Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vintage Fifa World Cup Jersey Part 2

Vintage Fifa World Cup Italia 1990

1986-1990 Italy Home

Design - Diadora

Players - Bergomi, Baresi, Berti, Baggio, Ancelotti

Vintage home jersey as worn in the 1990 World Cup Semi-Final against Argentina, Italy were eliminated after losing 3-2 on penalties

1990 West Germany Match Worn Home

Design - Adidas

Players - Berthold, Brehme, Kohler, Moller, Klinsmann, Voller, Riedle, Thom, Matthaus, Sammer, Kirsten

Classic home jersey as worn in the 1990 World Cup Final against Argentina in the Stadio Olimpico, Rome. West Germany won 1-0 thanks to a 85 minute penalty from Brehme after a foul on Rudi Voller y Roberto Sensini.

1990 Uruguay Home

Design - Puma

Players - Sosa, Paz, Enzo Francescoli, Ostolaza

Extremely rare home jersey as worn in Italia 90, when the side failed to progress from the group stages, with a draw against Spain, and defeat to Belgium and a 1-0 win over South Korea

1990-1992 Cameroon Home

Design - Adidas

Players - Oman Biyick, Roger Milla, Makanky, Massing

They beat the Argies, gave England a fright and Roger Milla became a legend in this Vintage home jersey at Italia 1990, very rare and collectable.

1990-1992 England Home

Design - Umbro

Players - David Platt, Gary Lineker, Gazza, Waddle, Smith, Gascoigne, Pearce

Worn against Germany in the Semi Final in Italia90, Famous for Gazza crying his eyes out after that yellow card that would have kept him out of the final, and Lineker doing the international gesture for “keep an eye on him”

1990-1994 England Tracksuit Top

Design - Umbro

Very rare vintage Umbro track top issued to England U18's of which some went on to play for the senior team, very collectable

1990-1992 USA Away

Design - Adidas

Players - Ramos, Vermes, Caligiuri, Murray

Very vintage design released for the World Cup in 1990, but USA didn't get past the group stages and this shirt was never worn

1990-1993 England Away

Design - Umbro

Players - Gascoigne, Platt, Pearce, Waddle, Parker

Away jersey which was in use in the World Cup in italy 1990, and the European Championships in 1992, but never used

Vintage Fifa World Cup Jersey Part 1

The World Cup doesn’t just give fans a feast of international football, over the years it has also provided an opportunity to check out foreign kits. Thanks to the World Cup we have become familiar with some truly iconic designs; the orange of Holland, the pale blue and white striped Argentinian shirt (although 1986’s infamous ‘hand of God’ goal was scored by Maradona whilst wearing the country’s change strip of royal blue) and of course the famous yellow, green and white of Brazil.Also, back in the 1970s and early 1980s when the majority of kits in the UK were produced by homegrown suppliers such as Umbro, Admiral and Bukta we were introduced, via the World Cup, to kits made by the likes of continental brands such as Puma and adidas with their silky fabrics, strange flag-based colour combinations and skimpy shorts which since 1974 also featured numbers.The 1966 World Cup kits were dominated by Umbro with all but one team wearing strips by the famous Manchester-based sportswear firm. But with manufacturers’ logos not present on shirts in those days this fact was lost on the casual observer. By 1974 logos began to creep onto players’ jerseys, but still in a random, haphazard way, often appearing only on the shorts.The Argentina 1978 tournament was the first World Cup to feel the full force of football branding. It was alive with logos, adidas’ omnipresent three-stripe trim and, thanks to Scotland, Umbro’s diamond taping.Smaller squad numbers were added to the front of player jerseys in 1994’s USA World Cup along with players’ surnames on the back. 2002 saw further graphics added to jerseys in the form of tournament sleeve patches.Due to the fact the tournaments are beamed around the world on TVs of all shapes, sizes and vintages, for many years FIFA insisted that each match feature a “dark” shirt and a “light” shirt, for the benefit of those people who may be watching on black and white TVs. This rule seems to have been relaxed in recent years though.Today the football kit world is a global market and with kits by foreign manufacturers now commonplace the strips worn in FIFA’s four-yearly football extravaganza, now dominated by Puma, Nike and adidas, don’t appear quite so exotic. Still, there’s plenty to keep the kit fan hooked as the majority of apparel designers use the World Cup to showcase the forthcoming season’s designs.

