Strip Club—Manchester United FC Dollar Date

It’s a less than a month until the new soccer season kicks off. I was going to do a semi-comprehensive review of upcoming kits for the 2011-12 season but @footballfashion has already done most of the heavy lifting and I’m lazy, so I strongly encourage you to visit their site (they cover a lot of ground) and get ready for some eye candy and horror shows for this campaign.

http://footballfashion.org/wordpress/

Also, @avoidingthedrop did a winners and losers post for this year:

http://bit.ly/qHmlw

It’s a nice smattering of kits, with an emphasis on the EPL. Follow the comment thread for comments from the readership.

Instead, I will focus on the clubs I follow and some of the items that have caught my eye as I have browsed the interweb.

Manchester United

Entire range for this season: http://bit.ly/pyxzRi via manutd.com

Home:

Thought last year’s home kit was solid in its simplicity, with this year’s model staying on the same path.  Basically the collar has been changed and the white stripe removed from the shoulder and sleeves.  Not sure on the collar.  If it is similar to the Black away kit of 2003-2005, then this one will be a pass because the collar constantly shifts and never feels or looks right.

Away:

I thought last year’s away strip was bad.  One word for this one–ugh!!  Every four years or so, the royal blue kit makes an appearance and the last two have been fantastic.  This one, however, leaves a lot to be desired.  The horizontal stripes, while looking like the shirt has been run over with toddler Tonka trucks, are distracting, taking away from the visual appeal of the royal blue.  Nike has struck out with this one.

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