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Nike to Replace Umbro As Official Kit Providers for England Team: The Nightly EPL

The Daily Mail is reporting that a deal is poised to be completed that will see Nike replace Umbro as England’s official kit manufacturer. The shocking news could be a death blow to Umbro, who have lost most of its major Premier League kit manufacturers to its competition and is now set to lose their England deal, which first began in 1952. Nike, who owns Umbro, is trying to sell the British kit manufacturer, but the loss of the England deal will surely decrease the value of the company.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. v

    August 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    seriously people have you guys seen frances kit….its absolutely fantastic

  2. Taylor

    August 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Nike’s design has been extremely awful IMHO.

  3. Hornet-Down-Under

    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Well I wont be buying anymore England Merchandise if its made by Nike!!

    England have been Umbro for longer than most of their fans have been alive!!!

  4. Bishopville Red

    August 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Not only have Umbro been losing kit deals, they’ve lost some key boot sponsorships too. Gary Cahill comes immediately to mind. This is terrible news for the last pure FOOTBALL companies.

    Umbro make classier kits (except for the mid-90s) and they’ve really upped their game in the last few years. The “Tailored by…” offerings have been beautiful. Makes me wish my club was with them.

    Nike’s stuff has been garbage – literally. They seem more fixed on telling you how many plastic bottles they’ve saved, or some laser cut feature instead of pointing out that the kits actually looks good. Because they don’t.

  5. Ian Thompson

    August 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Nooooo!! Umbro has always made the classiest kits out there in my opinion. Nike is garbage

  6. BA14

    August 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Get ready for some awful looking unis.

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