will most likely launch in June or July. The new away jersey will be dark navy with lime green contrast color.

The name and number kit accompanying the jersey will most likely be white though a bright color could also be an option.

The Champions League away jersey (LFP 3rd jersey) will launch in August. For the season 2012-13 the colors will be green and silver.

The name and number kit could be white or silver as the most likely options.

There will also be two goal keeper jerseys as part of the collection. One will be red and the other one will be black.

The goal keeper jerseys will probably launch together with the home kit in May.

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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 . . .