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1 hour ago, Professor said:

The Away kit is awful and has no relationship to Southampton at all.

The 'sash' is just  a way of having a year off from some version of  a proper Southampton shirt after which they can announce 'The Stripes are Back' next year and bank another load of your cash..  It's hard to understand why on earth do fans fall for this rubbish every year.   It's like handing your wallet to a pic-pocket so they don't have to bother dipping their hand in your pocket. 

What away kit does have a relationship with the club? Would be pretty dull if we had a mainly yellow (and blue) away kit every season. No harm mixing it up. Plus the current one has blue and yellow on it. The yellow away kit obsession some Saints fans have appears to be largely down to the FA Cup win. Variety is the spice of life!

You can't get more traditional that your first ever style of kit and our first ever style of kit is a sash. Again if we had red and white stripes every season it would get pretty boring and they'd be hard to sell. If selling shirts wasn't the motivation we'd have the exact same shirt for many years. No harm mixing up the style of the home shirt with stripes some years, 1980s style Keegan era shirts other years and a sash shirt occasionally.

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4 hours ago, Professor said:

An opinion, more than one actually.

The Away kit is awful and has no relationship to Southampton at all.

The 'sash' is just  a way of having a year off from some version of  a proper Southampton shirt after which they can announce 'The Stripes are Back' next year and bank another load of your cash..  It's hard to understand why on earth do fans fall for this rubbish every year.   It's like handing your wallet to a pic-pocket so they don't have to bother dipping their hand in your pocket. 

Players are paid eye-watering sums of money, more in a week than many fans earn in a year, yet clubs fleece their supporters with faked up annual shirts sold at hugely marked-up prices.

There is a solution, and it's in the hands of the fans themselves.

You seem to be forgetting one important factor - one which applies to the whole fashion industry to be fair - purchasing one isn't compulsory. If you don't like the shirt don't buy it. If you don't like the price don't pay it. But presumably enough people (not me) ARE happy to be paying that price for them or they wouldn't be able to get away with charging it year after year.

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On 03/08/2020 at 09:12, Charlie Wayman said:

Saints in Blue, Heaven forbid.

All those years of shouting "Yellow" down the pan. Anybody upstairs awake?

And yet we still sang "come on you reds" in the league cup final when wearing our away kit.

I still don't know why we don't "sing come on you Saints". It works no matter what colour kit we wear. We can sing "yellows" when we do wear yellow though.

I don't dislike any of the kits this year. The sponsors logo ruins every kit!

 

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5 minutes ago, aintforever said:

Defying the odds since 1885 - seriously?

Who thinks up this sh!te!

Much more concerning is the tagline at the bottom - "We never stop". I demand that this is updated with a disclaimer to acknowledge that we actually do stop at the end of the season, and also whenever a pandemic occurs. 

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5 hours ago, aintforever said:

Defying the odds since 1885 - seriously?

Who thinks up this sh!te!

It’s true. Think of all those cup ties we lost to Chesterfield, Tranmere, Stockport etc. We were heavily favoured but defied the odds to somehow lose.

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3 hours ago, Sidney Fudpucker the 3rd said:

Quite like the new Crystal Palace shirts. Same template for all 3. Makes you wonder what we could have had if we had a decent kit manufacturer.
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Nice to see they have to endure the same issues we've had for the last few years. If we had a red and white stripes kit looking like that we'd all be saying "well done, yet again UA manage to fuck up even the simplest kits." 

What is so difficult about having striped kits that actually reach the shoulders? 

I guarantee you that the Palace fans will hate it.

Edit: They hate it. https://www.holmesdale.net/page.php?id=106&tid=176640&page=4

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7 hours ago, Sidney Fudpucker the 3rd said:

Quite like the new Crystal Palace shirts. Same template for all 3. Makes you wonder what we could have had if we had a decent kit manufacturer.
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Good job they aren't going to face any team with either red or blue on their shirts this season. That was well thought out.

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17 minutes ago, Badger said:

Good job they aren't going to face any team with either red or blue on their shirts this season. That was well thought out.

 

1 minute ago, Sidney Fudpucker the 3rd said:

I wonder which of those they'll wear at St. Mary's?

