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Legendary: Adidas Revive Predator Precision Boots With Trademark Assist From David Beckham (Photos)

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As part of their new 'Limited Collection, Adidas have revived their classic Predator Precision, as famously favoured by David Beckham in the early 2000s.

Indeed, it was the original Precision that Beckham wore while dispatching *that* freekick against Greece at Old Trafford in 2001, thus cementing their place in English football boot folklore, should such a thing exist.

Man Utd: Diddy Little Juan Mata Tries On Romelu Lukaku’s Gigantic Size 13.5 Football Boots (Photo)

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With Romelu Lukaku officially completing his big move to Manchester United yesterday, Juan Mata was one of the first to welcome his ex-Chelsea teammate to the fold.

"Welcome Romelu Lukaku, aka biggest boots EVER," Mata quipped on Twitter before posting an image of himself wearing the Belgian's enormous size 13.

Nike Furnish Andrea Pirlo With Special Wine-Themed Custom Tiempo Boots (Photos)

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Nike have furnished Andrea Pirlo with his very own pair of custom Tiempo boots, boots that were intended to marry his two favourite pastimes: football and loitering around at vineyards.

Having spent his childhood helping out and harvesting grapes in the vineyards of Flero, Italy,Pirlo now owns and operates his very own winery in the region.

Snapshot: Lionel Messi’s Brand Spanking New Signature Adidas F50 Boots Are Upon Us…

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By Chris Wright

Well looky here at what was waiting on Pies' doormat this morning: Lionel Messi's new signature line of Adidas F50 boots in what we're told is a "Turbo, Blast Purple and White" colourway that "represents the way Messi lights up every pitch he plays on."

Turbo and Blast Purple we can get on board with, but "white" is a bit boring and perfunctory.

Nike Unleash New Mercurial Vapor IX – Young Nippers Wear ‘Sunset’, Old Timers Wear ‘Fireberry’ (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

What you see before you are the brand spanking new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX boots. Other than being made from cyborg gecko skin and the new Mercurials are interesting for another reason: when it comes to the pros, the 'sunset' colourway will be doled out to the up-and-comers like Neymar, Eden Hazard and Stephan El Shaarawy while the 'fireberry' boots will be sent to 'established' stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan.

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J-League: Lukas Podolski Wore Very Special Pair Of Custom Boots For His Vissel Kobe Debut (Photo)

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Lukas Podolski made his J-League debut for Vissel Kobe on Saturday evening, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory overOmiya Ardija.

The German striker also decided to dress up all nice for the occasion, donning a very special pair of custom boots.

Indeed, Poldi had his old Adizeros plastered with a graphic of Kojiro Hyuga, a character from the ever-popular Captain Tsubasa manga series.

Video: Liverpool unveil Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure

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Liverpool new boys Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure have faced the press for the first time as Reds at their official unveiling. Goalkeeper Mignolet, signed from Sunderland, says he is looking forward to the competition with Pepe Reina to become Brendan Rodgers' first-choice keeper. He said: "Competition is going to be in every single club.

Video: Arsenal trio Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson land a plane

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Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson have got potential careers as pilots when they hang up their boots. The Arsenal trio are more accustomed to being on the wing than in the cockpit, but they practiced flying the Airbus A380 in a flight simulator session. The players took it in turns to bring [.

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade Chamberlain battles to record a voiceover

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It looks like Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade Chamberlain doesn't have a future as a voiceover artist when he hangs up his boots. The young midfielder had a few reading problems as he attempted to lend his voice to a video celebrating the FA's 150th anniversary. The Ox seemed to particularly enjoy attributing England's [.

Be Mercurial: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo stars in an arty new Nike video

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It looks a bit like a football-themed disaster movie at first, then it looks a bit like the Matrix... but it's actually an advert for Nike's new Mercurial boots. We finally know why Cristiano Ronaldo uses quite so much hair gel: so he can continue to perform in even the windiest of conditions.

The artist formerly known as Fat Ronaldo ditches more than two stone

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Once the greatest footballer of his generation, Ronaldo's career eventually fizzled out as a footballing equivalent of a Weight Watchers programme. The former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker continued the theme after hanging up his boots by joining a celebrity weight loss TV show. Demeaning and embarrassing you might think, but you can't [.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle – Hazard Hot-Streak Continues As Blues Shoot Down Magpies (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United Premier League 25 August 2012

Man of the moment Eden Hazard produced another match-winning performance for Chelsea in Saturday's tridcy late game against Newcastle.

The Belgian wunderkind scored from the penalty spot on 22 minutes after Fernando Torres was fouled, before setting up the Spaniard himself before half-time.

