Retro Football: Newcastle Fans Dress ‘Angel Of The North’ Statue In Giant Alan Shearer Shirt, 1998 (Photo & Video)

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Originally denounced as an eyesore by some, The Angel of the North has now been welcoming weary pilgrims back to Gateshead and Newcastle for two decades.

Anthony Gormley's imposing steel sculpture was completed in February of 1998 and has now been in situ on Birtley hill, arms outstretched above the A1, for 20 years.

BundesFAIL: Cologne Striker Sehrou Guirassy Pulls Off Open-Goal Miss So Atrocious His Own Fans Refuse To Accept His Shirt Afterwards (Video)

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Cologne are having a rotten old time of it in the Bundesliga so far this season, currently squatting rock bottom in the table with just two points from their first nine games.

Scoring goals has proved to be a rather significant issue, with Cologne mustering just three goals of their own while shipping 17 at the other end.

Arsenal: Sead Kolisinac Goads Cologne Fans By Unveiling Schalke Shirt After Scoring Equaliser At Emirates (Photos & Video)

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After going 1-0 down to a Jhon Cordoba screamer with just nine minutes of the clock, it took Arsenal until the second half to restore parity with Cologne on what proved to be a tumultuous start to their Europa League campaign.

The goal came from Sead Kolasinac, who entered the fray as half-time substitute and took roughly three minutes to clang home an absolute gem of an equaliser on the volley from a tight-ish angle.

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Nike Release New England Home And Away Kits For 2018 World Cup (Official Photos)

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What you're looking at there is the new kit that England will be wearing when they go slunking out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage this summer.

As was leaked earlier in the week, the Nike strip sees a return to the traditional white shirt/navy shorts/white socks formula, though there is little of note beyond that.

West Brom To Wear Special Shirts As Part Of Day-Long Tribute To Late, Great Cyrille Regis (Photos)

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West Brom have announced that they plan to stage another lovely tribute to the late Cyrille Regis by donning special shirts for this weekend's Premier League tie against Southampton at the Hawthorns.

The match represents the club's first home game since Regis sadly passed away at the age of 59on 15th January.

Serie A: Napoli Wear Special Marek Hamsik Badge On Shirts In Homage To New All-Time Record Goalscorer (Photos & Video)

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Having officiallybested the record last weekend, Marek Hamsik rattled in the only goal of the game against Crotone on Friday evening to move further beyond Diego Maradona as Napoli's all-time top goalscorer.

Hamsik surpassed Maradona's long-standing tally by prodding home the winner in Napoli's 3-2 victory over Sampdoria last Saturday.

Bundesliga: Shalke Release Special T-Shirt To Commemorate Getting A Point Against Dortmund In Recent Ruhr Derby

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It looked for all the world that Shalke were dead and buried when beloved neighbours Borussia Dortmund blitzed to a 4-0 lead inside the first 25 minutes of Saturday's instalment of the Ruhr derby.

However, Schalke received a good old fashioned rocket up the arsch at the break and, thanks to steady slew of second-half goals, Naldo's thumping header in the 94th minute ultimately saw the visitors escape with an unlikely 4-4 draw.

Apparently This Is The New Nike Kit England Will Wear For Their Disappointing Second Round Exit At 2018 World Cup (Leaked Photos)

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'Tis the season of the international kit release and, while England's new strip has yet to be formally unveiled, a couple of leaked images purport to show just how the Three Lions will be togged up come the 2018 World Cup.

Because this is Nike we're talking about here, they'll be none of the individually themed retro-tinged goodness we witnessed with the recent batch of Adidas World Cup efforts.

Bradley’s Shirt: Sunderland Launch Limited Edition Home Jersey To Raise Money For Bradley Lowery Foundation (Photo)

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As part of a special campaign in his memory, Sunderland have sought to help raise money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation by unveiling a new limited edition home kit.

As you well know, Bradley was the little Sun'lan fan who warmed the cockles of a nation, befriended Jermain Defoe and fought like a champ before finally losing his fight with terminal cancerearlier this year, aged just six years old.

Cameroon’s Marvellous New Home Shirt Has Big Robotic Lion On It And Comes Approved By Roger Milla (Photos & Video)

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Cameroon have a rich and storied past when it comes to frankly peerless football kits, with both sleeveless and "unitard" efforts being gleefully foisted upon us within living memory.

While altogether more conventional in terms of its basic layout, the Indomitable Lions' latest strip, revealed by Puma today, is once again a thing of vivacious beauty.

Molto Bello: Juventus To Wear Achingly Gorgeous Retro Shirt This Weekend To Celebrate 120th Anniversary (Photos)

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With a big birthday coming up, Juventus have revealed that they plan to mark turning The Big 1-2-0 by wearing a beautiful anniversary-themed shirt.

Adidas have knocked out a 'fourth strip' for the Bianconeri, that they will wear in their next Serie A match, at home against Benevento this coming Sunday.

Instant Karma: West Ham Fan Plummets To Floor After Attempting To Pinch Mark Noble’s Shirt From Young Supporter (Video)

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There was a little divine retribution on show shortly after West Ham's resolute 3-2 win over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

After dragging themselves back from 2-0 down and holding on for the victory, Hammers captain Mark Noble made his way over to the away section at Wembley to celebrate.

