By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline
Published: 11:35 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 12:27 BST, 1 October 2019
Football fans will notice the familiar return of the classic winter ball this weekend, as the Premier League officially ticks over into winter season.
The new ball, released by sports giants Nike, features a throwback old school design to acknowledge the 'Total 90' era.
Winter balls first came into use in the Premier League 15 years ago during the 2004/5 season, and have become a permanent fixture at the end of the calendar year ever since.
Premier League football is set to revert to the yellow winter ball with Nike's latest creation
The Merlin ball features a throwback old school design to acknowledge the 'Total 90' era (left)
And for those of you are thinking is it simply a colour change, well