Puppet Master: Brilliant Nike ‘CTR360 Maestri III’ Viral Sees Andres Iniesta Take Control (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Here's Nike's excellent new viral for their new CTR360 Maestri III boots, featuring Andres Iniesta in both Pinocchio and 'real boy' form showing off their new jaundice-coloured footwear...

Here's a few shots of Iniesta and his little friend (before you start quipping, no we don't mean Xavi!

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New ACE 16+ TKRZ Boots 2015- Adidas Ace Street Football Cleats

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Here are the new Ace 16+ TKRZ boots, a new set of cleats from Adidas with a focus on street footballers. The boots feature a revolutionary TKRZ CTRL/FRAME outsole, designed for acceleration, change of direction and breaking, all tricks required for street footballers as they seek to outsmart their opponents.

The Science behind the adidas Nitrocharge By Thomas Ang...

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The Science behind the adidas Nitrocharge

By Thomas Ang (@FootballNovel)

A new range of football boots called the Nitrocharge has been released by adidas, and its colours are already turning heads on pitches and television screens everywhere.

AFR x adidas x You. Designing Lionel Messi. Leo Messi needs you...

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AFR x adidas x You.Designing Lionel Messi.

Leo Messi needs you (or your more artistic friend) to design his next pair of adidas football boots, which he'll wear during a match in December. WAIT.

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Micah Richards has fun with Man City skipper Vincent Kompany’s shoes while he’s away

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski gets some ‘Aha’ boots

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Yesterday, we brought you news that Lukas Podolski had become Arsenal's answer to Alan Partridge. The German striker has got a new catchphrase thanks to he involuntary exclamations of "Aha!" during the Gunners' pre-season tour. Poldi has now got a pair of boots sporting his slogan. See Podolski's "Aha" catchphrase in action.

Is Joe Kinnear now ordering Newcastle’s boots?

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That's the word on the street after Newcastle youngster Sammy Ameobi posted a photo of Papiss Cisse's boots bearing the personalised slogan 'Sisse'. Kinnear, Newcastle's new director of football, made headlines shortly after his appointment by mispronouncing many of the players' names, most notably 'Yohan Kebab'.

Competition: Win a pair of miadidas camouflage Nitrocharge or Predator Lethal Zones boots

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OTP has teamed up with Adidas to give you the chance to win a pair of miadidas camouflage Nitrocharge or Predator Lethal Zones boots customised to your specifications. While we'd be a bit cautious about adopting Adidas' take on camouflage on the battlefield, we'd have no such qualms when it comes to the football pitch.

Competition: Win a pair of PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 CAMO

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The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 CAMO will hit pitches this weekend with Sergio Agüero and Radamel Falcao both wearing these eye catching boots. They're designed for players whose game is based around speed – blink and they'll be gone! The CAMO version will be on sale from May 6, before the new evoSPEED 1.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere pictured wearing West Ham shirt

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Relax Arsenal fans, it's not the biggest shock in transfer window history! The pictures above show Jack Wilshere as a young whipper-snapper taking a shine to the West Ham strip. Just to make us all feel old, we're pretty sure the likes of Paolo Di Canio trotted about in that very jersey edition. Although the [.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike CR Mercurial IX boots help you to pick your lottery numbers

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Famed for his natty fashion sense, Cristiano Ronaldo is now opting to get statty instead. The Real Madrid star is to don a pair of specially designed CR Mercurial IX to commemorate his achievements in 2012. The boots have seven numbers featured on to the side as well as featured within a CR7 graphic.

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POTD : Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla Poses In New Fun Candids At London Store

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Here are new candids of Arsenal and Spain's funnyman, Santi Cazorla, who signed a deal with sports brand PUMA today, and was 'unveiled' at their store in London's Carnaby St. Of course, 28-year-old Cazorla is one of the club's friendly faces (he loves a banter or two!) and that's why he's a fan favourite, alongside Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere.

Analysis of the new Arsenal squad (The second XI is not bad either!)

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Arsenal Squad Analysis by AH After the disappointment of yesterday, we now know our final squad. In my opinion we are slightly better than last year providing that Giroud and Podolski can find their shooting boots. Arsenal made three very good signings all who are proven in their respective leagues, however we also let [.

Uninspiring Arsenal firing blanks again

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That is now two games and no goals for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal and we need to get our shooting boots on quickly if we don't want another dreadful start to the season. The Gunners fully expected hard games against Stoke and Sunderland, but with the amount of possession we have enjoyed in both games [.

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Tottenham turned down £5million Robert Lewandowski

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Just a note of interest for Spurs fans, I offered Robert lewandowski to Spurs when he was stll playing in Poland, for less than 5m, pity ! Steve Archibald (@SteveArchibald8) April 24, 2013 It's National Regret Not Signing Robert Lewandowski Day today. After Blackburn's contribution comes this effort from Tottenham.

Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez sneaks into Athletic Bilbao’s training ground at 2am to get his stuff

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Spain international Javi Martinez has decided he's probably not welcome at former club Athletic Bilbao since forcing through a summer move to Bayern Munich. The German giants triggered Martinez's €4o million buyout clause and the midfielder was off. Without even stopping to collect his belongings, as it turns out.

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany And USA To Meet In Final After Superb Wins Over Japan, Nigeria

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Sunday's U-20 Women's World Cup Final clash has been set and after their splendid semi-final wins yesterday, Germany and USA perennial 'elites' in the women's game will meet in the final. To celebrate their 3-0 win over Japan in Tokyo last night, the German girls took off their socks and boots, went barefoot and did a lap of honour for the supportive Japanese fans.

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GIF It: Fernando Torres gets kicked in the face, bleeds everywhere (Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest)

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Fernando Torres is back! It turns out all the Chelsea striker needed to get back to his best was a shot to sneak through a defender's legs into the corner of the goal followed a swift kick to the nose. The bloodied Nando promptly ran around in an enthusiastic fashion that the Stamford Bridge crowd [.

QPR striker Bobby Zamora reveals he’s not really into football

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QPR fans could be forgiving that very few of their current team are big football fans. Some of them are performing like they've never watched a game in their life at the minute. But now one of the squad has broken ranks to reveal that he never watches a match if he can help it. [...]


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End of Summer Sale!

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Anyone looking for boots,trainers,shorts,socks or any form sports wear should check out Soccer.com End of Summer Sale right now. Some great deals on Nike,Adidas,Puma and other leading sports wear companies. But and there's always a but when it comes to sale's the 86% off is a little mis-leading, but most of the good stuff are still 50% off.

30% 0ff Adidas Sale!

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Take advantage of this 30% Off Back to School Sale. Even if you are a bit long in the tooth for the classroom these bags would do nicely for your sports gear, ie boots,socks and shorts, maybe even a towel.

Enter code: 30BAGS during checkout to avail of this discount, this offer is only valid at adidas.

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DTotD: Eredivisie players get boots stuck together, red card ensues

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Just after halftime in ADO Den Haag's 2-2 draw against Roda JC, Sanharib Malki and Mike van Duinen got their laces tangled while going for a 50-50 ball. When they didn't immediately detach from each other, Malki tried to shake Van Duinen off, causing the ADO goal scorer to fall over. The referee spotted this and showed Malki a straight red.

Cristiano x You x Mercurial Vapor IX? You’ve seen Ronaldo...

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Cristiano x You x Mercurial Vapor IX?

You've seen Ronaldo rocking the boot. At the end of the day tomorrow, it can be yours. It's been far too long, but we've teamed up with SoccerPro and they've given us a pair of the new Mercurial Vapor IXs.

Advertising firm gets the ultimate 5-a-side ringer as Ronaldo becomes their intern

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Ronaldo's career never found time for a move to England... until now. The former Brazilian striker is set to join Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP advertising agency for a work placement. The double World Cup winner has set up a marketing firm since hanging up his boots and is now keen to learn all the tricks [.

THE FRANK LAMPARD (NOW) DEBATE.

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Now this one has been brewing for a while so I thought I would get people talking and discussing their opinions on a separate thread.

Let me start by saying that Frank Lampard is a LEGEND at this club and in football in general and it's important that isn't underestimated.

When he eventually hangs up his boots and retires from playing, only then will people realise just how outstanding he has been for our club.

Liverpool 1-1 Hearts Highlights

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szólj hozzá: Liverpool vs Hearts 1:1 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Another Pepe Reina howler nearly cost Liverpool their place in tomorrow's Europa League draw but thankfully for them Luis Suarez finally found his scoring boots to level the game 1-1, with Liverpool going through virtue of their 1-0 win at Thynecastle last week.

Attacking the Flanks: Rosales and Johansson

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Perceptions of the Sounders have evolved significantly over the course of the season. Early in the year many people questioned whether Eddie Johnson could still score goals. Later, when it was clear that EJ found his shooting boots, there were concerns that Fredy Montero could not play alongside him.

Das Bizarre Update: Inka Grings Says Goodbye to International Football, Linda Bresonik Packs for Paris

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"Ar har, har, har, har!"It's been too long since there's been news on Das Bizarre, and now, here it is (late-breaking news breaking later): Inka Grings is hanging up her boots for the German women's national football team, and Linda Bresonik has signed with the ladies side of Paris St. Germain.