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Prostar – The End of an Era!

A classic British brand for many decades, Prostar have finally called time on an illustrious career at the forefront of the UK teamwear market. A leading brand for many years, catering for thousands of teams across the UK and the rest of the world looking for quality and value football kits, Prostar have decided to retire from the game and … Continue reading

FRIGHTENING FOOTBALL INJURIES

(Warning: Not for the squeamish!) Here’s a treat for your Halloween, a look at some scary injuries, if you are keen! David Busst – 8th April 1996 – Manchester United vs Coventry City Busst, a central defender, went into the Manchester United box for a Sky Blues corner kick in this Premier League game at Old Trafford.  Moments later, his … Continue reading

Dropping Pints to Hitting Hashtags – How Footballers Now Interact with Supporters!

In days past, (now known as BPL – Before Premier League) footballers lived pretty normal lives.  Even the greatest manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson, ran a pub while managing East Stirling!* As well as running pubs, it wasn’t unusual to see players owning sports shops or fashion boutiques, a la the great George Best, so it was quite … Continue reading

FOOTBALL’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS

A lot has happened in football in the 20 Years that Direct Soccer have been involved in the beautiful game!  It’d be impossible to count and remember all the great games, goals and saves during this wonderful period of soccer! But there’s also been a fair bit of controversial moments during this time and we’ve picked out some of the … Continue reading

Memorable and Iconic Football Jerseys of the last 20 years!

Who doesn’t love a new football strip?  The launch of a new football kit is one of the most anticipated dates on every football fan’s calendar. Over the past 20 years, there’s been plenty of highlights in terms of classic and well-remembered football jerseys.  We’ve picked out some of our favourites from the 20 Years we’ve been in business as … Continue reading

Our Most Memorable Goals of the last 20 Years!

We are huge football fans here at Direct Soccer!  As well as playing the game, managing and coaching teams, we love to watch the beautiful game too! There’s been so many amazing goals scored in the last 20 years, from David Beckham’s timely freekick against Greece to send England to the 2002 World Cup, to Sergio Aguero’s stoppage time winner … Continue reading

Special Deals for a Special Anniversary

As part of our 20 Years birthday celebrations we had a good think about how we could thank our great customers for allowing us to be part of your weekend for the last 20 years.  Have a look at our brand video here! So, we have selected a batch of great products that we are doing special prices and offers … Continue reading

The Direct Soccer Story

Direct Soccer this year celebrate 20 years in business and in the past two decades have come a long way to being a part of your weekend! Check out our brand film we made to celebrate this milestone: Founded in 1997 under the name Sportstyle by husband and wife team Bryce and Joyce Gibson, our company has gone from strength … Continue reading

Motherwell “steeling” a march on the opposition with fan initiatives!

We are in an age when the elite football clubs seem to be escaping further away from the communities they were founded for.  So for the clubs lower down the pecking order to continue to be relevant they need to come up with unique marketing ways to engage with their loyal supporters and local community. Motherwell FC are one of … Continue reading

Let’s Go Round Again | When Managers Return

Football management, probably the toughest role in football today!  With the constant pressure from the supporters, the board of directors, not to mention the players, sometimes managing a football team is like stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire!  It therefore takes a special breed of manager that wants to return to a job they have done … Continue reading