English Premier League side Manchester United have announced a seven year shirt sponsorship with
Chevrolet. Details on the deal have not been disclosed but its expected to be around $30 million
Chevrolet will be the club's fifth shirt sponsor. The previous sponsors were Aon (2010-14), AIG
(2006-2010), Vodafone (2000-2006), and Sharp Electronics (1992-2000).
Manchester United takes the field today against newly promoted Newcastle United and they should be
in their new 2010/2011 home kit (pictured).¬ There are two things you will notice immediately
about this new jersey.¬ The first is that there is a new sponsor on board.¬ Aon replaced AIG on
United's shirts this season in what is the first of a four year deal.
A new study has revealed that the English Premier League (EPL), boosted by recent landmark deals
secured by Liverpool and Manchester United, has achieved a world record level of shirt sponsorship,
comprehensively overtaking all existing professional soccer competitions.
The 2010/11 Premier League season's revenue from shirt sponsorship totals US$155 million, of which
Liverpool contributes the most.
New Manchester United Home Kit 2010/2011 is a post from: Just Football
Launched today, here is the new Manchester United home kit for the 2010/2011
season. The kit was subject to a lot of rumour and speculation, with whispers of leaks and
dodgy photos from random dressing room cupboards doing the rounds for a while, but here is the
official kit as unveiled on United's official website today.
Manchester United has a new kit. Unfortunately, the football giants hadn't planned on releasing
their new kits, but someone gave the reserve team the green light to wear them. Looks like someone
is getting fired. In other news, I guess AIG didn't have any money left after the US government
bailed them out.
Today's article on Aon was supposed to be about the numbers, a dry analysis of the pros and cons
plus the usual refutations needed for every major sponsor no, they're not selecting the team or
picking who United can buy.
But then I woke up today and saw the Aon ad on manutd.com and it was refreshing to see a company
that has no clue about football manage to hit all the right notes in their launch phase.
The news is not confirmed yet, but it seems that these two kits, one for home and one for away,
will be the new kits for Manchester United next season, a kit which somewhat resembles that of the
early 80‚Ä≤s (without the AON logo of course replacing AIG). Confirmation will be made may be [...]
So I remember a couple years ago when AIG replaced Vodaphone, that it was declared the most
lucrative shit sponsorship in football history. I remember thinking that it all must have been a
part of the soon-to-blow bubble, and that there would be nothing else to come close to that, but
wait. New shirt sponsor Aon to take over for 20 million a season.
The FC Moscow have announced that they are in a bit of financial dire as they have failed to
secure the much needed sponsorship deals. The owner of the Russian team is owned by Norilsk Nickel,
a metal company that operates in the northern Russian city of Norilsk.
The company failed to pursued the city to invest in Moscow.
Nike Manchester United Line Up Jacket - White with Black
I gotta say that Manchester United has a some of the best looking jackets and jerseys in the
English Premier League, or any league for that matter. I have a Man. United black sweater that I
wear all the time and now I just got the new Nike Manchester United Black/White Jacket.
With the Ballon d'Or nominations finally releasing this weekend, the headlines have mostly been
devoted to the fact that world champions Italy have no representation whatsoever. But why blame the
press for paying excessive attention to an irrelevant detail? After all, the award itself is
destined to be heading Lionel Messi's way, which means very little is there to be talked about in
terms of debating the winner, right?
There is no denying that Liverpool F.C. is the form team in the
Barclays Premier League at the moment. Rafa's Reds have defied
all odds to overcome a frustrating start to the campaign and surprisingly,¬ the Steven
Gerrard - Fernando Torres pairing isn't exclusively responsible¬ for leading¬ the
Officiating in modern day football has already received its fair share of flak. Of course,
whenever a certain team is at the receiving end of harsh refereeing decisions, its passionate fans
jump at the opportunity to hit back at the match officials with great force. In this article,
however, I will not go ahead with the oft-repeated idea of accusing the referees of lacking the
ability to call big games without the heavily proposed use of technology.
Stability. Composure. Quality. These are just a few adjectives that
England's defense certainly doesn't deserve based on the Three Lions' 2-2 draw
against Holland in their most recent international fixture. However, only the
aforementioned adjectives can do justice to one defender that England's system failed to
This coming season promises to be the most exciting in years. Of course, every coming season
promises to be the most exciting in years. This is one of the many truisms of English Football.
