adidas remains convinced that the existing agreement was effectively extended in August 2006 until at least 2014. This has been confirmed to adidas by a group of experts comprising internal and external specialist lawyers and law professors

Herzogenaurach, February, 2007 – As agreed on January 30, adidas submitted its legal position to the German Football Association (DFB).

Following detailed examination of the expert opinion commissioned by DFB, adidas remains convinced that the existing agreement was effectively extended in August 2006 until at least 2014.

This has been confirmed to adidas by a group of experts comprising internal and external specialist lawyers and law professors. adidas and DFB will continue their talks in the near future, as agreed, in order to work on a solution to this issue in a spirit of partnership.

Patrick Dewael, the Belgian minister of the Interior, has forbidden the wearing of football shirts displaying the numbers 18 and 88. Patrick Dewael, the Belgian minister of the Interior, has forbidden the wearing of football shirts displaying the numbers 18 and 88.

According to the Liberal minister the number 18 stands for "Adolf Hitler" and the number 88 for "Heil Hitler." A is the 1st letter of the alphabet, H the 8th.

The numbers 37 (Che Guevara) or 13 (Mao) are not forbidden. Neither are the popular T-shirts with Che Guevara’s portrait.

One reader in a Brussels paper wondered whether citizens living in houses with the numbers 18 and 88 will be blacklisted as Nazis by the authorities.

 All eight signatures are included on the rear of the menu card, which was acquired by the seller's father, who was the British Ambassador to Belgrade.

The Wednesday before last I went to an auction of football memorabilia at Ludlow racecourse. I went mainly because I had heard on the radio that one of the lots was to be a menu signed by the Busby Babes. Not just any menu, either, but one from a dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Belgrade following the 3-3 draw with Red Star Belgrade on 5 January 1958, on the very eve of the Munich air crash.

This menu was almost certainly the last thing signed by Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor, Eddie Colman, David Pegg, Liam Whelan, Mark Jones and Geoff Bent during a convivial evening in which it must have seemed as if the world was theirs for the taking. Despite having led 3-0 at half-time and been forced to settle for a draw, they had just reached the semi-final of the European Cup.

 

The focal point of the Museum is the amazing Champions Collection of medals, caps, jerseys and memorabilia won by three of the Hammers greatest stars ­ Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, who helped England lift the World Cup in 1966. Included, of course, are the three World Cup winners medals.After more than seven years of planning, structuring and huge financial outlay towards the purchase of some of the most sought after items of footballing memorabilia, the West Ham United Museum opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, August 24, 2002.

Establishing a West Ham United Museum had been the dream of Chairman Terence Brown and his fellow Director, Charles Warner, since the Club's Centenary Year of 1995. It was during this time the Club made an appeal for donations to help make that dream a reality.

 original shirt worn by Jim Beglin in the 1986 Fa Cup Final.signed by the team

In February 2007 these vintage Liverpool matchworn shirts went up for auction on Ebay.  A  Liverpool adidas 1986  FA cup Final shirt and a Liverpool 1984 Umbro shirt did not sell. And the owner of an 89/90 match worn home shirt sold it for:  £455.00

The sellers added the following information:

 

PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997. PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997.

PUMA will continue to be the Official Supplier of The Indomitable Lions and to all its associated teams including the Men’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘U21’, ‘U19’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Futsal’ National Teams, as well as Women’s ‘A’, ‘U21’ and ‘Youth’ National Teams beyond the 2010 World Cup™ in Soumb3ath Africa.

"The announcement of the long-term partnership with the Cameroon Football Association underlines PUMA’s commitment to support African football.

JJB Sports, the sports retailer and health club operator facing a possible takeover bid, saw a 'significant' improvement in its stores' profit performance during the second half of the year with a boost from Nike and Adidas deals. JJB Sports, the sports retailer and health club operator facing a possible takeover bid, saw a 'significant' improvement in its stores' profit performance during the second half of the year with a boost from Nike and Adidas deals.

Non-executive chairman Roger Lane Smith said he was 'pleased with JJB's trading performance throughout the current accounting period, including Christmas and the New Year'.

He added that distribution deals with Nike and Adidas had enabled the company to concentrate on the sport side rather than leisure wear and continue the roll-out of its combined health club superstores.

 

VINTAGE SOVIET UNION 1988 ADIDAS SHIRT+CCCPIn February 2007 these vintage Russia 1988, West Ham United 1986 and Scotland WC 1978 shirts were sold on Ebay. The seller added the following information:

VINTAGE SOVIET UNION 1988 ADIDAS SHIRT+CCCP

YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON THIS AUTHENTIC ADIDAS 1988 SOVIET UNION JERSEY SHIRT. **THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SHIRT NOT A REMAKE OR RETRO ISSUE

PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997. PUMA and the Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) have announced a long-term extension to their partnership initiated back in 1997.

PUMA will continue to be the Official Supplier of The Indomitable Lions and to all its associated teams including the Men’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘U21’, ‘U19’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Futsal’ National Teams, as well as Women’s ‘A’, ‘U21’ and ‘Youth’ National Teams beyond the 2010 World Cup™ in South Africa.

"The announcement of the long-term partnership with the Cameroon Football Association underlines PUMA’s commitment to support African football.

 PUMA and Club Brugge share a long history together. From 1976 through 1995, PUMA was the official supplier to the top Belgian club. During this period, Club Brugge won no less than seven League Championships, four domestic Cup trophies and reached the final of the European Cup against Liverpool FC in 1978.

Leusden, The Netherlands, January  2007 – PUMA and Club Brugge K.V. mutually announced a long-term partnership coming into effect on July 1, 2007.

As of the 2007/2008 season, Club Brugge will become the face of the sportlifestyle brand in Belgium.

The Club joins a strong portfolio of teams currently endorsed by PUMA including Tottenham Hotspur, VfB Stuttgart, AS Monaco, Girondins de Bordeaux, Sporting Club de Portugal, reigning World Champions Italy, Czech Republic, African Champions Egypt as well as African powerhouses Cameroon and Ivory Coast.