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New Southampton Home Kit Revealed ! Back To Stripes Back To Reality !
Thursday, 27th May 2021 08:47

Saints have revealed their new home kit for the 20/21 season and we are pleased to say it is a return to red & white stripes, but why oh why do they have to make it a solid red back, read on for more details.

I cannot argue with the design for the new home kit revealed this morning on the club's official website, but to get the negative out of the way first, I have to ask why they have a solid red back rather that having the stripes on the back as well.

The excuse is that you have to be able to read the number clearly, I take that point but Newcastle seem to be able to have a strip with stripes on it and also Brighton, stripes can still be on the back if the design is done properly.

But apparently this kit is special it is the World's first to feature augmented reality !

Augmented Reality technology apparently means that fans can scan it with their smartphones to bring the shirt to life and gain access to exclusive content, including a 3D James Ward-Prowse in their living room.

The shirt is a celebration of the club’s DNA with both The Dell and St Mary’s featuring in design elements across the shirt, including the names of stands from both stadiums lining the inner back hem.

Fans can pre-order the new kit online until Wednesday 16th June, with adult shirts available at £55, junior shirts at £45, and replica mini kits for toddlers and infants available from £35, featuring full detailing from the player-issue shirts.

As I say I can't argue with the return to stripes, the traditional design that distinguishes us from most other football teams that play in red & white & is iconic when the name of Southampton Football Club is mentioned, but surely they can make it look like a football shirt rather than the wearer has a striped kitchen apron on.

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stmichael added 09:20 - May 27
Prefer the sash anyway. No Danny on the promo.. That's what i take from todays announcement..

saintpete01 added 09:44 - May 27
👍👍Nice shirt we are Stripes

saintpete01 added 09:51 - May 27
Nick always look Forward never look BACK

SaintPaulVW added 09:52 - May 27
I thought the sash was great but I prefer a striped kit.

SanMarco added 10:18 - May 27
We ARE red and white stripes - I agree on the red back but this is a commodity/product and they will vary is slightly over the next few years and ask for another 55 or 60 or 65 quid.

Ah stmichael: Mr Ings. His face when coming off at Wet Spam told a story that the fearful won't want to hear. Not sure the England news improves things. I want him to stay but I think we musn't build it into an enormous disaster if he wants to go. I know Nick is of the 'run down his contract' school - that may make financial sense but if the player isn't happy...Remember Spiderman!!

GeordieSaint added 12:41 - May 27
Such a shame there is a gambling company on the front.

SanMarco added 12:57 - May 27
Sadly, Geordie, it would only be worthy of comment if one WASN'T on the front.

WestSussexSaint added 13:17 - May 27
I liked the sash this season but I think this is an improvement again. I’m not fussed or can see the point of the augmented reality stuff - it’s a football short at the end of the day.

If you look back over time the shirts that normally stick fondly in the memory are those when the team has done well. Let’s hope next season’s shirt is up there with the best!

ItchenNorth added 14:11 - May 27
Always prefer Sash kits, as we always stand out far more with these. Not a fan of stripes. However Hummel do make good kits.

saintmark1976 added 17:19 - May 27
At last something the commercial department has got correct compared to ridiculously over priced seats with cushions, hospitality packages and beef burgers. Saints play in red and white stripes once again, well done.

cotswoldsaint added 22:42 - May 27
This thread reminds me of whenever Franny Benali was trying to pass the ball out of defence, and the crowd cried 'STRIPES!...STRIPES!...'. Priceless :)

PaleRider added 12:35 - May 28
I love the sash - part of our heritage and very distinctive. Failing that, it has to be red/white stripes with a yellow/blue away kit!

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