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Barnsley

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: The Investment Room

Barnsley are back in the Championship after an absence of five years. Although they are restricted to wearing a standard template, the advantage of partnering with Puma is that they will create bespoke prints in their fabrics. In this instance they have opted for a brickwork pattern intended to represent the "distinctive West Stand wall." It makes a change from representations of roof struts I suppose.

(Graham Siddons)

 

Birmingham City

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Boyle Sports

The launch of the new "home" kit makes great play on the club's roots in the working class (their rivals had more genteel origins). I like the use of two shades of blue very much (the navy takes us back to their original colours) but I think the yellow trim is over-egging the pudding a tad and reminds me of some old Cardiff City outfits. Nevertheless, this is their most distinctive strip since 2015.

(Harry Meadows)

 

Blackburn Rovers

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Bet 10

Although the launch photographs make the shade of blue appear quite light I am informed it is in fact the usual mid-blue. There are a couple of references to classic shirts from the seventies in the reversed insert at the collar and a flash of red at the cuffs.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Brentford

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: EcoWorld

This will be the Bees' last season at Griffin Park. Work is progressing on their new community stadium and they plan to move next summer. Umbro have taken over from Adidas which is good news for those frustrated by the standard templates worn in recent years. And there are stripes on the back of the shirt since you ask but only at the bottom due to EFL regs that require a clear space for numbers and players' names.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Bristol City

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Designer: Bristol Sport

Sponsor: Dunder

For their 125th anniversary the club has introduced a new crest, restoring the robin which has been the subject of a lengthy campaign by supporters. Unfortunately I'm led to believe the reaction has been a bit "meh." That's a shame because I rather like the simplicity of the new first strip (aside from the silly anklets). The design is echoed in the all-black alternative.

(Mark Leech, Detenator Ninety)

 

Cardiff City

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Visit Malaysia

The Bluebirds' stay in the Premier League was once again a brief one and they are going to have to be more strategic if the ambition to become established in the top tier is ever going to be realised. White shorts are reinstated for the first time since Vincent Tan had the team play in red and while it looks ok, it is just another standard Adidas template.

(Detenator Ninety, Isaac Hooper, Steven Thomas)

 

Charlton Athletic

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Designer: XXXX

Sponsor: XXXX

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Derby County

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: 32Red

The influence of the 90's is all too apparent this season, no doubt because those who were taken to games then as kids are now all grown up and have cash in their pockets. Derby's first shirt is "inspired by" the version worn in 1995-96, which is fair enough. However, the over excited children in the marketing department go on to tell us that the graphic design on the sleeves showcases the "iconic stanchions ...of Pride Park." Words fail me. The change shirt has a graphic printed into the fabric that appears to be made up of broken pieces of the Umbro logo.

(Andrew Edwards)

 

Fulham

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fulham 2019-20 special edition shirt

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Dafabet

Apart from a little red trim at the crew neck and a faint geometrical graphic on the front of the shirt Fulham's new first shirt is totally forgettable. The alternative is in the new Adidas Stripes template which is irredeemably awful. The special edition shirt celebrates Fulham's 140th anniversary and combines the design of their first ever top with their modern colours. This is to be worn by the team just once in a pre-season match while 1,879 shirts will be sold to suppporters. One question here. When did 140 years become a thing?

(Pablo Aceituno)

 

Huddersfield Town

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Designer: XXXX

Sponsor: XXXX

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Hull City

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Sport Pesa

Hull have been well served by Umbro in recent years but this may be the crowning glory. Inspired by the wonderfully awful tiger print shirts from the early 90s, the new "home" shirt is decorated with tiger stripes across the upper chest and is both original and distinctive. Fans will also be delighted that the owner, Dr Allam, has relented and the new crest once again features the club's name.

(2nd shorts/socks to be confirmed.)

(Mark Alden, Steven Thomas)

 

Leeds United

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Designer: Kappa

Sponsor: 32Red

This is Leeds' centenary season and to mark it the familiar plain white strip is trimmed with "platinum" and there are some changes to the club crest.

(Martin Hart, Oliver Hardy)

 

Luton Town

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Indigo Residential, Star Platforms, Ryebridge Construction

Luton's rise from the National League has been spectacular and we can say the same about this season's strips. Inspiration is taken from the various colours worn by the team over the past 135 years and there is a neat colour-block on the shirt tail illustrating these graphically. With different sponsors on each shirt we can expect several unforced changes when the team travel.

(Alasdair Gibbs-Barton, Jamie Walker)

 

Middlesbrough

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: 32Red

Middlesbrough have form when it comes to passing off standard templates as being inspired by something historical but this time we have the real McCoy. Hummel have created a bespoke shirt based on a popular design from 30 years ago and paired it with a white, navy and red alternative that includes a novel take on 'Boro's iconic chest band.

(John McAleer, Steven Thomas)

 

Millwall

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Huski Chocolate

Lewisham Council have abandoned their attempt to compulsorarily purchase land around the Den and the club are now preparing their own plan to develop the surrounding area. White sleeves have featured in the kit hamper before but always when the preferred colour was royal blue. Since Macron are supplying these, there is a twist in the form of graded trim.

Detenator Ninety

 

Nottingham Forest

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Football Index

The switch from Adidas to Macron offers the prospect of more individual strips and the first effort shows promise. A traditional red/white/red affair, there is a subtle diamond effect created by vertical lines in variable widths. My only criticism is that the club have yet another gambling sponsor, this time one that offers "shares" in players.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Preston North End

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: 32Red

Hooped socks have become the signature look for North End and they do look good. The trim on the white shirts is apparently exclusive to the club. The green and yellow kit featured is several notable away wins last term so it is retained. The club announced that the new change strip would be all-red but after listening to supporters, who were unhappy with the decision it was decided to continue with yellow strip.

(John Smith, Detenator Ninety, David Wilding)

 

Queens Park Rangers

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Royal Panda

Errea have come up with a couple of crackers for QPR this season. The traditional broad hoops are nicely set off by a white wing collar and subtle gold trimmings. The change strip is aqua blue trimmed with silver grey and has gold applications. The third strip is held over from last season.

(2nd socks to be confirmed.)

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Reading

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Designer: XXXX

Sponsor: XXXX

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Sheffield Wednesday

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Designer: XXXX

Sponsor: XXXX

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Stoke City

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Bet365

The striped "home" shirt is firmly traditional and purists will be pleased that the stripes extend to the back of the shirt. The alternative provides all the contrast you could ask for with bright orange applications to offset the funereal look.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Swansea City

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Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Yobet

Fifty years ago Swansea was awarded city status and to celebrate this, the phrase, "Oh City Said I," is printed inside the waist of the shirts. Otherwise the white strip is fairly standard but the change strip is both complicated and flamboyent.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

West Bromwich Albion

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Ideal Boilers

The Throstles reached the play-offs last term but must spend at least another season in the Championship. The new striped shirt blends tradition with modernity but I'm not sure about the mottled effect on the sleeves. Retro hooped socks always look good with striped tops though.

(Simon Nelson)

 

Wigan Athletic

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: KB88

Wigan have once again had a rummage through their old kits and come up with a re-creation of their 2003 strip. The alternative has an interesting geometrical design printed into the shirt.

(Detenator Ninety)