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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.

Bees March on Wembley

BEES FANS TO WALK THE LONG ROAD TO WEMBLEY IN BID TO RELEGATE PROSTATE CANCER

Brentford fans will set out on the road to Wembley on Sunday 22 July with Prostate Cancer UK unveiling an even bigger and better March for Men walking programme as they make further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer. After a successful launch of the charity’s flagship walking campaign last year raised more than £1 million, there is even more reason for people to put their best foot forward and combat the most common cancer in men.

For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. Stepping up to the challenge, the leading men’s health charity will be recruiting an army of walkers representing Brentford and clubs from the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Non-League in London and the South East in four mega marathon marches.

The Football March for Men will see legions of walkers setting off on the road to Wembley, starting out from Millwall, West Ham United, St Albans City and Sutton United, and heading to the home of English football. The march to the arch will take in 15 clubs and create a fabulous finale. The event has been backed by Bees boss Dean Smith while long-standing Griffin Park matchday announcer and Player Welfare Manager Peter Gilham, touched by the support of fellow fans after his prostate cancer diagnosis last year, has urged supporters to get involved.

Dean, who represented Bees in the 2016 March for Men by walking from Griffin Park to the home of English football, said: “Walking to Wembley with Jeff Stelling and an army of football fans was an inspiring and humbling experience two years ago, and I, along with everyone at Brentford FC, am proud to once again support this amazing cause this summer. Prostate cancer is something that has affected several people I know and the new stats that one man dies every 45 minutes from the disease makes it even more vital that we put our best foot forward and make a stand. I’m proud to wear my Man of Men pin badge to raise awareness of this issue.

“Our unflappable matchday announcer and Player Welfare Manager Peter Gilham, a huge part of the Brentford family for many years, continues to fight against this disease and we stand alongside him on this journey. The support he’s had from our brilliant fans – and the football family – has been incredible and when this disease affects one of your own, it does put it in full perspective. That’s why I want to see as many Bees fans as possible on the road to Wembley.

“My friend Errol McKellar has successfully beaten this disease and I know he will galvanise the Leyton Orient fanbase. It’s going to be brilliant to see so many clubs represented on this epic march to the home of football. Rivals on the pitch, we will all be united off it as we fight back against this deadly opponent and make prostate cancer a disease not feared in the future.”

Peter Gilham added: “When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I can’t tell you how humbled I was by the amount of support I received. The moment I announced my diagnosis, it just took off. I had messages from fans, players past and present, managers from around the country and from people who’ve also been affected by prostate cancer. It was just amazing and to see a massive flag unveiled in support was immense.

“The Club has been brilliant and its great to see them getting behind Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men. The charity is asking fans to put their rivalries aside, and I couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t matter whether you wear red and white, blue and white, or black and white, but it’s what’s in your heart, and the reason you’re there is the important thing. I’d say to anyone thinking of taking part in one of these marathon marches, or indeed cycling or making a giant flag, whatever it is, keep doing what you’re doing; it’s so important.”

National League high-flyers Sutton United kick-off the South West London leg, which sees visits to AFC Wimbledon and Griffin Park, while there are three other starting points, including one at Clarence Park, home of National League South, St Albans City. Walkers will head to Watford and Barnet before the final stretch to HA9. The South London starting point is The Den, home to Championship side Millwall, who earned national acclaim when they put the Prostate Cancer UK logo on their first team strip in 2013/14. The route also visits Crystal Palace, Fulham, current Premier League champions Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers before the finale.

London Stadium, home to the Premier League Hammers, will be the backdrop to the East London leg of the march, the route also visiting National League Leyton Orient before popping in on North London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Indeed, Spurs fans will get a glimpse of the new-look White Hart Lane before the day ends at their current borrowed base, Wembley. The Football March for Men will see hundreds of football fans take on the baton from Jeff Stelling after the Sky Sports presenter, flanked by a cast of celebrities and civilians, walked more than 650 miles across 25 marathons the length and breadth of the country in the last two years, raising £800,000. After his tireless efforts, the 62-year-old is taking a breather in 2018, but has challenged fans across the capital and the South East to get involved in one of the Football March for Men events.

Legendary former England and Tottenham Hotspur keeper and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador Ray Clemence has also backed the event, and will meet the walkers at Wembley, a place he knows very well.

Clemence, who has himself been affected by prostate cancer, said: “Wembley will always be a special place for me. I’ve been lucky enough to play at the home of football domestically on several occasions, had the privilege of captaining my country there against Brazil and have also coached from the sidelines. So, it represents a fitting finale for Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men, as fans across London and the South East converge on the home of football to raise money and awareness.

