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Volume 6 No. 212
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Football Notes

English Premier League Swansea City have unveiled a new gold-trimmed home strip to mark the club's 100-year anniversary. The kit, made by adidas and "bearing more than a passing resemblance to that of Real Madrid," has a plain white style with gold trim and features a brand new gold badge, which commemorates the club's centenary. Danny Graham, Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair and Garry Monk, "stars" of the team, "can be seen sporting the kit" ahead of their second top-flight season (, 6/11).

TRAVEL TIME: The PRESS ASSOCIATION's Simon Stone reported ManU confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month. ManU will play against AmaZulu FC in Durban on July 18 and Ajax Cape Town FC on July 21 (PA, 6/13).

CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG: The London DAILY MIRROR reported Manchester City's "top secret new strip for next season is already on sale," in Brisbane, Australia. The club is set to investigate the "blunder after an Oldham fan found the black-collared Umbro top in a sports shop" for £63 ($98). The shopper said, "It was obviously the genuine article. I was surprised, so I phoned the club" (DAILY MIRROR, 6/13).

CHARGE IT: Maybank Malaysia's official Maybankard Manchester United Visa Card logged a 50% increase in the number of subscribers forecast for the year. Since the card's official launch on April 22, Maybank has issued 100,000 cards, despite forecasting for 50,000 cards (ManU).