Sheffield Wednesday Release Most Expensive Replica Shirt In Championship History And Only Three Months Late

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Sheffield Wednesday have finally announced that their new 2017/18 replica home shirt is to go on sale, just three months into the season.

After first revealing the 15oth anniversary strip on the first day of August, just 72 hours before the start of the Championship campaign, Wednesday faced repeated delays in the delivery of the replicas due to a series of production issues.

Champions League: Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne Make Amusing Cock-Up While Attempting Heartfelt Shirt Tribute (Video)

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Napoli took just seven minutes to go 1-0 up against Feyenoord on Tuesday evening, giving scorer Lorenzo Insigne the chance to perform his homage to injured teammate Arkadiusz Milik.

The Polish striker is facing a minumum of four months out after undergoing major knee surgery for the second time in as many seasons.

BundesFAIL: Hoffenheim Fan Grabs Nadiem Amiri’s Shirt, Miscalculates Height Of Advertising Board When Returning To Seat (Video)

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Hoffenheim kept up their impressive start to the Bundesliga campaign with a 3-2 away win over Mainz on Wednesday evening.

After going 2-0 to a couple of early goals, Nadiem Amiri pulled one back for1899 on the half-hour mark before a couple of injury time strikes (one in the 46th minute, one in the 92nd) saw the visitors escape with all three points in dramatic fashion.

Serie A: Young Juventus Fan Positively Disgusted To Receive Inter Milan Shirt As Birthday Gift (Video)

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As a child, there's no more poignant betrayal of trust. You love your gran dearly but she doesn't understand the complexities of club allegiance and local rivalry so she's just bought you the new Derby County shorts as part of your main birthday present ergo, you can never speak to her again.

Turns Out Neymar Refused To Swap Shirts With Celtic Youngster Anthony Ralston For A Very Good Reason

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Neymar got himself in a bit of pickle after PSG walloped Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday when the Brazilian super-duper-star appeared to snub a handshake request from his man-marker on the night, young defender Anthony Ralston.

The pair had gone tit for tat all match, and the perceived acrimony intensified when Neymar also refused to swap shirts with the 18-year-old, who was making only the sixth senior appearance of his professional career.

Ligue 1: Montpellier Misspell Own Club Name On All 17/18 Shirts, Both Player Issue And Replicas (Photos)

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Montpellier HSC have apologised to fans after realising that every single one of their 2017/18 shirts has been sold with a rather egregious spelling error plastered on the chest.

As reported by Le Figaro, the Ligue 1 club have been made aware that they've managed to spell their own name wrong on every jersey, both those sold as replicas and those worn by players in the opening matches of the season.

Official: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Pulls On His New Liverpool Shirt For The First Time (Photos)

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With an agreement struck hours earlier, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain officially completed his £35-40million switch between Arsenal and Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon after successfully coming through a medical at England's training base at St George's Park.

Just to seal the deal, the midfielder was then allowed to pull on his new shirt for the first time and pose for a series of official club portraits.

‘I Have Never Been Motivated By Money’ – Neymar Holds His New Work Shirt Aloft At PSG Unveiling (Photos)

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PSG have unveiled their new £196million plaything to the world, with Neymar getting his hands on his new work uniform for the first time at an introductory press conference in Paris.

The Brazilian joined PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for a natter, wittering on about 'new challenges' and the like.

Chapecoense To Wear Special Shirt With 71 Stars, One For Each Victim Of Tragic Air Crash, In Upcoming Friendly Against Barcelona

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As part of their collective rehabilitation, Chapecoense are due to play Barcelona in a friendly next Monday evening.

Of course, Chape saw their club decimated in November of last year when a plane carrying almost every member of their squad and staff crashed on the approach to Medellin airport in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.

Blast Off: Roma Have Francesco Totti’s Final Shirt Launched Into Space For Some Reason (Photo & Video)

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As testament to Francesco Totti's longevity and years of faithful service, Roma have strapped one of his shirts to a rocket and blasted it into orbit.

Totti made his 786th and final appearance for his beloved Roma before bowing out back in May, thus bringing to a close his 24-year playing career.

‘I Pray For You’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng Vows To Wear Undershirt In Support Of Abdelhak Nouri For Entire Season (Photo)

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Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced that he will wear an undershirt in tribute to stricken Ajax midfielder Abdelhak 'Abbie' Nouri for the entirety of next season.

As you no doubt recall, Nouri, 20, suffered "serious and permanent" brain damage after collapsing during a pre-season friendly a fortnight or so ago.

Hajduk Split’s New Third Shirt Features Name Of Thousands Of Fans As Result Of Club Membership Drive (Photo & Video)

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After introducing both Braille and Morse code to Sporting Lisbon's new strips, Macron have done it again in terms of subtly incorporating clever little design flourishes into their kit design.

