Introducing Umbro’s Pro Training High Summer 2016

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Umbro have unveiled their latest collection ahead of a summer of sport, taking inspiration from 1990s football culture.

We’re delighted to be able to introduce the brand new collection from Umbro, titled the Pro Training High Summer 2016 collection.   Umbro are a brand that gained notoriety in the 1990s by spearheading football kit culture. Think about those stunning England shirts, the classic Manchester United kits and many other offerings in 1990s football and you’ll fall in love with the latest Umbro offerings. The High Summer 2016 collection comes as a celebration of a summer of sport; with both the Olympics in Brazil and European Championships in France set to take place this summer. The collection contains a number of football inspired tops, sweatshirts and lightweight jerseys, all of which include 1990s inspired design and colour pallets.
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Introducing a new Penalty Mag

Reading Time: 2 minutesYou may have noticed already – we’ve undergone a bit of a redesign at Penalty Magazine. There’s two reasons for that; 1) we wanted to celebrate our upcoming 60 in Europe series with a new design and 2) we’re going to change the way we do things at Penalty. I’m here to introduce you to a new Penalty. In February 2016, two sites merged to create a brand new Penalty. Those two sites were the Football Thesis (run by myself) and Penalty (run by Joe Brine, who also founded the hugely popular TMRW Mag). The merge was seen as a way for us to join forces, create a new look Penalty and take our content to the next level. To some extent, we’ve done that. Penalty took on a new look and amplified the content we’ve been producing. We introduced a whole new team of excellent Continue reading "Introducing a new Penalty Mag"

Penalty’s Style Round Up – 09th April 2016

Here at Penalty Mag, we’re big fans of all things style. Be it trainers (a personal favourite), a new clothing brand or the latest release from fashion favourite, we’re all over it. We’re inundated with press releases from various brands and PRs telling us about their new releases, so we thought we’d introduce the Penalty Style round-up to put our favourites all in one place.

 

New Balance

New Balance, one of my favourite trainer brands, has released 2 new additions to their repertoire. These two designs are very different to those usually produced by New Balance; the Vazee Rush Suede and the Tokyo Design Studio. Exclusive Vazee Rush Suede New Balance Vazee Penaly Style Update
 Originally designed as a running shoe, New Balance re-imagined the Vazee Rush with premium suede, rich colours and a speckled outsole for an everyday look. The black and sandy colour-way delivers an eye-catching contrast with the symbolic ‘N’ as
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FM16: Manchester United, They Must Score

Manchester United fan Luke Alexander Davies looks to recreate the famous treble winning team of 1999 in the modern day, using Football Manager 2016.

The idea of a “promised land” has different meanings for different people. For Manchester United fans, it acts as a reminder of one glorious moment in 1999. Everyone remembers it even if they weren’t watching the events unfold. I was 9 years old and in my pyjamas, nervously standing in the living room as Manchester United trailed 1-0 to German league and cup champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. As we were also league and cup champions, we weren’t the only ones fighting for a treble. Mario Basler had opened the scoring after 7 minutes from a deflected free kick and for the next 82 minutes, the atmosphere was sizzling. The woodwork was clattered, emotions shattered and hearts pounding out of thousands of chests across Continue reading "FM16: Manchester United, They Must Score"

FM16: Manchester United, They Must Score

Manchester United fan Luke Alexander Davies looks to recreate the famous treble winning team of 1999 in the modern day, using Football Manager 2016.

The idea of a “promised land” has different meanings for different people. For Manchester United fans, it acts as a reminder of one glorious moment in 1999. Everyone remembers it even if they weren’t watching the events unfold. I was 9 years old and in my pyjamas, nervously standing in the living room as Manchester United trailed 1-0 to German league and cup champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. As we were also league and cup champions, we weren’t the only ones fighting for a treble. Mario Basler had opened the scoring after 7 minutes from a deflected free kick and for the next 82 minutes, the atmosphere was sizzling. The woodwork was clattered, emotions shattered and hearts pounding out of thousands of chests across Continue reading "FM16: Manchester United, They Must Score"

We Interview Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts

Unusual Efforts is a brand new website and magazine for female writers to tell their stories and express their views and opinions on the beautiful game. We caught up with Kirsten Schlewitz, founder and an Executive Committe member of Unusual Efforts for an exclusive Q&A session.

Tell us a bit about Unusual Efforts, for those who haven’t come across the new site. The mission is of course to give women in football in a place to write and promote their work, why do you think the site was needed?

Unusual Efforts is a website and magazine (first edition will be out June 1!) that aims to address the problem of gender inequality in soccer media. The vast majority of writers, editors, announcers, commentators, analyzers… almost every role is occupied by men. In most cases, the sexism is likely unintentional: people tend to form networks with those who most resemble Continue reading "We Interview Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts"

The Leicester Diaries: Part 2

With Leicester City approaching a historic Premier League title, we tasked our very own Foxes fan Nathan Louis with providing us with the Leicester Diaries.

Each week, Nathan will run us through his thoughts on the Leicester game as they take each step towards the title. In part 2, its Leicester’s victory over Southampton.

  Another weekend. Another 1-0 victory. That’s our fourth consecutive one now which is ridiculous. But now we sit SEVEN points clear at the top of the table and the elusive dream is becoming ever more so a distant reality.  I’m still not counting my chickens just yet. After all we are Leicester City. But yesterday was such a huge victory. Southampton are no mugs and we were under siege for much of the second half without them troubling our goal too much. Defensively man for man, I think it was our best performance. Wes Continue reading "The Leicester Diaries: Part 2"