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The Nike Premier League ball cost me £6.99 although you may be able to get it cheaper than that in some shops and online stores. It is a very modestly priced ball but not a bad one all the same and suitable for a kick about in the garden or the playing fields. I don't think this is a regulation match ball although it comes in different sizes and looks like the real deal with a Nike tick logo on it. This is not a ball with a fancy design and is mostly white apart from the Nike stamp. I have owned this football for about five months now and have only had to pump it up once which is not bad at all considering the low price.
The most important thing is that the ball has enough weight not to feel like a balloon on windy days. Despite the fact that it doesn't cost much, this is not one of those cheapo plastic footballs which gets caught up in the wind. I believe this ball to be good for a game with children in the back garden as it should last a good while and can be purchased in different sizes so you don't end up with one that is too big for them.
It is also good for a game in the park with your friends. The white surface of the ball does start to scuff up a bit with prolonged use but I haven't had any puncture nightmares or too many problems. Given the price I paid I don't think I can complain though and I do have an annoying habit of kicking it against the wall outside! For a proper game of football and school matches you probably need a football at least one grade up from this one but for a more unofficial kick around I think this does the job relatively well. You can buy better footballs than the Nike Premier League ball but in order to do so you would have to pay two or three times more than what I did for this one.
I do quite like this ball and everyone who has had a kick about with it seems to think it is perfectly adequate for a quick game in the playing fields or the garden.
My husband is football crazy (as am I) and he likes nothing more than a good kick about with our daughter in the garden. He managed to convince her that she needed a Premier League skills ball to be "like the footballers on the TV" and she readily agreed.
My husband found this ball in JJB for £4.99 which was fairly cheap considering it is an official Nike Premier League ball. He purchased it in May.
The ball is white with a fairly large Nike tick on it. Just above the Nike tick is the Premier League badge stating "Barclays Premier League". It isn't an amazing ball to look at and you must note that this is not the same ball that is used in the Premiership but more like a training ball. My husband says that it is a size 3 ball.
My husband has had a bit of a moan in regards to the quality of the ball as some of the white has flaked after a few uses and it has become scratched. I suggested this may be because he boots it a little bit too hard and whacks it against the fence but apparently it should be able to take this sort of force. I still disagree! I don't think he realises the power of his kick to be honest.
We purchased this ball already inflated but apparently if you purchase it from somewhere like Argos it will come deflated. My husband did have to pump it up a little bit as JJB had not inflated it to its full capacity and it was simple enough to do. Just a case of using a footpump.
My husband and daughter have used this ball alot and my husband has said that it is a good ball to teach her some of the basics of football (she wants to be a footballer when she is older). It is not too heavy if you are going to use it with little ones and is light enough for them to kick too. My husband said it has enough stability not for the wind to take it if he is taking a kick.
It is a nice ball and very good for people to practise their football with. Overall my husband was pleased with it though not with the design quality and flakiness.
Nike are one of the big sports retail giants, making 100's of balls a second they have some great initiative's and concepts. The Premier league skill ball is one of the best concepts I have seen from Nike for a while.
The ball itself is white with the Nike tick on the Front base, and the Barclays premier league ball. So it isn't much of a 'looker' football. Also I find that this football itself scratches very frequently compared to other brands(adidas and Puma) Which can eventually dent the inner rubber.
The pumping is very smooth and easy to do, and It does not require a load of effort.
The pumping attachment simply drops into the hole and away you are, also the footpump does not require a load of effort as the ball is only size three or four.
To my knowledge there is two different variations to this ball, a black one with a white nike tick, also a white base colour with a black nike tick, I would recommend the black one as the surface scratches are less visible.
Does it do the job?*****
I can safely say yes, as this delivers the user a good kickabout whether in the park or playing in the UEFA cup. The football is not a floater however it is fairly light, but does not get taken by the wind. I would definitely recommend this to any footballers looking to improve they're control.