Monthly Archives: July 2018

One Bardock Equals 2 Gokus – Unscripted Access Episode #252

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This week on Unscripted the crew discusses Dragonball FighterZ, Octopath Traveler, MMO addiction, and the lack of news this week
We will leave the rest to your ears, but trust me, this is not an episode to be missed. As always, we wrap up the show answering the various questions received from our last episode from our dedicated audience who enjoyed Unscripted Access Episode #251. Unscripted Access commence!

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NEW ARRIVAL: FIH FORZA Championship Hockey Goal

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The rumours are true, we’ve introduced a brand-new field hockey goal to our FORZA range and it’s quite possibly the best on the market…

As the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup draws to a close, here at Net World Sports we’re making sure it’s not just a ‘flicker’ in everyone’s sporting calendars with the introduction of our state of the art FIH FORZA Championship Hockey Goal.

Reliable & Versatile
Besides a ball and stick, a goal is next in line when it comes to crucial pieces of equipment for field hockey and now you can get your game on with our official sized, FIH standard field hockey goal* (*when the optional, integral weights are included). Perfect on any hockey clubs’ pitch, whether it’s for match play, tournaments or training, the FORZA Championship Hockey Goal comes complete with a heavy duty 3mm HDPE net made to absorb any well-placed shot.

For those shots that fall just wide of the net, coaches needn’t worry as the quality manufacturing with fully welded corner joints and strength of the reinforced aluminium frame gives you a reliable hockey goal that can be used time and time again.
Easy & Efficient
Every part of the goal, from the frame and net right down to the fixtures, has been UV treated and is 100% weatherproof, so you can keep it up for 365 days of the year knowing you’ll be met with a top-quality finish whatever the weather. And if you do want to move it indoors or across pitches, the micro-cellular, puncture proof wheels make transporting it an effortless task, especially when combined with the optional weighted back bar so it’s a win win!

Low Maintenance & Noise Absorbing
Unlike a lot of hockey goals out there, the FIH FORZA Championship Hockey Goal includes the twist and lock style net clips as standard, taking the strain out of maintenance when you come to change them later down the line.  With the backboard meeting the FIH regulation height of 46cm, it also comes fit with an integrated polyethylene carpet to absorb the impact and noise of the hockey ball as well as stop the rebound.

So, there we have it, the newest arrival to the Net World Sports range, the FIH FORZA Championship Hockey Goal! Starting at £1,499.99 RRP for a single goal, you’ll struggle to find a better one on the market.

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Summer of Skill – How To: Serve like Sampras

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During the summer , we’ve set ourselves the challenge to get as many kids into sport as possible. I mean… what better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather than to play football, tennis or basketball outside with your mates?

We want to help inspire the next generation of footballers, golfers, basketball players and tennis stars, so each week we will be tasking you with learning a new skill in a different sport. Keepy-Uppies? Acing a serve? Nailing a slam dunk?! Who knows, you may find your new favourite activity!
So, Wimbledon has been and gone, all the strawberries eaten, the grass all worn out. The next grand slam tournament rolls around on the 27th August. The destination? New York City! With the US Open around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get yourself ready and raring to go!
We know trying a new sport can be daunting, but with the right guidance and attitude you could be playing at Roland Garros in just a few years!
We’ve got the best guide for you to get started. The brilliant AJ Tennis joined forces with us to create a step-by-step video on how to perfect your serve. The serve is often seen as the most important shot in a tennis players’ game. It should be the dominant feature in your game and it will allow all the other strokes to stem from it.

All you will need for this drill is:

Vermont Classic Tennis Balls
Vermont Tennis Racket

Step 1:

Hold your racket using a ‘shake hand’ or ‘chopper’ style grip

Step 2:

Place the opposite foot to your racket hand forward pointing towards the net, whilst placing your other foot backwards more parallel to the base line.

Step 3:

You can bounce the ball when setting for the serve as a pre-match routine. Once done raise both arms up in a W-like motion and finish in a tick position.

