Our top new kits for the new football season

The new football season is upon us and, if that means anything, it means that a host of new shirts will be shown off by some of the world’s greatest players.

This season is no different, with all of Europe’s top clubs sporting new shirts for the 2011/12 season – some of which have caused quite a stir amongst supporters this summer.

Well, the new kits have been arriving thick and fast at Very HQ and we have picked out just some of our favourites for the coming season.

We mentioned that some shirts have caused some heated debate so let’s start with one of those by picking out the Liverpool third kit.

If there’s one thing that strikes you about this shirt more than anything else, it’s the blue trim and that is what has really split opinion amongst the fans at Anfield. We probably don’t need to explain that blue is the colour of bitter rivals Everton, although the club actually did wear blue and white shirts when they were first founded in 1892, right up until 1894.

Despite the obvious comparisons with the team across Stanley Park, we really like the look of this shirt. We like the contrast of the white, black and sky blue and we believe that Liverpool’s players will look pretty good on their travels.

If you really can’t stand the idea of blue on the Liverpool shirt though, then the new grey Liverpool away shirt might be more to your liking.

Another away shirt that we really like the look of is the Manchester City away shirt, which sees a return of the classic red and black stripes.

The stripes were first brought introduced in the 1960s by former assistant manager Malcolm Allison, who tried to inspire City to glory by adopting the colours of AC Milan. After a short hiatus, the colours are very much back and proving very popular at Eastlands.

As for the home shirt, the club will be wearing the passion of their fans (quite literally) on their chest this season, with the shirt featuring a soundwave of their supporters singing the chant “Blue Moon”.

Next up, we look at the Arsenal home shirt, which is a very much traditional red with white sleeves number.

A nod back to the clubs roots is made with a special edition crest, which commemorates the club’s 125th anniversary. Apparently, the 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club’s crest reflect the design detail on the reverse of the six pence pieces paid by 15 men to establish the club, whilst the Oak leaves to the right are homage to the founders who would meet in the Royal Oak pub.

One final shirt that has really caught our eye is that of the New York Cosmos – a side that is quite possibly the coolest in world football.

The Cosmos name is nothing new, as it was used throughout the 1970s in the star-studded North American Soccer League but now, they’re back.

21st August 2011
Written by Very_Lauren