Both Adidas and Nike have launched new national team kits for a bunch of teams they sponsor, but most prominently for the teams that’ll be seeing some action in Austria and Switzerland next year.Among some of the surprises, the Netherlands and Turkey will now have turquoise in their away strips, which I rate highly. Adidas [...]

Julio Baptista, ‘The Beast’ scored the only goal of ‘el clasico’ in the 36th minute, finishing off a beautiful one-touch move on the edge of the box with Van Nistelrooy; a well-taken half-volley into the top-right corner!Bernd Schuster’s side were worthy winners and now have 41 points from their 17 games, compared to Barca’s 34.

Lost in obscurity over the last couple of weeks, the Nike Mercurials haven’t really been in the public eye lately; up until a few days ago that is, when they re-surfaced on the feet of who else but Cristiano Ronaldo, for the new Untouchables campaign. Even though they’ve officially been released, the boots still haven’t [...]

What a way to kick off the Festive Season than with 4 matches in 11 days!? And to headline the act, a London rivalry of the highest caliber; Arsenal v Tottenham at the Emirates. Both teams played mid week in their respective FA Cup ties and both impressed in very different ways. Arsenal fielded an [...]

Robin van Persie made his long awaited comeback from injury today in preparation for the weekends match against Chelsea at the Emirates. And things looked positive for the experimental Gunners side that had qualified weeks ago. RvP was the center of all things creative in the first half and was involved in starting both moves [...]

Kaka, Fifa world player of the year, unveiled the new adidas adiPURE football boots in Yokohama only days ago. He opened a black marble shoe box made especially for him and unveiled his new handcrafted adiPURE football boots. At the event, Kaká wrote his personal advice for all passionate football players on the lid of [...]

While I was browsing shots of Chelsea’s UCL training sessions today I discovered that I’d seen Avram Grant years ago (before I actually knew he existed, which to tell you the truth, was not until he got the lead role at Chelsea only a few months ago). Anyway, convinced that I’d seen his ugly head [...]

A spot in the final 16 still awaits 8 teams, so here are my predictions for the matches to be played this matchday. Tuesday matchesMarseille 2 v 3 LiverpoolPorto 2 v 2 BeşiktaşChelsea 1 v 0 Valencia Schalke 04 3 v 1 RosenborgOlympiacos 3 v 2 Werder BremenReal Madrid 2 v 1 Lazio Wednesday matchesRangers [...]

Pim Verbeek, a subordinate to great-man Hiddink in South Korea’s 2002 World Cup campaign has been appointed as head coach of the Socceroos; And we won’t have to wait long to see if his tactics and ideas are worthy of comparison. Come February 6th, Australia will face Qatar in Melbourne with a depletion of its [...]

Finally, the world’s fastest boots have been unleashed into the world! They’ve been in the works since 2004 and are made up of a number of high tech components by the best craftsmen or their respective materials. I can’t wait to see them in action against their unsuspecting Premier League opponents and tonight Manchester United [...]