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New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts Unveiled

new manchester city home shirt1 New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts UnveiledManchester City has officially unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2008/2009 season. As correctly predicted before, the new home shirt design features Thomas Cook as the sponsor and Le Coq Sportif as the manufacturer, not Nike.

According to the Manchester City website, “This year’s strips are a return to tradition, with a home kit of sky blue and white and the popular red and black stripes for the away shirt, first introduced by Malcolm Allison in 1968 and worn for many of the Club’s victorious domestic and European cup campaigns of the late 60s and early 70s.”

The Manchester City website also notes that “the home strip will be launched at the City Stores at the City of Manchester Stadium and the Arndale Centre, central Manchester, on Saturday 19 July. Those ordering online before the launch deadline will receive their shirts on Friday 18 July.

Please note, following customer feedback on last season’s kits, the sizing guide has been revised and all strips are a more generous fit than in previous years.

1 New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts Unveiled 1 New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts Unveiled
1 New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts Unveiled

The away strip, whose black and red stripes are reminiscent of this year’s Thomas Cook Trophy opponents AC Milan, will be available to order online from Monday 21 July.

Thomas Cook branded third kit and training wear will be available later this summer.”

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What are your thoughts about the new Manchester City home and away shirts?

Do you like the designs or not?

Please share your opinions by clicking the comments link below.

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8 Responses to New 08/09 Manchester City Home & Away Shirts Unveiled

  1. daz says:

    i´m not into the home shirt but i certainly like the away kit

  2. Pete Page says:

    I too very much like the away shirt. The home shirt would be nice if it weren’t for the dark bar at the neck. Besides why can’t we have a 60′s/70′s traditional Man City shirt?

  3. Rob Fielding says:

    Away strip looks really classy…I’ve still got my original from 1969 (when I was 16)

  4. Ryan says:

    Yeah the away shirt is class, I have two problems with the home one though, the dark collar like Pete Page said and also the one stripe on the shorts.

  5. Lonnie says:

    That away shirt is gorgeous. The best new kit I’ve seen so far. The sponsor’s logo is a bit amateurish looking but that’s a minor complaint :)

  6. carl says:

    the new home shirt is absolute rubbish and i much prefere last seasons. as for the away shirt they have defo pulled it out the bag and will look forward to seeing the third kit

  7. Ryan says:

    Sheesh, could they make them any tighter fitting, nearly all of the photos I have seen make the players or fans look fat, check out the picture on the enter page of

  8. James B says:

    Yet again, City flop with their home kit. At least this season’s colour is fresher than last season’s insipid, shiny blue but the designer has tried too hard here. Less is more and the new home kit is awkward and, well a bit of a joke. The away kit is much more ambitious and I really like the aggressive use of black.

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