Too Many Kits?

July 27, 2010 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - epa02262984 (Bottom L-R) Milan Jovanovic, Danny Wilson and Joe Cole attend a photocall at the Anfield Road Stadium in Liverpool, north west Britain, 27 July 2010. The three soccer players were unveiled as Liverpool's new signings under newly appointed head coach Roy Hodgson (up.

Liverpool's new boys sporting their three kits for the new season

A new Premier League season brings about many new arrivals and one of them which is always a money spinner for clubs are the release of football kits. But recently what is becoming more and more apparent is the alarming rate of more Premier League releasing home kits and third kits every season.

A guide-line initiative from the Premier League charter in 2000 stated that teams should only release home kits every two seasons. For 2010-11 all 20 teams have released new home kits, costing around £45 ($70). 18 of the teams released traditional colours for the 2009-10 season. The only two that didn’t from last season were Arsenal and Liverpool.

For a sixth consecutive season Tottenham have three separate kits, Chelsea are also following a similar suit as they have also introduced three new home strips in as many years.

Is this soon to become a trend of all Premier League sides? At which point will the fans say enough is enough, or will the Premier League intervene?

Below is the number of new strips teams have released for the new season.

2 kits – Home and Away


Aston Villa

Birmingham City (New kit manufacturer)

Blackburn Rovers





Fulham (New kit manufacturer)

Manchester City

Manchester United – (expect a third kit to be released, likely black or blue)

Stoke City (New kit manufacturer)


West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United (New kit manufacturer)

Wigan Athletic (New kit manufacturer)

Wolverhampton Wanderers (New kit manufacturer)

3 kits – Home, Away and Third


Newcastle United (New kit manufacturer)


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