Step 4:

Whilst raising your arms, bring the back leg forwards and arch your back to make an ‘archers bow’ shape.

Step 5:

When raising the arms, release the ball at nose height to ensure ball travels high and forward. At the same time, bring your racket over your shoulder then propel it forward as it you’re about to throw it over the net.

Step 6:

As the racket moves forward bring it across the body on the follow through

Step 7:

Practice, practice, practice! You’ll become an ‘Ace’ in no time!

After the session, we had a little chat to AJ to ask why it’s so important to practice your serve in order to improve your overall game…
NWS: AJ! Thanks for filming with us, what skill can people learn from watching this video?
AJ: Players can learn how to bio-mechanically piece together a fluid serving motion.
NWS: So, why did you choose to film the serve in particular?
AJ: I chose to film the serve as it is the most important shot in the game. The serve is also the most technically difficult shot to produce.
NWS: Please take us through a quick step-by-step guide of the skill – how is it executed?
AJ: Feet shoulder width apart, continental ‘chopper’ grip, rock weight backwards and bring arms up together. Release ball at nose height so it goes high and in front of you. Bend dominant arm in throwing action and reach up for the ball. Try and make the action as fluid as possible.
NWS: Roughly, how long would it take someone to perform this skill?
AJ: Children can learn a simple overhead serve within an hour, though truly mastering the serve can take a number of years practice.  
NWS: Why is this skill to important to learn from a tennis perspective?
AJ: It is important to learn as if it cannot be produced then other shots will not be able to be used. The serve should be a dominant feature in a player’s game and will allow tactics to stem from it.
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for game play? If so, how?
AJ: This skill can be produced in a variety of ways to create a number of different outcomes. High level players will vary their serve to stop it becoming predictable for their opponent.
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for two or more players? If so, how?
AJ: The serve is a closed individual skill and therefore cannot be completed with others. In a doubles format, a player’s partner may play a role in determining where the serve should go so they can develop tactics and styles of game play.
NWS: And finally, what Net World Sports equipment did you use for this skill?
AJ: Vermont Archon Tennis Racket and the Vermont Classic Tennis Balls

NWS: Thanks AJ!

Show us your skills and use the hashtag #SummerOfSkill for a chance to win exciting prizes and be featured on our pages!
Keep your eyes peeled for more handy tips and tricks to learn throughout the summer holidays
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School’s Out For Summer

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Introducing the best summer activities for kids, as chosen by some of the world’s top bloggers and social media influencers…

With school broken up for yet another year and summer now in full swing, we know just how hard it can be to think of new ideas to keep the kids entertained over the weeks. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with our definitive guide of things to do, no matter where you are in the world.
With specific guides available for both the UK & Ireland and USA & Canada, you’ll find an abundance of activities to keep the kids busy. From bike rides and rockpooling to city explorations and paddleboarding, there’s something for everyone.
Every idea has come straight from the heart of some of the best bloggers and social media influencers, all of whom have revealed their own, much loved activity for you to share, so without further ado… download your copy now!
Click on your guide below… 


If you get up to any of these activities over the summer, be sure to tag us over on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages… we’d love to see what you’re getting up to!
And if all of this wasn’t enough, we’ll also be bringing you handy tips and tricks to learn throughout the weeks as part of our #SummerOfSkill campaign, such as this amazing video teaching you ‘How To: Pass Like Pirlo’ that our friend and all-round top trainer, Tom Joyce put together for us.
If you fancy replicating this or any of your own skills, upload them onto social media with the hashtag #SummerOfSkill for the chance to win exciting prizes and be featured on our pages.

To keep up to date with all of our Summer of Skill action from football and golf to basketball and tennis, just subscribe to our emails here.  
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W88 Becomes An Official Betting Partner Of Leicester City Football Club

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brand in its marketing activities, develop unique content with the Club’s football stars, and benefit from brand exposure on pitch-side LED advertising.

