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Roger Cummiskey

Roger Cummiskey

My dear friend Roger produced this great drawing of Croatia´s midfielder Luka Modric this week. Modric has been one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup in Russia and I thought the portrait deserved to be shared far and wide.

Roger says, “I have been watching Luka with RM over the years and so often his performances have been exceptional. In my opinion he is a very brave and skillful player.

Yesterday I had him in mind after the England game and made the drawing. It was a great pleasure to draw him and I hope that I caught some of his Croat features and his passion.

The WC games have been played in a strange fashion and the hosts seem not to have put a foot wrong. I expect Trump to take credit for it’s success on Monday!

England’s goal after five minutes and their first half performance was very creditable but it was obvious that they could not sustain that. Everything changed, changed utterly in Croatia’s favour in the second half. A terrible beauty was born!

France will not be an easy task. Roll on the final.”

More details of the image and Roger’s work here

2018 2019

Gareth Southgate, England Manager

2018 2019

Well, here we are in the middle of the World Cup (England have just beaten Sweden) and clubs are now launching their kits for teh 2018/2019 season which for some smaller clubs has alread y started with the Europa League qualifying rounds.

Here are a few that I have noticed. Please feel free to add yours.

Valencia

Barcelona

Barcelona Away

Manchester United

Gillingham


This is the new Gillingham FC kit 2018/19, Gillingham’s new home strip for the upcoming League One season. The shirt will have a new sponsor in the form of Medway Council, with the deal apparently “not a financial one” and with “no burden on the tax payer”

The new home kit was unveiled at the club’s end of the season awards at Prestfield. Other kit designs, including their special 125th anniversary black and white jersey with a collar (the club was founded in 1893), were also revealed.

Full story on Football Kit News

FC Porto

FC Porto

OFFICIAL FC PORTO RETRO COLLECTION

After working with many famous clubs from all over Europe, we are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Portuguese superpower FC Porto. The first official collection consists of four classic retro shirts, a retro jacket, a captain T-shirt and a ‘My First Football Shirt’ for the youngest fans.

The extensive licensed collection captures the essence of the club’s rich history. The classic retro shirts recreate many of the club’s most celebrated shirt designs through the decades, including the iconic 1987 shirt, in which the ‘Dragões’ won their first ever European Cup.

The official FC Porto collection can be found online on copafootball.com, in our Flagshipstore in Amsterdam, through the official FC Porto fanstores and via selected retailers and online resellers. All the retro items are packaged and dispatched in luxury gift boxes.

Common Goal Updates

Common Goal

Hi Team!

The World Cup is a moment of togetherness and unity. A moment where the whole world is gathered together to witness the power of football. There’s no better time to send out the message that football can change lives all over the world, and that anyone can participate in that change. And for the first time in the Common Goal movement, you – dear fan – can now take part! There are two ways you can do this:

One way is by participating in our World Cup campaign! Every week, until the end of the World Cup, some of the Common Goal players will be hosting fundraisers on Facebook. World Cup bound, Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong launched his this week, make sure to check it out and donate! Common Goal has also partnered with co-working space WeWork to host live events in Bogota, London, and Berlin during the first two weeks of the World Cup. Make sure to stop by!

But that is not all! For the first time, you can now, officially, join the Common Goal Team. Head over to our new website, and take the pledge just like Juan Mata, Alex Morgan, and the rest of the Common Goal players. By taking the 1% pledge, you’ll be supporting organisations promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and peace-building on the African continent, empowering girls and women in India to take control of their own lives and grow into independent adults, and so much more.

Whatever way you decide to take part in Common Goal’s journey, we’re proud to step onto this path with you. Let’s enjoy this incredible moment of football together.

And good luck to those Common Goal members who are participating at the World Cup – William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Mats Hummels (Germany), Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark), Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (Iceland) and Shinji Kagawa (Japan)!

Humbly,

Your Common Goal team

World Cup Retro Shirts

World Cup Retro Shirts

GET YOUR RETRO SHIRT NOW

There is just one week to go until the kickoff of the World Cup. Choose your favorite retro shirt or jacket and stand out from the crowd. We have retro shirts and jackets available for each competing country in Russia.

Do you support one of the favorites like Germany, England, France, Spain or Belgium? Or do you go for the underdog? What about Portugal, Croatia, Iceland or Peru?

Let this summer be one to remember forever! All retro shirts and jackets can be found online at copafootball.com, and in our Flagshipstore in Amsterdam.

Manchester City


Manchester City

Come and meet Manchester City legends

* Peter Barnes

* Colin Hendry

* Asa Hartford

* Tommy Booth

* Andy Dibble

* Dave & Gary Bennett

…. plus many more for a Q & A at the Casino Mediterráneo Orihuela Costa, Alicante.

The event will take place 15th June 7.00pm start.

Up for auction 2 fantastic prizes:

* 4 matchday tickets for any game of your choice apart from the Man Utd derby, tickets include food and drinks,

* bid on a signed shirt from the Premier League Champions

So come and enjoy a nice relaxed evening and mix with the former top boys from Manchester City. And we will watch the game Spain Portugal together.

Proof of I.D ensures entrance to the Casino

World Cup 2018

England …. dodgy numbers!

World Cup 2018

So, eight years ago I was on the back of a bike slogging through the Midlands. Now, I sitting comfortably looking at the shirts that will be worn by the 16 nations fightiong it out in Russia.

Here are a few favourites (…but no Italian shirt!)

All shirts can be checked out on the BBC site

Nigeria

Nigeria may not be favourites for the World Cup, but they seem to have won fans over with their new kit for Russia.

Three million people pre-ordered replica shirts, according to the Nigeria Football Federation, and shoppers queued outside Nike’s flagship store in London on Friday to try to get their hands on the clothing.

The home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant’s website soon after they were released.

World Cup kits: Russia 2018 is going to look pretty retro
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi is among the players who modelled the kit, which was first revealed back in February, along with Leicester’s Wilfried Ndidi, who wore a branded bucket hat and jacket for the promotional photos.

The makers describe the home kit as a “subtle homage to Nigeria’s ’94 shirt, with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso”.

The away kit, meanwhile, is a “cool, refined vision” of a classic full-green strip.

Original article on www.bbc.co.uk

Ipswich Town

IPSWICH TOWN FC RETRO COLLECTION

Copa Football are happy to announce our first official Ipswich Town FC retro collection. The collection consists of four classic retro shirts to take you back and relive the rich history of the club.

Three of the shirts are from the very successful early 80’s. The period that saw the arrival of Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen, the two Dutchmen who made such an impact on the team and with the supporters, and they helped Ipswich win the UEFA Cup in 1981. The fourth shirt is from the season 1999 – 2000, when Town gained promotion back into the top flight, after a thrilling play-off match against Barnsley at the famous Wembley Stadium.

The official Ipswich Town FC retro collection can be found online at copafootball.com, in the club fanshop, and via selected retailers and online resellers.

Sean Ryan

Badly Drawn Footballers T-shirts

When Sean Ryan started drawing fashion models badly, he had no idea that one day his work would become a viral internet sensation. Thanks to Calvin Klein and various famous models, who loved their strangly looking caricatures, his work was published in many fashion magazines.

Luckily enough Sean started drawing footballers as well and since we love his work, we teamed up with him. Decide for yourself, but we never knew badly drawn artwork could look so good.

The Badly Draw Footballers T-shirts can be found online at copafootball.com, in our flagshipstore in Amsterdam and via selected retailers and online resellers.