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Icons 2010-11 Season Predictions...

by Steve 10. August 2010 05:35

So it's here, the 2010-11 season, and that can only mean one thing...  it's time to play nostradamus! - Time to pretend you know a lot about football, blindly back your team for success against improbable odds and make a series of increasingly wild predictions.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Icons 2010-11 Season Predictions.

 

    Tom Steve Nat Dan Ross JT
1) Premiership top 4 1st Man Utd Arsenal Chelsea Chelsea Man Utd Man Utd
  2nd Chelsea Man Utd Man Utd Man Utd Chelsea Arsenal
  3rd Arsenal Liverpool L'Arse Liverpool Man City Chelsea
  4th Man City Chelsea Man City Arsenal Liverpool Liverpool
2) La Liga Winners   Real Madrid Barcelona Real Madrid Real Madrid Barcelona Real Madrid
3) Champs League Winners   Real Madrid Real Madrid Arsenal! Barcelona Real Madrid Arsenal
4) Prem top scorer   Rooney Rooney The Drog Drogba Tevez Rooney
5) 3 Up from the Champ   QPR Ipswich Town Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Notts Forrest Middlesbrough
    Ipswich Town QPR Notts Forrest Cardiff Ipswich Town Notts Forrest
    Leicester City Leicester City QPR QPR Burnley Burnley
6) 3 down from the Prem   Blackpool West Ham Wigan Blackpool Blackpool Blackpool
    West Ham Wolves Blackpool Newcastle Wigan Bolton
    Wolves Newcastle Wolves Blackburn Wolves Wigan
7) Surprise package   Berbatov Blackpool Jack Rodwell
Benik Afobe
Jack Wilshere
Bolton
West Brom Daniel Sturridge
West Ham


A wise man once said, "always back the outsider, as no-one will be impressed if you picked the favourite".  I hope that goes someway to explaining my Arsenal and Blackpool predictions...

8) Random predictions...
"West Brom to earn UEFA Cup place" - Tom
"Sven to take over at Newcastle by Christmas" - Steve
"Ryan Babel to quit Liverpool in quest of a budding rap/hop-hop career – slash – becoming a minor Twitter celeb and epic-story-teller." - Nat
"People finally realise that La Liga is actually the best league in the world" - Dan
"Tottenham to finish above Arsenal!" - Ross
"Drogba leaves Chelsea by end of season" - JT  (That's our designer. not Drogba's club captain BTW).


Please add your predictions, we might even russle up a prize for the most impressive!

Icons at World Cup 2010

by Steve 3. June 2010 09:17

And so we're almost there...  The Greatest Show On Earth is just days away.  For the next month all that exists is the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  Lifetime memories will be made, dreams will come true and icons will rise to become legends.  But who will be remembered as the stars of 2010?

The chances are it will be a player who has signed with Icons.com in the last year. Click on the incredible list of players set to star in this summer's tournament below, and also legends of past World Cups.


World Cup 2010 Stars

World Cup Legends


Whoever makes the move from the first list to the second this summer, and whatever happens over the next month, you can guarantee that you'll never forget it.

What links Diego Maradona and Wayne Rooney?

by Steve 19. May 2010 07:47

Apart from the fact that they are both incredible footballers...?  Earlier this month the icons team travelled down to Buenos Aires to meet up with Argentinian legend and current national team Manager, Diego Maradona.

As you can imagine, meeting up with Maradona was a dream come true for the team, and to do it in El Diego's back garden made it even more special. Make sure you take a look at the fantastic new personally hand-signed Argentina 1986 World Cup Winners shirts and brand new signed photographs capturing three classic moments from Maradona's World Cup in 1986.

* Maradona's famous "Hand of God"
* Maradona Vs Belgium
* Maradona lifting the World Cup

So what links Maradona and Rooney?  Well you may recall that a few months ago when we met up with Rooney in Manchester, we said we'd ask Maradona to sign a shirt for Rooney...  As you can see below, Maradona was only too happy to oblige!

 

Sergio Aguero - Another first for icons!

by Steve 6. May 2010 16:09

We don't like to show off at icons, but over the years we've had an eye for a promising youngster that can only be rivaled by Arsene Wenger.  For example, World Player of the Year Lionel Messi carried out his first signing with icons aged just 17.  This week we were in Spain again to meet up with the player many are tipping to emulate Messi as the world's greatest in the years to come, 20 year-old Athletico Madrid and Argentinean striker Sergio Aguero.

