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Nike have launched some new boots that look like a packet of Skittles. Credit: PA

The striking new collection also features a vibrant laser orange Nike Mercurial Superfly, built for speed and set to make its debut on pitch on the feet of players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Ribéry, and a bright Neo-Turquoise and HyperCrimson Nike Tiempo V to be worn by Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos.

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Nottingham is the city of football

Nottingham has beaten off Manchester and Portsmouth to win the right to stage a £1.6million two-year pilot project aimed at testing ways of getting more people playing football regularly.

The Football Association had £1.6millionn of public funding for the amateur game cut by Sport England in March after failing to reverse a decline in participation - last year there were 1.84million people playing football regularly, a fall of 100,000 since April 2013.

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Debutants star at Hull

Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez headed home on his first appearance for Hull. Credit: PA

Debut goals from Hull pair Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame were only good enough for a draw against West Ham as a Curtis Davies own-goal ensured the spoils were shared in a breathless encounter at the KC Stadium.

The home side lost the lead twice, club record signing Hernandez getting the ball rolling with an impeccable first-half header and Diame restoring the advantage against the side he left on transfer deadline day.

In between Enner Valencia had marked his first league start with a blockbuster strike from 25 yards and the 2-2 draw was settled when Diafra Sakho's modest shot evaded Allan McGregor, only for Davies to bundle over his own line.

Enner Valencia
Enner Valencia scored a wondergoal. Credit: PA
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