“Among the clubs on the march are Tottenham Hotspur, a club very close to my heart, and it’s great to see them supporting the cause. I’ve also got some good memories of my time at Barnet, but I always had a warm welcome across the capital and its terrific to see 15 clubs putting their rivalries aside to walk side by side. Its shaping up to be a brilliant event and one that will really help raise awareness and shape change.”

Prostate Cancer UK’s march to the arch in 2018 provides a fitting climax to an exciting climax of walking events as the charity extends its footprint across the UK. On Father’s Day weekend, last year, the inaugural March for Men events saw over 1,600 walkers take to the parks of London, Leeds and Glasgow raising more than a quarter of a million pounds. Now, across seven cities throughout the UK in June, families, friends and loved ones will be pulling on their walking boots and converging on picturesque parklands up and down the country – with a London event in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday, June 16.

Starting with a North West double header in Manchester and Liverpool on Sunday, June 10, the countrywide quest to fight back against a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes continues across Father’s Day weekend (16-17 June), with London, Bristol and Glasgow hosting the family-friendly walks. The marches continue in Leeds on June 23 before concluding a week later in Nottingham, on Saturday, 30 June.

Prostate Cancer UK’s Chief Executive, Angela Culhane, walked more than 130 miles with Stelling during the legendary jaunts from Hartlepool United to Wembley and Exeter City to Newcastle United. She said: “I’m thrilled that our walking programme continues to gather momentum, and look forward to beating the drum even louder across the UK this year as we mobilise legions of our supporters. One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, and we now know this disease is the third biggest cancer killer. That’s unacceptable. We need to turn that around and the wonderful efforts of Jeff and everyone who has walked for us previously have laid the foundations.

“Thanks to the money raised we can fund more ground-breaking research, and it will also help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their families and make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear. We’ve got a way to go but these walks are the perfect way to take a step in the right direction.”

The substantial sums raised by fundraising will help ‘shift the science’ and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, which have been left unsolved for too long. It will also help provide support and information to those affected by the disease. Many people are unaware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. One man will die from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK. That’s over 11,800 men a year. Based on current trends, if we ignore prostate cancer and do nothing, this number will rise to over 14,500 men a year by 2026.

To sign up to a March for Men or find out more information go to: www.prostatecanceruk.org/footballmarch

March for Men

The Football March for Men

26 miles. 15 clubs. 4 routes. 1 cause.

March to the arch with hundreds of football fans like you, and help stop prostate cancer being a killer. It’s a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK – that’s two deaths in every football match. We want you to follow in Jeff Stelling’s footsteps, and march to Wembley with the football family to raise money to help beat prostate cancer.

Sunday 22 July 2018
Choose one of four routes
Join fans, players, pundits and managers
Registration per route: £30
Fundraising commitment: £300
Represent your team. Sign up for a leg below and help us tackle football’s deadliest opponent.

Prostate Cancer

Brentford FC support Prostate Cancer Awareness

I was delighted to hear that my friends at Brentford Football Club have like Gillingham been keen to support the EFL partners at Prostate Cancer. There have, in fact, been several initiatives throughout the year and I am pleased to note them.

Great work from all at Brentford. Thanks and respect!

The EFL is teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK for another season to fight the most common cancer in men through football.

This season hundreds of volunteers will be collecting money outside stadiums up and down the country for Prostate Cancer UK. Join the team at Griffin Park on Saturday 3 March when we face Cardiff City to raise vital funds and awareness of the disease and receive a free ticket to the match in return.

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer, while the odds for black men are just 1 in 4. That means that one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK; over 11,000 men per year. In context ….. a pretty average home game attendance at Griffin Park.

This is a hugely important cause; earlier this season we learnt Peter Gilham, the voice of Brentford, who has graced our matchday microphone for the past 49 years, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Thankfully it was caught early and Bees fans showed their loyalty and support by raising £1,500 for Prostate Cancer UK, along with making a massive flag which was unveiled at the beginning of the season.

Here, Peter swaps the microphone for a pen to tell us why everyone’s support meant so much to him and how fans can continue to back him and Prostate Cancer UK.

Being the matchday announcer at Brentford is, apart from my wife, the greatest love of my life. I’d say most people have got red blood, but the blood in my veins is red and white; it’s something I live for.

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I can’t tell you how humbled I was by the amount of support I received. I’ve followed Brentford since I was seven years old and I’ve seen over 2,800 Brentford games over the years, so I consider Griffin Park my second home, and everyone here – the staff, players and fans as my family.

The moment I announced my diagnosis, it just took off. I had messages from fans, players past and present, managers from around the country and from people who’ve also been affected by prostate cancer. It was just amazing. Then they held a collection for Prostate Cancer UK, and then came the enormous flag…

The day the flag was shown at Griffin Park for the first time was immense. I keep using this word, but the support I’ve had and continue to have from everybody is totally humbling. To see the flag on show at the ground, in the back of one of the stands on the far side helps me to stay so positive – it really does mean a lot.

The club have also been brilliant; I couldn’t ask for better employers and in the summer they’ll also be getting involved in Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men, following on from Jeff Stelling’s incredible efforts over the last couple of years. On July 22 football fans from across London will all be marching towards Wembley to converge at the home of English football, and Griffin Park is one of the stops en route.

The charity is asking fans to put their rivalries aside, and I couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t matter whether you wear red and white, blue and white, or black and white, but it’s what’s in your heart, and the reason you’re there is the important thing. People forget about their rivalries when it comes to these things.

At Griffin Park we normally get a crowd of about ten thousand and so there could 1,250 people here who may have prostate cancer. Those kinds of figures are startling, and the reason we need fans to join together and take action.

So I’d say to anyone thinking of taking part in one of these marathon marches, or indeed cycling or making a giant flag, whatever it is, keep doing what you’re doing; it’s so important and you’ve got my full backing.

If you’re interested in joining one of the marches and putting your best foot forward, then visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website at www.prostatecanceruk.org/marchformen to find out more

But what does it mean? Prostate Cancer UK’s “Man of Men” represents everyone who wants to stop prostate cancer being a killer. Meet Kevin and Lloyd, two inspirational men, living with incurable prostate cancer who are doing everything they can to raise money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

HUNDREDS RAISED AT B TEAM GAME

Bees fans donate to Prostate Cancer UK

Almost £1,000 was raised for charity as Brentford B beat Anderlecht last week. Griffin Park played host to a special fixture last Friday, 13 April, as Brentford B beat their Belgian visitors 4-0. The Brentford Lifeline Society exhibition match was the latest prestige friendly for Brentford B and money was raised for Prostate Cancer UK. A total of 567 fans turned up to watch the match and £874.02 was donated on the night.

Upon entry to the match on Friday, spectators were given an envelope to place a donation that also entered them in to a prize draw. Eight prize winners were chosen from those that donated and watched The Bees win thanks to a brace from captain Bradley Clayton and further goals from Reece Cole and Nikolaj Kirk

SecuTix


Brentford FC Partners with SecuTix before new Stadium Move

Lausanne, Paris, London, Madrid, Munich – 16 April 2018 Brentford Football Club, from the English Sky Bet Championship, has appointed SecuTix as its new ticketing and engagement partner. Following a tender process, the global SaaS ticketing and audience management provider will ensure a smooth transition as the club moves from its current home of Griffin Park to a new stadium, less than a mile away, in 2019.

The club was keen to appoint a new ticketing partner now to ensure the platform is well established before the move.

Commenting on the decision, Kurt Pittman, Director of Marketing, Brentford FC, said: “We are a club which has to try to to out think rather than out spend our competitors. For that reason we wanted an innovative partner who offers Software as a Service. We know from experience that when it comes to the amount of work involved in system upgrades, it’s not an easy task with bespoke systems.

“Moving from a 12,400-seat stadium to a 17,250 seater, with nearly 3,000 more premium seats, requires a flexible partner. The SecuTix platform offers that flexibility. Combine that with SecuTix’s desire to help grow our business and we’re confident that we will make a great team as we enter this new chapter.”

David Hornby, SecuTix UK Managing Director, said: “We’re looking forward to being part of Brentford’s exciting journey as they move to their new ground. With the new stadium in mind, our ambition is to make the whole fan experience easier. As a priority, we’re looking at ways to integrate the ticketing purchase with the club’s access control, loyalty partners and mobile app. Once the club has moved stadiums, our focus will be on growing their season ticket base, attracting new fans and increasing their average home game attendance.”

About SecuTix

A pioneer in applying the SaaS model to ticketing, SecuTix is the European developer of an integrated, cloud-based platform for white-label ticketing and audience management. SecuTix 360° provides event professionals with a multichannel ticketing solution to control their distribution, engage their audiences and thus leverage customer loyalty and boost sales. A subsidiary of Swiss systems integrator Elca, SecuTix is headquartered in Lausanne and has offices in Paris, Madrid, London and Munich. Over a hundred businesses, operating in the field of museums, live entertainment, stadiums and sports clubs, municipalities and festivals have put their faith in SecuTix to revolutionise their ticketing processes and provide customers with a unique experience. For more information, visit www.secutix.com