The best ball in the world for the best league on the world. While many would argue the latter, there is little doubt that the Nike Merlin is a masterpiece in technology and design. The thermally bonded 4-panel construction increases the striking surface leading to greater power and accuracy. Add Aerow Trac grooves to the panels and you have a ball with consistent spin allowing for the greater precision when bending the ball around that wall.
The all new paint job signifies the business end of the season. From here on out, every game has increased importance. Whether you support a league title winning side (is is too early to congratulate Liverpool?) or one fighting for survival this ball is a reminder of just how much is left to play for this season.