FA Cup Final 2013 Kits

Posted by John Devlin

fa-cup-2013With all the fuss made about Umbro’s last game as England kit supplier (or “technical sponsor” to use the correct term) its slipped under the radar somewhat that in fact today’s FA Cup final could be the last time we’ll see an Umbro kit used in a Wembley game. Although to be honest given the low-key build up to this year’s final the match itself seems to have slipped under the radar (no doubt in part due to the news emanating from the red half of Manchester).

Yet today Manchester City will wear the last Umbro kit to be sported at the home of English football (for the time being at least, I do pray the brand will be back in the football kit mainstream soon). City today are in their home kit while their opponents, Wigan Athletic, are in their black away strip – odd given that they won the semi-final in red and in the old days superstition would normally have reared its head and perhaps influenced a team’s final kit selection.

In my view football doesn’t seem quite right without the FA Cup final at 3.00pm on an otherwise top-flight free Saturday afternoon and a fair smattering of Umbro kits around the league.


9 Responses to “FA Cup Final 2013 Kits”

  1. Denis Hurley Says:

    I’d like if City still kept up the tradition of wearing the Manchester coat of arms as their crest for cup finals.

  2. Denis Hurley Says:

    I’d like if City still kept up the tradition of wearing the Manchester coat of arms as their crest for cup finals.

  3. Denis Hurley Says:

    Not sure why that came up twice, apologies

  4. Davidr1986 Says:

    I had forgot the FA Cup final was on today, a sat state of affairs that its played on a Saturday evening before the season has even ended

    Also sad to see the demise of Umbro, hopefully they’ll be back before long

  5. EricGeneric Says:

    How is it decided who will wear their home kit, and who will change in situations like this?

    A coin toss? Whoever is in “semi-final A” gets to wear their home kit? An agreement between the two clubs?

    I’ve never been able to get a definitive answer on this.

  6. Andrew Rockall Says:

    I believe it was a coin toss. It also determines who uses which dressing room.

  7. Denis Hurley Says:

    Andrew is right http://www.wiganlatics.co.uk/news/article/13-04-16-latics-in-black-for-final-775583.aspx

  8. Evan Says:

    nless I am mistaken then that ‘honour’ will ironically go to Ireland wearing Umbro on May 29th at Wembley

  9. EricGeneric Says:

    Thanks Andrew and Denis.

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