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Bayern Munich Replace English Fan’s 21-Year-Old Mug After Original Became Too ‘Faded And Cracked’ To Use (Photos)

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Photo: @jim_entwhistle/Twitter

After over two decadesof loyal service, English football fan Jim Entwhistle was finally forced to retire his beloved Bayern Munich mug recently after finally accepting that the old galjust wasn't up to snuff anymore.

A week or so ago, Jim a Nottingham Forest fan by trade took to social mediato broadcast the bad news, tweeting: "After 20+ years of service, 1000s of brews, I'm retiring the Bayernmug.

Bayern Munich Unveil Daring New Club Logo, Their Bavarian Lozenges Have Never Looked So Good (Photo)

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Image: @danielnyari/Twitter

Bayern Munich have officially unveiled a brand new club logo and yes, you're looking at it.

Up there (on the right) is the daring new sigilunder which the Bavarian behemoths will play as of next season.

The obsolete crest is on the left.

From now on you will be seeing a new FC Bayern logo.

DFB Pokal: Eintracht Frankfurt’s Guillermo Varela Ruled Out Of German Cup Final By Badly Inflamed Tattoo

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Eintracht Frankfurt full-backGuillermo Varela has been ruled out of the German Cup final after having a bad reaction to a tattoo he had done at the weekend.

Varela was due to start for Frankfurt against Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final this coming Saturday.

However, the 24-year-old disobeyed the orders of his coach, Niko Kovac, and wentunder the needle three days before the match a decision that has subsequently back-fired rather significantly.

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Arsenal ‘Activate’ New 2017/18 Home Kit – Red With White Sleeves, In Case You Were Wondering (Photos)

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Photo: @Arsenal/Instagram

Arsenal have revealed their new 2017/18 home kit and, honest to goodness, you'd be hard-pressed to notice.

The strip was officially unveiledas part of a "live activation" at Kings Cross station on Wednesday morning, with Robert Pires and Martin Keown showing up to do the honours.

Juventus Launch New Home Kit Complete With New Corporate-Friendly Club Crest (Photos)

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Photo: Juventus/Adidas Football

In the wake of a hobblingChampions League final defeat, Juventushave bucked themselves up with a bit of sartorial therapy.

Indeed, the Bianconeri have unveiled their dandy new strip for 2017/18, the very first to feature their new minimalist, market-friendly club crest.

Man City: New 2017/18 Home Kit Will Go Down A Storm With Fans Of ‘Engineered Knit Zones’ (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Manchester City

Man City have unveiled their new home kit for 2017/18 and, quite honestly, we'd forgive you for not noticing.

Nike have proffered forth alargely generic, plain blue template (with a return to white shorts) that is supposedly inhomage to the strip of City'sleague-winning team of 1967/68.

Beep: Barcelona Roll Out New 2017/18 Home Kit, Complete With ‘Barcode’ Style Stripes (Photos)

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Photo: Nike Football

Barcelona have rolled out a new home strip for 2017/18 which, as you can probably see, features updated interpretation of the traditional Blaugrana stripes and Aeroswift technology, for cutting edge performance replete with contemporary detailing.

Basically, Nike have given Barca's famous stripes the 'barcode' treatment, whileJapanese e-mall Rakuten replace Qatar Airways on the belly.

Mitre Delta Returns As Official Football League Match Ball For 2017/18 Season (Photos)

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Photo: Mitre Sports

Mitre are reviving a true legend in leather with the news that their famous 'Delta' will be the official matchball of choice up and down the Football League next season.

The Mitre Delta was a staple of English football for many years, being the very ball that Paolo Di Canio spanked home to score *that* volley with, that David Beckham whipped over the wall to score *that* freekick against Greece,that Eric Cantona chipped over Lionel Perez, etc, etc.

Zenit Present Departing Nicolas Lombaerts With Special ‘Hybrid’ Shirt Made From All 10 Jerseys He’s Worn For The Club (Photos)

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Having first joined the club way back in 2007, Nicolas Lombaerts is all set to up sticks and leaveZenit St Petersburg this summer to return to his native Belgium.

Indeed, the 32-year-old defender has agreed a three-year deal with KV Oostende, which will begin when his current Zenit contract dwindles to nowt in a few weeks' time.

Echoes Of ’95: Ajax Release Gorgeous New Away Kit, Inspired By True European Classic (Photos)

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Photo: Adidas Football (via @AFCAjax/Twitter)

Ajax have released a new away kit for next season and betcha-by-golly-wow it's a bit of a stunner.

It's inspired by the stone cold classic navy and red number the Dutch club wore whilebeating AC Milan in the 1995 Champions Leaguefinal which, coming just a few weeks before their imminent appearance in the 2017 Europa League final, feels pleasantly fitting.

