er…not many updates at the moment! I owe everyone an apology as there’s not been much new stuff on the site so far this year. The reason being is that I have a lot going on at the moment which has been a little stressful to say the least (mainly work related) and has taken up much of my time.
I think the best way to ensure that there is plenty of new kit material (no pun intended) on the site is to update articles gradually.
The good news is I’m aiming to rectify the recent lack of updates with the start of the Sheffield Wednesday kit article, hopefully a few Melchester Rovers kits, more additions to the True Colours Updates page and a new regular weekly blog – starting with this one!
There’s plenty going on in the kit world at the moment with the marketing machines gearing up for the 09–10 kits. A couple of clubs have already put their designs forward for fans to choose. Leicester City are taking a novel stand, declaring that there won’t be a regular sponsor on the shirt in 09–10 and instead they are asking supporters to choose from various slogans to appear on the jersey. Head over to Football Shirt Culture to find out more. Personally, I think it has to be the blank shirt. So many people have been impressed with West Brom’s sponsorless shirts this season and with the recession with us we may be seeing more plain jerseys.
The AIG deal with Man Utd will not renewed and it will be fascinating to see who takes their place on the shirt of the biggest club in the world. I know many fans still miss Sharp (not Lee) but I very much doubt they will be making a return. Incidentally Nike’s conceptual approach to kit design is continuing with the new Utd shirt, apparently they are bringing back the ‘V’ motif across the jersey in honour of the club kit dating back to the 20s. I’ve no doubt this will ruffle a few feathers – will it be a step too far for Nike? It remains to be seen.
Finally, there’s still plenty of replica shirt bargains to be had – especially from JJB who sadly by all accounts are struggling at the moment.