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One of the most distinctive elements of FC Barcelona are the colours the players wear.

Scarlet and blue have featured on the club shirt for more than one hundred years and the club is widely known as the ‘Blaugrana’ in reference to the names of these colours in the Catalan language.

However, although the shirt has remained relatively constant in design over the years, the team shorts were white for the first ten years of club history, then switched to black, and were only blue from the 1920s onwards.

Not just why Barça originally chose to wear these shirt colours has been matter of much debate among club historians, and although several theories have been put forward, nobody has ever managed to provide substantial evidence that the colours were chosen for any symbolic reason.

These are the new SC Heerenveen home and away kits fot the 2007/2008 season made by Umbro.These are the new SC Heerenveen home and away kits fot the 2007/2008 season made by Umbro.

It is that mentality of modesty and determination that characterises the club with a strong following in the rather thinly populated north of Holland. Heerenveen hails from Friesland, a rural province with 650.000 inhabitants and with a strong sense of history and tradition. Friesland has its own language (more Anglo-Saxon than the germanic Dutch) and culture and is often regarded as a rather proud 'nation within a nation'.

Heerenveen plays in an outfit that resembles the Frisian flag: blue and white vertical stripes with diagonal red 'hearts' that are called 'pompeblêden' in the indigenous language, the name for a certain type of water lily (Nympaea alba). At the start of every home game in the Dutch league the Frisian anthem is played, sounding almost as impressive as a sold-out Cardiff Arms Park before a Welsh national rugby game.

 readingfc.co.uk can now bring you full images of our brand new 2007/8 away shirt.

Readingfc.co.uk can now bring you full images of the brand new 2007/8 away shirt.

Pre-orders are being taken now in the official online store.

The full release will take place on Saturday 7th July, and pre-orders will be sent out in advance of that date.

The shirt is priced GBP 38 for adults and GBP 28 for children. Ladies shirts are GBP 32.

Saints today unveiled the first of two new away kits for next

 

Saints today unveiled the first of two new away kits for next season. The stylish new all-yellow strip, modeled by Andrew Surman, will be launched on Friday 29th June at 9am in the Megastore, WestQuay and in Sanders Sport in Newport IOW.

The design of the second away kit is still a closely guarded secret to be revealed in the next few weeks. Images and launch details will be posted on this site and the kit will be on sale by the end of July so that fans can buy in time for the summer holidays! Both kits will be worn for the 07/08 season only.

Saints Head of Retail Leighton Mitchell said: " We have decided to continue with a one-year cycle for our away kits. However, unlike many Premier League and Championship clubs we are still committed to a two-year cycle for our home kit ."

Their greatest moment came in 1976, when they reached the FA Cup Final, Wearing a yellow admiral shirt , playing Manchester United at Wembley, and surprised all observers by beating United 1-0 thanks to a goal from Bobby Stokes.

 Back by popular supporter demand, the kit features a red and black striped shirt, famously worn during the 1974/75 season, in which Fulham reached the FA Cup Final.

Fulham Football Club can today unveil the away strip for the 2007/08 season.

Back by popular supporter demand, the kit features a red and black striped shirt, famously worn during the 1974/75 season, in which Fulham reached the FA Cup Final. The 1970's started of as a period of high-profile signings for the club under Alec Stock in the mid-70s, including Alan Mullery and Bobby Moore.

FC United of Manchester wish to announce the date and format for the launch of your new home shirt. After a vote taken at the last GM, members decided to produce a new shirt for the forthcoming season.FC United of Manchester wish to announce the date and format for the launch of your new home shirt. After a vote taken at the last GM, members decided to produce a new shirt for the forthcoming season. A competition was set for club members to design the shirt.

This resulted in over a hundred designs being submitted.

After a couple of lengthy and caffeine fuelled selection sessions , a panel comprising of Club Secretary, Lindsey Robertson, Karl Marginson and various supporters and board members, a short list of four shirts were selected. These designs were then submitted to members to vote on.

 

 New signing Martin Woods met up with the press this afternoon after passing his medical and signing on the dotted line to be part of the Rovers. He also got the chance to be the first player to wear the new strip with the new club sponsor for the press photoshoot.

New signing Martin Woods met up with the press this afternoon after passing his medical and signing on the dotted line to be part of the Rovers. He also got the chance to be the first player to wear the new strip with the new club sponsor for the press photoshoot.

Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are more commonly known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. For their home strip, Doncaster rovers are using a red and white hooped design .

 These are the believed to be the new Barcelona away shirt for the 2007/2008 season. The shirt is a tribute to the club’s 50 years at their Nou Camp with gold embroidery around the Barcelona's badge on the shirt. Around the badge :  “Camp Nou” and”1957-2007″.

These are the believed to be the new Barcelona home and away shirts for the 2007/2008 season. Both shirts are a tribute to the club’s 50 years at their Nou Camp with gold embroidery around the Barcelona's badge on the shirt. Around the badge : "Camp Nou" and"1957-2007″.

 Coventry City thought they were on a winner when they introduced a kit that incorporated the logo of the Talbot car manufacturing company into the design but the TV companies boycotted them until they introduced an alternate strip for televised games.

The ban on sponsored shirts in televised matches was not lifted until the 1983-84 season. Before then the Coventry chairman Jimmy Hill tried in vain to change their name to "Coventry Talbot" as part of a partnership with the Coventry-based car makers.

He did, however, succeed in sending them out in kits on which the Talbot logo was integral to the design .

So integral in fact that they had to wear a totally different strip whenever the cameras were present.

Coventry City thought they were on a winner when they introduced a kit that incorporated the logo of the Talbot car manufacturing company into the design but the TV companies boycotted them until they introduced an alternate strip for televised games.

The Club are delighted to unveil our new home and away strips for the 2007/08 season. Available from July 7th, the home kit harps back to the golden era of the 1970's, with a simple hooped shirt design which carries through onto the sleeves.Queens Park Rangers are delighted to unveil the new home and away strips for the 2007/08 season.

Available from July 7th, the home kit harps back to the golden era of the 1970's, with a simple hooped shirt design which carries through onto the sleeves.

The fabric itself is described as lightweight polyester, with a pin hole mesh design under the arms, allowing for greater freedom and increased comfort.

The collar also differs from the previous design, with a fashionable mandarin collar with piping replacing the standard round neck collar.

Additionally, there is contrast piping to the bottom hem, with a Le Coq Sportif 's authenticity badge visible in the corner.

The shorts are white, with contrast fabric binding on the bottom and a small blue insert on the side seam.