It had been rumoured for a few days, but today came confirmation via The Croydon Guardian that the club will return top playing in white shirts with a red and blue sash coming across from the left shoulder.
Personally I would have liked to have had red and blue stripes at home and this as the away kit, as then I would have happily bought both kits (yes, I know, I’m 32 years old, I should know better), but at least it is a traditional Palace kit, and I for one like it. I’m looking forward to wearing it, and hopefully seeing us be successful in it.
By the way, you don’t know how much I appreciate being able to refer to the word sash without any kind of sectarian connotations. Wunderbar!
Eagles Go Back To Sash [Croydon Guardian]
So today was the today that the club decided to announce details of the new kit deal with Errea, and in doing so also launched possibly the worst home kit I’ve ever seen.
It seems I’m not alone in not liking it. There are plenty of BBSers? and Holmesdale Online members who don’t like it either. There’s even a petition about it.
Of course Simon Jordan likes it, saying “The Italians are renowned for? their style and quality in the design and manufacture of clothes and I believe this year’s kit will be received as one of the best yet.”
At this point it is worth remembering Jordan’s penchant for red jackets and Robbie Savage-style haircuts (say no more).
Yet again there is more mucking around with the stripes, another abomination of a home shirt. It makes me wonder quite what the chairman is thinking if he was the person who ultimately sanctioned this monstrosity.
On the plus side Dougie Freedman is modelling the away kit, so that? might indicate his return in some capacity next year is closer to being finalised.
New kits! [cpfc.org]
Preview of new kit [Holmesdale Online]
Rethink the design of the 2007/08 kits [petitiononline.com]