“We are very proud to partner with Leicester City Football Club, who have experienced incredible worldwide growth since winning the Premier League in 2015/16,” said a spokesperson from W88. “We are confident that our partnership with Leicester City will allow us to bring football fans and customers in Asia closer to the Club, and we look forward to engaging with them to build lasting relationships.”

Jonathan Gregory, Leicester City’s Commercial Director said:“We are delighted to welcome W88 to Leicester City as an Official Partner. It’s exciting to have such an ambitious brand on board and we look forward to creating unique content and offerings for our fans in the UK and around the world.”

Lee Goldwater, Sales Director UK, Lagardère Sports, said: “This partnership gives both businesses a powerful platform to not only connect with new and existing audiences, but also build meaningful activations to improve fan experiences. We look forward to seeing the positive long-term impact this will create for both brands.”

With an enviable reputation for its integrity, reliability and innovation, W88 boasts a strong presence in Asia and offers an impressive array of products from sports betting to live dealer casino, poker and slots, and more that are available in multiple formats and languages across different devices.

Net World Sports Hires Three New Signings For Graduate Scheme

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Now in its second year, we’ve welcomed three new graduates to our fast-growing team as part of our very own graduate scheme.
Introducing Adam Keating, Andrew Hughes and Ryan Roberts…

The Net World Sports graduate scheme runs over 12 months which will see our new recruits rotate across four of our key departments, Inbound Enquiries, Customer Care, Marketing and Operations, before deciding on the department they’d like to work in.
As well as learning from department leads and members of each team, our new graduates have all been assigned mentors from within the company. Having gone through an internal recruitment process for the mentoring position, Rachel Wedley, Ed Charles-Jones and Caitlyn Smart were selected for the mentoring position and will work closely with the graduates over the next year.
The internal scheme will provide a fantastic opportunity for our new graduates to get a real feel for the business and exactly how we operate. From developing new products and taking them to market to speaking directly to our customers, the next 12 months will give them a rich understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies.
Now a couple of weeks into the scheme, we caught up with Adam, Andrew and Ryan to find out a bit more about them and how they’re finding life at Net World Sports.
First up, let’s start with the basics; name, age, location and university?  
Name: Adam Keating
Age: 21
Location: Wrexham
University: University of Manchester – Management, Leadership & Leisure

Name: Andrew Hughes
Age: 24
Location: Ruabon, Wrexham
University: Bangor University – Law