Vintage Fifa World Cup Spain 1982

1977-1982 Northern Ireland Home

Design - Adidas

Players - Martin O'Neill, Sammy Nelson

Extremely rare Northern Ireland long sleeve jersey, worn in the 1982 World Cup in Spain

1980-1983 England Home

Design - Admiral

Players - Trevor Brooking, Kevin Keegan, Phil Neal

Extremely rare vintage England jersey recently voted by the fans as the best England jersey ever! worn in three games in the World cup in Spain: 2-0 win over Czechoslovakia, 1-0 win over Kuwait and a 0-0 draw with Spain in the second stage. Worn in the 1982 World Cup in Spain

Vintage Fifa World Cup Spain 1982

1984-1987 England Away

Design - Umbro

Players - Bryan Robson, Gary Lineker, Viv Anderson

Very vintage looking jersey, worn in the qualifiers for the World Cup in 1986

1984-1987 England Home

Design - Umbro

Players - Bryan Robson, Mark Hateley, Lineker, Anderson, Wright

Worn in one of the most famous matches of all time, the quarter final in the 1986 World Cup against Argentina! rememred for two goals scored by Maradona, one being the 'Hand of God' goal

1985-1988 Brasil Home

Design - Topper

Players - Josimar, Edson, Careca, Elzo, Zico, Socrates

Very rare vintage home jersey as worn in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Brazil went out in the Quarter-finals losing 4-3 on penalties against France

1986-1987 Brasil Home

Design - Topper

Number 10 to reverse in felt which was Zico's number in the 1986 World Cup

Players - Careca, Edinho, Falcao, Junior, Edivaldo

Very rare vintage Brazil jersey as worn in the 1986 World Cup Finals, brazil reached the Quarter-Finals, losing to France 4-3 on penalties.

1986-1987 Uruguay Home

Design - Le Coq Sportif Worn By - Batista, Satin, Barrios

1086-1988 Belgium Home

Design - Adidas

Renquin, Clijsters, Veyt, Vandenbergh, Clasen, Scifo

Very rare vintage home jersey as worn in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, when Belgium finished a respectful fourth, beating Spain 5-4 on penalties in the Quarter-Finals, but lost out to Argentina 2-0 in the Semi's.

Vintage Bayern Munich Jersey

1991-1993 Bayern Munich Home

Design - Adidas

Players - Markus Babel, Stefan Effenberg

Worn in the season when Bayern Munich finished just 5 points above the relagation place in the 1991-92 season

1993-1995 Bayern Munich Away

Design - Adidas

Sponsor - Opel
Players - Helmer, Jorginho, Scholl, Ziege, Zickler

Classic Adidas way jersey as worn when German legend Franz Beckenbauer took charge midway through the 93-94 season, winning the Bundesliga after a 4 year wait

1993-1995 Bayern Munich Away

Design - Adidas

Players - Ziege, Matthaus, Scholl, Jorginho, Zickler

Vintage home jersey worn when Bayern won the Bundesliga title, and reache the Semi-Final of the Champions League losing to Ajax 5-2 on aggregate

1995-1996 Bayern Munich Away

Design - Adidas

Players - Stefan Effenberg, Klinsmann, Matthaus, Scholl, Helmer

Jersey worn in the 1996 UEFA Cup Final played on May 1, 1996 and May 15, 1996 between Bayern Munich of Germany and FC Girondins de Bordeaux of France. Bayern Munich won the two matches 5–1 (2–0 and 1–3) on aggregate, this was the last time the final was two legs.

1995-1997 Bayern Munich Home

Design - Adidas

Sponsor - Opel Players - Stefan Effenberg, Klinsmann, Matthaus, Scholl, Ziege, Papin

Home Jersey worn when Franz Beckenbauer briefly returned at the end of the 1995–96 season as caretaker coach and led his team to victory in the UEFA Cup 1995–96, beating Bordeaux in the final, For the 1996–97 season Giovanni Trapattoni returned to win the championship. But in the following season Bayern lost the title to the just promoted FC Kaiserslautern and Trapattoni had to take his leave for the second time

2000-2001 Bayern Munich Home

Design - Adidas

Sponsor - Opel

Players - Effenberg, Zickler, Lizarazu, Linke, Scholl

Home jersey as worn when Ottmar Hitzfeld led the team to Champions League glory and League title

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

THE FALL 1986 North American Tour t-shirt

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976. The group has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith. First associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the band's music has gone through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's membership. However, The Fall's music is often characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's vocals and often cryptic lyrics, described by critic Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy."

