What gear do you buy for football? What does it cost? Rob, a keen amateur footballer, unzips his kitbag for all to see. My main game is 11 Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B football and for me the preparation starts the evening before the game. I like to ensure that I have my kit ready a day in advance as I have so much of it.
Football Boots For the game itself, I lay my trust in three pairs of football boots. Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B always preach that the correct footwear is the most important thing for a player Sound Of Revolution (Warzone Cover) - Rude Riot - Dishonor take into consideration: Firm Ground, Hard Ground or Soft Ground.
I mean, I ask you, how could you perfom wearing a pair of mouldies on a boggy and wet pitch? Would you wear a stud on a rock hard summer surface? Is it a stud or a mould? Possibly so, but I love the game and always go to these lengths to give myself the best advantage possible. Shinpads Onto the protection. I wear the Ronaldinho signature shin pads, not because Ronaldinho wears them but because they are right for me.
They are literally just a pad, without ankle protection. They come with a sock and you insert the pad inside.
I choose these shinpads because I feel ankle pads are detrimental to my first touch, so I tried these out and loved them. Also in my Quiero Amanecer - Various - El Porro Sabanero I have shin pad supports, these are to help keep the shinpads in the desired place, plus they do look quite good! Strapping I fully strap both of my ankles due to them being weak.
I like to make sure that my ankle straps are rolled up neatly so they are easier to put on the next day. So one pocket of my kitbag is always full of tape and my support straps. Baselayers I wear an Under Armour baselayer, but only in the winter months. I get too hot in the summer months and being a lazy centre back it can get quite cold in those chilly winter times.
Therefore I carry a collection of shower gel, deodorant, a towel and for health and safety in the shower, a pair of flips flops. Energy Last but not least on the way to the game I call at my local store and always, without fail, buy a can of Red Bull and a Boost bar with glucose. Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B now you know what is in my kitbag, let me total up how much I spend playing football.
Have you ever totalled up your expenditure on playing football? How does your build up to the game compare? Image attribution: Nicholas MacGowan. Two pairs of boots, mouldies and studs, football pants, towel, shower gel, pads, banana and lucozade. Wow thats alot!! I have a pair of soft ground blades and a pair of firm ground preds. I use insulation tape for sock tape. Not that exspensive imo. Agreed Andy, it is excessive but when you love the game as much as I and many other amateur footballers do then it seems all worth it at the end.
We spend a shed load each season, pay real detail to what we buy and bust a gut to improve year on year. For instance depending on what position i play i. Wing back i need something a bit tighter, something i can really get maximum mobility, Or center back i need a big boot for those online clearances. Quentin, I appreciate what you say wholey. I am a size 9 both in a boot and a normal shoe! The naswer to the question is no I always take a size 9 no matter the situation.
Good read rob keep up the good preperation. I was quoted in our local league news as having the best left foot outside the Youre The One - Alton Wokie Stewart - All Our Love league and I really believe I do!
I currently support Predator power swerve which have the reflationary feature of sand in the soul I find this has improved me immensely and last season my power and accuracy was unbelievable netting 24 times from centre midfield.
As Quentin said different positions require different boots and it looks like you prefer the more heritage adidas boot do you feel these bring out the best in your ability like the predators do in mine? It would be a joy to see what you describe as the best left foot outside of the football league. Being left footed myself I believe we are better natural strikers of the ball.
Well Rob you certainley take your football seriousley, I like were your coming from in terms of the importance of wearing the correct boot for the right condition as i believe it is vital for performance. I feel blisters is one of the main consequences for not wearing the right boot, i have just purchased a pair of adipure fg which are a very good firm ground boot i believe and in the winter i like to wear addidas predator boots. Does anyone else here wear different sizes for different positions aswell?
I find an extra inch here an there makes all the difference. I also believe preparation before football is important as you need to be physically and mentally prepared for how ever long your going to be playing for. Add that with the weight transfer back to front with the sand in the soul for me the complete boot — Predator for me is perfection.
So rounding off I totally agree with rob an Q your kitbag is essential to your match day performance. Your kitbag is far to expensive given the current finacial climate. I am still playing with these shin pads and football boots to this day and would be devastated if I ever had to replace them. When thinking of spending all this money on your Mein Name Ist Hase - Chris Roberts - Die Maschen Der Mädchen bag please remember the starving children that make these boots for a penny a week and have only got 3 fingers from leprosy!
I think everyone should make there own kit, it would make sunday mornings alot more enjoyable for me! Wow this topic has had some good banter replies some of which are slightly dubious! The Banter!!! I only wear FG boots and really dislike studs. I honestly can say i dont feel any difference in traction when wearing a FG to a SG boots.
I have: 1. Nike under shorts and long sleeve tight top. I play upfront and was described by my local paper as Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B Terry playing upfront. Big tackles, mix it with the defenders. Well I have to include indoor boots as I am a weekend warrior Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B Canada and with over a meter of snow on the ground for 3 months of the year it makes it hard to play outdoor during those months.
Sounds a lot but does all fit in one medium sized bag. And like you i do like to judge what type of boot i use well before kick off, comfort is the most important thing. Quentin I would love to play with a load of lefties perfectly balanced team, my preferred position is actually right back as I can use THE HAMMER to full force with long precise diagonal balls and dictating play, however I am currently in talks with by rafa benitiez as the ideal replacement for Xavi Alonso remember u heard it here 1st.
Steve stay away from Nike t90 lazers its all about adidas boots and old spice shower gel an spray, iPod is more for the professionals not amateurs keep the cost down nothing wrong with a tape deck ghetto blaster to get the team going b4 a game.
No offense mate but it seems you take everything seriously except your diet. I would recommend some carbs about 3 hrs prior to gametime, along with plenty of hydration and vitamin B. Myself, I make sure to eat plenty of carbohydrates approx 3hrs before game time pasta usuallyand take vitamin B supplements before the game. Its difficult to eat well when you play so early in a morning, normally I just have a bananna and energy drink.
Well in my bag I got. Not madly expensive as some others but then again I am only Tough I am doing pretty well for myself. Keep your eyes open. Im from the U. Really, wish you all the best with this mate! Playing with clubs like that will only make you a better player. Again good luck and keep us posted with how you get on. Everything was perfect untill you mentioned a Red Bull. You should rather drink an isotonic drink such as Gatorade instead of that fancy cocktail. Red Bull increases your heart rate and does not help with your performance.
Good stuff Rob. Here is mine. These are in my bag always. Teamgeist - Krutsch - Teamgeist / Vitamin B am Silberfäden - Tiroler Nachtschwärmer - Das Große Musikvergnügen in the process of creating a new team which I know for a fact, will be capable of conquering the world.
As the team is still in Bobby Scott - A Man Cant Have Everything / Thats Where My Brother Sleeps early stages, I will be running on a tight budget so will be making a few suggestions on how to reduce Around The Corner - Brother Jack McDuff - Walk On By. My Intro - The Icicle Works - Blind major change will be in the shower room.
All players will use Soap instead of shower gel, this is as I am able to get 64 bars for 79p and does a perfect job of keeping people clean is also good for banter when an unlucky soul has to pick it up!!! I already own a mini bus so will be able to transport to all away games. I feel this is safer as it reduces the risk of accidents.
There are far too many idiots on the road throwing milkshakes out of cars causing crashes at the moment!!! I have created an elastic boot that actually extends with the foot.
It is only in its proto type stage but it also has sand in the SOUL, very much like the preds. I would like the hammer to try this out if possible. It would be like dropping your girlfriends car into 2nd gear whilst doing 80MPH on the motorway.
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