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New Sponsorship & Shirt At Eastlands

Manchester City FC are on the verge of announcing a new four-year sponsorship deal that will see a new look City shirt for next season.

Air Etihad will replace the clubs current sponsors, Thomas Cook and will pay the Eastlands club around £30 million for the privilege.

The club will also have a new shirt manufacture, with Umbro set to take over from current manufacturers Le Coq Sportif, in a seperate deal worth around £15 million.

City fans can expect an official announcement prior to Saturdays Premier League fixture against Tottenham.

Etihad Airways

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

Etihad translated into Arabic means 'united', 'federation' or 'union'.

The official Etihad Airways site can be found here.

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Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
Time: 9:14PM


cue the dirty rags and their "you have united on your shirt" comments....
12/05/2009 21:21:00
I bet they are rubbing their hands with glee!!
12/05/2009 21:23:00
My gut feeling is that I reckon that shirt is a fake. The badge is the give away. Too small and not aligned with the umbro emblem. I'd suggest it doesn't look stylish enough for the new owners. Well, at least I hope it's a fake! Top rumour, red and black sash on white coming back for the away kit!
Johnny Baguette
12/05/2009 21:51:00
is this the official shirt?
12/05/2009 21:52:00
that's not it. It is rumoured that Gary Cook confirmed at a fan event to look at this pic.
12/05/2009 22:09:00
Horrible design, i havent been impressed with a home strip since kappa laser blue and the old umbro kits before then. I hate this new shirt. When was the last time umbro did a nice kit???? Englands new strip is terrilbe. Umbro is ownded by nike, like adidas owns reebok. I reckon the rags asked nike for exclusivity. So we got umbro instead :(I saw puma designs online the other day and they were alot better.
enzo city
12/05/2009 23:00:00
Design is a bit so-so, but hey, if the rags have a go at us for allegedly having "united" on our shirt, just ask them what happened to AIG...
12/05/2009 23:16:00
i hope and prey that the link city sl1cker sent is the real thing. looks like the manufacturers have finally gone retro which i've hoped they would for a while. Rather than all these daft lines and designs that we seem to always entertain on our kits
13/05/2009 00:10:00
So City are more united than the Rags? So what?
13/05/2009 00:32:00
C1TY SL1CKER is right, the new kit is:
13/05/2009 08:33:00
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