December Drama & January Joys in the Football World

December was quite the month wasn’t it? We witnessed one of the most historic World Cup finals ever with Messi finally winning his long awaited World Cup trophy, the football leagues starting up again, plus the added Ronaldo and United drama. Going into January, the excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down; the transfer window is opening, the FA cup is starting to get exciting and the English leagues are getting intense!

December Round-Up 

It goes without saying that the 2022 World Cup was nothing short of extraordinary. From Morocco reaching the semi-finals, Germany crashing out in the groups (again), Croatia upsetting competition favourites Brazil, Messi finally winning a World Cup medal in one of the most intense finals ever and of course, the controversial refereeing in the England & France match! We still aren’t over it. 

Although the World Cup may be over for another 4 years and the Euros aren’t until 2024, don’t let that stop you from getting your hands on your international vintage football shirt! Whether you’re on the market for an absolute classic like our 1996 Shearer England Away Shirt or something a little more modern like the stunning France 2002 Home Shirt, we have a range of international shirts ready for you to purchase!

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(Argentina World Cup Celebrations: Fermin Rodrigues Penelas on Unsplash)

December also saw the return of the Premier League and who would’ve thought that Newcastle and Arsenal would be at the top battling it out half way through the season? Speaking of unexpected things, the Ronaldo drama caught the whole football world by surprise. His VERY honest interview came as a shock and eventually led to his contract termination with Manchester United. Although maybe a bittersweet one for United fans, we currently have a 2006/07 Ronaldo #7 Manchester United Home Shirt in stock, the year in which he won Premier League Player of the Season. 

January Excitement 

Ending December and going into January, we saw potentially the biggest transfer of the January window already — Ronaldo finalised a contract with Saudi club, Al-Nassr. After his 30 year stint playing football all across Europe, starting at just 7 years old for Andorinha, Ronaldo has ventured out to Saudi Arabia to continue his playing days, claiming his ‘work is done in Europe’. 

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(Old Trafford. Where Ronaldo played for 7 years in total, scoring 103 goals in 236 appearances: Harry Walsh on Unsplash) 

Although we may not see a deal quite as big as that one, the January transfer window is always an exciting time for any club with new players coming in and others leaving. Chelsea are looking to bring in World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez who has a release clause of £105 million, whilst the Gunners are looking at a João Félix loan deal to help bolster their attack and potentially lift the Premier League trophy for the first time since 2003/2004, their incredible invincible season. 

Moving on from the Premier League, January is the time where the FA Cup starts to get interesting, who doesn’t love an FA Cup upset? The third round see’s current holders Liverpool take on struggling Wolves, Spurs at home to Portsmouth and Hull City at home to Fulham. There’s certainly some room for a couple of upsets! 

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