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This week’s newly unveiled kits from English clubs for 2020/21

We carry on with a look at this week’s newly unveiled kits from English clubs for the 2020/21 season, and the majority of them have gone down well.

The current campaign is over and done with for many, so now their attention can only turn to the next one, and with clubs desperately needing the cash to boost their finances, now is the perfect time to release them to supporters.

We start with newly promoted Northampton Town with a new bespoke hummel 2020/21 home kit as shown below, and will soon be available to pre-order.

The shirt is claret with white shoulders and sleeves with claret coloured Hummel chevrons, placed on the top of the shoulders whilst the trim on the outer edge of the cuffs is also claret.


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A white Hummel logo is placed on the right breast and on the left is the Northampton Town FC badge.

The University of Northampton logo is placed in the centre of the football shirt.

White shorts with claret coloured socks that have white turnovers complete the Northampton Town home kit, with the away strip already released.

Next up, it’s Manchester City with an away kit made by PUMA for the 2020/21 season.

The new shirt features an all over pattern printed tone on tone, influenced by the structures and patterns of Castlefield and the Bridgewater canal in dark blue and black, with copper detailing. The new jersey echoes the Home kit with further inspiration taken from the city of Manchester and its history, as PUMA continues to craft kits through the lens of culture. The kit is completed with black shorts and dark blue socks.


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The new Away jersey features a striking all-over pattern inspired by Castlefield and the Bridgewater canal, an area symbolic of Manchester’s past, present and future.

“With this kit we wanted to celebrate the culture of the city,” said David Bremond, Head of Teamsport Licensed Apparel. “We looked for places where people come together to explore their creativity through art and music. Castlefield is rich with history and significance to the city; it truly connects with cultural youth scene and creative roots. The bridge over the canal is an iconic design, which inspired us to bring this classic structure to life through the pattern and the color palette of the new jersey. We wanted the jersey to feel special and unique to fans, and celebrate Manchester’s rich culture.”

Staying in the Premier League now and we check out Sheffield United‘s new home kit after what has been an impressive campaign just gone.

The official 2020/21 Adidas home shirt features the iconic red and white stripes which ends at the chest, from there up is plain white with the Adidas black stripes along the shoulders.


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The collar is black, whilst the cuffs are individual black and reds stripes. To complete the kit, the shorts are black, socks are red, with some horizontal white lines at top of each one.

Union Standard Group remain the club’s front of shirt and sleeve sponsor with energy provider Utilita taking sponsorship of the junior shirt.

We now head back to the EFL, and another club to release a new home kit is Bolton Wanderers who will be in League Two next season, sorry for the reminder Trotters fans.

The home kit will feature Wanderers’ traditional colours of white and navy blue with the front of the shirt presenting the club’s crest, the Macron Hero logo and branding from official shirt sponsor Home Bargains.


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Further bespoke details also feature on the reverse of the shirt with an embossed Lancashire rose and a printed elephant motif on the back.

Bolton Wanderers Chairman, Sharon Brittan, said: “We are very pleased to reconnect with Macron who have been a long-standing partner of the club. Not only are they a huge brand in sport and have a strong foothold in the UK, their ethos very much aligns with our vision of One Club, One Community, One Town.

”We are delighted with the design of this year’s kits and I’m sure they will prove to be very popular with the Wanderers fans.”

Gianluca Pavanello, CEO of Macron, said: “English football is a ‘second home‘ for Macron. Many top clubs have chosen to partner with us as technical partner and it is important to count Bolton Wanderers among them.

“We are about to start off again on a new journey together to develop a renewed partnership.

“We know the history of the club and the fans very well and we are convinced that we can develop a unique collection dedicated to the players and fans alike.”

Manchester United also reveal their new 2020/21 home strip, and it’s better on the eye than what we saw of the leaked ‘bus seat’ kit.

Adidas and the Red Devils say it is inspired by the club’s iconic crest, the yellow not so prominant as what the leaks had it would seem.


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Inigo Turner, Design Director at adidas, said: “For this season, we researched the values and iconography that connect athlete and fan, and looked to fuse these with modernity and innovation, to create something that connects the people and stands for unity.

“We pretty quickly landed on the crest as it is the representation of the heart and passion of the club, and it is symbolic and iconic across the world. It is significant as the first component added to each design, and one that makes up the threads of the shirt design for the 2020/21 season.”

The kit, which also comes with white shorts, and black socks that also feature the threaded design, and made it’s debut on Wednesday in their UEFA Europa League campaign at home in the last-16, second-leg tie against LASK, which the hosts’ won.

Another team to reveal a new red kit is Championhip outfit Nottingham Forest, and it’s certainly got our approval.

Designed and manufactured by Macron, all adult replica and first-team playing shirts will once again proudly feature the Football Index logo on the front of the shirt and the UK Meds logo on the back.

The classically styled shirt features a traditional Garibaldi red colour, a crewneck collar with hem and knit sleeve edges in white and red, while the backneck is personalised with the club logo and ‘est. 1865’, the historic birth date of Nottingham Forest, is printed on the outside back collar.


