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A popular genre in this website's galleries, Major League Soccer is perhaps not talked about enough in Europe (that's where I am, innit). US football, or soccer, has progressed to the point that the USMNT are one of the planet's top international sides, and the North American club game is improving nicely also. As, it has to be remarked, are the kits. I discussed the evolution of MLS kits with Austin Long from the Soccer Nomad blog.

Rugby. Love it or hate it, since turning pro, those rugger buggers (probably not politically correct. We're not sure why, though) have demonstrated a knack of leading and following, following and leading, football, when it comes to design. So, well, podcast, no? I chatted to sports journalist Denis Hurley (again) about the relationship and contradictions between rugby and football, and we annoyed each other, and we bickered. Check it out below.

So, hot on the heels of Podcast 5 - on football kit sponsorship, with John Devlin - we thought we'd approach the next installment a little differently, with a public service bent. Jason Lee has been a friend of the site for many years, helping out with a hugely popular FC St Pauli competition, and many reading this will be aware that he has a distinguished pedigree, having worked as an apparel (read "kit") designer with both adidas and hummel (now freelance). We simply had t...

It's been a little while since the last DF podcast - though I did have a very fun chat with Austin Long from the Soccer Nomad pod in the intervening period - so it was certainly time for another. Recorded nearly two weeks ago now - sorry - it was high time I welcomed back True Colours author John Devlin, and we had an enjoyable discussion on the subject of football kit sponsorship.

Over Christmas, I referred to the Three Wise Men. They were, in no order other than chronological, John Devlin, Martin Le Roy and Denis Hurley. If you click their names, you'll find that each had their own podcast, or Christmas Lecture, if you will. Well, there are more wise men. I aim to chat to plenty more, in fact, and wise people in general - gender is certainly no obstacle for anyone who aspires (?) to appear on The Podcast.

It’s been three years since I wrote one of these - three years - which is both lazy and stupid, as they are certainly the most popular thing I do. It’s time, hundreds of thousands of people would seemingly agree, that I wrote another.   So here it is, a look back at what happened in the football design world in 2015, and perhaps further back, with a little comparison with my predictions for - ahem - 2013, where applicable. And, then, thoughts turning to what might occ...

Much, much later than we originally planned to publish, owing to technical issues on this very website, this is the special Christmas edition of The Podcast. The final installment of our trinity of deliveries - or final wise man, to use another religious reference - features the expertise - on kit clashes, Herbert Chapman, and more - of one Denis Hurley.

A little later than first advertised - you may have noticed we've been having a few technical issues on the site - we bring you the second of our Christmas "wise men". This one's Martin Le Roy. Or "frankincense" (we checked with Mary Hatch-Bailey for the spelling). A DF member (MartinLeRoy), Martin has experienced that transition from amateur (fantasy) to part-time IRL kit designer. The podcast will elaborate, but suffice to say He Got His Kits Made.

This Christmas, the three wise men are coming early. For quite a while, the idea of having a podcast has been thrown around, with other commitments stopping the project getting underway, and with the fantastic, and now sadly discontinued, Football Attic picking up the slack with some wonderful kit-centric offerings of their own. Finally, with TFA returning to us that void, we're making it happen.

And by that we mean, very last minute gift guide. Yeah, you're gonna need to go out to the shops yourself - urgh! How uncouth! - or pay top dollar for the superfast delivery service (they charge a lot, right?), and in some cases this'll be entirely impossible, unless you do presents at New Year or Epiphany or some such. Anyway, here are some ideas of what you can get your loved ones, or maybe still instruct your loved ones to buy you - don't delay!

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