My formative footy years were spent in Germany. Cycling down to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s ground on a Sunday to watch what are probably now called the ‘Acadamy’ side. Happy days, dear reader. After a while, the old boys on the gate, familiar with this occasionally spotty teenager sat on his bike, leaning on the fence, used to exhibit the most incredible generosity and wave me in – gratis – for the 2nd half.
Adidas was the only brand then. It makes me smile that it still is now. Adi Zero is the boot of discerning choice for this tournament. 165 grams or something… Some bloke called Messi wears ’em. What a cracking video…
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