If you’ve not yet treated yourself to any of this season’s lovely Adidas kits, you might want to do so ASAP as two of the three kits planned for the 2020/21 campaign sound a bit different.
Details are thin on the ground, but feeding off a few scraps from Footy Headlines, we’re a teensy bit concerned.
We’ll start with the good news. The home kit will be red and white. A slightly darker red than this season, but red all the same. You can wipe your brow.
Now things start to veer off the tracks. The away kit is set to be ‘cloud white’, possibly with a red trim.
Like many of you, our preference is for yellow and blue change strips, but it’s not like we’ve never worn white on our travels before.
In fact, as historicalkits.co.uk illustrates in splendid detail, we did so regularly before 1950, for a decade between 1958-1968 and a few times in the 70s. Nike also produced two white shirts, in 2007/08 and 2009/10.
It still sounds a bit Sp*rsy but we’ll just have to see what the Adidas design department come up with.
Footy Headlines also claims that the third kit will either be navy with a fluo-yellow crest and pink / fluo-yellow Adidas brandings or fluo-yellow with blue / pink logos & applications. Neither of those sound particularly traditional.
On the plus side, it does sound like we’re getting a cool retro home kit-inspired t-shirt based on the 1960s design. This won’t be worn by the players, it’s casualwear.
We expect there will be a constant drip-feed of details about all three of next season’s kits in the coming months.
Thanks to @LK_AFC for the heads up.