Last season we gaped open mouthed as Manchester City clumsily wooed Global Franchise Entities with
the promise of dreams and Ferrero Rocher.
On the 20th of June 2006 in Cologne, Germany, I was sat high behind the goal in the
RheinEnergieStadion (then called simply 'The FIFA World Cup Stadium') when in the fourth minute, a
figure crumpled to the ground. It was hard to see who it was from my unique vantage point, but the
man sitting to my left immediately turned round and said 'any money it's Owen'.
Barcelona winning everything last season could have deeper repercussions for the Premier League
beyond felling Manchester United in the Champions League. They've awoken the sleeping spending
giant that is Real Madrid. Desperate to overtake the unstoppable Bar√ßa, Real Madrid have
obliterated all transfer records and don't look anywhere near stopping.
While Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has¬ clearly¬ enjoyed his Spain side cruise to the World Cup
2010 finals with a perfect record (and no goals conceded at home), he has spoken to
Arsenal.com to offer some backing to a couple of his teammates who won't be appearing in
the showpiece event next summer.
With the first quarter of football almost over in most leagues around Europe, now is a good time
to measure the current progress of some of the giant clubs on the continent. Actually, analyzing
the success or failure of clubs in general won't be nearly as exciting as identifying a more
specific object of analysis.
The title to this article might suggest that I am providing some late coverage on Arsenal
striker Nicklas Bendtner's recent car accident while driving to practice in his Aston Martin. In
reality, though, this article is written in vehement defense of the player, who has certainly had
more than his fair share of critics, to put it bluntly.
The first defeat of the season is always the most tricky one to deal with. Perhaps that explains
why some feel that the earlier it comes, the better. At the beginning of the 2007-08
season, a determined young Arsenal squad made a typically flying start to
With the commencement of the UEFA Champions League group stages this midweek,
an important piece of news was relegated to the back of most reporting outlets. Perhaps another
reason behind the lack of coverage for the story in question¬ was the refusal, on part of most
football lovers, to recollect any part of the uninspiring internationals
Seldom has a talented football nation witnessed the kind of humiliation that the¬ Czech
Republic has suffered in the entire last year. In a World Cup
qualification campaign where they were placed in perhaps the most competitive of groups
alongside Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, and Northern Ireland,
perfection was almost always essential for the Czechs.
So, after months of speculation, it seems that Emmanuel Adebayor's departure from Arsenal is
inevitable. With Manchester City's spending spree the talk of the town at the moment, the asking
price of ¬£25 million, which was once astronomical for clubs like AC Milan, seems to be pocket
change for the Eastlanders.
There have been many occasions in recent years where the genius of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
has been brought into question. After all, the trophy cabinet has been empty for four years and
everyone, from skipper Cesc Fabregas to that little child in the upper tier at the
Emirates, is becoming increasingly restless with the club's underachievements.
I have a big problem with Liverpool's new sponsor. While I'm glad to see a deal that will
provide the club with ¬£80m over the next four years, and while the hope that new stadium plans and
healthier transfer budgets will emerge gets me giddy... it's Standard Chartered Bank... I can't
drink it during matchtime.
You might not know it as you zip up your coat to brave the rain and the wind, but
summer is here in England. And that means one thing. Cricket. The Ashes are in full
(reverse) swing at the moment, and the feelgood factor is pretty high following England's triumph
I have to admit it, I like cricket, I enjoy playing it and watching it.
Thank you to Arseblogger and his minions for posting this on Arseblog news today: a transcript of
an interview that Ivan Gazidis gave with Fox Soccer Channel yesterday.
I watched the interview, and attempted to live-tweet it, because I found what Ivan said revealing.
If I was going to sum-up his comments, I would use a term that Michael Lewis (of 'Moneyball' fame)
recently employed in his book about the small group of people who correctly predicted the collapse
of the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) market in 2008: 'The Big Short'.
STR has been put under pressure by an ABU Spurs' forum to answer some United related questions
for Spooky at the excellent Dear Mr Levy. Loads of questions which make for a great debate,
Will you be accepting Wayne 'once a red always a red' Rooney back with open arms or
accepting that he's royally mugged off the club and fans for a bumper pay packet always with that
option to still move away?
If you're one of those who still regularly attends United home games then you will have almost
certainly have already heard about "Old Shirts Day". So what's it all about then? Well, it's quite
simple. The idea is fans can show their support for the anti Glazer campaign by donning your pre
AIG, AON, United shirts in protest against the debt laden regime.