Name: Ryan Roberts
Age: 23
Location: Warrington
University: Leeds Beckett University – Sports Business Management
So guys, how did you hear about graduate scheme?
Adam: I heard about the graduate scheme when I was casually looking for a role that would satisfy my interest in sport. I know Rach who works in Customer Care who’s always talked really positive about Net World Sports so this scheme stood out and I began researching all about the business.
Andrew: I saw the graduate scheme on after searching for roles within the Wrexham and Chester area and it seemed like a no brainer!  
Ryan: I’d heard about the rapid growth and huge success of Net World Sports through social media and press articles. Then I noticed the graduate scheme advertised on when I’d finished my masters degree and had begun my post-grad job search, so applied!
And what made you decide to apply for it?
Ryan: It was a combination of factors for me really… the structure of the scheme was really appealing with the opportunity to experience four different areas of the business in a 12 month timeframe and the fact that I could work in an industry I’m interested in having studied sports and business for my degrees. I also wanted to be a part of the growing success of Net World Sports.
Andrew: Having studied and worked within the legal profession, the opportunities and responsibilities that Net World Sports offer to develop in a rapidly expanding business are unprecedented!
Adam: The fact that Net World Sports is local to home was key – most grad schemes are more towards Manchester and London, but this was a great opportunity right on my doorstep! I don’t really know what I want to specialise in at the moment, but hopefully learning and growing within the four different departments will give me a great idea of where my future lies, whilst meeting lots of new people along the way.
What are you looking to get out of your time here at Net World Sports?
Adam: For me, I’m really interested to know what I’m good at and what I’m not so good at so I can improve my skills. This is my first-time opportunity so I’m excited to see how it goes!
Ryan: I’m looking to gain insight and experiences into all key areas of the business and really understand how they work together to make Net World Sports the huge success it is! It’s going to be great to understand which department my skills are best utilised in and where I can develop my future career.
Andrew: I’m hoping to achieve a well-rounded insight into how Net World Sports functions as an export-focused business and develop some of my key, existing skills.
Which department are you most looking forward to working in and why?
Ryan: It’s got to be Marketing for me. I studied Sports Marketing a lot throughout uni and it’s something I find really interesting.
Andrew: I’m really interested in working alongside accounts as I want to develop my bookkeeping skills.
Adam: I’m similar to Ryan in the fact that Marketing and Operations are probably the two departments I’m more interested in having studied around the subjects before and would like to apply my knowledge from uni towards them. That being said, I have curiosity in them all – you can’t really study towards customer care and sales so it’s something totally new for me and I’m excited to see how I fair in a new environment.
We know you’ve only been here a few weeks, but how have you found them so far?
Adam: Free Nando’s, beer, pizza, fruit and a Net World Sports bottle – need I say more?! In all seriousness, the work has been really interesting to get stuck into and everyone has been really welcoming, helping me settle in. It’s such a friendly atmosphere to work in and having a mentor in Caitlyn has really eased any worries I may have had. I’ve just been nicknamed Gradam by Customer Care too so now I really feel part of the team!
Ryan: I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far! The warm welcome from everybody has really helped me feel comfortable and I’ve been able to take in lots of new information. The Inbound team have made me feel involved straight away and helped me get to grips with what is required on a day-to-day basis… I even made a couple of sales in my first week!
Andrew: I’ve found my first week at Net World Sports pleasantly surprising! The warm welcome I received from everyone has been a real comfort in making the transition into my new role as smooth as possible and the Inbound team have been really supportive!
As a sports company, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t ask what sports you’re interested in, so fire away!
Andrew: I’m a big cricket fan and follow the England Cricket Team and Hampshire County Cricket Club. I also like to go to the gym and just keep my overall fitness up.
Adam: I’d class myself as a sports enthusiast, so I know a lot about most sports, however if I was to choose a top three, I’d probably say road cycling, football and NFL. I played a lot of football growing up but began to get interested in cycling once I saw the Tour de France in 2013. I also saw the NFL in London in 2017 and have started to read more about American Football and how its culture, governing body and external pressures differ to other sports we know here in the UK. I’m going to Wembley to watch it again this year and can’t wait!
Ryan: I’m a big football lover! I have a Liverpool FC season ticket and will go for a kickabout with my mates in Warrington when I’m home. That being said, I enjoy watching most sports and also train at the gym six days a week.
Thanks for having a chat with us, one last question before you go… If you were a piece of Net World Sports equipment, what would you be and why?!
Adam: I’d probably compare myself to a FORZA Training Cone in the fact that it can be used by players of all sports and abilities to help them be the best they can, in the same way that I can apply myself across a number of topics in the workplace and business environment.
Ryan: A FORZA Alu110 because they’re the best and that’s what I strive to be!
Andrew: I would be a FORZA Mondo because I’m a keeper! Oh wow, that was cringey!

If you fancy joining our award-winning team, take a look at our careers page here. We’ve got lots of exciting roles on offer at the moment, from SEO Manager, Social Media Executive and Videographer to Magento Developer, Purchasing Assistant and Global Logistics Analyst Manager.
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Net World Sports Serve Up Equipment For Wolverhampton LTSC

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With the installation of new courts, Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club looked to Net World Sports to provide the perfect pairings…

A leading racket sports and fitness club in the region, Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club is a unique club with exceptional facilities. With 15 tennis courts, both outdoor and indoor, available for use by members, the club sought assistance from Net World Sports when they began installing two new artificial courts and were looking for specific equipment to keep the courts in good condition.
“We found Net World Sports on the web when we were looking for equipment to help maintain the new courts we were putting in”, Marc Hughes, Operations Manager of Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club explains. “We were specifically looking for Plastic Courtside Benches, Drag Brushes and Floor Grating to keep the courts looking good all year round and Robbie, Net World Sports’ Specialist Sales and Development Lead, gave us a call to talk through all our requirements.”

