Jaffa

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Jaffa last won the day on April 13 2014

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  1. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Just as an aside, I don't really think it's developed as a choice between the two. Granted I'm speaking from a British perspective, but shirt sponsorship here became commonplace a number of years before regular live TV coverage began. Although some live league matches had been broadcast since the mid-1980s, shirt sponsorship kicked in during the late 1970s and was more or less ubiquitous by the early 1980s - logos on kits came in before regular live TV coverage, certainly some time ahead of the blanket broadcasts of the Premier League era in the 1990s. Additionally, it should be noted that the main channel for the league highlights show and live FA Cup coverage - even before live league broadcasts became commonplace - has generally been the BBC, which is funded by a licence fee and so doesn't have ad breaks. Anyway, enough of the ads and back to the show. Some more Italian kits - first, Catania... And Sassoulo home, away and third... Plus goalkeepers...
  2. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    And thrice no. Meanwhile, Sampdoria's home shirt looking as ace as always aside from that flash of white on the collar. I think the banding on the shorts may be a bit OTT, but I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the whole kit in action.
  3. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    We'll sing all day, we'll sing all day, Hull City away...
  4. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Manchester United do turn out in black shorts with their home kit when playing away and there’s a clash with their opponent’s shorts, but as first choice? Poor move. I’m also a little unclear as to how exactly the kit pays tribute to the workers of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. The black lines apparently are a representation of rail track, but that seems like quite a stretch to me at least.
  5. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Hmm. Paraguay's Club Olimpia, going a tad Fulham...
  6. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    They're loosely based on a couple of Fulham kits from the 1990s...
  7. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup Kits

    I'd have preferred France's opponents to be in white/blue/white, but the above combination is aesthetically pleasing...
  8. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    The boys have done good out there.
  9. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I’ll no doubt be along to bemoan penalty shootouts later this evening...
  10. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    As an aside, this is the case in soccer - matches that go to penalty shootouts are considered draws in the record books. The shootout is used purely to determine progression rather than the match result.
  11. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    They started supplying Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle last season, I think that may have been their first foray into football kits. They’d previous been Zwolle’s underwear supplier, apparently.
  12. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    It should be noted that we tend to live in heavily insulated houses over here, without air conditioning. I do worry about how hot and bothered football will get when it comes home.
  13. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    The dog days are still going on here, it's a tad warm...
  14. Jaffa

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Should I think about booking the 16th off work? Hmm...
  15. Jaffa

    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Milan are apparently going to be turning out with these next season... ...so it would seem Puma are kitting at least some of their clubs out with their own fonts.