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After another busy year for the SoccerBible TV crew, we've covered the best launch events, player interviews and chatted to some of the main men behind the biggest brands in football. As 2012 comes to a close, take a look at some of our favourite videos exclusive to SoccerBible.

It's been another mammoth year for football boots. Naturally, the SoccerBible video team was on hand to cover each of the biggest launches of 2012. From the Nike Vapor VIII, to the Predator LZ to the PUMA King launch, we've chatted to the designers behind the boots and the players selected to wear them.

One of our most recent trips was to meet Arsenal playmaker Mikel Arteta on set for his PUMA King photo-shoot. As always, the Spaniard was in fine form, explaining to us why he holds the King in such high regard and why the latest incarnation is the best yet. 

For arguably the biggest and most hyped release of the year, we went on set with Nike and Theo Walcott to get his thoughts on the ground-breaking Nike GS2. Theo gave us insights into his relationship with Nike and how he enjoys working with the brand, as well as his thoughts on the Nike GS2. 

When it comes to launch events in 2012, the Nike CR7 wins hands down. Held in Madrid, this was a full-throttle experience centered around Cristiano's new Nike CR7 collection. We flew out to the Spanish capital for a non-stop 48 hours of football, music and more football. We're already looking forward to next years!  

Olivier Giroud's profile as a PUMA players has risen since moving to the Premier League with Arsenal. The French striker was happy to sit down and discuss his long-running relationship with PUMA, his move to Arsenal and how he's enjoying his debut season in English football. 

The year saw Manchester City full-back Gael Clichy join team PUMA and fresh from the official announcement, we were on hand to chat to the Frenchman. To mark the signing, PUMA gave Clichy exclusive playing rights to the Silver/Green evoSPEED boots. Clichy discussed everything from his footwear to his hairstyles!

September saw us jet off to Barcelona to chat to one of the finest midfielders in the game. At a dusty football pitch on the outskirts of Barcelona, we spoke to Cesc Fabregas about growing up at La Masia, his first year back at Barcelona, his thoughts on Thierry Henry and his high-profile move to PUMA. 

If there were one group of player to discuss the latest Nike football boots with, it would be the players from the Nike Academy. We sat down with four of them after their match against Torquay United to discuss how their boots are suited to their positions. 

Sitting down with one of the most valuable strikers in world football on a local league pitch in Manchester is always going to be a little surreal! On set for the photo-shoot of his new PUMA evoSPEED football boots, we chatted to Sergio Aguero about everything from his debut season in the Premier League to speed-machine Usain Bolt.

At the home of Nike football boots in Portland Oregon, we sat down with the tech-guys behind the Nike CTR360 Maestri III. As one of Nike's most significant boot releases of 2012, there was a lot of boot technology to cover from the redesigned outsole to the new lateral control zone.

When Under Armour's football category manager Alex Chater travelled over to the UK in July, it was a great opportunity for him to visit SoccerBible HQ to talk football boots in an exclusive interview to share with the SoccerBible community. In a short space of time, Under Armour have made quite an impression on the game. We're predicting even bigger things in 2013!

As 'The Chance' UK Finals reached its conclusion, we visited Manchester United's Carrington training complex to chat to Rio Ferdinand about his 2012/13 pre-season, the first time he was scouted and the most important things to look for in young players.

When Pantofola d'Oro brand executive Kim Williams visited the UK, SoccerBible HQ was one of his first stop offs! The opportunity to sit down with Kim was like sitting down in an Italian cafe, to hear the tales of a brand that seems intertwined with football history.

Ahead of the 2012 European Champions, we sat down with England no.1 Joe Hart to hear how Joe would react in a penalty situation and whether he'd take one himself. Also we heard from Joe about his thoughts on England's Umbro attire and past keeper kits he'd rather forget!

Another of the year's biggest releases, adidas held a star-studded launch event in Manchester to mark the arrival of the Predator LZ. Tom Cleverley, Nani and Edin Dzeko all put their skills to the test in a series of challenges related to each of the boots five Lethal Zones.

Nike called on two of their favourite Mercurial players for the official launch event of the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boots in April. SoccerBible joined Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon at the event held in NikeTown London, where the two players joined a selected audience...

As the Nike Vapor VIII announced its on-pitch arrival with its first Premier League goal at the feet of Theo Walcott, we spoke to the Nike guys at Portland to get the low-down on why the Vapor VIII is one of best boots for speed players such as the Arsenal forward.

We kicked off 2012 at Arsenal London Colney training complex where we spoke to England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to talk football boots, Arsenal and everything else! Alex watched pitch side as the Nike Academy took on the Arsenal youth side.

For more exclusive SoccerBible videos, be sure to visit our YouTube channel and hit subscribe! Let us know what have been your favourite moments on 2012. 

Only published comments... Dec 21 2012, 12:09 PM by Soccer_Boots
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MaestriMan10 said:

Great year for SoccerBible

December 22, 2012 6:04 PM

mali95 said:


December 22, 2012 6:19 PM

Xandai said:


December 22, 2012 8:46 PM

The Champ said:

Boot talk and Chambo !

Hope to see more of the Nike Academy in 2013.

December 22, 2012 8:54 PM

fabulousmarw4 said:

Sweet, loads of current and ex Arsenal players :)

December 23, 2012 4:46 PM

TitanballZ said:


December 24, 2012 8:05 PM

Dom77 said:

theres a whole lot a nike in there ;)

December 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Dom77 said:

oh yeah and a lot of Arsenal..... Come on you REDS!!!

December 26, 2012 12:00 AM
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