Man Utd Reveal New Silvery Grey Away Kit, Inspired By Trefoil Design Of 1992 (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Adidas Football

Manchester United have released their new away kit for next season, and it's grey.

The dark, silvery strip is inspired by United's 1992 away kit, from which has been lifted the tessellating 'trefoil' motif copying old ideas or "reconnecting with the past to connect with the future", as Adidas so succinctly put it.

Puma Re-Release Iconic ‘Super Atom’ Boot, 65 Years After Original Design Was Put Into Production (Photos)

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Rudolf Dassler (left) demonstrates the new Super Atom, 1952 (Photo: Puma)

The Super Atoms were the first ever football boots to feature screw-in studs when they were originally produced in 1952.

As designedby Puma founder Rudolf Dassler, the Super Atom was developed in collaboration with an array of experts including Sepp Herberger, who was West Germany's national coach at the time.

Adidas Revisit Classic ‘Champagne’ Predator Colourway To Coincide With David Beckham’s 42nd Birthday (Photos)

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To coincide with David Beckham's 42nd birth anniversary, Adidas have revisited one of the most coveted colourways to have adorned their Predator boots over the years.

Indeed, Adidas have launched a new 'Champagne Pack', which features a contemporary re-working of the classic off-white, sparkly boots worn by Beckham during his heyday.

Liverpool Reveal New ‘125th Anniversary’ Home Kit – It’s Red With White Bits (Photos & Video)

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Photo: @LFC/Twitter

Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for 2017/18 and, as always, the only variable is what colour the trim is this time.

Spoiler: it's white.

To mark the club's 125th anniversary, there's also a very slightly re-jigged badgeon the chest...

The New Balance strip features the club's commemorative crest for the first time, with the Liver bird emblem flanked by ‘1892' and ‘2017' embroidered onto the breast of the shirt – a unique element of the team's kits for the next campaign.

Nike Release Limited Edition Golden Tiempo Boots To Mark Francesco Totti’s 25 Years Of Service To Roma (Photos)

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To mark Francesco Totti's 25 years of dedicated service to Roma, Nike are furnishing the veteran forward with his very own pair of signature Tiempo boots.

The limited edition Nike Tiempo Totti X Roma boot is finished in a demure and understated gold hue, and will be officially unveiled by the man himself at the AS Roma store inPiazza San Lorenzo, Rome, on Wednesday.

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Real Madrid Release New Home Kit For 2017/18 Season, Trim Is Turquoise This Time (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Real Madrid/Adidas Football

Real Madrid have unveiled the new togs their players will be wearing next season, with Adidas knocking out a pair of new jerseys for the reigning Spanish and European champions.

As ever, when it comes to Real's home shirt, the only variable is the colour of the trim, with Adidas plumping for a less-than-subtle shade of turquoise this time round.

Der Future: Schalke’s New Shirt Features ‘Integrated Microchip’ That Will Allow Fans To Buy Stadium Refreshments Without Cash (Photo)

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Photo: @s04/Twitter

Schalke 04 have just unveiled their home stripfor 2017/18 and, as well as being a handsome thing in its own right, the new shirt is also a cutting edge piece of technological advancement.

The Bundesliga side have struck a deal with supermarket chain AllyouneedFresh that will see the company's logo appear on the sleeve of their new jersey.

Belter: Newcastle’s New Home Kit Features Red Names And Numbers For First Time Since 1992/93 (Photos & Video)

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Photo: @NUFC/Twitter

If you'll forgive the slight saturation, we have yet another new and important update on Newcastle's home kit for 2017/18.

As we've seen through a succession of recent leaks, the 125th anniversary strip is shaping up to be a bit of a retro-tinged classic and the latest detail to emerge might just seal the deal.

So Close: Newcastle’s Suave New 2017/18 Anniversary Home Kit Ruined By Ugly, Chintzy Sponsor Logo (Photo)

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Photo via Footy Headlines

Just when it looked like Newcastle were ready to furnish themselves with a super sleek new kit for their return to the Premier League, leaked images suggest they've gone and ruined the whole vibe with a tacky-as-you-like sponsors logo.

Last month, a batch of photoscirculated on social media purporting to be the Toon's lovely new strip, which hinted at areturn forthe old polo-style collar, narrowed stripes and a special '125th anniversary' club crest.

Newcastle’s New 125th Anniversary Home Shirt Looks Like A Bobby Dazzler In Waiting (Photos)

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Photo via Footy Headlines

Based on the leaked images they've seen in recent weeks, Footy Headlines have gone ahead and mocked up an image of whatthey expect Newcastle United's new 125th anniversary shirt will look like.

