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The Daily Mail reported that Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal's chief executive, took an unexpected pop at the rampant commercial approach of Manchester United at the AGM when he claimed United would be changing their first-choice home kit every year in future.

United say they have changed two shirts this year and all three choices would be different again next season because of a change of sponsor - but no decision had been made about a permanent one-year kit cycle.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Francesco

Arsenal, Liverpool, Celtic and Man United are maybe the last 4 top teams who still have a 2 year kit cicle.<br />Does it work ?

 

About changing kits each year .. more money from the fans. Bad enough matches are so overpriced.

 
  1. fsc

The one-year cycle can backfire...it's common practice in the lower divisions, and if your team brings out a home shirt you don't like, you simply wait for the next one. It's a bit tougher when it's two years, because the shirt you already have has an extra year's wear behind it, and there's a fear of disconnect with the team when you haven't worn the same shirt as them for a couple of years (many will say that's old bollocks for them I know, but it is a factor for many).

 
  1. fsc

Oops...sorry about that word there...

 
  1. fsc

At Aberdeen we have a new home strip every year, but the away strip stays for two. We have a pattern<br /><br />New home, new away<br />Next year<br />New home, new third<br />Next year<br />New sponser, new home and away, third disregarded<br />New home, new third <br /><br />And so on.... I've noticed that a lot of folk have bought the away strip for this reason. And because it's not hideous like it usually is.

 
  1. Francesco

AS Roma uses to change all the kits year by year since 1994/95,<br />and every year I buy one them.<br />I prefer the one year cycle, coz I like to have more choice (1 out of 3 every year)

 
  1. James

Like others have said, it's a common thing now. Every team will change shirts every year so singling out United does not make sense.<br /><br />I wouldn't mind it, if i don't like it then i'll either just not buy it or get it for about a tenner on Ebay...

 
  1. fsc

[quote name="FDV"]Arsenal, Liverpool, Celtic and Man United are maybe the last 4 top teams who still have a 2 year kit cicle.<br />Does it work ?[/quote]<br /><br />No, Bayern of course. And in Germany there are Leverkusen, Schalke or the HSV, too!

 
  1. fsc

as far as i am concerned all the English premier league football teams must wear their home shirts for two seasons except in the 2 following cases :<br />1.change of the manufacturer of the shirt(Chelsea for example switching from Umbro to Adidas)<br />2.commemorative shirts (example of the home shirt of Manutd season 2006/2007 in commemoration of the munich airplane crash or the Highbury shirt of Arsenal season 2005/2006)<br />the change of the sponsor is not an excuse to change the shirts(the Arsenal away shirt of 2005/2006 had an O2 sponsor and they kept it next season with Fly emirates, also Manutd blue shirt of 2005/2006 with vodafone was kept next season even if Manutd sponsor became AIG.<br />As for Manutd shirts of this season the home and away commemorate the centenary of the Old Trafford which means that they are going to be changed automatically and the 3rd (white)is in its second season which means it is going to be changed too.<br />ps: excuse me for my English as i...

as far as i am concerned all the English premier league football teams must wear their home shirts for two seasons except in the 2 following cases :<br />1.change of the manufacturer of the shirt(Chelsea for example switching from Umbro to Adidas)<br />2.commemorative shirts (example of the home shirt of Manutd season 2006/2007 in commemoration of the munich airplane crash or the Highbury shirt of Arsenal season 2005/2006)<br />the change of the sponsor is not an excuse to change the shirts(the Arsenal away shirt of 2005/2006 had an O2 sponsor and they kept it next season with Fly emirates, also Manutd blue shirt of 2005/2006 with vodafone was kept next season even if Manutd sponsor became AIG.<br />As for Manutd shirts of this season the home and away commemorate the centenary of the Old Trafford which means that they are going to be changed automatically and the 3rd (white)is in its second season which means it is going to be changed too.<br />ps: excuse me for my English as i don't use it too frequently I'm from Morocco

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  1. Francesco

No, Bayern of course. And in Germany there are Leverkusen, Schalke or the HSV, too!
<br /><br />Yes, tonight these German teams came in my mind.<br /><br />And Newcastle too!

 
  1. fsc

1. How would the Arsenal GM know what Man Utd are planning to do?<br />2. This is the first year in about 6 that Arsenal haven't changed their home shirt so he is hardly in a position to talk.<br />3. As long as Nike keep producing abominations like the current kits, they can change it every week, I won't be buying one!

 
  1. fsc

Last 10 years:<br /><br />Arsenal: 7 home kits, 14 change kits.<br /><br />United: 7 home kits, 14 change kits.<br /><br />Chelsea: 7 home kits, 16 change kits.<br /><br />Liverpool: 8 home kits, 15 change kits.<br /><br />Manchester City: 8 home kits, 16 change kits.<br /><br />Newcastle: 7 home kits, 18 change kits.<br /><br />Everton: 10 home kits, 20 change kits.<br /><br />So United have changed their kits only as many times as Arsenal and fewer times than Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton (plus most other English teams). So why is it when people complain about teams bringing out new kits they always use United as the example? <br /><br />Also, why would this guy at Arsenal know all these details about United's kit deal?<br /><br />I agree with the poster above about it backfiring if they do change to one-year kits. People simply do not buy them all as they might if they last for 2 years. Also it means that the design suffers as they make stupid changes to the kits...

