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The Big Business Of Football Kit Deals

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With the 2014/15 campaign now just around the corner, all of the top kits have been released as the countdown to the big kick-off continues. To highlight the huge scale of the football shirt manufacturing industry, the following graphic shows just how each Premier League side fares financially against one another, as well as the deals that top European and international teams have carved.

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Is There Any Such Thing as a "Home Kit" Advantage?

thumbnailFootball pundits often like to talk about the home advantage, and how a team playing at their own ground immediately holds the upper hand. Some take the philosophy a little further and look at the success of a team in their home or away kit – and this is where the next post on our blog comes into play. After analysing all 380 games of the 2013/14 Premier League season, we see just how much of a role away kits really do have.

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SportsDirect.com Reveal the Nation’s Favourite England Shirt!

thumbnailThe votes have been counted and the results are in! We recently asked our fantastic Facebook fans to choose which England shirt was their favourite from decades gone by. The final line up included the iconic, trophy winning shirt from the 1966 team, followed by the 1976 shirt from ten years later. Up next was the nostalgic 1996 shirt (Three lions, anyone?), the 2000 shirt, the 2002 shirt and the brand new 2014 shirt ready for the World Cup in Brazil. [More]

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Champions League Final

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Another major final comes to our screens this weekend, with Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid poised to go head-to-head in the Champions League. As always, there are plenty of interesting facts associated with this match, particularly with both clubs not only playing in the same domestic division, but the same city as well. Here, we’ll take a look at our ten favourite facts about Saturday’s final.


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Did You Know: FA Cup Final Countdown

thumbnailIt’s one of the most exciting and traditional days in the football calendar, so it’s no surprise to see that there is plenty of anticipation ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend. It’s a fixture involving two teams that few people expected to reach this stage, with Arsenal gunning for their first trophy since 2005 while Hull are the firm underdogs having only just returned to the Premiership twelve months ago. We’ll now look at ten interesting facts that are associated with the game, and could even play a part in the result.

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