Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The End of An Era

According to this article, Athletic Bilbao of Spain will start wearing advertising on their shirt for the 2008/08 campaign. This is an unfortunate development, as Bilbao was one of the last clubs to have a shirt without a sponsor. Is there any club left now that is sponsor–free?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Best of the Strange Kits: Borussia Dortmund

Over the next couple few posts we are going to exhibit some kits which deviated from the norm. I always try to keep an open mind when seeing new kits, and these kits certainly pushed the envelope.

First up is this neon yellow number from Borussia Dortmund, circa the mid 90s. Dortmund have been a Nike club for a very long time, save for a rather unfortunate period in the early 2000s when the club was making their own kits.

I liked this kit very much. It coincided with one of the greatest periods of success for the club, maybe that's why I always thought it looked so intimidating. To me it was futuristic yet classic. The thin hoops on the socks were a great touch.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New AC Milan Away shirt 08/09

This is rumored to be AC Milan's new away shirt for the 2008/09 campaign. Milan invariably choose white as their away color, and in fact, white has been viewed as a lucky color for the club. Assuming this leak is legit, I think this is a pretty nice shirt for my beloved rossoneri. I like the cross on the shirt, it goes well with the motif of the club. Though it's a little surprising that Milan would feature a cross so prominently on their shirt after all the controversy last year with Inter. What I don't like is that bwin advert, I wish Milan would dump them ASAP. All in all, a pretty good shirt. Now I hope that Milan will release a new home kit. Last season's home kit was one of the worst in memory.