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!