With a strict monochrome design, narrowed stripes and a polo collar, the 2017/18 Toon jersey will hark back to a simpler, better time a time when the front of their kits weren't plastered with tacky adverts for loan sharks and leisurewear workhouses.

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Eager Beaver: Birmingham Fan Ensures He’s First To Wear New Away Kit By Making His Own (Photo)

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Photos: @BCFC/Twitter, KRO Birmingham/Facebook

With Birmingham City's new away kit not due to be released until later this week, one enterprising young fan has taken it upon himself to ensure that he will be the first to own his club's latest change strip.

Indeed, the new 2017/18 away jersey is currently available on pre-order ahead of it officially going on sale on 15th June.

Liverpool: Georginio Wijnaldum Surprises Young Fan By Spontaneously Treating Him To £250 Football Boots (Photo)

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Not content with scoring the goal that effectively sealed Liverpool's Champions League qualification, Georginio Wijnaldum followed up his on-field heroics with a timely demonstrationof good-eggery on the final day of the season.

Indeed, the Dutch midfielder shelled out £250 to treat a young Reds fan to the football boots of his dreams during a post-match shopping excursion in the city centre.

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Dimitar Berbatov And His Daughter Reenact ‘Godfather’ Scene To Plug Upcoming Exhibition Match (Video)

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Dimitar Berbatov has teamed up with his seven-year-old daughter Dea to produce a fantastic self-shot trailer for his upcoming exhibition matchin Sofia, Bulgaria.

Berbatov and a gaggle of his chums are set to square off against a Luis Figo XI on 14th June to raise money for both players' respective charitable foundations.

Spanish Lower Leaguers Atletico Astorga Unveil Wacky ‘Incredible Hulk’ Novelty Kit (Photos & Video)

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Photo: @AtleticoAstorga/Twitter

It's that time of year again, when every Spanish lower league side worth their salt reveals their oh-so-wacky new kit for next season.

Having seen novelty strips themed around broccoli, fresh fruit, octopus, anatomical models of the human body, tuxedos and even Iberico ham in the recent past, Segunda Division B club Atletico Astorga have gone and upped the ante once again.

Rather Nifty: Watch Everton Midfielder Ross Barkley Take Freekicks In 360° Virtual Reality (Video)

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If you've ever wanted to watch Ross Barkley take a free-kick from every single conceivable angle, then now's your chance muchacho.

Thanks to some superb camera work from virtual reality pioneers Laduma,the following clip of Barkley knocking balls around is fully interactive alongevery axis.

Retro Football: Steve Palmer Wears Every Single Watford Squad Number In Space Of One Season, 1997/98 (Photo & Video)

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Having started the 1997/98 season on the bench, Watford defenderSteve Palmer was gradually pressed into service all over the pitch as Graham Taylor's Hornets set about hauling themselves up and out of Division Two.

Indeed, such was hisutility that Palmer began racking up an impressive collection of shirt numbers Football League squad numbering not being mandatory as it is today.

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What Do You Buy The Real Madrid Who Has Everything? How About A Coffin Shaped Like The Bernabeu (Photos)

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Photo: AS

What do you get the (possibly ailing) Real Madrid fan who has everything? How about a large coffin shaped like the Santiago Bernabeu?

Unveiled atthe Funermostra 2017 exposition, Real fans wishing to spend eternity in an ornate wooden effigy of their beloved team's stadium can now do just that.

Football Tat: Tottenham Would Like To Sell You 3D-Printed Models Of Their Players For £95 A Pop (Photos)

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Ever wished you could recreate the joyous scene above in miniature and in the privacy of your own home? Yep, we all have.

Thankfully, Tottenham have made what was once just a fool's dream into a reality by offering the fans to purchase 3D-printed models of several of their first-team players.

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Yabba Dabba Don’t: Dele Alli Reveals Flintstones Tattoo Hidden Beneath Those Long-Sleeved Undershirts (Photo)

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Who'd have thunk it, but squirrelled away beneath those long-sleeved undershirts, Dele Alli has a little tattoo of one of Hanna Barbera's finest.

Indeed, as revealed by this dispatch from Spurs' post-season jaunt to Hong Kong, Alli has had the image of The Flinstone's very own Bam Bam Rubble inked on his left forearm.

Shit Football Ink: Man City Winger Leroy Sané Has An Enormous Back Tattoo Of… Leroy Sané (Photo)

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Of course, professional footballers are attracted to questionable body art like swarms of greenfly were to Nottingham Forest's gruesome 1995-97 yellow away shirt (bitter personal experience).

