Day: June 7, 2012

What Not To Wear, European Special – The Kits Of Euro 2012

Football kits are very much in the news in recent days, since Cardiff City’s decision to switch from their traditional blue jerseys to a red shirt depicting Owain Glyndwr sat atop a dragon whilst erotically touching King Edward I. And with ruthless efficiency, now a major international tournament arrives to further remind us that the people who design football kits are a singularly alienated bunch. But are they? We sent our resident aesthete and fashion icon Ted “Karl Dotmundfeld” Carter to find out what ludicrous recycled plastic bottle polyester monstrosities Europe’s soon-to-be most -over-valued players will be wearing over the next month. GROUP A On the face of it, the kits of the teams in Group A are a tastefully conservative bunch, but within that there’s all kinds of little touches which make you wonder whether or not the Pope is still a Catholic after all. Greece have a rather lovely Adidas number, all-white with blue trim (with the colours in reverse for the change strip). Particularly noteworthy is the little shadow cross that adorn both efforts. I like this a lot. Poland are white and red, as any fool should know. Although their change colours, all-red, do raise the possibility that the person designing the change strip got a bit carried away and forgot what they were doing when they came to the shorts. In fact, the same thing...

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Euro Moments: England

This mornings Euro Moment comes from England, and features midfielder Stewart Downing standing in a glass box. It may just be for the best that he stays in there. This was the final Euro Moment, but you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here. Mungo will return for a new series later in the year. Don’t forget that with Euro 2012 approaching you can download the Twohundredpercent Euro 2012 spreadsheet here (for Excel 2007), whilst a version that will be compatible with older versions of Excel is available here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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