Samstag, 9. November 2013
This one is in my plans again. Again all thanks go to Nick for storing this one for ages for me. It is 100% official and is a very boring plain design.
Anyways, it has the only non-rectangular flag on it, which is fair enough!
In addition it now makes my new tool on the homepage, the FIFA overview world map above, look great as it fills a "hole". I am honestly also looking for cheap Russia, USA, Canada and Mexico shirts now to make the map look "more complete", even if it is just a silly optical trick.
The asymetric design is somehow a sweet idea and I like the errea logos on the arms.
Again I could not find a match pic unfortunately. I am 100% there are some out there and I was just to stupid to find them, though. Any help is very welcome!
The shirt is quite a classic and simple red Jako design. The cool thing, in my eyes, is the logo. I love the simple FLF logo. Too bad it does not have some words in the funny "language" called Letzeburgisch written on it.
I am still absolutely up to visit the team live as I am only living like 2 hours away from LUX. So probably I will go to see them live, preferably agains Moldova or Andorra, one day. Now I can equip good enough for that finally.
Unfortunately I did not find a picture of that shirt in use and I somehow have the feeling it is a fan shirt or fake. It was sold via ebay.it and the seller ripped me off by charging me 20 Euro for shipment. He told me that this is the cheapest Italian service to send 100g inside the EU. I really hope for every Italian out there that this is a lie!
I will not stop searching for Libya shirt as this one is questionable. Nevertheless I have one in my collection now and according to all the troubles it brought to get any I am happy with that... for now.
Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013
The shirt itself cost me 21€ including shipment which is quite a reasonable price. And it is a pretty special shirt to me: The first World Cup I fully followed was the 1998 France World Cup. After the EURO win of Germany in 1996 I had quite huge expectations, which have not been met unfortunately. Anyways, besides the disappointment of Germanys performance I realized that a World Cup, in opposite to most EUROs, gives some "exotic" footballing minors the chance to play on the huge stage.
Obviously I loved that and got a HUGE Jamaica fan. Probably that is the reason why I am still sure that Usain did never dope...
Well, the shirt I got now is exactly the desing my favorites during that tournament wore. An outstanding design from Kappa!
In addition to a great design they seemed to have a great picture choreographer. Just look at the picture above. What did their choreographer tell them: "Guys in front, look relax and cool, guys in the back: Look dangerous." ? It must have been something like that!
I just met Christian in person in Siegen for a quick meeting. I swapped my spare Faroe shirt to get this rarity. I am pretty sure both of us can be very happy with that swap as those are obviously some of the rarest shirts inside UEFA. Unfortunately we did not find an open coffee bar or simple bar in Siegen (we both are not coming from Siegen!) and thus we postponed a drink together. I am very much looking forward to meet you for a proper beer in Cologne!
Back to topic: If you love Belarus (how can you not love the only left European dictatorship ? ) there are basically 2 possibilities to show that:
1. Wear this great shirt all day long
2. Sing a song that very subtile shows everybody that you love Belarus and sign it on a European stage:
Sonntag, 29. September 2013
Afterwards I just searched him on Facebook and found out that we have 5 or 6 common friends, whom I all know from school. So there is an Ethiopian national team player living in the same small village in the middle of nowhere and having common friends with me. Just absolutely stunning!
In fact David was keen to help me and now, as he just transfered to "Ethiopian Coffee" (an Ethiopian pro club), he finally was able to get an official Ethiopia shirt for me.
His father, who helped sorting out the deal with Ethiopian Coffee, took the shirt with him and I just visited him at home (which is about 2 min by car away from me!) to grab it.
As you might read between the lines I am still very fascinated how small the world can be sometimes. Of course the shirt itself is absolutely amazing and one of the most beautiful ones out there.
Massive thanks go to David Beshah and his dad for sorting that out!
I will leave you with the picture of David that was published in our local newsletter when he first was called up for the Ethiopian squad.