Is this our new home kit for the coming season?

An eagled-eyed reader spotted the new Forest kit listed on the Sports Direct website; complete with a picture – which is interesting as we’ve only had ‘teasers’ so far from official channels.

It has details of our European triumphs, since this is the 30 year anniversary of one of them, as well as two stars either side of the badge.  It’s unclear where from this picture, but apparently – much like Everton’s kit, there is a ‘quote’ of some description built into the design, although I’m not clear whether it’s visible when wearing or on the inside of the kit.

Of course the other obvious change is the new Capital One logo, which is, well, not that different aside from an upside down Nike style swoosh around it – making it look more like a kitchen detergent brand than a Credit Card company – but given that I generally dislike sponsors on shirts anyway, I suppose it could be worse (Notts County are being sponsored by a Pest Control company next season!).

It also lends some credibility to this other picture I saw a while ago, but wasn’t entirely convinced by the poor camera quality that it couldn’t have been a Photoshopped effort (albeit a very good one), but it seems to me that it matches the Sports Direct kit – so is probably the one we’ll be seeing next season.

It’s pretty good, as far as kits go – as ever, there isn’t a great deal of originality of design – but there rarely is (although as we saw a few days ago, Derby’s kit is pretty unlike many other Adidas kits, and it’s pretty horrible – and Adidas is a manufacturer many football fans hold up as the leading light in kits lately).  I like the stars near the badge, less fussed about the circle of writing around it.  That said, I’m not an avid purchaser of replica kits anyway, so it’s not exactly important from a commercial perspective whether I like it or not!

I’ve also been alerted to this YouTube site, the user in question has been busy making Forest-related videos – personally I particularly enjoyed the Stan Collymore compilation – what awesome memories that awakened!  However there are comedic indulges too, the ‘angry football fan’ clip has been well used before, but now in amusing Forest-related fashion as well as the inconceivable idea of what it would be like if Colin Fray were replaced with Alan Partridge… hopefully more Forest-related amusement to come!

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18 Responses

  1. I Like it……better than last years…..

  2. Liking it.. Only dilemma now is who to get on the back.. Earnshaw, Moussi or Cole !

  3. Cole!! 😆 That would be a shirt 😀

  4. Go for Cole, at £2.00 a letter its the best option, thank your lucky stars we didn’t sign Hasselbank……..!!

  5. A Question for all of you…..in terms of letters on a shirt…who’s the most expensive in world football?

  6. Jan Venegoor of Hesselink has got to be up there, surely? 🙂 (I’m not sure if that’s how you spell it!)

  7. I remeber back in 94/95, some of the powers that be at Forest, were a bit pissed off that everybody was having ‘Roy’ on the back of their shirts as oppsed to ‘Collymore’!

  8. I think sport direct removing the page proffering the shirt for sale pretty much shows that it is indeed the new kit!

  9. Great interview by Colin Fray with Andy Cole on the bbc website, can’t wait to see him play for us now.

  10. off 2 find that page & read it. Hope it’s not the same as all the rest.

  11. NFFC – try this one its not Forest buts dam funny – Ronaldo leaving Manure

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9RsQg1dnwiY

  12. What are the “Words of Wisdom” from Cloughie and where are they?

  13. I believe the quote is on the inside of the shirt at the back (so not visible when wearing), and I’m also lead to believe the quote is “How did we win it? We were very good, it’s as simple as that!”

  14. I quite like the design but I’d prefer a slightly darker shade of red (like in previous seasons when we were sponsored by Stones or Labatts) we keep going for what I’d call flame red, something that seems slightly orange. Can anyone actually define what Garibaldi Red looks like? I know what blood red is, I can come up with a flame red, ruby, rose and scarlet but if there is anyone out there that can show me a clear image of what Garibaldi red is I’ll be a happy man.
    any takers?
    D

  15. Dan, Garibaldi red is taken from Giuseppe Garibaldi and you can see the shade here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Garibaldi
    scroll just above half way and there is a colour lithograph.
    I’ve just bought our great new shirt from Sports Direct. Add the code MVC10 and you can get 10% off…only cost me £36.35!
    I really cannot wait until the coming season, it’s been such a long time since i’ve been this excited about the mighty Reds. Keep up the great work NFFC

  16. It is a rich, darker red. Ironically (as Garibaldi was Italian), much like the Spain shirt of the late 90’s – the nice one, not the one with the horrible pinstripe.

  17. NFFC – as reported on the official site – the words of wisdom are as you said. RIP “Sir” Brian Clough. As for the kit itself, Umbro have left the club a little short of stock… Oops…

    Oh well, I’m gonna get my cousin to get me a shirt b4 he moves to Cyprus & make the team even more popular down here!!! lol.

  18. Thank you very much Radgie, and now I can definitely say I like the new design but would prefer a darker shade like Garibaldi Red for instance.
    🙂

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