The 2nd and 3rd kits aren't clashes with a predominantly red or a predominantly blue kit.

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BBC Sport website showing lots of the new kits. Hope this link works. If not, go to BBC Sports Football page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53388384

Two comments,

Ours gets an honourable 4th place and actually doesn't look too bad against some of the others.  And oh dear, what have Adidas done to Sheffield United? Remind you of anything? Looks like they can't make their minds up between a Fulham and Sheffield United kit.

Sheffield United

 

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The Loch Ness FC has to be the coolest shirt. The Inter Milan one hurts the eyes. The more I look at the Sheffield United shirt, the more I think, if a shirt determines how a season will go for a club, they are doomed. I bet their fans don't like it. Some of our designs have been dire recently but not as bad as theirs. They don't even seem to fit the chosen players properly all rucked up under the arms.   

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For those complaining about the blue away kit. We have a good history of blue away kits. Admiral, Patrick, Hummel and Pony all produced blue away kits for us. I love the Hummel and Keegan era blue versions myself. Personally,  I'm not a fan of the plain blue top but this "we can't/shouldn't play in blue" idea is a bit off the mark imo. 

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Surprised given we have gone back to a "historical" sash - which I thought looked pretty smart for the Sheffield United game - we haven't gone back to the Old Gold shirts and Black knickers - as shorts were referred to on the programmes possibly into the 1950's (socks were likewise referred to as stockings).

By the same token surprised the blue shorts have never made a return to go with the stripes, the only reason they were dropped apparently was because as the season wore on the blue got lighter and lighter in the wash, black held its colour better. Maybe thats what our new away is a reference to Dark Blue top to represent the shorts back then at the start the season - lighter Blue shorts to show how they looked as the season reached its conclusion and Mrs Miggins had put them on boil wash for the umpteenth time.

 

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13 hours ago, alehouseboys said:

There's some shocking kits around for the new PL season, particularly some of the 2nd and 3rd shirts - Everton's 3rd is 'Seafoam and Charcoal'. Relegated Watford's home shirt is also worth a look......

https://www.premierleague.com/news/1701595

Saints kits are the best UA have come up with for us and probably best in the league imo.

 

Those West Brom kits are fucking awful!!

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7 minutes ago, beatlesaint said:

The West Brom ones and the Man City third kit......bloody hell 🤢

City’s is a close up of a petri dish. Can somebody help me with which retro 80s confectionary product West Brom’s 3rd reminds me of?

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14 minutes ago, Lighthouse said:

City’s is a close up of a petri dish. Can somebody help me with which retro 80s confectionary product West Brom’s 3rd reminds me of?

Tunnocks Wafer biscuits I think 

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15 hours ago, alehouseboys said:

There's some shocking kits around for the new PL season, particularly some of the 2nd and 3rd shirts - Everton's 3rd is 'Seafoam and Charcoal'. Relegated Watford's home shirt is also worth a look......

https://www.premierleague.com/news/1701595

Saints kits are the best UA have come up with for us and probably best in the league imo.

 

That is quite shocking, an absolute collection of abortions.

I wasn't a fan of our home shirt, but that and our third shirt is the best up there as it still looks like a football shirt. Good to see West Ham using their 60's classic design for an away kit.

Where does the obsession with floral design and paisley style imprints come from ?

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14 hours ago, Lighthouse said:

City’s is a close up of a petri dish. Can somebody help me with which retro 80s confectionary product West Brom’s 3rd reminds me of?

 

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On 28/08/2020 at 07:11, alehouseboys said:

There's some shocking kits around for the new PL season, particularly some of the 2nd and 3rd shirts - Everton's 3rd is 'Seafoam and Charcoal'. Relegated Watford's home shirt is also worth a look......

https://www.premierleague.com/news/1701595

Saints kits are the best UA have come up with for us and probably best in the league imo.

 

I quite like the West Brom home one, but I wouldn't fancy wearing it anywhere near a supermarket checkout. Unexpected item in the baggy area.

 

It looks a bit like a barcode, you see.