The latest recipients are Croatian side Hajduk Split, whose new jerseyis the grand culmination of a long-running fan project.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Dortmund: Marc Bartra Meets ‘Lone Fan’ Tracked Down On Twitter Only To Be Usurped By Her Schalke-Supporting Husband (Photos)

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As you may recall, Marca Bartra launched a Twitter crusade earlier in the week in a bid to track down the one lone, brave Dortmund fan spotting sitting among a sea of Schalke supporters during last Saturday's Ruhr derby.

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Bartra's quest was a success, with the Dortmund defender eventually being put in touchwith Steffi Adam-Paap so he couldinvite her on a VIP trip to the club's training ground.

Here’s Your Chance To Own An Airdrieonians Shirt Signed By Luke Skywalker (Photo)

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In tribute to one of their own, Airdrieonians have eschewed a shirt sponsor in favour of gracing the front of their home strip with the face of Mark Allison, the "super fan" who sadly lost his long fight againstpancreatic cancer in early 2016.

Indeed, the fan-owned Scottish League One side will play with Allison's portrait on their shirt for the remainder of the season though that's not the be all and end all of the gesture, oh no.

World Record: Argentinian Fifth-Tier Club Cram 50 Different Sponsors Onto New Home Shirt (Photos)

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A plucky team from the Argentinian fifth tier are attempting to get themselves into the record books by cramming more sponsor logos onto their shirt than any other team have ever dared to do.

Asociacion Deportiva Centenario (more commonly known as ADC) debuted their new jersey in the first game of the Federal Torneo C, taking to the field with over 50 sponsors adorning their blue and white strip.

Confederations Cup: Russia’s New 2017 Shirt Is Soviet-Styled And Rather Lovely (Photos)

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Russia have just released their new kit for the 2017 Confederations Cup and it looks as though the hosts may just be the most smartly-turned out team at the ball.

Kit makers Adidas have taken style pointers from the Soviet kits of the 1980s and knocked out an absolute beauty (which, admittedly, doesn't look unlike the little red number Wales wore at Euro 2016).

Shit Football Kits: DR Congo Unveil Incredible New Shirt, Complete With Huge Leopard On The Front (Photos)

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DR Congo have unveiled their brand new home shirt and to be quite honest we're torn on it.

On one hand it's a total mess, with clashing red and blue geometric vomit all over the place and a cheapo badge resembling the non-licensed national teams from Pro Evolution Soccer.

Spain: Gerard Pique Vows To Quit International Football After Ridiculous Shirt Sleeve Squabble

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Gerard Pique has vowed to retire from international duty with Spain after the 2018 World Cup as the result of yet another mini-controversy brought about by his staunch pro-Catalan independence views.

Pique was booed and heckled throughout Spain's World Cup qualifier against Albania on Sunday after it was noticed that, unlike his teammates, his shirt did not bearany red and yellow trim (the national colours of Spain) on the cuffs.


Which of these is the new Arsenal kit from PUMA?

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The announcement yesterday about the new kit sponsorship and commercial deal between Arsenal Football Club and sportswear company PUMA is great news for the Gunners' future. It is a British record deal and along with the end of the financial shackles that Arsene Wenger has had to work with since Arsenal moved to the Emirates [.

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Snapshot: First Photo Emerges Of John Terry In His New Aston Villa Shirt…

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The first photo of John Terry wearing his new Aston Villa shirt has been released and, by 'eck it's going to take a bit of getting used to...

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We're still not entirely sure it's not a very, very good photoshop job.

If Terry's after the No.26 shirt then he's going to have to have a word with Jonathan Kodija.

Estudiantes Coach Nelson Vivas Tears Off His Shirt In Fit Of Rage After Being Sent To Stands (Video)

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"Grease me up, I'm ready to go"

As you can probably tell from the image above, Estudiantes coachNelson Vivas suffered a miniature meltdown duringlast night's goalless draw with Boca Juniors.

Utterly enraged that the referee didn't give a foul against Boca 'keeper Agustin Rossi, Vivas became embroiled in a 'lively discussion' with the match officials.

‘I Needed To Set An Example’ – Pescara Midfielder Sulley Muntari Gives Shirt To Youngster Who Racially Abused Him

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As you may recall, Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari somehow managed to wind up with a booking after attempting to report racist abuse to the referee during Sunday's Serie A game against Cagliari.

The Ghanaian was taunted bya group of Cagliari fans throughout the match andeventually left the pitch in protest, but only after being cautioned for dissent by Daniele Minelli, the unmoved match official.

Marc Bartra Successful In Quest To Track Down Lone Dortmund Fan Sat Amid Sea Of Schalke Supporters During Ruhr Derby

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Saturday saw Schalke 04 welcome local acquaintances Borussia Dortmund to the Veltins Arena for the Ruhr derby, which eventually played out as a 1-1 draw.

However, the breakout star of the game was the one lone Dortmund fan who managed to find herself stranded amid the home fans and an endless sea of blue shirts.

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino’s Celebration Against Crystal Palace Could Have *Technically* Resulted In Goal Being Disallowed

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Not that we wish to be killjoys about the whole thing, but it has emerged that Roberto Firmino's goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening couldhave been disallowed on a technicality.

Firmino capitalised on some defensive dawdling to dink a subtle finish over Steve Mandandaand thus flesh out a 4-2 win for the Reds at Selhurst Park.