New Premier League ball for 2022-23 season revealed with nod to first ever one… and fans are all saying same thing

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THE Premier League have revealed their 2022-23 Nike match-ball – and it’s a stunning retro throwback.

The fixtures for the upcoming season were released early on Thursday morning.

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The Premier League have released the new Nike ball for the 2022-23 season – inspired by the 1992-93 Mitre Pro-Max[/caption]
The 2022-23 Nike ball is heavily inspired by the Mitre Pro-Max used in the first-ever Premier League season

And the official Premier League Twitter account followed that up shortly afterwards by sharing two pictures of the new match-ball.

Nike‘s 2022-23 effort is inspired by the iconic 1992-93 Mitre Pro-Max ball used for the first-ever Prem campaign, even featuring the navy blue, red and gold arrows.

The Premier League shared a sneak peek of the ball on Twitter, captioned: “Inspired by the first PL season, 30 years ago.

“The new 2022-23 Nike Flight PL Ball. Out 15 July.”

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Fans swarmed in their thousands to have their say… but most focused less on the ball and more on a particular Manchester United striker.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 18 times in his first season back in the top-flight – and confident fans are certain he’ll have a field day with the retro ball.

One tweeted: “Ronaldo will take this ball home every match.”

Another predicted: “Cristiano Ronaldo taking the first ball home, hat-trick on opening day.”

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And it was a common theme, with various club fan-bases arguing in favour of Manchester City new-boy Erling Haaland and even goal-shy Chelsea ace Timo Werner.

However, some did point out it was less “inspired” by Mitre and more of a replica.

One joked: “Have Mitre’s lawyers been in touch yet?”

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A second wrote: “They have just redesigned the 2020-21 ball and copied the pattern from Mitre ball.”

A third claimed: “Mitre want their ball back.”

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