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Some of the adidas kits are terrible. The Sheffield United home shirt reminds me of the nightmare UA `bra' kits we have had with the stripes not going all the way up. It just looks bad, as does the wolves away using the same template. The Arsenal raspberry ripple is pretty poor, but I think the worst is Leeds. It's hard to explain, but it's just so stark. Maybe it is quite classic, but I hate it. 

Nike, which tend to get more right that wrong, have done little better. The green in the Liverpool shirt really undermines it and the strange back part of the collar is just ugly. The Chelsea away kit is original, but horrible. Blue and black home is very dull.  The spurs kits...they just don't look right, especially that green away kit and its black collar.

I really like the Palace sash kit they normally have for their away, but Puma have fucked it up this year. The same with West Brom. All three of theirs are horrific. Puma just don't know what they are doing.

As usual Hummel seemed to have got it right.

Our kits look quite decent in comparison. The yellow keeper shirt would make a decent 4th kit. 

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Yeah - Wolves away, and Sheff Utd home, are both very odd, looks like two kits stuck together - dreadful. all of Palace's are shit, why do clubs not put stripes to the top? Newcastle's are all decent. WBA's are pretty awful, especially that third kit, hideous. Hummel have done a decent job with all of Evertons.

Some really bland boring kits,  Leeds, Chelsea, Leicester, West Ham all very dull.

Like all of City's and Arsenals are both pretty smart, as are Man Utd's.

I like the fact ours is a bit different this season, and certainly towards the top of the list

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On 29/08/2020 at 23:18, Saint Keef said:

The more I see the other kits, the more I like ours.

There was a trend for horrific patterned shirts in the early 90's. The Arsenal JVC away one springs to mind. I see no benefit in bringing that shit back and trying to trump it. But my good god that fuckin' City paisley one has achieved that pointless goal.

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13 hours ago, darren2 said:

So any news on when the updated kits will be out? 

I sent them an email the other day and have yet to receive a reply !

I seem to remember that they said they would sort it out before the season began so they've missed that deadline already !

I've spent the best part of £200 on outdated shirts so really think they should get their finger out and satisfy loyal customers 😵!

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Gotta say, the clubs communication on this issue was been abysmal!  Despite sending emails, twitter messages, I have received nothing back!!

Anybody know if you can walk into shop & can get a full refund on the shirt?  At this rate, my nipper will only get to wear a replacement for a few months!

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UA would never have been able to fulfil this because they probably aren’t quick enough at turning kit manufacture around but their decision to agree to a third party making them is perhaps a way out of a contract they over paid for. Plus they seem less interested in football, or can’t afford to be in it anymore.

Glad ‘the club’ is letting people keep the shirts although they would’ve gone in the bin anyway 🤣

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So if you’ve bought a shirt from the club they will be in touch, you present proof of purchase and you get your unbranded shirt in December, before Christmas.....but you have to pay for postage if you can’t collect it.

ok.......

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27 minutes ago, VectisSaint said:

Update from the Club. New shirts without UA branding should make some people happy. 

As long as they fit better than the interim shirts we had knocked up after Nik-Nak got the arse with Adidas or someone, I had a home version labelled 3 times bigger than normal, and what was a very nice dark away shirt, I can pop it on, shave my legs slip on some 6" stilettos and a bit of lippy and call myself Joanna where it comes down to mid thigh!

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4 minutes ago, eurosaint said:

https://www.southamptonfc.com

TBF, I don't think that they could have done much more, I'm guessing that my grandsons will opt for the away kit and just use the old home one regardless !

They all live overseas so it shouldn't be that noticeable to your average foreigner 😇

No it’s about as good as they could do. I just wonder if they are being made by the same people who made the shirts last time we had a cheap manufactured shirt the sizes will go out the window and you’ll need to order XL if usually you are a M 😆

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2 minutes ago, John Boy Saint said:

As long as they fit better than the interim shirts we had knocked up after Nik-Nak got the arse with Adidas or someone, I had a home version labelled 3 times bigger than normal, and what was a very nice dark away shirt, I can pop it on, shave my legs slip on some 6" stilettos and a bit of lippy and call myself Joanna where it comes down to mid thigh!

Are you doing anything tonight Joanna? 😉

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