Good lord yes!
Good heavens no!
Is this really all we have to talk about?
'shameful'. Gosh, that's a little dramatic. Just grown men/women stating that they like/dislike the new kit. Nothing sad about that imo.
I see Cardiff have decided to refund any season tickets if the purchaser does not like the new strip
On condition they return the ticket first and if IF they resell it will then refund it.
I am sure NC will roll this out as soon as he gets wind of it
I've seen 'in the flesh' the new Man Utd shirt today.
We have nothing to worry about, their shirt is about as bad as it gets. It is horrendous.
Although I'm not going to buy the new kit, that has more to do with me being quite happy with the sash shirt, which I particularly like because it had no sponsors name on it. Otherwise, I am faintly disturbed that we have jetisoned the stripes without any good reason like the one we had for the sash kit, but it is entirely up to individuals whether they buy it or boycott it. Upon the sales figures will the hierarchy decide whether it has been a successful exercise or not. In terms of column inches in the daily rags and debate elsewhere, it has been a success, probably for all the wrong reasons.
Are all teams going to end up in red to placate Asia ???
I saw the shirt for the first time last night, a bloke in the pub was wearing it. I still think its very meh, but the quality of it seems pretty poor as well. The logo looks as awful as I thought it would, but the pinstripes don't join up properly at the back. The seam is at shoulder level, the pinstripes angle inwards from the top but bear no relationship to the pinstripes on the back.
In short, it looks cheaper and more naff than I first thought.
But the OS says its on course to set records for level of sales......
Any body know where the shirts are made Thailand / Malaysia / China / Philippines ?
Need to know as want to get original copy
I was looking through the team photos from previous years on here http://www.saintsweb.co.uk/showthrea...ts-Team-Photos and it has confirmed, to me at least, that we really look best in plain red and white stripes, without any embellishments. (see 1970-71 season http://www.teammead.co.uk/saintsfc/1970.htm) It's a strong identity and against it this new one looks dull and uninspiring.
I hope this is a one season wonder and we can get back to being us next year.
starting to grow on me. stripes will be a distant memory when rickie scores the winner at the etihad and kisses the badge
Is it going to be a new strip every season from now on?
Received my shirt in the post this morning. I would have preferred traditional strips but looks much better in hand that it does in photos.
Gets a thumbs up from me.
At no point did my son say: "this is great dad but I wish it was 'proper' red and white stripes". I guess his cynic gene doesn't start developing for a few years yet.... (at which point I'll obviously get him to join the forum)
I'm still in the much frowned upon "it's only a kit FFS" brigade but I'm happy we've gone for something different (from a Saints perspective) this year. It just feels 'right' somehow. (a new beginning in the Premier League and all that philosophical malarkey)
Contrast the innocent exuberance of my son to the grumpy old sod in the queue in front of us as he said to the cashier: "hmmpf....not enough white...grumble...not happy..." as he handed over his £42 quid...I'm sure there's a Carlsberg phrase that covers borderline irony.... ;-)
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Saw it in the shop yesterday. Every bit as uninspiring as I feared . This is a training top rather than a "Saints" shirt in my view.
I've been buying the home shirt every season for the last 12 years. I went to the store yesterday to get the new one, tried it on but had to walk away. I just don't like it and I'm not willing to pay £40 odd quid for it.
People will know us by the home kit so I'd prefer to wear one that people will recognise but the away kit is nicer and more like a home kit.
I've still not decided what to buy...
Why not get ur old kit and paint the white stripes red?
Got my loveley new Saints shirt in the post.......bloooooody great
Well proud of my top and will wear it with pride on Saturday
Happy to go back to stripes whenever and until then.....this old boy will be wearing his shirt to all games..
The daughter is getting the away shirt on Saturday , so we will be red and white stripes when sitting together at St Marys..
I always get a bit excited about the launch of the shirt. Remember being in school and designing Saints shirts in French lessons. However
Just seen a advert on the side of a bus stop thought bit strange (by central train station just opposite subway), it was picture of red & white Saints shirt with premiership badge with something like 'together we stand' (although wasn't those words can't remember what exactly).
Just thought odd they had a picture of a red & white strip instead of the new one with premiership badge.
I would never be seen dead in a football shirt tbh (unless I was playing football), not even at a saints match. But my son won't wear anything else. He loves it, so that's good enough for me.
Its unique and it has an 80s feel. The 80s is cool again atm
@officialsaints: Both teams now out on the pitch. #SaintsFC are in yellow and blue, while the home side are in red-and-white shirts with black shorts.
Well, that answers the '3rd kit' question then....or does it...?
This it's just because we cant play in red and the white shirt is going to be unveiled in the flesh on saturday
The kits for my kids finally arrived this afternoon with my aunt.
My reaction ? Didnt think the quality was too bad, tbh, maybe the shirt is a bit thin (except the part with the sponsor logo, which rivals the belt armour on the battleship HMS King George V for its thickness). Still very "meh" over the scheme though.
A bit p*ssed of with the name/number printing though. There are no "." between the first name initials and the surnames. Is this the way its done now ?
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Got mine for my birthday today. Not bad. Didn't realise the small white stripes actually consist of a grey one and a white one.
Just got mine. It's not bad at all
Also, reading some of the comments about the material etc
Can't say it is any different to any other football shirt really