Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

If you saw the games this weekend, you know what I am talking about. Manchester City and Wigan revealed new looks that can only be described as horrifying. Hopefully, they will both be considered bad luck as both teams stumbled in their opening round games.

Join us after the jump for a look at the two worst debut shirts of the weekend.

Manchester City had the worse of the two debuts this weekend, giving up four goals, including an eight-minute hat trick to Gabby Agbonlahor, in losing to Aston Villa. I would like to think that this shirt is the reason why.

Ouch. Orange, with Navy and Yellow piping? Who was the genius that put this together? Someone at Le Coq Sportif is going to have to pay for my eye surgery after viewing this abomination. At best, this is equal to the horrible keeper jerseys that commenter Keith discusses in the comments on this post. The worst part of this jersey for the fan? Those horrible cuffs on the long sleeved version. All of a sudden it's like wearing a sweatshirt down there. No thanks.

Wigan also started miserably this season, giving up two Dean Ashton goals in the first ten minutes on the way to a 2-1 loss. The possible reason why? The players could not bear to look at each other in these shirts in the late British Summer sun.

The worst off in this deal is JJB Sports. I'm sure they pay a good amount of money to be the shirt's sponsor, but the advertisement was unreadable on the TV due to just how bright this shirt is. Sadly, we will probably be seeing a lot of this shirt as the season wears on, as this is the official away shirt for Wigan. We may be spared from further horrors on Citeh's end, as the Orange shirt is Manchester City's third shirt for this season.

Does no one who designs these shirts think to check out what the colors look like on TV before they make them up? Both of these shirts look relatively muted on the internet, but trust me, they are horrors on TV. Thank your own personal jebus FSC has not upgraded to HD.

6 comments:

Goat said...

Hey, City--Illinois called. They want their uniforms back.

The Fan's Attic said...

My high school's colors are orange and black. Digging through some old jerseys the coach had one year, we discovered some jerseys that looked like the Citeh ones. You can defend them, kinda, based on them being from the late 80s or early 90s. But, now, this is indefensible.

Signal to Noise said...

Wigan should get a school supply company for front of jersey sponsorship. It looked like a bunch of highlighters were running around on my TV.

Those kits were U of Oregon-level fugly.

The Fan's Attic said...

More like Chelski fugly.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

The Citeh jerseys look like they were loaned out by the Department of Corrections. Probably were designed before Joey Barton left...

Sarah said...

I like orange and navy. But I am the child of two U of I grads, so I have a legitimate excuse.