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The Macron hero logo is placed on the right chest, with the Nottingham Forest crest embroidered on the heart. The shirt also features the patented Macron MPerformanceSystem. The kit is complete with white shorts with a red trim and red socks.

Supporters can now purchase the 2020-21 kit online only, with all adult and junior shirts available for £49 and £38 and shorts for £25 and £20 respectively, with adult and junior socks available for £12 from shop.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

We continue our look at this week’s newly unveiled kits from English clubs for 2020/21 and get ready for some beauties, some not so and others that are best described as unique…

Lincoln City have unveiled a new stylish black shirt, with a crisp red trim, combines club traditions with a modern streetwear style.

The red piping can be found running down the side of the shorts, with black socks to complete the look. On the inside back of the shirt, the stunning Lincoln Cathedral can also be found, paying homage to the city.

Here’s new signing Liam Bridcutt showing what it looks like…


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On modelling the new away shirt for the first time, Imps attacker Anthony Scully said: “I think the shirt looks great, it’s a stylish and modern design, which I’m looking forward to wearing in front of our supporters.”

Next up, we stay in League One and check out Sunderland‘s new home strip, which we really like.

Manufactured by Nike, the new-look home shirt features the Lads’ traditional red and white stripes on the front and back, with the Nike swoosh and club crest sitting side by side for the first time since 2004.


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Paired with black shorts and red socks, the bespoke home shirt also proudly displays the logo of Great Annual Savings, the club’s new principle partner.

The logos of the Utilita and Eleven Sports Media will also feature on the back of the first-team shirt and the back of the shorts respectively, while the wording ‘HA’WAY THE LADS’ is printed inside the back of the neck.

Notts County, who just missed out on a place in the EFL having lost to Harrogate in the playoff final, also launch their new kit.

The kit, which is sponsored by Sharpes of Nottingham thanks to the club’s new partnership with Cadbury, sees a return to a more traditional striped design which is sure to be popular with supporters.


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Cadbury’s logo will feature on the back of our players’ shirts and fans will be able to support our new charity partner, Age UK Notts, by having the Cadbury logo applied to their replica, along with Vanarama and Age UK sleeve badges, for an additional charge of £8 – half of which will be donated to Age UK.

Cadbury have very kindly chose to reward the first 100 people who take up this option with a free Dairy Milk bar!

Crystal Palace have unveiled al three of their new kits, in the home, away and third which has proved to be controversial online.

The style sees red or blue arrows rise up to the chest, with the primary kit colour across the majority of the shirt, shorts and socks. Sticking with the core colours of 2019/20, the home shirt is red and blue with the away being white and the third kit black this season.


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Modelled at Selhurst Park by Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic, Tyrick Mitchell, Jairo Riedewald, Jeffrey Schlupp and Joel Ward, as well as new signing Nathan Ferguson showing off the home strip, the three eye-catching kits follow a symmetrical design pattern for the first time since the promotion campaign of 2012/13.

The design and colour scheme follows a shared pattern, as the club and its supporters proudly state ‘These Colours Unite Us All’.

Discussing the newly released designs, Chairman Steve Parish said: “I was immediately inspired when I saw the concept from a supporter who had shared designs on Instagram, with perfect synergy across all the kits for the upcoming season. Working closely with PUMA and our design team at Crystal Palace, we believed these were the designs we had to bring to life, and I’m proud to say we’ve done so.

“We haven’t produced a shared design across shirts since our memorable promotion season in 2012/13, and there is no better campaign to honour in our eighth consecutive season in the Premier League.

“I fully believe these kits are bold and eye-catching enough to captivate both current supporters and new ones – wherever they may be – and I look forward to seeing the team wear them throughout the upcoming Premier League campaign.”

League Two side Port Vale got celebrity supporter Robbie Williams to showcase their new home kit, and it’s certainly got the retro look.

Produced by Errea in collaboration with the singer, the unique “V” patterned home strip takes on classic Vale colours in the form of Black and White, with Gold trim.

The design process was a team effort – Robbie Williams’ ideas were developed by the Port Vale team of Patrick Shanahan and Club Chair Carol Shanahan, with the Gaffer (John Askey) giving the final seal of approval for the kits to be worn by our players.

Fans will see the letters W, N, E woven into the design on the back of the shirts echoing the Gaffer’s ‘Want, Need, Expect’ mantra: If we WANT to win, we NEED to prepare properly and get everything right and then we can EXPECT to win. Want. Need. Expect.

Last but not least, Southend United have unveiled their new away kit, again, we really think they’ve done brilliantly with the designs for 2020/21.

The sky blue shirt takes inspiration from the 1995/96 Beaver produced home kit, mirroring the diamond shaped pattern.

It is accompanied by black shorts and socks with the sky blue trim on the famous Hummel chevrons situated on the side of the shorts and the ‘SUFC’ stitching on the socks.


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The strip was modelled by the club’s fan favourites, a squad member in the 95/96 season and former Academy graduate, Leo Roget, who made 139 appearances in total for Blues. The 95/96 campaign in particular was Roget’s breakthrough season into the first team.

The home kit has already been launched, and the club intend to reveal a third kit, which we hope will be as good as their others.

Which of these kits do you like the most? Which is the worst? Let us know on our social media pages!

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