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  1. Sheffields Finest

    Sheffields Finest Happily minding that Gap

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    Point for the first ball manufacturer and ball type to be used and scored with in the Premier League?
     
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  4. Andy A

    Andy A Active Member Level 7 Referee

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    Fairly sure it was a Mitre Delta. Think it also had Premier League written on it underneath.
     
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    one Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Were exactly is underneath the ball? :confused:

    Us referees from 'down under' are not good at figuring out where the top and bottom of an spherical object is :)
     
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    Incorrect, Nil points!!!
     
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    Ross Meh!! Staff Member Level 6 Referee

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    If I’m not mistaken it was a mitre pro max. Happy to be proven wrong
     
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    Correct Ross, it lasted for 3 years apparently!!
     
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    Sorry my Australian friend I missed a word off. I meant it had 'Premier League' written underneath the word 'Delta'. :)

    Perhaps a picture will help:
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    Nice picture but there's no evidence that ball was ever the official ball of the Premier League. Mitre used the Pro Max and the Ultimax until Nike took over in 2000. It should be said that the Premier League as we know it was called the Premiership until 2001.
     
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    I was there.... What a tremendous header of a footballl Deane actually was... You don't see this skill used much these days!!
    Pallister and Bruce playing standing soldiers!!! UTMB!!
     
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    That my friends is in fact an Umbro ball. So the point goes to @Cheshire Ref :):)
     
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    one Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Mitre was EPL's official ball supplier for the first three years. However as was common practice in the 90's, the first EPL game balls was supplied by the home club's official home kit supplier, that being Umbro. (google tells you everything if you ask it the right questions)

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    That tackle though :bite:
     
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    Little John Gannon (I think), hard to say thats its actually a foul (at point of photo).

    We don't bottle anything! Unlike.... ????
     
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    Ahem... 2012.
     
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    lest not 2 4 get that!!!
     

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