Turns out that Leroy Sané is no exception, with the Man City winger removing his shirt after Sunday's 5-0 routing of Watford to reveal a seriously large, seriously iffy back tattoo.

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Napoli Invite Fans To Contact Striker Arek Milik On Tinder To Help Keep His Pecker Up (Video)

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Napoli are asking their fans to use Tinder to wish striker Arek Milik all the best as he continues to return to full fitness after suffering a ruptured cruciate knee ligament back in October.

On the flimsy premise that Milik is "back in the game", the Serie A club are promoting their new commercial partnership with the dating app by allowingfans to 'swipe right' on the Polish striker's profile in order tosend him supportive messages directly.

Bottle Job: Gianluigi Buffon Lends His Name To New Range Of Personalised Red Wine (Photo)

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Joining contemporaries Andres Iniesta and Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon has lent his name to a new range of wine.

The snappy red is being knocked out by the good people at Fabio Cordella wines, who also produce a special line of grape juice with Wesley Sneijder's name on the bottle.

Photo: Gianluigi Buffon/Facebook

Buffon's signature wine isn't available to purchase quite yet, but the Juventus goalkeeper unveiled the project on Facebook today.

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Celtic: Suave New Home Kit Pays Homage To Lisbon Lions On 50th Anniversary Of Famous European Cup Triumph (Photos)

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Photos: Celtic FC

To mark the 50th anniversary of the European Cup being won by a British club for the very first time, Celtic have used their new 2017/18 home kit to pay homage to their most veneratedline-up, The Lisbon Lions.

The Lions, all but one of whom were born within 10 miles of Celtic Park, beat Inter Milan in the 1967 European Cup final in Portugal to complete an unprecedented quintuple of trophies.

Aberdeen-Based Youth Team Lose Football In River Dee, Washes Up 1,000 Miles Away On Remote Norwegian Island (Photo)

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Photo: BBC North East Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

When a waywardshotwas sent soaringover the fenceand into the River Dee, aptly-named Scottish football club Banks o' Dee FC simply resigned themselves to losingthat football forever.

However, the Aberdeen-based Under-19s team have since been reunited with the ball after it was discovered washed up on the other side of both the North and the Norwegian Sea.

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Bristol City Vow To Investigate After Oxford United Label Discovered Stitched Into New Away Shirt (Photo)

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Photo: @Bristol_Sport/Twitter

Bristol City's owners have vowed to investigate after a rather significant production flaw was discovered inside one of their new replica shirts.

Matthew Gillett recently took receipt of his gaudy purple and lime pre-order jerseyonly to find it had arogue Oxford United label stitched inside.

Nike Ordem V: All Hail The New Official 2017/18 Premier League Match Ball (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Nike Football

The 2016/17 campaignisn't even cold yet and already Nike have revealed the new bag o' air that will be hoofed around in the Premier League next season.

Strap yourselves in, for the Nike Ordem V is the official match ball of the 2017/18 Premier League...

Coming to the #PL in 2017/18.

Southampton’s Beautiful New Kits Are Positively Dripping With Early 1980s Goodness (Leaked Photos)

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Lawrie, Kevin, Alan, and the rest of the Southampton team, circa 1981

Southampton's new kits for the 2017/18 season have leaked out all over the place and, my oh my, are they things of beauty.

The home shirt is especially fabulous predominantly red with a central white panel and embroidered bar cuffs, it could have easily been worn by Kevin Keegan and co.

Sculptor Responsible For Appalling Cristiano Ronaldo Bust Returns To Immortalise Gareth Bale In Bronze (Photo)

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Emanuel Santos. You may not recall the name but you almost certainly know of his work, for he is the Portuguese sculptor responsible for creating *that* wonk-faced bust of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Presumably not aware that the entire world spent several days laughing in utter disbeliefwhen his misshapen masterpiece went on display outside Madeira International Airport, Santos has returned to once again immortalise another Real Madrid player in bronze.

Roberto Carlos Poses With Aston Villa Shirt, Two Decades After Very Nearly Signing For Club (Photos)

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Photo: @Dr_TonyXia/Twitter

Roberto Carlos has been photographed posing with an Aston Villa shirt some 22 years after coming perilously close to signing for the club as a youngster.

Carlosbumped into Villa owner Dr Tony Xia, who posted the photos on Twitter while joking that he'd made the legendary Brazilian full-back his first signing of the summer.

Barcelona: Lionel Messi Shows Off His Truly Enormous Collection Of Swapped Shirts (Photo)

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Lionel Messi has got around a bit over the years and, in doing so, has swapped a vast number of shirts with his fellow pros.

Indeed, the Barcelona icon posted a photo of his heaving collection on Instagram, also revealing that he's had a room of his house specially fitted to house the entirehaul.