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Imps and U’s proving the FA Cup’s spirit is alive and well!

The FA Cup, the most famous national cup competition in world football.  Most kids grow up dreaming of scoring the winner at Wembley in the Cup Final for their side and climbing up to the Royal Box to receive the famous trophy.  Sadly, a lot of Premier League (and some Championship) managers now look at the FA Cup being an … Continue reading


Own the game in the new Tiro range from adidas!

One of the highlights of the year at Direct Soccer and Express Football Kits is when the new adidas football kit and training wear range is released.  It is great seeing what new products the brand with the 3-stripes has brought out for players and teams to buy for their upcoming season, and this year’s choice is exceptional. From new football … Continue reading


British Managers – here to stay or on the way out?

A recent interview by Hartlepool manager Dave Jones highlighted a potential problem for young British managers hoping to make a name for themselves in years to come.  He believes that in 5 years, there won’t be a single British-born person in charge of any team in England’s top two divisions, and they will have to look to the lower leagues … Continue reading

Sir Bobby Robson

Beat the Christmas rush with Express Football Kits

There’s only 6 more delivery days left before Christmas, but don’t panic if you haven’t done all your shopping yet, there’s still time to help Santa get your gifts to your loved ones on time by ordering from us at Express Football Kits. With next day delivery as standard available with our delivery partners DPD, (mainland UK only, with exceptions), … Continue reading


Look cool, stay warm in this season’s best cold weather jackets!

After a great summer, and one of the warmest on record, the cold snap seems to have finally hit British shores this week.  But that shouldn’t stop thousands of boys and girls, men and women, up and down the country, taking to the football pitches and playing their matches this weekend. But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones … Continue reading


ENGLAND vs SCOTLAND – A new chapter in an old rivalry

The oldest international fixture in world football returns this Friday as rivals and neighbours England and Scotland meet.  This is the first meeting between the home nations in World Cup qualifying action after they were drawn together in Group F of the UEFA section for the Russia 2018 World Cup so this match will take on added significance. Over the … Continue reading


What’s “in” for indoor football training this season!

As the clocks have went back the darker nights are now drawing in more quickly, which means more training will be done under floodlight on astroturf-type pitches.  More facilities are popping up all over the country to facilitate this demand for pitches, as illustrated by the FA investing £200million in hub centres across England over the next 4 years. But what … Continue reading

Mitre Indoor Ball

Hallowe’en Horror Show – Football’s Scariest Kits Ever!

  In the spirit of Hallowe’en, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most terrifyingly worst football kits to ever grace the professional game. After seeing these, please don’t have any nightmares, that could be left to the players who had to wear these hideous creations.   HULL CITY – 1992 Now a top flight club, Hull … Continue reading


“Rain” supreme this Autumn with Uhlsport

  German brand Uhlsport is famous for their great range of goalkeeper gloves.  However, the company, founded in 1948 by Karl Uhl in the small town of Balingen in Southwest Germany, actually started off manufacturing leather football studs.   By the end of the 1960’s, more goalkeepers were beginning to wear goalkeeper gloves and by 1980, Uhlsport was the market … Continue reading


Bargain Buy Transfers

Football managers across Europe will breathe a sigh of relief when the transfer window closes this Wednesday as they will finally know which players they will be working with at their clubs for this season (until the window reopens in January of course). With the Premier League receiving billions thanks to the renewed television deal, English clubs have spent over … Continue reading