Last 10 years:<br /><br />Arsenal: 7 home kits, 14 change kits.<br /><br />United: 7 home kits, 14 change kits.<br /><br />Chelsea: 7 home kits, 16 change kits.<br /><br />Liverpool: 8 home kits, 15 change kits.<br /><br />Manchester City: 8 home kits, 16 change kits.<br /><br />Newcastle: 7 home kits, 18 change kits.<br /><br />Everton: 10 home kits, 20 change kits.<br /><br />So United have changed their kits only as many times as Arsenal and fewer times than Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton (plus most other English teams). So why is it when people complain about teams bringing out new kits they always use United as the example? <br /><br />Also, why would this guy at Arsenal know all these details about United's kit deal?<br /><br />I agree with the poster above about it backfiring if they do change to one-year kits. People simply do not buy them all as they might if they last for 2 years. Also it means that the design suffers as they make stupid changes to the kits just to make them look different to the previous ones. Personallym I think the PL should insist that all club's kits last for a minimum of two years.

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  1. Francesco

[quote name="Tim23"]<br />Personally I think the PL should insist that all club's kits last for a minimum of two years.[/quote]<br /><br />I disagree, I think it would be a useless idea. Where is the problem if a team change kits every year?

 
  1. fsc

The problem is that the kit designers run out of ideas and the kits end up looking like crap. The other problem is that kids put pressure on their parents to get them their team's new kits. Obviously if they want a new kit (or three) once a year rather than once every two years it costs twice as much.<br /><br />There is no real reason to have a new kit every year other than to make more money from the fans.

 
  1. fsc

why has no one bin thinking about tottenham??<br />dudes, its 3 or 4 new kits a season with them. white-yellow-navey-sky blue-purple-gold-was there a pink one in there too?<br /><br />also, is there any difference in aston villa's home kit this year and last? <br />i dnt blame newcastle for bringing out a third shrit this year, ha!

 
  1. fsc

...oh and gold

 
  1. fsc

I love to see MU use Barcelona formation..<br /><br />2 new kits every year

 
  1. fsc

In American "Football" (throwball?, rugby light?) in the NFL, teams must have the same uniform for at least FIVE years.<br /><br />This whole thing about changing kits every year (in the future a kit every match!) and having 27 alternate uniforms is just an attempt at revenues, but clubs forget many people cannot afford constantly buying expensive shirts. At some point the trend will have to cool down...

 
  1. fsc

[quote name="Jorge Rafael"]In American "Football" (throwball?, rugby light?)<br /> clubs forget many people cannot afford constantly buying expensive shirts.[/quote]<br /><br />Sorry, but as long as people keep buying replicas, clubs and producers have a point in issuing new kits every year. The matter is one of customers' responsibility. If someone cannot afford something as frivolous as a football jersey, they should simply not buy it.

 
  1. fsc

Clubs could easily bring out a new kit every season, so long as they have alternating cycles, and still retain two-year cycles with each kit.<br /><br />Giving a kit a longer shelf life allows the kit more time to gain classic status.<br /><br />Kits that I deem as classic from the last 15 years, off the top of my head:<br /><br />Newcastle 95-97, Man United 98-00, Chelsea 95-97

 
  1. fsc

[quote name="Gervillian Swike"]The one-year cycle can backfire...it's common practice in the lower divisions, and if your team brings out a home shirt you don't like, you simply wait for the next one. [/quote]<br /><br />I agree. As a pompey fan, i've noticed many more fans than usual wearing the past 2 seasons kits. It makes you feel less unfasionable when the kit changes after 1 year. I niw only buy a shirt if i really like it, rather than just getting it because it's the latest and will last 2 years...

 
  1. Mariano Gomes

I think the best cicle is 2 seasons Home Kit, One Season the Away kit, and every year relegate the previusly second kit to third... is the best way, a new shirt every season is not much effort and you have a new nice shirt, the sponsor have more money and everybody happy !!<br /><br />But the joke is...what if your sponsor make a crappy kit ...you have to suport that 2 whole seasons ?? It's not fair...

 
  1. fsc

You'd be hard pushed to find someone worse that Boro for new home kits every season though

 
  1. fsc

the English FA launched a thing called the Task Force a few years back. It included David Mellor (an MP) and (I believe) ex-Chelsea player Paul Elliott. They 'ruled' that kits would have a two season cycle, on the basis that annual changes is simply profiteering on the clubs' part. <br /><br />So, question to the FA... what happened? <br /><br />Those of you that say annual kit changes are acceptable are missing the point. They're not. It is yet more blatant profiteering from the clubs. Perhaps some of you should try going to games rather than just watching pretty pictures of shirts on the internet.

 
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