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New 08/09 Sunderland Away Shirt Revealed

sunderland away New 08/09 Sunderland Away Shirt Revealed

Sunderland is changing the color and design of its 2008/2009 shirt from the current white to a blue and black color with stripes (pictured).

Umbro will continue to be Sunderland’s shirt manufacturer. The new design features a unique shoulder and arm design with streaks.

The decision to feature vertical stripes on the chest, however, may upset some Sunderland fans. The shirt looks more like a Newcastle United concept than a Mackem shirt especially with the dark blue that looks almost black in this picture.

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11 Responses to New 08/09 Sunderland Away Shirt Revealed

  1. Joe says:

    Yes, vertical stripes really is a foreign concept to Sunderland.

    And the stripes are blue and navy.

  2. Lewis says:

    Horrible shirt, just awful

  3. Rog says:

    a sunderland shirt with vertical stripes? what an insane suggestion, i mean its just pure crazy talk.

    ffs.

  4. Django says:

    Fake…if you look closely enough, you can see the graphical imperfections around where the logos were airbrushed on.

  5. jonathon says:

    that who more like jpg image compression, than graphical imperfections, this is becoz of the lossy compression methods especially when used at low bitrates introduce compression artifacts.

  6. luke says:

    very nice kit lyk

  7. The picture just doesn’t look right, we aren’t publishing this one as we just aren’t convinced it is real. I agree with Django especially around the club badge. I’m waiting for someone to figure out whose kit it was originally.

  8. Steve says:

    This shirt doesn’t have the picture of the black cat where the label is, on the inside of the shirt.
    Don’t believe it’s authentic.

  9. The official home shirt has been launched though: Sunderland 2008 Home

  10. gippa says:

    sorry guys this is a fake, i work at the club and have had a peek at the new one, its black and grey hoops, sorry if it ruins the story.

  11. dansafc says:

    yep came out and its defo the new kit. stunning kit.

    DJIBRIL CISSE SUNDERLANDS NUMBER 9!

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