Ok, so Aguero may have made his professional debut aged just 15 years and 35 days old, but we're still the first company to carry out a signing!  The player whose record Aguero broke when making his debut is none other than Argentinean legend Diego Maradona.  For those who aren't aware, Aguero is married to Maradona's daughter.  At the Aguero signing we also met another youngster who's sure to have the footballing world at his feet, well in around 2025 maybe, Aguero's son and Maradona's grandson...

Best of luck from all the team at icons to Sergio for the upcoming Europa League Final, and this summer's World Cup (unless Argentina face England, of course).

Kaká - signed by the world's best

by Dan 1. May 2010 16:16

Kaká is truly one of the greats of the modern game. He was FIFA World Player of the Year in 2007, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and was involved in the second biggest transfer of all-time when he moved from Italian giants AC Milan to Real Madrid last summer as the first of the new wave of Galaticos.

Kaká wears the coveted Brazil number 10 shirt, following in the footsteps of such legends as Pele and Zico. His is the main creative force for the national team who go into this summer's World Cup as joint favourites and the number one team in the world. He's played in two World Cups before and we've got signed photos of him scoring his only World Cup goal against Croatia in 2006.

For AC Milan he won Serie A and memorably won the Champions League in 2007 gained some revenge over Liverpool after they defeated his team in the classic Istanbul final two years earlier. It was in that season and with AC that he was officially declared the world's best player by FIFA.

This summer he moved from AC Milan to Real Madrid for £56m as the first Galatico of the second Perez era. Not only do we have Kaka signed Real shirts but we also have dual signed Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka shirts -  a truly unique piece of memorabilia for any collector.

Kaka is already a legend and this summer at icons we're all looking forward to seeing him parade his unique skills on the biggest stage of all.

FIFA World Player of the Year...

by Steve 15. April 2010 18:19
Four out of five isn't bad... Just Xavi left to sign for icons from the FIFA World Player of the Year top 5. Xavi, if you're reading - 0207 267 0151...

Wayne Rooney signed shirts - at last!

by Steve 6. April 2010 16:41

Although we all support different clubs at icons, there's one team that lets us all enjoy the (rare) highs and (regular) lows together... England.  As such we've been wanting to meet up with England's greatest player Wayne Rooney for quite some time.  With Dan and Edward in the States and Natalie looking after base camp, Tom and I were the lucky ones who got to meet the Manchester United superstar.

On top of discussing the footballing world with Wayne, we also found out he's a big fan of signed memorabilia himself and agreed to pick him up a Diego Maradona shirt when we next meet up with the legendary Argentinean.

Take a look at Rooney's incredible range of personally hand-signed Manchester United and England shirts, photographs and boots now and make sure you don't miss out on the piece you want.  With the World Cup just around the corner, this could be the smartest investment you ever make...

Icons moves home ground

by Dan 11. February 2010 17:29
Like many football teams icons had outgrown its current home. As such we've moved up the hill from our original Camden Town base to a new warehouse in Kentish Town. Our web and email addresses stay the same of course but if you want to come and see us or send us anything our new address is Icons.com, Highgate Business Centre, 33 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB, UK. We also have a new phone number so if you want to speak to Natalie about customer service, or any other member of the team, call us on +44 (0)20 7267 3934. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you want to know what the building looks like, it's like this

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and no, The Ghostbusters don't work downstairs from us.

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Icons.com and Sky Sports' Revista De La Liga

by Dan 11. February 2010 05:43

Icons.com work with the world's best footballers and also the best partners in the world of football.

We've supplied the prizes to Sky Sports' Spanish league highlights show, Revista de la Liga, for the past couple of seasons.

The signed shirts and boots are now an integral part of the show as you can see from the clip the Sky team sent us below.

 

If you want to get your hands on the Cesc Fabregas shirt seen on the show, click here

Thanks for all our friends at Sky Sports for the footage.

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Merry Christmas from all the team at icons.com!

by Steve 24. December 2009 04:32

Merry Christmas!

Wherever you are in the world, all the team at icons.com would like to wish you a very merry Christmas!  Don't forget, it's the giving and not the receiving that's important at Christmas.  However if you're receiving some signed memorabilia from one of the world's greatest footballers... I'm not so sure... Wink

 

 

Don't forget if you didn't receive the gift you wanted, the famous icons.com January Sale is now live.  Why not pick up a bargain to fend off those January blues!

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