Everton 08/09 Umbro shirts failed quality test

Everton’s kit manufacturer Umbro decided to pull the original set of 08/09 shirts after suffering problems with its producers in the Far East. It is understood there were subsequent quality problems with kits produced for Everton and two other Premier League clubs. 

Umbro would not comment specifically on the quality of the first batch of Everton strips, although the club promised fans that kits going on sale this Thursday would be “of the highest possible standard”. 

An Umbro spokesman said: “The Everton kit delay was due to logistical issues in the Far East.

“We are 100% dedicated to providing clubs and supporters with the highest-quality kit and this will always be our number one priority.

“We produce millions of licensed products per year and take every step to ensure the highest-quality product is delivered to clubs and supporters.”

An Everton spokesman said: “Historically, going back many years, Everton and Umbro merchandise has always been of the highest possible standard. 

“Despite the issues experienced this year, we can assure our supporters the 2008-09 home shirt will be of the same standard as previous seasons.” Ian MacDonald, from Everton independent supporters, said: “This is a perennial problem which has started to become shambolic. 

“People are consistently complaining about not enough merchandise being in the shops and if a deadline is not met, contracts should be made null and void.

“Fans want to get their season ticket and their new shirt so they go on holiday with pride, punch the air and show the world the team who they love to support.”

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    brokr151 · 11 years ago
    agree with JBstokie.. amazing shorts.. okay shirt.. socks out of sync.
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    jonowev · 11 years ago
    Shorts are just immense. Take note Adidas!
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    Guest · 12 years ago
    :D: FCUK CELTIC
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    mitcho · 13 years ago
    If thats gonna be the real kit would buy it but looks the exact same as the france kit :none:
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    dgrfc · 13 years ago
    its kool but were stil made by umbro
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    must say wicked strip except the socks nice job shame it's not real :sad:
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    im sure thats the france kit
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    Any Adidas kit would be better than the umbro pish we have been getting the last few years all the sideline stuff like casual tops and shorts are shockingly bad jjb are also to blame by not operating the stores properly and the sooner we sort it out the better
    The Kit here looks great to me just wish it was gonna be real

    WATP !! 111 and counting !!
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    a cracking kit

    a black and red away kit would look good in that template too.
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    thats a good top...like it ...like it
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    Monty · 13 years ago
    emm. . . isnt that just the france top?:none:
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    nice but aint this just a fantasy top no the real wan
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    :razz: KING BILLY WAS A POOFTER AND GOUGHY IS A PAEDO!
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    RangersLoyal · 13 years ago
    I would buy it :cool:
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    the_goalie · 13 years ago
    that was actually an oversight - i did intend to keep the traditional black socks and red tops bbut in my haste to finish i forgot :roll::
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    Guest · 13 years ago
    Come on guys...lets keep the black socks red tops!!!
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    larkhall bear · 13 years ago
    its alright.
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    JBstokie · 13 years ago
    Top is okay. Shorts are cracking, socks aren't really in keeping with kit
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    fsc · 13 years ago
    why do they have lescott modelling it? i dont even no what species that guy is. Decent player tho

    Its a very similar kit to last season except theyve taken away the cool logo mismash down the sides and added as shit fake collar. No buy-ee
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    fsc · 14 years ago
    I know we have a huge contract with umbro for a few more years, but for the sake of better kits we should ditch them and bring back puma. Their last kit before their contract expired was awesome (03-04?).