Jaffa

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  1. You May Like

    I'm not getting as many 'desperate babes' ads of late, just various :censored:-like pictures and the promise that clicking the accompanying links will help 'keep me up all night' and similar. I'm starting to get a bit of a complex, to be honest.
  2. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Girona reminds me of a poorly received Newcastle away kit from a few years back - albeit that was striped rather than hooped. That said, I think the colours suit a Spanish side better than one from the far north of England... EDIT: So yeah, what Beantown reckons basically.
  3. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    No stripes on the home again? I suspect that won't go down well.
  4. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    I'm not classing it as an authentic throwback unless all players who wear it have their front teeth removed as well.
  5. The all encompassing Doctor Who thread

    A truly historic moment in the history of the show. After all the years and all the regenerations, we finally have what so many people have been clamouring for - a Yorkshire-born Doctor. Not counting David Bradley, obviously...
  6. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    The problem with having the red rose of Lancashire debossed into the fabric without colour is that you're essentially left with a white rose - the symbol of Lancashire's rival county Yorkshire. Mind, as a Yorkshireman I don't really see this as being a problem.
  7. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    No, Hull City Ladies isn’t officially affiliated with Hull City itself - Hull City’s owners did provide some financial backing for a year or two but that ended in one of their waves of football-based cost cutting. I think they updated their crest at that point in time (around the time City’s crest was redesigned to drop the club name) and the owners were encouraging them to rename as Hull Tigers Ladies, I strongly suspect that’s why ‘City’ has been snuck onto the snout. It would have been created entirely independently of the men’s side, though. The Tiger’s head we use has been on the shirt in one form or another since the late 1970s (aside from a brief and acrimonious spell at the turn of the millennium), so whilst it may not be the best looking of animals (or be frowning that much) it’s ours. I'd be interested to see what you come up with concept-wise, though!
  8. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Onwards... and upwards? On first impressions, not bad at all. The sponsor using their wordmark only is a vast improvement on what we had last season, the back is striped - always a positive - and there's not any fussy trimmings to detract from the colours. The badge will remain a bone of contention, and one thing I'd change would be on the back of the shorts - they carry the logo of WWF (this season's charity partner) in a circular patch, but I think it'd look much better just reversed white out of the black fabric. Mind, it probably wouldn't look like a proper panda then. The diagonal stripes on the sleeve are... interesting. Something different, I guess. They put me in mind of a prototype of the 2004-05 shirt where the sleeves had a similar treatment... ...on the final version though the stripes were straight. All in all, an upgrade from last season. Hooped socks would have been lovely, mind. EDIT: Hmm, looks like the crest has a parquet pattern behind the Tiger's head...
  9. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Where Scunny are concerned I can only applaud the board's profanity filter.
  10. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    I demand that they register those shorts as actual playing kit.
  11. The all encompassing Doctor Who thread

    I'm thinking the Christmas special is a bit more simple than that...
  12. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    I can't say for certain how widely available Arsenal's goalkeeping hues are, but Newcastle certainly had a green keepers kit last season...
  13. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Indeed - it’s the only thing I’d perhaps change, but even so I think it works nicely with black hose. I suspect the Bournemouth kitman will have a stock of red alternate socks to deal with clashes - Umbro usually equip their clubs that way - so it’s a look we may yet get to see. I’d be delighted if Hull City got the exact same kit with amber replacing the red, but as it’s reckoned to be a bespoke kit for Bournemouth that won’t be happening unfortunately.
  14. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Umbro doing some fine work for Bournemouth...
  15. The LPI, the CCSLC’s Serie A-based fantasy league, is looking for a new owner ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. If you like your calcio and fancy having the likes of Gonzalo Higuaín and Mario Mandžukić at your disposal next season, here's your opportunity! If you meet the traditional minimum six months membership and 500+ posts, head over to the application thread and let us know of your interest by Monday 19th June. Grazie!
  16. Serie A Fantasy League seeks a new owner!

    Just a little bump as we approach the deadline...
  17. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    There is the option - which has historical precedence - of replacing the crest on the chest with the scudetto. Mind, that would involve them either eliminating the new crest entirely or moving it elsewhere, the sleeve for example. I doubt very much Juventus would want to do that to their newly launched logo though. The clutter could have been worse, as well. Had they won the Champions League they would be in the Club World Championship - win that and that's another patch they'd have needed to have found room for.
  18. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    A new kitmaker - Craft - and thus new kits for Dutch footballing powerhouses PEC Zwolle...
  19. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    ...and it'll be on a striped back as well. Perfect!
  20. International Football 16-17

    Cheers @Crabcake47, but in truth a lot of people in these parts have been anticipating relegation since last summer. Marco Silva deserves a lot of credit for at least making a fight of it, and I wish him well wherever he is next season. Because, like our key players, he sure as hell won't be here.
  21. 2017 MLS Kit Matchups

    That's how it works in most leagues, and often it's as simple as a phone call between the two respective kit men to reach an agreement on who wears what. In this country at least the teams then submit their choices to the league for approval, though the referee on the day has the power to make a team change any part of their kit if he feels there's going to be a clash. That's quite rare, but every once in a while you see a visiting side having to borrow part of an opponent's change kit, or even have a team wear its away colours at home.
  22. Team Names That are Also Names of People

    I think Accrington take their name from the street they were originally based on, rather than an actual person. But Crewe are indeed named after a proper person - Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
  23. Team Names That are Also Names of People

    Some soccerball examples that spring to mind, all named after real people... Vasco de Gama - Brazilian side named after the Portuguese explorer. Tottenham Hotspur - said to be named after medieval nobleman Sir Harry Hotspur. Willem II - named in honour of the Dutch king. Kaizer Chiefs - named after one of their founders, South African player Kaizer Motaung. Club Athletico Douglas Haig - an Argentine team honouring the British First World War Field Commander. Northwich Victoria - English non-League side named after Queen Victoria. FC Santa Claus - Finnish outfit named after the jolly red-clad present giver.
  24. 2017 MLS Kit Matchups

    I'd go so far as to say it's bloody terrible.
  25. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    I recall talk of the Premier League introducing a rule for next season requiring shirts to have a plain panel on the back for names and numbering. If this has gone through then I guess this Newcastle shirt will be lacking full stripes.