Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Espanyol Away 2012-13

It's green, Puma and the mighty Espanyol. I was hoping to get this shirt while I was at the Espanyol stadium but we got to the ground a bit late and the shop had shut :( Luckily I found it on the Lovell Soccer web site for £20 which was cheaper than it would have been in Spain anyway.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Girondins de Bordeaux Euro 2011-12

This is the Euro/3rd jersey as worn by FCGB in the Europa league last season. I picked this up in the Lovell Soccer sale for £15, bit of a bargain ;) It's purple and pink, what more can I say???

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Partick Thistle Away 2012-13

Final shirt of the Partick mini series is this seasons away shirt. The shirt features a rather lovely thistle woven into the front and the puma band on the shoulder. I tried to get this in short sleeves but they only had the long sleeve version left, could come in handy during some winter running. Another bargain from the Greaves end of season sale......

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Partick Thistle Away 2011-12

Next up in the Partick series is last seasons away shirt, again made by Puma. I think this would have made a fabulous Watford shirt, here's hoping for next season! The great thing about the Partick kits last year was the ability to mix up the home and away kits, the home shorts are black so this shirt was able to be worn with them as well as the yellow away shorts. Classic subtle styling, it's perfect in my eyes......

Monday, 15 April 2013

Partick Thistle Away 2009-11

Starting off my mini Partick series is the eye catching away shirt from seasons 2009-11. I've always kept an eye on Partick's results, mainly due to their club colours but had never brought a shirt. In 2009 they announced a deal with Glasgow based sports retailers Greaves to run the club shop, this also tied in with the Puma kit deal.
This particular shit is somewhat unique as its the first camouflage inspired design in UK football, let alone the fact it's pink camo! Bearing in mind the significance of the shirt, (and the fact it was reduced to a tenner in the end of season sale!) I had to invest, although I haven't actually been brave enough to wear it out anywhere I think it'll be worth a few bob in the future...love it or hate it.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Racing Club Lens Away 2012-13

The final shirt in my Lens collection brings us right up to date with the current season. The design is quite boring for Lens standards but the use of yellow really adds a classy touch. This shirt is very rare in the UK, I picked it up on a visit to Lens earlier in the year, luckily it was half price in the sale as the full price was €70! I'm hoping to pick up the "Pay de nord" sleeve badges to finish it off but finding rather elusive to track down.

Racing Club Lens Away 2011-12

After two seasons with Reebok, Lens switched to Adidas in 2011. This is the away shirt which is the same template as the home shirt. The colours go back to the mid 90's as posted earlier on in the series.
This particular shirt is the Formotion player issue, identified by the heat sealed badges (as opposed to sewn on badges) and a more tighter fit than the Climacool replica versions.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Racing Club Lens Away 2010-11

This was the final Lens shirt made by Reebok, probably the nicest too. The were three shirts relates that season, the red and yellow home, this grey and pink away and a rare black and white third shirt.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Racing Club Lens Home & Away 2009-10

After ending their long standing kit deal with Nike, Lens switched to Reebok in 2009. The shirt was launched in a particularly novel way, several shirts were hung up in the town in the early hours of the morning ready for the locals to help themselves on the way to work in the morning!
The red and yellow is the home and the blue is the away, there was a limited edition black and red 3rd shirt but I've not been able to track it down...yet ;)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Racing Club Lens Home 2008-09

Next up in the Lens series is the striking home shirt from the 08/09 season. The shirt is made by Nike, based on the famous Croatia design. I brought this shirt from Soccer Scene in London.

Racing Club Lens Away 2006-07

This is the Lens away shirt from the 2006-07 centenary season.