Monday, 28 November 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 10 - Hummel

At long last, it's time to bring you the first in our occasional series, Kit Brands. In episode 10, we're turning our attention towards Hummel, the Danish (or German, as we soon discover) manufacturer of wonderfully stylish and diverse kits for teams the world over.

And thanks to you, we've got lots to discuss as we not only look back at the history of Hummel but also read out many of your comments about those great Hummel kits of the past and present.

Also features a mention of Enver Hoxha, communist leader of Albania from 1944 until 1985...

When it comes to this week's Kit Off vote, what better than to draw our inspiration from Hummel again? We've got the Denmark away shirts from three successive European Championships, and as ever, we'd like you to cast your vote on the one you like best - details below.

To hear Episode 10 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose from Denmark's Euro away shirts from 1984, 1988 and 1992. It's a beautiful tapestry of white fabric and red trim, but which one do you like best? Choose your favourite by voting below...


KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL INFO

During the Hummel discussion, we mentioned Mexico's kit as worn against Brazil in 1980. Here's a still from the video which you can watch on YouTube in its entirety.

The chevrons looked like Hummel's but in fact they belong to Pony.

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 09 - African Cup of Nations 2006

We head off to Africa for our latest Kit Review feature (not literally, of course - our funds don't stretch to that yet!) as we assess the kits of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

Which shirts reminded Chris of colourful news print? Which shirts had a big tongue on the front, according to Rich? Tune in and find out!

We also have the latest Kit News, plus another Kit Off vote which we'd love you to cast your vote on - details below.

To hear Episode 9 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose from three pink shirts that were worn by European clubs in the 70's and 80's. You may not like Scotland's take on the rosy hue of their current away shirt, but are these shirts any better? Choose your favourite from these three...


KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Monday, 31 October 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 08 - FA Cup Finals Kits of the 80's

It's back to the usual routine for Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast as Chris and Rich focus their attention on the main topic this week: The kits of the FA Cup Finals of the 1980's.

There's a full and frank assessment of all twenty kits, plus an attempt by your hosts to pick the best Final based on the kits that were worn. Which one would you go for?

To start the show, there's Kit News (featuring the latest releases as listed below), and later we've got another Kit Off vote for you. The theme this time is 'Sunderland Away Shirts' and you can pick your favourite by scrolling down this page and using the buttons shown.

To hear Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose which of Sunderland's last three away shirts is the best. They're all made by Adidas but each has its own distinctive colour palette! Choose your favourite from these three...


KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 07 - 50GFSE Retrospective

For the latest Football Attic Kit Podcast, we've got something special for you. With Chris returning to the UK for the first time in four years, it was inevitable that he would meet up with Rich to record another FAKP - but also to get together with Jay from DesignFootball.com and John Devlin from TrueColoursFootballKits.com!

Having found a pub that would accommodate us four unashamed kit nerds, it wasn't long before a podcast was recorded, and the subject just so happened to be 'The 50 Greatest Football Shirts Ever' the project that brought all four of us together.

Over the course of just over an hour, we looked back on how the project came about, how we managed to get a consensus on our choices, and which shirts we tried to include but failed. Did we come close to falling out during the entire process?! Listen in and find out!

You can find the Football Attic Kit Podcast on iTunes, or you can download episode 7 here.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 06 - First Division 1976/77

Greetings!

It's time for another Football Attic Kit Podcast, and this time we return with another special guest - our old friend and kit enthusiast, Andy Rockall.

Andy joins us to look at this week's kit news, plus we go back 40 years to take a long lingering look at the football kits being worn during the Football League First Division, 1976-77.

Plus, in honour of Andy being on our podcast, we've asked him to suggest three Tottenham Hotspur home shirts for our latest Kit Off vote. He's gone with the theme of 'Breaking with tradition' and has picked three cracking shirts that show how Spurs varied their traditional style on the field at different points in the past.

Details of how you can register your vote are shown below, meanwhile you can listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme, as chosen by Andy Rockall, was 'Tottenham Hotpur - Breaking with tradition.' We received 186 votes, and here's the result:

1st: Shirt B (Hummel 1985-87) - 51%
2nd: Shirt A (Admiral 1977-80) - 37%
3rd: Shirt C (Kappa 2005-06) - 12%

Thanks to all of you that took part in the vote. We'll have another Kit Off for you in Episode 8!

KIT NEWS:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 05 - World Cup 2002

Greetings, football kit design lovers!

We're back once again with another rambling assessment of all that's important in the world of shirts, shorts and socks, and this time our main focus is World Cup 2002.

