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The Worst Premier League kits 2015/2016

September 12, 2015

- Grant Whittington

The new season is finally here, meaning that the leading clubs in Europe have recently unveiled their brand new home and away kits for the year ahead. As usual this has delivered a mixed bag in terms of results, ranging from the sublime (take Manchester United’s retro-inspired Adidas kits, for example) to the ridiculous. Some are obviously worse than others, of course, creating an interesting style dilemma for fashion-conscious players.

3 of the worst EPL Kits for the year ahead           

So without any further introduction, here are three of the worst, new EPL kits to look for in the new season. These include: –

The Norwich City Third Kit

While the word ‘bold’ has been loosely used to describe Norwich City’s new third kit, this is generous in the extreme. ‘Confused’ and ‘ugly’ would be far more accurate, as the controversial new kit eschews the clubs traditions and combines unique horizontal stripes and a large yellow block for the sponsor’s logo. The colour scheme of green, orange and yellow also leaves a great deal to be admired, and fans of the club can only hope that strip is used sparingly during the course of the season.

The Sunderland Away Kit

Sunderland’s new away kit is another that veers away from traditional club colours, using strong pastel tones rather than the classic red, white and black. Featuring shades of green and yellow that are likely to have Norwich City fans reaching for information concerning patent law, the kit is also unsightly and not particularly appealing to the eye. Above all else, the kit seems to betray a lack of identity from a club that has a rich, interesting and ultimately fascinating history, and this is something that is likely to alienate staunch supporters.

The Swansea City Away Kit

Green seems to be the colour of choice for football clubs in 2015, with Swansea also eschewing their classic, red second strip in exchange for something decidedly bolder. This years’ offering is a primarily navy strip, with accentuating green hoops on the front and solid, dark blue on the back. Also featuring a crew-neck collar and sleeve cuffs, Swansea’s new kit is classic in its appeal and at least has some merit from a design appeal. The use of colour is simply appalling, however, and once again it seems like an attempt to be bold for the sake of doing something different.

 

 

 

 

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