There has been plenty of changes at Swansea City in the last 12 months. While the shirt is indeed a nod to an historic time, it is also packed with plenty of modern technology. It’s been a while since we last saw Middlesbrough in the Premier League but it’s been even longer since the Championship runners-up featured blue on their home kit. The White Hart Lane outfit came so close to the Premier League title last season, only to fall just short as surprise package Leicester City took home the top-flight crown. The gold colours, which feature on all three kits, are a nod to the cockerels placed on the stands at White Hart Lane. United, who have already released their red home and blue away kits, wore a black shirt as their alternative option last year. And speaking of change strips, Newcastle have released two for the upcoming campaign. Manchester United have launched their new adidas home kit with ‘two halves’ ahead of Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge. Inspiration comes from two sources for Crystal Palace’s new away kit, as macron combine two elements from yesteryear to provide the new change strip. It will be interesting to see whether Low favours defensive solidity rather than attacking freedom when it comes to playing the higher seeded teams later on in the tournament.
It comes in the form of a diagonal white panel on the lower half of the shirt, and while the half-hearted sash is not going to be to everyone’s taste, it at least represents something different from adidas. Like the Chelsea shirt, the adidas stripes feature down the side of the strip rather than the sleeves but the indigo and bright cyan chevron is a nice compliment to the otherwise navy kit (bright blue socks aside). There is more life to Swansea’s away strip for the 2016-17 campaign, with the electric blue number gradually fading into a shade of navy. The change strip – which draws inspiration from their first league title win in 1890-91, is once again supplied by Umbro and offers a clean look, predominately navy with salmon trim. Adidas replace Umbro and supporters can be satisfied with the German kit supplier’s first efforts. It’s all change for Stoke City as the Britannia Stadium becomes the Bet365 Stadium from next season, while Macron also takes over as the kit supplier from Warrior Sports. There is a deal with Coca-Cola, one with Tiger Beer in Asia, another with EA Sports. ‘In its determination to prove its conclusions to the public through a clearly subjective 115-page document, the FA panel has damaged the reputation of one of the Premier League’s best players,’ complained the Anfield club.
‘They will always be my club. To celebrate the club’s extended partnership with the Tigers Trust, the charity’s logo will feature on the front during their first four pre-season matches. Canadian company Dryworld, who are only six years old, are the designers and while the white away strip lacks imagination it’s certainly not a bad overall first effort. There’s not been many Crystal Palace home kits down the years with a blue as dominant as this, but full marks for effort to designers Macron who have a new twist to the Eagles kit. Everton have revealed their home kit for the 2016-17 season, inspired by Goodison Park. Leicester City have unveiled the Puma shirt which will be worn next season when they begin the defence of their Barclays Premier League crown. But the new Premier League patch, which is worn by the league champions the following campaign, isn’t the only change with Puma opting for a different design next term. Plans for a breakaway European Super League were left in tatters tonight as clubs began to walk away from the hated competition after a ferocious fan backlash. Meanwhile, United’s superstar midfielder Bruno Fernandes last night became the first player from the breakaway clubs to publicly rally against the proposals, by sharing a social media post saying ‘Dreams can’t be bought’.
Liverpool’s away kit for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign has been inspired by the club’s first European Cup victory in 1977. The distinct designs on the cover of the programme for the game. Unlike the decade that brought us glam rock and Starsky and Hutch, QPR’s kit is made with Poly Double Mesh 10 – an elastic material ideal in even the most challenging phases of the game – this shirt combines lightness and breathability with a comfortable and ergonomic fitting to bring out an athlete’s physicality… The strip contains black detailing with a round, buttoned collar, but as an all-white strip it does scream dull and it isn’t helped by the large sponsor logo standing out like a sore thumb. The Black Cats have ensured that if their football doesn’t turn heads, their attire will – with a bold new pink and purple third kit. Like their new home attire the Foxes away day get-up is punctuated with subtle stripes but these run diagonally, fading to create a lighter red a the bottom of the shirt. The home shirt features a design in which, divided vertically, each side of the jersey has a different hue, with one a crimson red colour, and the other a scarlet red.