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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.

Strip Club—Juventus 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/qHmlwj

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.

Juventus

Entire range for this season: http://bit.ly/oiBJTM via @serieaweekly

The home kit is right down the middle, with the standard black and white stripes and simple rounded collar.  Although there is some consternation on the interweb about the haziness of the trademark stripes, I prefer these to last year’s frayed edges.

The away kit is bold in color and design and is a mixed bag for me.  Pink is back in the rotation for the first time since 2003-04 and the 1997 keeper’s kit.  I’m not really a pink kind of guy but love the star.  Give me this in a royal blue and it is a must have.

Strip Club—FC Barcelona 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/qHmlwj

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.

FC Barcelona

Home:  http://bit.ly/qUA0O5

For this season, Nike went to thinner stripes with some sort of asymmetrical design, and after a couple of views, the kit grew on me.

Away:  http://bit.ly/mOZnQ8

I love the black away kit. FCB is going to look badass in those (can you imagine them wearing that in the Bernabeu next year—all white versus all black?!?!) and this jersey is ten times better than the yellow, neon yellow, mint green, salmon and teal versions of the last couple of years.

Now there is some consternation re: the sponsors. I admit I don’t know enough to say whether The Qatar Foundation should or shouldn’t be sponsoring a team. FCB joined the 21st century and is getting 125 million Euros over the next 5 years. Enough said. UNICEF gets pushed to back(side) but what are you going to do? Money talks.