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  1. Yeah, this is a great thread so far and I hope it continues.
  2. Something else to note on the Tranmere kit and not something I've seen before is that although the crest and puma logos are ironed on as normal, the B&M sponsor logo is actually printed into the material itself.
  3. I think most Hull City fans would agree it's not the most professionally designed tiger logo in history but it's "theirs" and they are quite sentimentally attached to it.
  4. ...and this is exactly what a national team's kit should do every time.
  5. I think I agree with this statement the most out of anything else in the thread. This logo is almost perfect for a supporters club to use or an SB nation type thing but not for the football club itself. IMO, as mentioned earlier, they should build something off of the '84-'98 white rose logo or even just a modern update of it.
  6. Good solid concepts and very well presented. Not much to say in the way of critique but the Tottenham 3rd kit is probably my favourite. I knew exactly which kit you were basing it off before reading the text above it. I'm enjoying the series so far and looking forward to more. I was going to suggest Mönchengladbach myself, so that's a nice coincidence. Maybe if you're looking for an obscure request then how about English 5th tier Tranmere Rovers? They're my local team and I have a season ticket. They came fairly close to promotion to the Premier League in the early 90s but are now kind of a "fallen giant" living in the shadows of nearby Liverpool and Everton.
  7. I think it's good that people who are not 100% familiar with the sport are taking a stab at it - with the help from some people who are. You get to have a fresh look at things without bringing any bad habits. If I was doing something like this it would probably just be a carbon copy of the english counties onto US city names. I'd 100% like to see the stadiums if it's not too much hassle. Another great effort with Denver, particularly the uniform. I always think cricket kits can have too much piping and gaudy designs which age extremely quickly. All the designs so far seem to avoid this.
  8. Excellent idea for a thread and good to see a sport with a small following in North America getting some love on the boards. You've identified a real 'gap in the market' with the missing step in the pyramid. I think there are probably enough immigrants or even people with heritage/ancestry from Cricket playing nations in North America that there is potential for growth of the sport if the setup and organisation is correct. Something I like about County Cricket in the UK is that there's still a large element of players representing the area they were born in/live in. It's not quite lost it's 'soul' to money as much as other sports have in that respect. As such, the identities of the teams is still very important and as you mention, the logos are simple but iconic and very relevant to the Counties. The Roses Match between Lancashire and Yorkshire being a good example of the symbolism utilised by both teams reaching way back before Cricket was even invented. As good as the actual Cricket in the IPL and Big Bash is, the idea of "Franchises" isn't one I'm particularly fond of. Especially when they are playing at iconic venues with an illustrious history. I suppose when I see the CITY + ARBITRARY MASCOT format it feels a bit MiLB to me. From what I have seen so far of the concepts, everyone has managed to get the balance right with the simple and iconic idea. The use of Don Bradman cricket to show off the concepts is a stroke of genius too. I've not played this version of the game, only the first one they released, and so I haven't used the stadium creator. One thing I think could be cool would be for some of the stadiums for the teams you plan to have been around for a long time is to have a mix between old and new elements. If you look at Lords Cricket Ground and Old Trafford Cricket Ground, you will see the original pavilions remain but are surrounded by brand new stands and media centers. Just an idea.
  9. I agree 100%. I've never heard of it and it doesn't need to happen. People will buy both though. I can't see any other reason why this would exist other than that. Similar to how teams used to have kits for 2 seasons but when they realised that the fans would buy new ones every season it became standard practice to change them every season.
  10. It's good money, sure. It will be interesting to see how ready Trippier is to make the step up - assuming that's the plan and not to buy another RB. I am a little uncomfortable that he has been sold to a rival within the same league though. Walker has been consistently the best English RB for a while now and no doubt one of the best in the league. He will instantly improve City as a team as I feel that the full back positions have been a weak area for them for a while now.
  11. In answer to your question I would say yes. However, I think that once you are over ~ 13 years old you shouldn't be buying jerseys with names and numbers on anyway - unless it is for display purposes. So perhaps my opinion is not the best to listen to haha. Something maybe worth trying that you might not have thought of is contacting the l'OM kit man or even Mandanda himself to see if they have any old ones they could send you. Alternatively, there are websites out there which sell old player issue and match worn stock. Probably not particularly cheap or easy methods I have just suggested but it depends how much of a must have item it is for you.
  12. I'm not a huge fan of the font either. I'd also maybe like to see a dash of orange on the shorts and socks to tie it all together - I know this goes against what you were going for with the classic look but I personally think it would improve the overall look. I can get on board with everything else though. Sublimated patterns seem to be popular right now and the celtic knots are a great idea for the ROI. Overall, there is a lot more that I like than that I dislike. @Whitefoot I think the shorts and sock combos should stay as they are because that is the traditional look for them as seen HERE. I'm not saying it can't be done (see the post above for example) but green/white/green is their look and I don't like the trend at the moment of teams moving away from tradition.