Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Poll Results: Best International Kit and Best-Dressed Football Rivalry

The polls are closed, the results are in. The readers of the Football Kit Blog have picked the best international shirt and the best-dressed football rivalry. One poll was close, the other, not so much...

When it comes to international shirts, the winner by a slim margin was Argentina(22% of the vote), which happens to be my favorite international shirt. So, good choice readers. Rounding out the results were Italy(21%), Brazil(20%), and Spain(19%). The "other" option came in last(15%), which I can't help but interpret as somewhat of an endorsement of my decisions when putting forth the choices for the poll. I cannot stress enough however that Argentina belongs in black shorts, let's hope FIFA does away with this silliness of making the albiceleste wear white shorts in the World Cup.

As for the best-dressed club rivalry, the winner far and away was Real Madrid-Barcelona(44%). A good choice, even if it's not my personal choice of River-Boca, which interestingly came in dead last(6%). Rounding out the results were Man United-Man City(12%), Celtic-Rangers(10%), and Lazio-Roma(8%).

Thanks to all of those that participated in the voting!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Best of the Strange Kits: Hull City home 1994

Here's a kit frequently listed in many "worst kits of all time" lists. But I don't know, I am not so quick to lambaste this kit. For one, Hull City are nicknamed "The Tigers." If any club can get away with wearing a shirt like this, surely it is Hull. And do we really need another vertically-striped club, as Hull usually is? I say this kit is a unique take on the the usual kit striping. Maybe it's time to have another go?