Did Nike get it right with their 'pointy panel' template? Were Adidas a bit too conservative with their main design? And what the hell was going on with all those mesh layers?!

Answers to these questions and more can be found in this latest podcast, plus there's your chance to vote in another Kit Off poll (details below).

Listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or download our podcast here. Enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme was 'Silver and Grey', and the result was as follows:

1st: Shirt A - Liverpool away 1988-89: (61%)
2nd: Shirt C - Olympique Marseille away 2014-15: (27%)
3rd: Shirt B - Manchester United away 1995-96: (12%)
Total votes: 140. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Kit Off!


REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 04 - Euro 92

After a slightly extended break, we're back again to talk more about football kit design - and we have another special guest!

This time, it's 'Gentleman' John Devlin, creator of True Colours volume 1, True Colours volume 2, the True Colours website, but NOT - and we can't emphasise this enough - NOT Cyndi Lauper's 1986 hit song 'True Colours.' He's good, but he's not that good...

On this podcast, we've got the usual round-up of Kit News, not to mention a review of the kits of Euro 92. As ever, though, we have a Kit Off vote where you can choose your favourite from three related football shirts.

The details on how to register your vote can be found below, meantime, we invite you to listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or downloading our podcast here. Enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme was 'Forgotten Away Shirts', and the result was as follows:

1st: Shirt A - Tottenham away 1977-80: (44%)
2nd: Shirt B - Everton away 1988-90: (34%)
3rd: Shirt C - Man City third 1998-99: (22%)

Total votes: 143. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Kit Off!



REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Saturday, 23 July 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 03 - Mexico 86

It's podcast No.3 and we've run out of current tournaments to cover the kits of so it's back to the past we go and where better (and more obvious) to start, but Mexico 86?!

So, following nearly an hour of kit news(!) we go back 30 years and see what the kit world had to offer for the heat of Mexico.

We then reveal the results of last pod's Kit Off... like it was ever in doubt!

Also making his debut is kit podcast beginner, Jay from Design Football.com. He manages to overcome his newbie nerves to say some rather interesting stuff about kits... and then ruins it with baselayer talk... again!

Enjoy!

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KIT OFF - RESULT!

On this podcast, we asked you to vote for your favourite shirt from three that are often included in many people's 'worst shirts ever' lists and blog posts.

Thank you for all 162 of your votes. Here's the final result:

1st: Shirt A - Coventry third 76-79: (45%)
2nd: Shirt B - Arsenal away 91-93: (34%)
3rd: Shirt C - Celtic away 94-95: (21%)

REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

And Jay also mentioned his kit design for Skillshare.com, which you can see here.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 02 - Copa America 2016

It's the second instalment of the Football Attic Kit Podcast and this time we take a look at the kits which featured in the recent Copa America. You'll learn all about Colombia and their sky blue and orange kits.

We also cover the latest kit releases and reveal which England shirt (which didn't go to a tournament) was voted no.1!

Also, both Chris and Rich fail to speak properly...resulting in Chris probably ending up on some watch list somewhere...

Subscribe to The Football Attic Podcast on iTunes or download our podcast here.

KIT OFF - RESULT

On this podcast, we asked you to vote for your favourite Peru shirt out of the three choices given. After combining the total number of votes received here on The Football Attic website and via our Twitter account, we can confirm the final result as follows:

1st: Shirt A (1978 World Cup): 89 votes (83%)
2nd: Shirt C (2016 Copa America): 11 votes (10%)
3rd: Shirt B (1997 US Cup): 7 votes (7%)

Thank you for taking part in this Kit Off vote. Check out the latest Football Attic podcast to vote in another Kit Off!


REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 01 - Euro 2016

Football Kits! We all love em! Well, Chris & Rich do... so that's why we've decided to open up the Attic once more and dust off some of the lovely kits we've had sitting up there...

Yes, the Football Attic Podcast is back, but with a twist... it's all about the kits!

So sit back and enjoy an hour of waffle and opinion on the best and worst the football kit world has to offer!

This time, we focus on the Euros as there's loads of crackers in there... and also France.


Subscribe to The Football Attic Podcast on iTunes or download our podcast here.

KIT OFF - RESULT

On the podcast, we asked you to vote for your favourite non-tournament England shirt out of the three choices given. After combining the total number of votes received here on The Football Attic website and via our Twitter account, we can confirm the final result as follows:

1st: Shirt B (1984-87): 76 votes (47%)
2nd: Shirt A (1974-80): 54 votes (34%)
3rd: Shirt C (1993-94): 31 votes (19%)

Thank you for taking part in this Kit Off vote. Check out the latest Football Attic podcast to vote in another Kit Off!


REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of the podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links: