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Some Facts about Football Video Highlights

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Football, or soccer for any Americans out there, has been around for well over two thousand years in some form or other. Modern football as we know it, however, is often accredited to the British, who also hold claim to the oldest football league. Rather straight to the point, it is known as The Football League, and was founded in 1888. The Football League served as the top level league in England until 1992, at which time the top 22 teams in the league split away and formed the well known Premier League. There are now several other leagues, including the Italian Serie A and the German Bundesliga, and football has grown to become one of the most popular sports in the world – with some of the most dedicated fans.

Football isn’t just about the match and who wins it, though. Granted, our team winning is the most important aspect to any football fan, but another important factor is how the match is won. Who scores, when they do so, the tactics used that lead up to the goal and finally seeing the ball hit the back of the net like meteor. There’s nothing quite like seeing your team outwit their opponents and score an unexpected or technically difficult goal, and any decent TV editor will have the wits to show these football highlights several times before moving on.

Those of you who were around before the days of the Internet will probably have in your possession several football videos (VHS tapes) filled with the best parts of a season or cup, as that used to be the only way to watch the football highlights again at your own leisure. Luckily the internet has now made it possible to watch all the latest football highlights, as well as old football videos, whenever you so desire.

This also opens up the possibility to watch highlights from leagues that you may not otherwise watch, whether it is because you are not a fan of any particular team in that league or because you simply can’t spare the time to watch all of them. The Internet is fantastic in that you can find all the best bits of every single match played, whether it be in the English Premier League or Spanish la Liga or any other league,  you will be able to find both old and new football videos of all the highlights whenever you so wish.

Initially, most football websites would be dedicated to a specific team or league and would only provide videos and highlights from their particular football interest. For anyone who enjoys football not only for the sake of supporting a team, but for the sheer beauty of the game, that would mean that you had to browse several different sites to get all of your updates. Luckily that is not the case anymore, thanks to dedicated football websites such as FootballReaction.com where you can watch all the latest football highlights and football video clips whenever you want, without spending a single dime.

The author of this article manages the FootballReaction site, bringing you with all the latest football highlights, football videos, and football news.

The author of this article manages the FootballReaction site, bringing you with all the latest football highlights, football videos, and football news.

Interesting facts about Football team shirts

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Football team shirts are the shirts worn today in all football matches of the Football association; typically they are short sleeved although during winter most of the players choose to wear a winter version, because this can help them maintain the right body temperature during a match.

Materials Football shirts and kits used to be really heavy, as they were, originally, made of cotton and had collars that were usually buttoned. Nowadays sports kit’s technology has advanced as well; shirts are made of nylon and polyester and they are very light and comfortable to wear. They tend to behave well in high temperatures allowing the skin and body to breathe. Most shirts today are collarless and without buttons. History and Facts The first recorded use of football team shirts lays back in 1928. The occasion was a classic match between Chelsea and Arsenal in England. Official football team shirts were used by both teams during the league games. IT was in 1939 that the Football Management Committee introduced the player numbering, as we know it today; despite the fact that the numbering changed throughout the years, due to the change in formation and in game systems, number 1 has always been the goalkeeper’s number. It is in general hard to associate numbers with positions, although typically number 10 usually refers to the playmaker and middle field players.

During the World Cup Championship in 1954, teams were obliged to use the squad numbering system; new shirts were used and players should keep the same shirt number for the entire tournament. The squad numbering system somewhat reduced the importance of numbers, but the sales of the replica football team shirts of the World Cup Teams increased dramatically that year. In 1965 substitutions were introduced. The substitutes were obliged to have the numbers 12 and 14, while the substitute goalkeeper should use number 13.

It was in 1977 that football team shirts started to become really famous. They replaced the little trinkets and scarves that were once the only sport memorabilia and team representation items that were used. Brits were the first who started selling football team shirts massively and they soon realised that this was a real goldmine.

At the beginning football shirts had only the player’s number; in 1993, during the Premier League Cup Final, teams presented, for the first time, players’ names on the back of the shirt. In season 1993-’94 shirts had both names and numbers of players in Europe, while the Americans adopted the same system in 1994, during the World Cup Final tournament that took place in the States.

Since then the sales of football team shirts skyrocketed. Today all teams have sponsors and heavy contracts, so their shirts have the brand name or logo of their sponsor. There are some rules though, since some companies cannot be advertised on shirts, even if they are big sponsors; that applies mostly to tobacco companies, since football fans consider them to be irrelevant and unsuitable for the sport.

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