Day: August 9, 2012

What The Premier League Clubs Kits Should Look Like: Part One

Some of you will have noted that our occasional artist Ted Carter put down his crayons in favour of hunching over a keyboard and reviewed the Premier League clubs team kits for the start of the 2012/13 season. He’s not, however, merely satisfied with merely criticising the garish outfits that these over-indulged buffoons will be running around in over the next nine months. He has decided to design a home and away kit for each of the twenty clubs of this Premier League, and has included the only sponsors that these clubs should ever have – even if some of the companies no longer exist (and, by the looks of it, some of them are just random words rather than actual companies themselves. Here is part one, and part two will follow shortly. Arsenal Aston Villa Chelsea Everton Fulham Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Newcastle United Norwich City Should you wish to, you can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Fulham

How long is a reasonable time for a club to be expected on find its feet in a new division? One year? Three years? Five years? It’s a question worth answering in the case of Fulham Football Club, because after over ten years in the Premier League, there are still some that consider this club to be interlopers in the top division, the plaything of an occasionally eccentric multi-millionaire. Football supporters are an inherently conservative bunch, and Fulham had the temerity of break through the glass ceiling that we had put in place for them. After eleven years, however, times have changed. No longer, in some respects, that quirky club with the pretty ground on the banks of the River Thames and Jimmy Hill hanging around somewhere in the background, Fulham FC has grown up, and not everybody, it sometimes seems, has even has noticed yet. Fulham FC has, however, kept most of its charm in spite of the pace of change around it. The redevelopment of Craven Cottage has – Michael Jackson statue excepted – been more tastefully handled than that of any other club at their level in recent years, and there remains something modest about the club, an ongoing sense that for as long as the club is competing in this division and isn’t struggling too badly, all will be right with the world, and it...

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