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Manchester City Away Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

man city away shirt Manchester City Away Shirt for 2011 12 Season: Photo

Manchester City has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season.

And yet again, Umbro has gone into the past to create something beautiful for the present. Designed by Umbro, the inspiration for the new Man City away shirt is taken from the most famous shirt in the club’s history – the black and red shirt worn in 1969 and 1970 during which time City won the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners Cup.

According to Umbro, “The shirt is designed so that when a player celebrates a goal or links arms with team mates, the black and red stripe remains consistent. For this reason, there is no seam on the underarm as traditionally stitching can distort the shape and flow of a stripe.

“The stripe width on the shirt was inspired by the old 1969 kit. The long sleeve version features an all-black forearm so that there is a unified stripe-look when the players link arms in goal celebrations.

“The club crest and sponsor detail is key-lined in gold in order to give standout against the black and red. City’s home colour, sky blue, is featured within the crest so that the away kit always carries a piece of ‘home’. Black stitching is used on the cuff of the shirt and an equal amount of black and red is featured on the hem.”

What do you think about Man City’s new away shirt? Share your opinion in the comments section below. And don’t forget, for the largest selection of Premier League shirts for all 20 clubs, visit the EPL Talk Shop.


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