Premiership Countdown: 31 Days to Go
We’re just over a month from the start of the Premiership season, and right now all 20 EPL teams have unveiled their home shirts for the 2006/2007 season.
Chelsea unveiled theirs today ($64), while Arsenal (pictured right; $73) and Manchester United unveiled theirs last week ($64).
What’s interesting is that many of the clubs this year have reverted to retro designs. which — in my opinion — are better with a cleaner look-and-feel that’ll make the teams appear more professional. Is this an attempt to return to the innocence of “the good old years” or is it just a trend in fashion?
Football jerseys are, of course, big business. For example, Adidas estimated that the 2006 World Cup should help provide more than $1.5 billion (yes billion) in revenue from soccer-related products including shoes and replica jerseys.
About Christopher Harris
Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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