Good Quality Products Fit For Purpose
Having spoken to our specialist sales team at length regarding their equipment needs, Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club decided to purchase eight of our Plastic Courtside Benches in Green, as well as two bespoke Aussie Cleansweep Tennis Court Drag Nets and Galvanised Steel Floor Grates. The Drag Nets and Galvanised Steel Floor Grates ensure the courts are in perfect condition, whilst the Plastic Courtside Benches provide a great finishing touch that gives All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club a run for their money!  “The benches have made the court and surroundings look good, whilst the floor grates and drag nets have helped contain the sand on the courts and ensure the sand is level”, Marc comments.

Excellent Service and Good Advice
“The service we received from Net World Sports was fantastic”, explains Marc. “Their advice has been excellent, they’re very well informed and the price is always competitive. A no quibble guarantee and progress on orders ensures a superb customer experience and I have already recommended them across our Wolverhampton Community Tennis Network!”

For clubs looking to purchase a range of products throughout the season, Net World Sports offers an exclusive ‘Equipment Partnership’ to provide clubs with access to the very best prices and support. To find out more, get in touch by email here or call us on +44 (0)1691 683 807.
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Wolves Announce W88 As Shirt Sponsor

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Wolves have announced a two-year sponsorship deal with W88, which will see the global online gaming leader feature on the front of the club’s 2018/19 Premier League shirt.
W88 will also be prominent on Wolves’ full range of training wear, which will be released alongside the new home kit later this month.

As principal partners, W88 will also work with Wolves on a host of mutually beneficial activations throughout the partnership, which is the largest of its kind in the club’s history.

Wolves Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple said: “We are delighted to confirm W88 as our shirt sponsor for Wolves’ first season back in the Premier League and we are thoroughly looking forward to working with them moving forwards.

“The commitment they have shown Wolves even extends to them allowing their logo to be changed to black and grey to complement our old gold, rather than their brand’s usual blue colour, something which we are very grateful for.

“This partnership is certainly the largest in the club’s history, and we are looking forward to working with W88 over the next two seasons.”

Hilly Ehrlich, Business Development Manager of W88, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to partner Wolves, a respected football club with a rich sporting heritage that has helped to shape modern football today.

“This partnership is a major step for us in expanding our global footprint and we look forward to working with the club to engage the fans and supporters of Wolves, both in the UK and worldwide.”

W88 offers an impressive array of products from sports betting to live dealer casino, poker and slots, and as such their brand will not be on any products designed for Wolves supporters under the age of 18.

With Academy shirts already sponsored by University of Wolverhampton, the club will announce a dedicated junior kit sponsor before the home and away shirt are revealed.

Dalrymple added: “Wolves has always been a real family club, and as such we take our responsibilities towards young people and young supporters very seriously.

“With this in mind, we have agreed an additional partnership with another company that will feature on all junior kit, which we will announce very soon.”

Summer of Skill – How To: Pass like Pirlo

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During the summer , we’ve set ourselves the challenge to get as many kids into sport as possible. I mean… what better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather than to play football, tennis or basketball outside with your mates?