The group's output is prolific—as of July 2010 they have released 28 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. They have never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late 1980s, but have maintained a strong cult following. The band were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "They are always different, they are always the same."

The Fall was formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976 by Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Una Baines, and Tony Friel. Friel came up with the name "The Fall", after a 1956 novel by Albert Camus. The original lineup featured Smith on guitar, Bramah on vocals, Baines on drums, and Friel on bass guitar, but Smith and Bramah soon switched roles, and Baines switched to keyboards. The band's unidentified first drummer, whose first name has been given as "Dave" and "Steve" by various sources, was quickly replaced by Karl Burns. From the beginning, the group produced a sound quite unlike anything else being played in the run-down dancehalls of northern England's New Wave scene.

The original members of The Fall used to meet and read their writings to each other and take drugs.[7] Their musical influences included Can, The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, and garage rock. The members were devoted readers, with Smith citing H.P. Lovecraft, Raymond Chandler, and Malcolm Lowry among his favourite writers. The Fall's music was intentionally raw and repetitive. The song "Repetition", declaring that "we've repetition in the music, and we're never going to lose it", served as a manifesto for The Fall's musical philosophy.

The group played its first concert on 23 May 1977. They recorded material for their debut EP in November 1977. The session was funded by Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon, who planned to release the EP on his New Hormones label. After discovering that he could not afford to release the EP, Boon gave the tapes back to the band. Two tracks, "Stepping Out" and "Last Orders", were released on the compilation Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus in June 1978 on Virgin Records, a compilation album recorded at the Manchester venue The Electric Circus in October 1977.

The Fall's lineup underwent several changes in 1977-78. Smith's girlfriend Kay Carroll became the group's manager and occasional backing vocalist. Founding members Tony Friel (who went on to form The Passage) and Una Baines left in December 1977 and March 1978, respectively. Jonnie Brown and Eric McGann had brief stints as The Fall's bass guitarist, the latter quitting in disgust of The Fall's van driver wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Marc Riley (bass) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards) were eventually recruited to the group. Martin Bramah blamed the dissolution of the original lineup on Smith's style of leadership: "The break-up wasn't so much about the music, though; it was more how we were being treated as people on a daily basis."

The Fall were filmed on 13 February 1978, for the Granada TV show So It Goes hosted by Tony Wilson, performing "Psycho Mafia", "Industrial Estate" and "Dresden Dolls". The debut EP, "Bingo-Master's Break-Out!", was finally released in August 1978 on Step Forward Records. The single "It's the New Thing" followed in November 1978. By this point, influential radio DJ John Peel had begun championing The Fall. The first of their 24 Peel Sessions, collected on The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 in 2005, took place in May 1978.

Their debut album, Live at the Witch Trials, was recorded in one day and released in January 1979. Karl Burns quit the group shortly after the album was recorded, and was replaced by Mike Leigh. In April 1979, Burns was followed by Martin Bramah, co-writer of most of the songs on Live at the Witch Trials and, according to Fall historian Daryl Eslea, "possibly the last true equal to Smith in the group", who went on to form Blue Orchids with Una Baines. Marc Riley switched from bass to guitar, and Craig Scanlon (guitar) and Steve Hanley (bass), former bandmates of Riley and members of Fall support act Staff 9, joined to the group. Hanley's melodic basslines became a vital part of the Fall's music for almost two decades. Smith praised his playing in Melody Maker: "The most original aspect of The Fall is Steve ... I've never heard a bass player like him ... I don't have to tell him what to play, he just knows. He is The Fall sound." Yvonne Pawlett left the group in August 1979 to look after her dog. She later appeared in a band called Shy Tots.

On 30 July 1979, "Rowche Rumble", The Fall's third single, was released featuring the new line up of Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Yvonne Pawlett and Mike Leigh.

Dragnet, The Fall's second album, was recorded on 2–4 August 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale and was released on 26 October 1979. Featuring the stripped-down line-up of Smith, Scanlon, Riley, Hanley and Leigh. Dragnet signaled a sparser, more jagged feel, which on subsequent albums filled out into a more grinding, industrial sound.