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The Premier leageue are bringing new regulations in so that numbers are against a plain background. Southampton's stripey shirt therefore needs updating (although of course we may well not bw in the premiership next year!) :cry: See the choices for the new back of the shirt here

http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/article.asp?arti...w+home+kit+vote

I voted for D, but any is ok for me.

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does this mean blackburn is going to need a blank back as well?

i've never had any problem reading red numbers on a white/blue halved shirt.... i thought that the reason blackburn switched to a lighter blue this past year was to avoid this problem.....

non-halved shirts is sort of a slap in the face of tradition... considering the shirts this season are actually 2 colored halves stitched together, just like the originals.....

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does this mean blackburn is going to need a blank back as well?

i've never had any problem reading red numbers on a white/blue halved shirt.... i thought that the reason blackburn switched to a lighter blue this past year was to avoid this problem.....

non-halved shirts is sort of a slap in the face of tradition... considering the shirts this season are actually 2 colored halves stitched together, just like the originals.....

You'd just need to have a monochromatic square large enough to fit the number and they'll use a nameplate for the name I guess.

It's been a UEFA requirement for the European competitions for a couple of years now.

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does this mean blackburn is going to need a blank back as well?

i've never had any problem reading red numbers on a white/blue halved shirt.... i thought that the reason blackburn switched to a lighter blue this past year was to avoid this problem.....

non-halved shirts is sort of a slap in the face of tradition... considering the shirts this season are actually 2 colored halves stitched together, just like the originals.....

You'd just need to have a monochromatic square large enough to fit the number and they'll use a nameplate for the name I guess.

It's been a UEFA requirement for the European competitions for a couple of years now.

i've seen teams like celtic have that on their shirts, and i think it looks awfully tacky.

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I voted for A, but nither one is really great. I think some teams need that rule, like Newcastle, which few years ago they had white number with black outline on their srith which was imposible to see, but like West Brom, Crystal Palace or Blackburn don't need it, since they look OK, and it would ruin the shirt with stupid sqares on the back.

So for blackburn I sugest they make thet field red and slap a white number on it, rather then extend white or blue. I hate HSA ad since it is white extended, they should put it in black or red sqare. When Crystal palace makes sqare red or blue the shirt will not look like a striped shirt, but like red or blue shirt...

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I voted for A, but nither one is really great. I think some teams need that rule, like Newcastle, which few years ago they had white number with black outline on their srith which was imposible to see, but like West Brom, Crystal Palace or Blackburn don't need it, since they look OK, and it would ruin the shirt with stupid sqares on the back.

So for blackburn I sugest they make thet field red and slap a white number on it, rather then extend white or blue. I hate HSA ad since it is white extended, they should put it in black or red sqare. When Crystal palace makes sqare red or blue the shirt will not look like a striped shirt, but like red or blue shirt...

a red rounded rectangle on the back, with white numbers, wouldn't look terrible.... but they'd need to add more red to the shorts and socks to match :) fine with me... i think they could always use a little more red....

but i'd prefer keeping them as-is.... as i said, the lighter blue they switched back to completely gets rid of the problem.

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a red rounded rectangle on the back, with white numbers, wouldn't look terrible....

I've seen Barca do a variation on this for Champions League. I'd pick that over the designs shown, but I'd probably pick A just because I'd hate to see a white peice of cloth attached to the back of the shirt. It just looks tacky to me.

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I'm not really happy with any of the options, but I suppose I would choose D if I had too. This new ruling is gonna make quite a few striped jerseys look quite bad, I think.

Ah well, the European tourneys are where the big money is, so clubs will have to adapt if they want to play in them.

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The problem is also that fans of these teams will have to put a number on the back or its going to look really stupid.

I remember the Newcastle shirts with the stupid big shield on the back that had the number in it. They always looked bad with no number.

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That's how most soccer jerseys are now adays. You have to have something back there or it just looks empty. Doubly so for those with the Newcastle design. At least I can read the numbers next year. Unless they have a close up, I can't make out the purple numbers against white/black stripes.

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It's like the extremely ugly Arsenal shirts they're wearin this year - the white shoulder look slightly less awful if you put a name on them.

I think they should place a white (or better yet, red) cloth underneath the numbers, rather than screen the white patch in to the fabric itself. Treat it like a nameplate on baseball jerseys - the replicas won't look so goofy then.

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That's how most soccer jerseys are now adays. You have to have something back there or it just looks empty. Doubly so for those with the Newcastle design. At least I can read the numbers next year. Unless they have a close up, I can't make out the purple numbers against white/black stripes.

The irony of it all was that I was watching middlesbrough on TV yesterday. They have a red shirt and black numbers and the black was ineligble, while I have never really had a problem seeing Saints numbers. (Usually black on a red and white background!)

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I voted for "B" just because it was the closest to a basic white square, which is what I would really prefer. At least that 'shield' shape seemed traditional. "A" just looked like a baby bib on backwards!

Man I love English football jerseys. Let's vote on more!

JeffB

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I voted for "B" just because it was the closest to a basic white square, which is what I would really prefer. At least that 'shield' shape seemed traditional. "A" just looked like a baby bib on backwards!

Man I love English football jerseys. Let's vote on more!

JeffB

All about B! ^_^

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Man I love English football jerseys. Let's vote on more!

Hey now! The SPL also has some very nice kits, too! Outside of Hibs, I'm also very partial to Celtic's Home and Away, Rangers Home and Alternate (can's stand their away kit, though), Motherwell's Home, and Kilmarnock's Home.

And of course you have Hib's awesome Green Home and White Away. :D

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Man I love English football jerseys. Let's vote on more!

Hey now! The SPL also has some very nice kits, too! Outside of Hibs, I'm also very partial to Celtic's Home and Away, Rangers Home and Alternate (can's stand their away kit, though), Motherwell's Home, and Kilmarnock's Home.

And of course you have Hib's awesome Green Home and White Away. :D

i grew up in a small town called midlothian, texas... so i've always been partial to hearts kits :)

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i grew up in a small town called midlothian, texas... so i've always been partial to hearts kitsĀ  :)

Jambos! They're everywhere! :P

Actually, I don't really mind the new Hearts Home top. The white on the top of the shoulders looks pretty good, and it's a hell of a lot better than the old red and with blue pinstripes. The new Away kit is quite bad though, with white as the primary and little powder blue bars across the chest. Looks weird.

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wow... i just realized something......

i must be pretty secure in my manhood, if 2 of my favorite soccer teams are blackburn and hearts....

how many north american teams have either a heart or a red rose as their primary logo? :blink:

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