Bundesliga club FC Koln have today (October 29, 2015) officially unveiled their new “Karneval” jersey for 2015. It is the third straight season that Cologne have released a special Carnival shirt. Made by Erima, the funky design is inspired by the uniform of “Rote Funken” Continue reading
This is the new Hull City third kit 2015/16, Championship outfit Hull’s new second alternate strip for the 15/16 season. Made by Umbro, the new third uniform was officially unveiled on 23 October, 2015 and will be first in action in the Tigers’ televised fixture against Bristol City next month.
The shirt features a dark blue background with two lighter stripes on the front of the jersey. The official name for the colours are “blueprint and scuba blue”. The strip is completed by blueprint shorts and socks with scuba blue trim. Continue reading
Carlisle United have today (October 23, 2015) released a new third kit for the 15/16 season that they will wear this weekend away at Wycombe Wanderers. Made by Sondico, the red and white strip was hurriedly prepared after CUFC officials were told that the club’s home kit and black away kit clashed with Wycombe’s quarters.
Carlisle then asked Wycombe whether they would be prepared to wear their away kit but the Chairboys declined, leading the Cumbrians with no other option but to register another alternate uniform.
The strip will consist of a red shirt, white shorts and red socks, and will be sponsored by Virgin Trains Continue reading
This is the new El Salvador home shirt 2016, El Salvador’s new strip for the upcoming international football season. Made by Mitre, the new La Selecta jersey was officially unveiled on October 22, 2015. El Salvador’s partnership with Mitre goes back to 2008.
The strip is an all blue affair with white trim, as can be seen in the pics below. Continue reading
This is the new Mansfield Town third kit 2015/16, the Stags’ new third strip for the 15/16 League Two season. The retro uniform, made by Surridge Sports was officially unveiled on 16 October, 2015 when the Stags launched their new 1861 suite. 1861 was the year the club’s home ground (Field Mill, the oldest ground in the Football League) was established.
The new kit, a light blue and brown striped creation, is inspired by the first ever strip worn by the club back in 1897. The colours were used by the Stags till 1910. Continue reading
German club Werder Bremen have unveiled a special alternate strip that they will debut in their upcoming Cup tie against FC Koln on 28th October, 2015. Made by Nike, the strip will also be worn in their final Bundesliga home match of 2015, which coincidentally enough, will again be against Koln. It may also be used on other occasions in case of a kit clash.
The shirt’s predominantly white with a red sash (the two colours of the City of Bremen). The jersey also features the key from Bremen’s coat of arms.
Both the letters and numbers will be in green on this special Werder event jersey, as can be seen in the pics below. As with their home and away tops, Wiesenhof remain principal shirt sponsors Continue reading
According to reports in the German media, Wolfsburg have entered into an agreement with Nike for a new ten year contract. The Wolves are currently with Kappa, with the Italian firm’s contract due to run till 2019. However it is believed that Nike will buy out the contract, with the first kits as part of the new deal due to emerge in 2017.
The value of the deal is apparently 80 million euros over ten years (8m euros per year). While it is a significant sum, Nike might be getting themselves a good deal, especially if Wolfsburg manage to maintain their Champions League status. The amount also appears to pale in front of similar deals for Dortmund (15m euros per year from Puma according to domestic reports) and Bayern (60m euros per year- Adidas)
The Wolves are also one of the German clubs affected by the recent Volkswagen emissions Scandal, and confirmation of this Nike deal will go a long way in easing some of the financial hit that the club may take should VW Continue reading
These are the new Melbourne City shirts 15/16, Australian club Melbourne City FC’s new home and away kits for the upcoming A-League season. The strips have been made by Nike. The club were formerly Melbourne Heart before being bought out by the City Football Group, the same company that owns Manchester City in the Premier League.
Melbourne Victory finished 5th in the 2014/15 A-League season, thus earning a spot in the finals series. They crossed the Tasman to beat the Phoenix in Wellington, but lost their semifinal tie eventual winners Melbourne Victory at the Etihad Stadium in front of a 50,000 + strong crowd.
The home kit is in the club’s new colours of white and sky blue, with red and white chosen for the away strip as a nod to the club’s past as Melbourne Heart. Continue reading