Anyone read the Daily Mail?

Posted by John Devlin

In discussions with fellow kit fanatics I often refer glibly to “Daily Mail readers” who complain about clubs releasing new replica kits and being forced to buy them for their children.

I thought this absolutely ridiculous argument had gone forever but I was gobsmacked when after googling the new England kit I discovered an article by the Mail that informed us that “The FA have also been criticised for changing their home strip again”!!!

For God’s sake – just WHO has criticised the FA about this!? Probably no-one! England change their kit every 2 years. Is that really such a problem? Get with it and accept it Daily Mail: clubs change their kits on a regular basis and replica versions are available. FACT. Drop this stupid obsession with clubs supposedly ‘ripping’ off their supporters by releasing new shirts.

Although I personally think a two year kit life span should be introduced this is just because I feel it gives the design a bit of time to settle in and become familiar at a club before it is retired and a new, fresher outfit brought in to great anticpation. It makes the kit more special. Its not because I think introducing a new kit every season is a rip-off! I love seeing the new kits as does probably every football fan in the land!

They Wore it With Pride – Liverpool kit badges collection from Danbury Mint

Posted by John Devlin

liverpool-kit-badgesI have been working with Danbury Mint for a while now on ‘They Wore it With Pride’, a set of special, gold-plated badges based around my illustrations of Liverpool kits and I am delighted to announce that they are finally available!

Danbury Mint are world famous for their top quality, officially licensed and authorised collectable gifts and products relating to the UK’s leading clubs.

The badges look absolutely superb and not only do they feature the club’s kits since 1976 as featured in True Colours, they actually go all the way back to the re-start of the Football League after the end of World War 2.

Each colour is meticulously hand-applied – fusing the enamel into a hard, jewel-like surface. The finished badges gleam in rich, vibrant hues with great depth and gloss. As a stunning final touch, every badge is embellished with gleaming 18ct gold.

danbury-mint-liverpool-kit-frameThe badges are available on a subscription basis and you also receive a marvellous free hardwood display case frame in which to present the collection. Each badge measures approximately 2’’ (5cm) tall by 1½’’ (4cm) wide and costs just £9.95 plus p+p.

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True Colours BACK ONLINE

Posted by John Devlin

Many many apologies to you all for the length of time the site has been down. The site had so many visitors in the last month that the bandwidth was exceeded. My hosting company refused to return any of my messages so it meant the site was offline until today. I’ve got stacks of stuff ready to go up – including an indepth review of the new England kit.

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