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Awsome- I have friends down there and thinking of going- had to check it wasn't an april fools first!

World Football - Kettering given 1970s-style lifeline

Football conference side Kettering Town are on the brink of financial collapse, but they have been given a lifeline ahead of their latest High Court battle for survival.

The one-off sponsorship deal comes with a rather strange condition attached, however: the players must take to the field this weekend in complete 1970s replica kit, including vintage-style shirts and the archetypal 'short shorts' which for so many people define the era.

Betting exchange company Betfair are behind the deal, and they claim that their move is in tribute to Kettering's visionary commercial past: the Northamptonshire club were the first English side to have a sponsor's [url=http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.comurl/]name on their shirts.

Kettering's players will wear the retro kit when they play [url=http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/stockport-county/]Stockport County this Saturday. Season ticket holders will also be offered a rebate that effectively allows them to watch the match for £1 - the cost of admission back in 1976 - which they can either pocket, or donate to the cash-strapped club.

"So far it's been a tough season for us, both on and off the pitch. Betfair couldn't have come onboard at a better time and I'm confident it'll spur the boys on this weekend," said Kettering boss Ashley Westwood.

http://eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/eurosport/20120329/25/f08a3f0145125c6688642b3787756d31 "Kettering Town changed the face of football sponsorship in this country and we wanted to reach out and offer our help to such a forward-thinking club and their supporters," said Betfair's Alex Blake.

"We wish the team all the best for Saturday and we hope that football fans will back the Poppies Trust and help safeguard the club's future."



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When David Jones was manager of Stockport, he had a star goalie whose name I forget. The guy was sponsored for a free meal by a local curry house for every clean sheet he kept.(no double-entendre intended)

Wasnt the keeper Paul Jones the keeper he then took to southampton? He was pretty good to be fair.

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