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Everything posted by Jaffa

  1. I can't say for certain how widely available Arsenal's goalkeeping hues are, but Newcastle certainly had a green keepers kit last season...
  2. 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.
  3. Umbro doing some fine work for Bournemouth...
  4. Just a little bump as we approach the deadline...
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. A new kitmaker - Craft - and thus new kits for Dutch footballing powerhouses PEC Zwolle...
  8. ...and it'll be on a striped back as well. Perfect!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I'd go so far as to say it's bloody terrible.
  14. 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.
  15. ...and their caretaker manager is the wonderfully named Fred Grim. Superb.
  16. I see they're using a Hull City shirt to show the new font in the best possible light. A wise decision.
  17. I think it's more a case of Emirates putting a clause in their contract rather than Arsenal making a stand of some sort, so you're free to be able to sleep at night.
  18. Not Arsenal though! Word is that their deal with Emirates precludes other sponsors appearing on their kit.
  19. Remember those Premier League sleeve patch sponsors? Well, Manchester City are the first to announce theirs - Korean tyre manufacturers Nexen Tire.
  20. Supporters who want Wenger out as he's 'killing their club' might get their wish as he lifts his third major trophy in four seasons. Perhaps they should have a chat with their counterparts at Blackpool, Coventry, Charlton or Leyton Orient, to name but a few?
  21. The Championship doesn't have sleeve advertising - for the time being at least - but teams can wear sponsors' logos on the back of their shirts and on their shorts. I'd guess that if a Premier League club with a sleeve sponsor was relegated said sponsor would look to have first dibs on one of these alternative spots. That said, some sponsorship deals are dependent on Premier League status so have severance clauses written into them in case of relegation.
  22. The collective deal will be made up of smaller clubs with less clout, the big boys will be able to negotiate more profitable deals for themselves.
  23. Ciao! The Lega Primo d'Italia - CCSLC’s Serie A-based fantasy soccer league - is looking to find a replacement owner for CS Monte Carlo with immediate effect. The Monte Carlo roster features the likes of Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Adem Ljajić, and prospective owners can apply HERE.
  24. Meanwhile, Leicester City have gone and sacked Claudio Ranieri.
  25. It’s not that uncommon a practice in pre-season matches before a team's squad numbers are finalised - players will just wear numbered shirts devoid of a name, usually the starters will be in traditional 1-11.