Top five best new Premier League kits
After the bad ‘uns, now the good ‘uns
1. Arsenal third
They might have nicked the design from Roger Federer, but the Gunners’ new third kit is a classy number. More than a nod to the Eighties (as well as to the tennis court) it is versatile as a replica but will also look great on the pitch. Good work, Nike.
2. Manchester City third
This one has not been officially launched yet (hence the poor quality photos) but it looks the business as far as we can see. Retro design, courtesy of Umbro. And the sponsor’s logo tucked under the crest rather than emblazoned across the shirt. We like it a lot.
3. Fulham home
Another Nike special. Fulham reap the rewards of not been lumbered with the ‘v’ foisted upon Manchester United. Instead they have a stylish home kit. It is another with an eye on the ghosts of football kits past.
4. Manchester City home
If you were part of the gang that didn’t like the new England kit, this might not be up your street either but OTP likes it. It is another timeless design from Umbro. City’s players will look cool in it, but you can imagine Mike Summerbee in it too. People might be asking him what on earth Etihad is, but that’s besides the point!
5. Hull City home
Hull have got kits for you, if you were born in the eighties, the eighties. A number of kit designers have jumped on the 1980s revival and put out retro efforts for next season. In Everton’s case that made them certainties for our worst kits list, but this new Hull shirt pulls the look off. Destined to baffle football historians in years to come. Oh, and Geovanni’s mum needs to sort out her ironing skills!
Definitely more bad kits than good ones this season. Do you have any favourites?