Arsenal The Arsenal home kit is of course the classic red and white, so it’s hard to get it too wrong. It’s rather basic and plain however, probably will not go down as many fans' favourites. The red pulse design through the centre isn’t very pleasing on the eye, and the red armbands maybe implemented to make up the lack of leadership amongst the Arsenal players, by giving everyone a captain’s armband. Rating: 4/10 Arsenal are always one for an extravagant away kit and they haven’t disappointed this year. It’s definitely an improvement on last year’s eyesore of a blue strip. But not much better… The darker blue is more appealing to the eye than last year’s but it too has a strange eggplant coloured pulse pattern across the chest and really doesn’t tick many boxes. The Gunners seem to have tried to make it more ‘Arsenal’ by implementing a red band on the socks which just looks out of place. Rating: 5/10 Bournemouth … [Read more...] about 2018/19 Premier League kits rated as Man United release away shirt
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Never mind ice-cream pastels or selvedge denim. The outfit I’m squeezing myself into in an empty boardroom in Tokyo is, apparently, the mother of all Japanese fashion trends: it is black, shiny and completely skintight, stretching unforgivingly from neck to toes, and it’s covered in white polka dots. Once dressed, I feel like an unglamorous cross between a ninja and a dalmatian – yet if its creators are to be believed, this slinky black number could revolutionise the global fashion industry. It’s called the Zozosuit – comprising lightweight leggings and a top – and it has a purpose far more inspired than it may appear. The name is derived from the Japanese word sozo, which means creation and imagination. The suit itself is covered with roughly 300 hi-tech sensors (the polka dots) and, when linked up with a smartphone app, can capture dozens of precise body measurements. Rather than visiting a shop or browsing a website to buy new clothes, shoppers … [Read more...] about Can the Zozosuit fix vanity sizing on the UK high street?
So there we have it, Swansea City's new home and away kits have been unveiled and fans can get their hands on the latest designs, which will be worn by Graham Potter's charges in the Championship. The home shirt is - as ever - predominantly white, while there is a bit of a change in the away kit with its orange and grey design. But how exactly are the designs put together? How long does the process take and who has the final say? Here, we take a look at how an idea ends up in the finished product players and supporters will wear. When does it all start? The process starts incredibly early. In fact, as soon as the current kit is being unveiled and placed on sale then the process of coming up with the next set of designs begins in earnest. "We tend to start putting plans in place in July, pretty much as soon as the new kit has been released we are pressing on with what we are going to do the following year," says Swansea City's head of retail Andrea Morris. "We will be coming up with … [Read more...] about The making of Swansea City’s new kit and why certain players are chosen
England football fans should not display the “almost imperialistic” St George flag during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, police have warned. Supporters should respect Russian national pride during matches in places like Volgograd – formerly known as Stalingrad – where England are to play Tunisia on 18 June, said Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, national lead of football policing. “We wouldn’t expect people to come across to this country, get drunk and drape flags on the Cenotaph so we need to extend the same courtesy when we go abroad and treat places with due reverence," he said. He added: “People need to be really careful with flags. It can come across as almost imperialistic. We really urge some caution about people putting flags out and waving them about in public.” Read more Saudi Arabian World Cup referee banned for life for match-fixing The warning comes two years after … [Read more...] about Don’t take England flags to Russia World Cup, police tell fans
Jermain Defoe has not given up his dream of playing for England at this summer's World Cup. The 35-year-old came off the bench to rescue a late point for Bournemouth at Watford on Saturday with just his fourth goal of the season. A serious ankle injury curtailed Defoe's campaign and he has not started a game for the Cherries since December. That saw him omitted from Gareth Southgate's last England squad for the recent friendly double-header against Holland and Italy. England's 2018 World Cup squad candidates 30 show all England's 2018 World Cup squad candidates 1/30 Club: EvertonStatus: On the plane Getty 2/30 Club: Stoke CityStatus: In contention Getty 3/30 Club: West Ham United (on loan from Manchester City)Status: In contention Getty 4/30 Club: BurnleyStatus: Work to do Getty 5/30 Club: Manchester CityStatus: On the plane Getty 6/30 Club: Tottenham HotspurStatus: In contention Getty 7/30 Club: Tottenham HotspurStatus: Work to do Getty 8/30 … [Read more...] about Jermain Defoe tells Gareth Southgate to pick him as England’s super sub at this summer’s World Cup