We want to help inspire the next generation of footballers, golfers, basketball players and tennis stars, so each week we will be tasking you with learning a new skill in a different sport. Keepy-Uppies? Acing a serve? Nailing a slam dunk?! Who knows, you may find your new favourite activity!
We’ve had an incredible few weeks so far with Wimbledon, international cricket and of course The FIFA World Cup!
In this edition, we focus our attention to the sport adored by millions across the globe… Football.
With cases of World Cup fever just about simmering down, why not take inspiration from Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar and learn to master the game yourself?
We’ve called upon our friend and all-round top trainer, Tom Joyce to help us out and put together a handy little video for you to start mastering the basics.
Passing is a fundamental part to football. When done correctly it will make the game easier and help create lots of goal scoring opportunities! You only have to look at Barcelona. They are the passing masters and without the training and hard work, the likes of Messi, Iniesta and Coutinho wouldn’t be the players they are today.
To start all you need for this drill is:

FORZA Flash Goals [pair]
12” FORZA Hurdles
FORZA Training Marker Cones
FORZA Training Footballs

Step 1:
Set up your equipment as shown in image above:

Cones roughly 10-12ft apart
Place FORZA Flash in line with cones to form a long rectangle
Line up the front of the FLASH with hurdles and training ball to create a straight line to pass through

Step 2:

Begin by positioning yourself in the middle of the two cones.

Step 3:

Make a sharp sudden shuffle to the right cone and touch it.

Step 4:

Run around opposite cone and pass the left ball into right hand side goal

Step 5:

Repeat exercise with opposite side

We caught up with Tom to talk us through his video and why passing is so important for your overall game…
NWS: So, Tom, what skill can people learn from this video?
TOM: Passing accuracy is the main skill in this drill with a small bit of agility added in before each pass.
NWS: Why did you choose to film this skill in particular?
TOM: I like this skill specifically because it involves you to have good passing accuracy and it’s simple without being too challenging.
NWS: Approximately how long would it take for something to perform this drill?
TOM: Only about 10-15 seconds overall!
NWS: Why is this skill important to learn from a footballing perspective?
TOM: Accurate passing is vital for any footballer as it’s a foundation of the game.
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for game play situations? If so, how?
TOM: Yes! This skill is perfect for those games where you’re tight on space and need to lose your marker. If you’re battling hard and receive the ball, you can hold it up, make that key pass to your team mate, shrug off the defender with speed and complete the one/two. Potentially going on to create a scoring chance!
NWS: Can this skill be adapted for two or more players? If so, how?
TOM: Yeah, no problem. Just set up 4 gates and 4 hurdles and you could incorporate a game with a bit of competition involved. The player with the most goals scored wins!
NWS: What Net World Sports Equipment did you use for this skill?
TOM: I used 2x FORZA Flash Goals and 2x 12” Hurdles.

Show us your skills and use the hashtag #SummerOfSkill for a chance to win exciting prizes and be featured on our pages!
Keep your eyes peeled for more handy tips and tricks to learn throughout the summer holidays
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England Announce FORZA As Their Limited Edition Kit Manufacturer

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Ahead of tonight’s World Cup Semi-Final against Croatia, England have announced they will be donning a new, limited edition kit manufactured by FORZA, Net World Sports’ sub-brand and the UK’s number one football goal supplier.

As anticipation builds across the country, it is expected that more than 37m Brits will tune in to watch the Lions make their debut in the FORZA branded kit.
Designed in the official FORZA colours with black shorts and a yellow shirt, the limited edition kit also features Gareth Southgate’s trademark waistcoat as a sign of respect for the manager who has done an impeccable job of getting the team to the semi-finals for the first time since Italia ’90.
Charlie Errington, Operations Manager at FORZA comments: “We’re really excited to finally be able to announce FORZA as the official kit manufacturer for England’s semi-final match against Croatia. The team have been busy working behind the scenes on this for months and it’s amazing to see their hard work come to fruition as the England team reach this pinnacle point in the tournament.”
Kick off begins at 19:00 BST, when the Three Lions will go head-to-head with the Blazers for a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final on Sunday in Russia’s capital of Moscow. With Eric Cantona predicting England will go all the way, you may just see the FORZA kit grace the pitch again.
P.S. Did you know?… IT’S COMING HOME!!!

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