OK, sorry for the lame title but what is going on with shorts clashes in the Premier League at the moment?! Always a favourite topic of conversation on the site, the increase in clashing shorts has increased dramtically in 09-10. I’ve counted 16 in total (listed below).
3 October: Bolton vs Spurs, Burnley vs Birmingham, Man Utd vs Sunderland
27 September: Sunderland vs Wolves
28 September: Man City vs West Ham
20 September: Man Utd vs Man City, Wolves vs Fulham, Chelsea vs Spurs
12 September: Man City vs Arsenal
29 August: Blackburn vs West Ham
22 August: Arsenal vs Portsmouth, Hull vs Bolton
15 August: Bolton vs Sunderland, Everton vs Arsenal
16 August: Manchester Utd vs Birmingham
19 August: Hull vs Tottenham
Even the Manchester derby saw both teams wearing white shorts. It looks like only Aston Villa, Man Utd and Everton are bothering with change shorts this season. Its really odd that after years of teams ensuring there are no clashes on any part of the kit all of sudden the rules have been relaxed.
Perhaps the colour clash focus is now more on socks? I understand from a ref’s point of view this is more important when it comes to vital decisions.
If anyones got any theories please let me know!