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.
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Harris, who lives in Florida, has supported Swansea City since 1979. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005.
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