I’m not sure Joe Lewis can see very much of north London at all from his yacht. It has been interesting, then, to see a number of stories pop up in recent weeks about his future, the latest one being plastered all over the front page of L’Equipe. Liverpool is one of the true great of English football, but it’s hard to imagine a team full of history and tradition at 95-96 team stepped onto the field wearing this number pulled from adidas. Adidas replace Umbro and supporters can be satisfied with the German kit supplier’s first efforts. The Autheno design contains the usual Adidas gizmos ClimaCool and ClimaLite and is on sale from the club for £40. The line going across the chest looks like somebody has made a mistake with a ballpoint pen on the design template and is going to take some getting used to. It’s not an awful design but it is a recycled template from last year worn by a number of Russian sides including Lokomotiv Moscow and Torpedo Moscow. The sponsor logo slightly tarnishes it, but it looks much better than last season’s black number.
The only downside is the ‘bodog’ sponsor which looks tacky on the home kit with its splashes of red and gold, otherwise it looks the part. Thankfully the tacky single stripe from last term has gone, and kit manufactures Mi-Fit have opted for a plain blue shirt with white trim around the sleeves and collar to compliment. The Latics have two new away strips for this season and Mi-Fit again stick to the basics – and have not made a bad job of it. That offside would have been reviewed and overturned. But that doesn’t preclude me from writing about what could occur because we have to deal with football as it is, not how we would like it to be. However it is a subtle attempt to be unique from the designers which fans could grow to like. It looks slightly bland but as far as football shirts go, it’s one you can at least walk down the street in without looking like a fashion disaster. The round neck navy blue shirt looks the part with it’s fluorescent yellow trim.
But the star of the show has to be the buttoned neck – when was the last time a Premier League kit had that? There is 20 per cent off car ferry bookings for two nights or more made until May 22, which can be for travel any time until August 31. The offer is valid for up to six in a car, liverpool jersey motor home or minibus. The incident was leaked to the tabloids and the next time Becks appeared in public his hair had been swept back off his face and held in place by an Alice band. You must book via this page to get the exclusive offer which is available until May 22 for travel until December 31. Discounts apply to public web fares and are valid for travel in 2010 but exclude day trip and minicruise bookings together with caravan and trailer fares. In addition, anyone who books this exclusive National Ferry Fortnight offer will receive a voucher worth £175 off Disneyland Paris stays. Swansea, Brighton, Huddersfield. If Swansea, as expected, lose Gylfi Sigurdsson they will be in deep trouble. Deep progress in the Champions League is imperative.
Currently, media rights for Major League Baseball are worth $1.5bn per season – double the figure for soccer, but that will narrow significantly next year as new deals are struck. Nelson Verissimo’s men upset the odds to beat a well-fancied Ajax side in the last 16, and will be able to call upon a fervent home support in Tuesday’s first leg at Estadio da Luz. Wigan produced a great escape to beat relegation last season, but judging by their latest new home shirt the celebrations haven’t lasted too long. After avoiding a relegation scrap last season, West Brom fans can celebrate a rare successive Premier League campaign by splashing out on two new replica kits this summer. While the white third strip is probably one of the smartest in the Premier League with it’s traditional collar and gold trim. Sport secretary Andy Burnham MP, a lifelong Evertonian, liverpool blackout jersey made the pledge to mediate discussions while visiting young footballers in the city yesterday. Jorginho joined Arouca from Manchester City last season. Last season’s top six was comfortably topped by those in Manchester but while the blue half appear to need mere minor tweaks after a phenomenal campaign, United boss Jose Mourinho will want another war-chest to spend if and when his long list of targets become available.