Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just For Some Variety

The Ronaldo transfer is still all anyone can talk about. They speculate on how this affects everything. Well - I've done that. I'm kind of ready for things to actually happen and don't want to have another discussion on how this makes me feel.

So this isn't about transfers. This is about jerseys.

There are tons of different Manchester United jerseys for the 2009-2010 season that have been 'leaked' into the media. Most of the are really hideous, in my opinion. Here are some of them:

http://www.football-shirts.co.uk/fans/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009manchesterunitedhome.jpg http://footballtribe.com/football/catalog/images/Man_utd_away_2010.jpg

Defnitely throw back jerseys. They resemble pictures I've seen from back when Manchester United was known as "Newton Heath," pre-1950.

But more than that I'm not a fan of collared jerseys. They make me think of every football clip I've seen of the 1970's. Also notice the lace up neck on the white away jersey which definitely hearkens back to the Busby days. I can see how these jerseys might have been nice to wear this past season to commemorate the Busby boys and Munich - for a specific match - but for a whole season I think they're far too gimmicky. After these pics ( which often showcased the name 'Saudi Telecom' instead of AIG ) came this one:



Not so bad, but still a step back from the sleekness of the current kit and more like the kits from the 2006-2007 season. Next came these promotional pictures, which probably are the closest to the new jerseys if not the actual new kits themselves:

http://www.manutdblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/manchester-united-09-10-kit-nike-ho.jpghttp://www.manutdblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ronaldonewkit.jpg

These are a step up from the previous speculatory pictures I've seen. I still don't like them as much as the current kits - but it could be worse. They're actually kind of cool.

We're not the only club to get some - interesting - new jersey's. Chelsea is getting a futuristic new jersey, which sort of resembles the kits from 2007-2008 ( they were much better than the 2008-2009 jerseys ) and Arsenal are moving from red to a midnight blue kit:
http://comeonyoublues.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/frankienewkit.jpgTheo WAlcott: Arsenal 2009/2010 Away Kit / Jersey

I'm hoping for some solid news tomorrow.
I also hope that the fixture lists do come out on Tuesday.

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