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Umbro and England: The End of an Era

After 50 years, England will play their last game in an Umbro kit against Brazil tonight. A sad day.

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The significance of style: why the switch from Umbro to Nike matters

Nike’s apparently imminent dethroning of Umbro as England’s technical supplier has been a popular talking point this week. With England’s Umbro deal not due to expire until 2018, and having been in place almost continuously since the 1950s, it’s something of a watershed moment for those of us who are into this kind of thing.

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Nike to take over from Umbro as England kit supplier

England’s technical supplier could be Nike as soon as next spring according to reports emerging in the last 24 hours. A deal is apparently about to be done to migrate Umbro’s England deal to Nike before rather than after the latter sells off the former, as reported here and elsewhere at the start of UEFA Euro 2012.

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Umbro: Daily Mail reports possible Nike switch for England

When Nike announced that it would be selling off Umbro last month, the future of the latter’s England deal immediately became subject to some significant questions. Having already taken over the partnership with Premier League champions Manchester City, Nike now face a decision on the sale of Umbro: does it go ahead with or without the England contract?

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Video: Paul Gascoigne on playing for England

Paul Gascoigne is an undoubted England legend and was a fantastic player, responsible for some of England’s finest moments of the last 25 years. There’s not much I wouldn’t do for a player of his ilk to be available to the national team now.

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