portsmouth new crest

Portsmouth FC unveiled a new crest which differs significantly from the old crest.

It removes the 'three points' and the 'star and moon' now have a three dimentional look. The 'moon' also has more diameter and looks quite like the citys Coat of Arms.

Its the first significant change of the emblem for 15 years. The new-look design is an update of the traditional star and crescent and will be used for the first time in the programme for the club's clash with Fulham on Sunday.

Gone is the Old English- style typeface upon a golden scroll and in comes a bold Portsmouth FC banner across the centre of the shield.

The new design also boasts a three-dimensional effect. Lines have been scored within the crescent moon and striking star.

Slight changes in the shades of the historical symbols ensure the overall effect is that of an emblem reflecting a strong light.

Portsmouth Canterbury Away Shirt 2008/09

After Canterbury's successful away debut in the 2007/08 season, Canterbury and Portsmouth unveiled this brand new replica away shirt for the 2008-2009 season. This new shirt is ideal for the die hard fan supporting Pompey up and down the country! Portsmouth reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1939 in 2008. It is exciting times to follow Pompey at the moment and with players such as Defoe and Kranjcar, the only way is up for Harry's boys!

The 100% white polyester shirt manufactured by Canterbury is a design with azzuri blue shoulders. At approximately 159 grams the shirt is very lightweight and comfortable. With the added unique feature of mesh side panels it allows extra ventilation. The wicking finish of the shirt utilises the quick dry properties. The 'OKI' shirt sponsor sits centrally below the v-neck collar with the Canterbury logo on the right chest and the brand new Pompey crest to the left.

Preston North End have unveiled their new home kit for the 2008/09 season made by Diadora.

Preston North End have unveiled their new home kit for the 2008/09 season made by Diadora. The kit designed by diadora has retained many of the traditional elements of Preston North End shirts from years gone by, including an all-lilywite shirt and a return of the hooped socks. The kit will be on general sale from Saturday 14th June 9am.

Diadora, the Italian sportswear manufacturer who's 60th anniversary it is this year has given the influence to creating a modern retro concept, from this they have designed the silhouette that stands up to the tests of the modern game incorporating technical fabrics and anatomically positioned mesh panels for style and function.

This season's kit has been designed with a strong international feel which uses the influences and history of Preston North End FC, returning to a classic look for the home kit incorporating clean lines and functionality of fabric positioning. The shirt is considerably lighter than last year thus enabling less drag, ease of movement & increased performance. Main body fabric is durable but with a soft handle for maximum comfort, the material has wicking properties to transport any moisture away from the body quicker than previous fabrics used. Mesh ventilation panels help to regulate a player's temperature.

These are the new Aldershot Town home and away shirts for the 08/09 season.

These are the new Aldershot Town home and away shirts for the 08/09 season. Aldershot Town announced that the club has negotiated a new kit deal with Sport Italia, which means that new playing kits will be introduced for the start of next season. All previous arrangements with Errea are now terminated and we have signed a two year deal with Sport Italia.

New playing, training and travelling kits have been designed and ordered ' for delivery in time for the new season. Your first chance to see what these look like was on Sunday 4th May at the end of season ATFC Family celebration day. There are many improvements with the new kit :

This is the new Nike PreCool Vest; not your average sports equipment, but it's very cool..

This is the new Nike PreCool Vest; not your average sports equipment, but it's very cool..A 1960s mini dress and medical packaging were the inspiration when it came to redesigning Nike's original PreCool Vest. First introduced at the Olympics in Athens, Nike wanted to make it lighter, more flexible, better fitting and refillable a tall order for a piece of equipment athletes have been praising since Athens.

The vest is designed to cool the body’s core temperature. Since 25% of our body’s total energy goes into moving muscle and 75% into regulating heat, reducing an athlete’s core temperature before the marathon or a field hockey match means more energy for the competition itself. Indeed, with core cooling, athletes can often last 21% longer. Given Beijing’s hot and humid conditions, the PreCool Vest is a key piece of equipment that can help provide the advantage an athlete needs.

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Birmingham City have unveiled their new away kit for the 2008/09 season made by Umbro

Birmingham City have unveiled their new away kit for the 2008/09 season made by Umbro. The new 2008-2009 away kit will be on sale from Sunday 11 May - the day of the final game of the season vs. Blackburn Rovers.

In 1971 Birmingham City adopted the "penguin" strip – royal blue with a broad white central front panel – which lasted five years. Since then they have generally worn plain, nominally royal blue shirts, though the actual shade used got gradually lighter over the years. Shorts have been either blue or white, and socks either blue, white or a combination. The colours of Birmingham's change strip have varied greatly over the years; white or yellow (on their own or with blue or black) and red with white or black have been the most frequently used combinations.

Volkswagen has signed a football shirt sponsorship deal with D.C. United

Volkswagen has signed a football shirt sponsorship deal with D.C. United that will deliver as much as $3.7 million annually to the American football club, making it the second-largest shirt sponsorship deal in league history. The deal is expected to be announced this week, according to the Sports Business Journal, a sister publication of the Washington Business Journal.

The deal also makes Volkswagen the official automotive partner of Major League Soccer for an additional $1 million to $2 million annually. Officials with MLS declined to comment. MLS has been without a major auto sponsor since Honda ended its relationship with the league last year.

Cheltenham Town unveiled their new 08/09 home shirt made by Errea and Anthony sent us a leaked picture with the 2008-09 yellow away kit on it

Cheltenham Town unveiled their new 08/09 home shirt made by Errea and Anthony sent us a leaked picture with the 2008-09 yellow away kit on it . The home kit is a return to a mainly red style of shirt with red shorts and red socks following a number of variations on a red and white striped theme over the last few years. Cheltenham’s first colours were deep red, earning them the nickname of “The Rubies.”

It will be the club's first mainly red shirt since season 1996-97, when the Robins won promotion to the Conference from the Southern League Premier Division, and the players will wear it for the first time in Saturday's last home match of the season against Doncaster Rovers.