Thursday, 9 July 2015

New strips

Well we saw the new home kit a week or two back and it didn't stir the blood although it must be said it was a welcome improvement on the St Helen's jersey of last season. At least we are back in a red shirt. The white collar makes it reminiscent of the home kits between 1992 and 1998 when we had now defunct computer sponsors, Mesh and Viglen.

Yesterday the Club unveiled two new change strips alongside the new home one at a photo-shoot at the Naval College. I can't copy from the Club website so link to it here. I am assuming that we will favour the predominantly white second strip if we have a choice to avoid a colour clash. White has history with us and allows us still to play in 'red and white' although I don't understand why we have to mess about by adding a diagonal Palace sash. The 'third' strip is another blue effort which I don't like. Blue may go well with the ubiquitous pair of jeans but it's the footballing antithesis of red and it's Millwall. I'm not a fan of yellow either - black, green and purple, Barcelona Sunset or even pink would be preferable.

Having said all that, I have never been a bid wearer of colours, coming from the era when it was dangerous as well as a bit naff, although I have typically been a buyer and random Sunday wearer on the odd occasions we could celebrate a victory. I say it every year but one time they will revert to a plain old-fashioned, simple red home shirt with just the sword and it will prove a best-seller. I think I will look at the leisure range instead...

One other thing I did note and that was the use of Chris Solly and Igor Vetekole in the photo-shoot alongside Captain Jackson and new-boys, Bauer, Ba and Makienok. I don't want to read too much into this but if there was a decent chance of either Igor or Chris moving on, as rumoured, then you would assume we could have used someone who is more likely to be appearing in the shirt this season. That's the good sign, although you could argue that the same logic suggests Player-of-the-Year, Jordan Cousins could yet be sold on.

Saturday's friendly curtain-raiser at Welling gives fans a chance to see the new kit in the flesh and it should stir the speculation pot in terms of whose missing and who is getting game-time.

3 comments:

bristol addick said...

I think the third strip is supposed to be purple, so maybe not so bad for you after all?

ChicagoAddick said...

Is it me or is Igor carrying a bit of timber?

Kettle calling.... etc

Dave said...

Hhmmmmm, looks blue in the publicity shot....