Tuesday, June 02, 2009

New kit launch

I spent this evening at a do organised by the club which launched the new kits ahead of the 'official' release of the kits this July and August.

I'm not normally one for being big on the kits, but I was really impressed with the 2009/10 offerings. Umbro have taken some stick on the forums and the like, but from what I saw tonight they are anything but like some of the other Umbro kits around, and Umbro were keen to emphasis the tailoring and design that has gone into them, with the material used being similar to that used for the England kit.

A personal favourite was the new home kit, which is a real basic, classic design - round neck, sky blue, with white shorts and white socks. The third kit got the thumbs up from most in attendance - a white shirt, with black and red sash (with a twist that the Etihad name is under the badge rather than across the front of the shirt).

The away kit was an all black look, with a gold slash on each shoulder and I liked the look of it, but it wasn't universally liked.

It was also good to spend some time chatting with Garry Cook - he is a really engaging guy with a tremendous amount of passion for the club and where he feels it is heading.

vote it up!


Anonymous said...

I'm not impressed that Cooke had enough time to talk to fans- he should be out signing Kaka, Tevez,Sergio Aguero and all the rest lol.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new kits, and I'm glad at least in some ways we are going back towards a classic city look!

Anonymous said...

Well done apart from the shorts and shorts bit. Glad you can keep us Blues out of the country up to date. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

What were the shorts and socks like Danny? Did you get to see them??

Anonymous said...

Where you pissed when you wrote this article mate?! Too many bevvies with the Cookie monster methinks!

Ambient said...

Did you lost the plot or the thread (ho ho) "with the material being"

Pity you couldn't have taken a picture. Paints a thousand words etc.

Danny Pugsley said...

Fair cop - apologies, proof reading skills were sloppy yesterday.

All corrected now.

Pictures would have been nice (and samples) but it was all fairly strict.

The home one is slated to be released mid July with the other mid August, and they will only be available directly from the club - one thing they were keen to stress was to avoid them being in the high street stores.

Anonymous said...

What colour are the shorts and socks mate??

Rodrigo said...

So that means these designs are the right ones then Danny?