Well, computer problems (hopefully) over I’ve been able to get back to the site. By now I hope you’ve seen the work I’ve been doing with Danbury Mint on the Liverpool badges. I am so pleased with these, they really have done a great job on them. Plans for more books have hit a bit of a stumbling block over copyright issues and exclusive book deals that clubs have. I’m hoping to solve some of these problems and get some more publications out – I’ll keep you posted on how this is progressing.
I’ve been working on QPR’s kits for the past few weeks and I have to say they are now firmly among my favourite teams in terms of the designs and ethos behind their strips. They’ve had so many great kits that its been fascinating tracing what they have worn. Whats been interesting as well is how many anomalies exist around their designs – for example in the late 80s/early 90s the replica versions seemed to be quite different in many ways to the match worn versions – especially the badge detailing. Plus the hoop arrangements vary considerably. Its good stuff though and I hope to be posting some examples soon.
I’m also thinking of posting entire club sets from my books onto the site and I’d really appreciate your views as to whether its a good idea or not. There’s been so many updates and new kits since the books came out I thought it would be good to see them all complete online.
Some early 09-10 designs are coming out already and apart from the England top and the leaks of the forthcoming adidas kits nothing too much has caught my eye although I am looking forward to seeing what Canterbury come up with their new kits. I really rate Canterbury as a clothing manufacturer – it can be expensive but its always great quality.
Sorry to see Luton go out of the league today. Anyone of my age (pushing 40, crikey, how did that happen?) may still consider them a top-flight side – its a real shame to see how far they’ve dropped. They have had some really classy kits in the past as well so I aim to post a small selection as a tribute to them. I was also sorry to hear about Southampton’s difficulties. Again, such a big club – they deserve to be in the Premiership and I really hope they are back there soon. Perhaps if every Premiership player donated a small percentage of their salaries these clubs might avoid administration and at least there would be a level playing field points-wise…