Day: August 3, 2012

What Not To Wear 2012/13: Dotmund Reviews The Premier League Kits For The New Season

Oh, is it that time of the year already? The football clubs of the Premier League are making their preparations for the start of the new football season and this means, of course, the release of their new kits. So, in the first of a two-parter – what he thinks the kits of all Premier League football clubs should  look like will follow – here’s Ted Carter with his review (and a league table!) of the kits of the coming season. It’s almost the new football season, which means that hundreds of thousands of old plastic bottles have laid down their lives so that we all might easily tell who is on which team. Yes, it’s time for my kit review again. But this year, I have gone the extra mile and provided helpful diagrams for all of the representatives of the clubs and kit manufacturers, in order to prove that kit design really isn’t all that hard. Up for consideration are every home and change strip for the twenty Premier League teams, because as we all know third kits are a cynical marketing exercise. I have rated each kit out of five for an overall score out of ten (maths!), in order to make an early season league table. I’m not saying that this will be a reflection of the final league table for 2012/13, – that is...

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Match Of The Past: Blackpool FC

We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Blackpool. Amongst the giants of the immediate post-war era, Blackpool entered a steady decline in the 1970s before recovering their composure and eventually finding their way back into the Premier League, and last season they were only narrowly beaten in the play-off final for a place back in the top division by West Ham United. Our six matches come from the years between 1953 and 2001, and we start – perhaps unsurprisingly – with one of the most famous matches in the clubs history, the 1953 FA Cup Final at Wembley against Bolton Wanderers, a match which became known as The Matthews Final in spite of Stan Mortenson becoming the only player in the history of the competition to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup Final. Our next three matches all come from the 1970s. First up is a home match at Bloomfield Road against Queens Park Rangers in the Second Division from April 1970, and this is followed by a home derby match from three years later, again at Bloomfield Road, against Preston North End. Finally – for this decade – we have a match against a Fulham side containing George Best from the Second Division in November 1976. By the middle of the 1990s, the club had spent...

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