Wigan Athletic unveiled the 09/10 away kit made by Vandanel and if the Clubs future is as bright as the garment itself, supporters will have no complaints this season!

The kit is modelled on one of the best teams ever to grace a football pitch, the 1978 Dutch side who took the world by storm with their total football. 1978 is of course the year that the Latics claimed their place in the Football League and following a meteoric rise, look forward to a bright future in the Club's forthcoming Barclays Premier League season.

The retro kit manufactured by technical kit partner Vandanel, features Club Principal Sponsor 188BET and a unique sleeve design.

Mario Melchiot, Club Captain and Dutch international, welcomes the new kit as homage to the two great events in 1978, "It's a nice design and obviously players like Daniel (de Ridder) and myself will appreciate the reference it also holds to such a great team. The new manager we have certainly values the importance of keeping possession and working our way around teams so hopefully it'll have a positive influence on us."

Daniel De Ridder, Latics' Flying Dutchman agrees, "I can't wait to get going this season and I'm looking forward to wearing the kit. It's a great design and if it can inspire me to play like those great Dutch sides then I'm sure we'll have some happy memories in it."

The new away kit will be worn for the very first time in tonight's pre-season friendly versus Preston North End and will be available for purchase on Thursday 13th August, two days before the Latics kick off their season away to Aston Villa.

Paul Hunt Commercial Director comments, "It was an unenviable task to follow the new home kit but Vandanel have delivered the Club another quality kit. I am sure it will be a favourite with the fans and will certainly brighten up the new Club Shop!"

Thanks to Martyn and Richard



Comments (7)

  1. fsc


  1. fsc

What is this trend for stupidly bright away shirts? Seriously terrible maker in Vandel too

  1. fsc

my eyes there ...burning :Pinch: no its not the best kit in the world niether the worst its to league 1 or championship and the orange strip on the side of the shorts is a different colour to the top

  1. Matthew Wilkinson

Good lord, that is really bad for the eyes. Wigan have a really good home kit, but for the away, looks like Vandanel really dropped the ball here. looks like it could have come right from the late nineties. What would have been wrong with the same template as the home, but in say red and black? And what is going on with the club crest? looks like a radioactive oak tree :0

  1. Dean

Because that would be boring. It might not be to everyone\'s taste, but at least it\'s inspired by something other than the home kit, thus making it an original idea. I think it\'s a cool kit, tbh, better than seeing standard coloured away kits with no inspiration.

  1. Paul - curswine

Wigan requested an Orange kit with a retro feel, Vandanel supplied it, not really Vandanel\'s fault.

  1. fsc

This is the sort of thing Dundee United should have got as their new home strip not that God awful Nike kit.<br />Well done Vandane,a decent effort.Better than the home kit Wigan have but the orange should be less bright.

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