Mark your calendar for Thursday at 6pm ET to participate in the Simon Evans Reddit AMA »

MON, 3:45PM ET
WED, 3:30PM ET
WED, 3:45PM ET

Swansea City Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season: Preview [PHOTO]

swansea city home away shirts 600x600 Swansea City Home and Away Shirts for 2013 14 Season: Preview [PHOTO]

Swansea City have today unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season. Tomorrow, they’ll be unveiling the shirt sponsor name to reveal the complete picture of home and away kits for next season.

Let’s start with the Swansea home shirt first. It’s plucked right from one of the latest adidas templates. It’s clean and simple. At the same time, the most glaring feature is the black bar on the shirt sleeves. My only concern is how similar this shirt will look to the Fulham home shirt for next season since both clubs have similar colors and are both using the adidas templates. So far, it looks like the collar design and shirt sleeves are different enough to make them stand out from each other.

With the Swansea City away shirt, this is quite a departure and bold move by the club and adidas. Most people will either love or hate the yellow and purple away kit. My first impression is that I don’t like it, but as with most shirts, I’d like to see it in person or on television before I’ll know for sure.

One thing that hasn’t been uncovered yet is what aspect Dylan Thomas’s famous poem “Do not go gentle into that good night” has in terms with the Swansea away kit. The words have been used in a social media campaign. And Thomas lived in Swansea. It’s quite possible that the words of the poem may be woven into the shirt design.

What are your thoughts about Swansea’s new home and away kits for next season? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

This entry was posted in Leagues: EPL, Swansea City. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →

11 Responses to Swansea City Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season: Preview [PHOTO]

  1. B. Swinton says:

    Home kit – Black & White is perfect but the design – horrible.

    Away kits – both design and colours – Swansea City could have done better! Its terrible and loud!

  2. Huw Roma says:

    They should use the 1982 kit forever.

  3. Josh says:

    I actually like all of it but the sponsor is critical to me. I am a little tired of the online gambling site thing. Really hoping it’s something a little lower on the Skeeze Scale.

    • The Gaffer says:

      The rumors I’ve heard is that it’s another Asian betting company.

      The Gaffer

      • Josh says:

        Well, that’s just great. bleah. I thought their early termination of the 32Red contract meant they were going in a different direction.

  4. brn442 says:

    I have no problem with templates but the panel on the home shirt sleeves is really annoying on every adidas shirt that has it.

    The away looks interesting.

  5. Tom Clancy says:

    I think the home it is a bit boring for us. It would look a lot nicer with the away kit template, in my opinion. As for the away kit, I really like it because it is unique and the colours contrast nicely.:)

  6. Josh says:

    OK, so instead of a shadowy Asian online betting site, it’s an even more shadowy Asian gold/silver and currency exchange company. Uh…progress? Weird, guys. Really really weird. And the rambling press release on the site doesn’t help at all.

  7. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Tis the season for sh*te away strips.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>