I’ve never recalled such excitement over a kit release before. I recall opinions (94/95….) but never such a furore over when it might be out.
At least Rob Beezley can sleep easy now, eh Rob? The away kit has finally landed and I’ve known what it was going to look like for a while. Sort of.
As part of the supporter’s board, we did have to look at the kits chosen and say whether we liked them or not. Originally the blue on this kit was suggested as another colour, one that made us look a bit like another team I don’t like. As a board we suggested a change and the club listened.
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) July 12, 2019
However, I would say the final kit looks slightly different to the one we checked out. I actually think the sponsor’s logo would be much better in colour on this shirt, rather than white, but that’s personal taste.
In truth, it’s a nice kit. Again, if I had my choice, we wouldn’t have grey we’d have a deeper blue or the same blue as on the arms, but in terms of getting something likeable in the colours the club wanted, they’ve done a good job. Even more so with the little touches that set it apart from a simple ‘off the shelf’ effort.
The club’s range of wearable merchandise is certainly better this year and I think the effort that has been put in can be seen. A kit is very subjective, much like art. I like the home kit, albeit perhaps not the solid red back, but then again the media guys love that they’ll be able to read numbers clearly. I actually like a colour sponsor, on both kits, as I feel it helps add character. You wouldn’t want to be investing a small fortune in having your logo on a shirt if it didn’t stand out.
Anyway, response to the away kit has been largely positive, but as expected there are some contrasting views. Player signings are usually either 90% good or 90% bad, but a shirt is always going to have a much larger split. As you’ll read below, that’s also the case with the away shirt.
— Dan Norton (@Dlnorton150879) July 12, 2019
I like the blue 9n it that would have made a cracking kit. This one is alright but it's not that diff from last year
— John (@John89260255) July 12, 2019
Wife loves it.
— Helgy (@helgy2) July 12, 2019
The white is what ruins it. Looks like someone just did a google image search and pasted it over the kit. Could still have the branding without the white easily.
— Barano ◽️◾️◽️ (@SamuelMumby) July 12, 2019
Nice, still prefer the Imp red though.
— Claire E. Hunsley (@PaintedPonyLady) July 12, 2019
Love it 😊
— Live 4now 4get forever (@lincslass86) July 12, 2019
Love it, one of my favs.
— samantha helgesen (@helgybug) July 12, 2019
Looks like ladt season kit
— You Reds (@RedsCome) July 12, 2019