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    West Ham sign Tevez and Mascherano in coup of the season

    By 1 September 2006

    Pocket-lint has something of a soft spot for West Ham United which makes the signing of Tevez and Mascherano welcome news indeed. In what smacks of a great bid of good old Cockney trading, the pair have signed permanent deals with the club for an undisclosed...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - premierleague.com
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - premierleague.com

    By 18 August 2006

    Today’s website of the day is premierleague.com the official website of the FA Premier League. For football fans it’s been an age since the end of last season, which saw Jose Mourinho and the boys in Chelsea blue seeing off all-comers to take the...

  • Adidas Champions League balls galore
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    Adidas Champions League balls galore

    By 14 August 2006

    Do doubt those regular readers of Pocket-lint will be familiar with the balls of Adidas. We saw the World Cup ball (the +teamgeist), and the media furore that surrounded it - less seams, more rounded, lighter, friend of the striker, enemy of the keeper,...

  • adidas +Predator Absolute featuring PowerPulse technology
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    adidas +Predator Absolute featuring PowerPulse technology

    By 2 August 2006

    Footballers always want more power and control and now you can get it with the most powerful adidas football boot ever, the +Predator Absolute. The +Predator Absolute features PowerPulse technology which shifts the centre of gravity closer to the point...

  • More balls from adidas - 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
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    More balls from adidas - 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup

    By 28 June 2006

    Women’s football is on the rise world-wide, in participation, commercial involvement and viewing figures. FIFA and adidas, the global leader in football, are firmly committed to contribute to the further development of this beautiful sport wherever...

  • David Beckham and his Predator boots
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    David Beckham and his Predator boots

    By 20 June 2006

    Those with eagle eyes will have noticed David Beckham’s magic boots during the last two games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals. On his feet are the new +Predator Absolute David Beckham featuring five lions inscribed on each boot, representing each...

  • Adidas World Cup football goes on sale in the UK
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    Adidas World Cup football goes on sale in the UK

    By 11 June 2006

    Football fans wanting to re-enact that Beckham free kick on Saturday or other swerving long-range shots as seen in the first couple of games of the World Cup in Germany will be pleased to hear that Adidas has made the official Match Ball of the 2006 FIFA...

  • Sports Fitness

    Rooney in World Cup metatarsal battle, still

    By 2 June 2006

    The media has positively raved about the Rooney toe break for the past few weeks. Sven is noticably annoyed with the constant questioning - will Rooney be fit for the World Cup? Whilst this specualtion is going on, the rest of the team are trying to get...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - mswaps.com
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - mswaps.com

    By 22 May 2006

    The website of the day today is mswaps.com a sort of Panini football sticker book for your mobile phone. The mSwaps is a free to download mobile application that features 50 full-colour, high resolution caricatures of the members from the English squads...

  • adidas World Cup boots in 32 designs
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    adidas World Cup boots in 32 designs

    By 17 May 2006

    adidas presents 32 football boot designs, inspired by the team colours of the 32 nations participating in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Every nation will have its very own +F50 Tunit design featuring a variety of country colours and details. Some of the shoes...

  • Adidas launch new WC predator in time for World Cup
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    Adidas launch new WC predator in time for World Cup

    By 9 May 2006

    Adidas is launching a new WC predator in the next few weeks as World Cup fever builds momentum. Worn by Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gary Neville among others, the new boots will cost £120. The +Predator Absolute features new PowerPulse technology,...

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    Coca-Cola and football World Cup 2006

    By 3 May 2006

    2006 will be the biggest ever year for Coca-Cola's involvement in football, combining the second year of the Football League partnership with sponsorship of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has a full programme designed to create...

  • Home Cinema

    World Cup comedy: The chain email

    By 25 April 2006

    The same problem happens every time there is a major sporting event - your other half fails to grasp the significance. To make sure that your beloved understands, trying sending this pre-emptive email that we recently received at Pocket-lint towers......

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    The Highbury Auction - Arsenal under the hammer

    By 19 April 2006

    Arsenal are approaching the end of their days at their famous stadium in Highbury where the team has been playing since 1913, before moving to the Emirates stadium. The website - www.highburyauction.com - is running a 9 month auction to clear out the...

  • FIFA World Cup final uses adidas Golden Ball
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    FIFA World Cup final uses adidas Golden Ball

    By 18 April 2006

    The adidas "+Teamgeist Berlin", the match ball especially produced for the final game in Berlin on July 9th, has been officially unveiled by the President of the World Cup Organizing Committee, Franz Beckenbauer, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The...

  • Adidas kick off with customisable football boot
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    Adidas kick off with customisable football boot

    By 30 January 2006

    Adidas has launched a fully customisable football boot in the run up to the World Cup. The TUNiT boot (pronounced Tune-it) is made up of component parts and allows will allow players to change their boots to suit their game, the pitch and the seasons....

  • Adidas ClimaCool running shoes review
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    Adidas ClimaCool running shoes review

    By 24 August 2004

    There is nothing like the Olympics to focus attention on running and track and field. Running is Adidas's biggest sports category and many athletes in Athens are using its ClimaCool kit. Designed to reduce the debilitating effects of heat, ClimaCool technology...