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12-10-2019, 19:15   #1
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Do you own any match balls?

There have been some beautiful balls released in the 2010s by Nike but i prefer the classic balls, for example I wish to purchase the relaunched Geo Merlin 2000-01 Premier League match ball.

I would also love to find a good condition Mitre Ultimax some day, one of my favourite balls is the 2002 FA Cup ball, I used to have replica of it which was beautiful but I gave into temptation and used it outside which of course ruined it.

The World Cup ball from 2010 is a thing of raw beauty, I plan to add that to my collection and find a nice case for it.
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12-10-2019, 19:38   #2
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Have a League of Ireland Ultimax from the late 90s (think it has a harp lager logo on it). They were a great ball.
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13-10-2019, 03:01   #3
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Have a League of Ireland Ultimax from the late 90s (think it has a harp lager logo on it). They were a great ball.
You maybe could sell it to this man

https://twitter.com/UltimaxFootball
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13-10-2019, 03:25   #4
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I brought my 12 year old son to Poland for Euro 2012. For the last game we booked into the same hotel as the Irish team in Sopot. My son was playing football with another kid his age in the hotel grounds. On his way back to the room Stephen Hunt got into the lift and brought my son on a tour of the teams hotel floor. He asked my son what room we were staying in. A half an hour later, there was a knock on the door and it was Stephen Hunt, with an Ireland training top and an Ireland/Euro 2012 branded Adidas Tango 12 football. So while its not an actual match ball it was used in training by the Ireland squad.
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best football imo was the tango 82 world cup a classic
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13-10-2019, 18:21   #6
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I brought my 12 year old son to Poland for Euro 2012. For the last game we booked into the same hotel as the Irish team in Sopot. My son was playing football with another kid his age in the hotel grounds. On his way back to the room Stephen Hunt got into the lift and brought my son on a tour of the teams hotel floor. He asked my son what room we were staying in. A half an hour later, there was a knock on the door and it was Stephen Hunt, with an Ireland training top and an Ireland/Euro 2012 branded Adidas Tango 12 football. So while its not an actual match ball it was used in training by the Ireland squad.
Your son really should know better than to wander off with scruffy strangers.
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13-10-2019, 18:41   #7
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No match balls, but have a few signed Umbro Ireland ones from Training over the years.
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14-10-2019, 01:14   #8
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Went to Man Utd vs Basel in 2002. Ruud Van Nistlerooy blasted out a ball during the warm up. Landed right beside us and we managed to keep it. Nike Geo Merlin Vapor, probably my favorite Premiership ball. Things took a turn for the worse though. The mate I went with, a few weeks after he pleaded with me to have a kick around outside with it. First shot. Into the ditch. It burst
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