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Wigan Athletic Away 09/10 Kit Revealed

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Wigan Athletic have unveiled their new away kit for the 2009/2010 season in honour of the famous Netherlands side from the 1978 World Cup.

Wigan’s new away kit is orange with black trim, and black shorts. Designed and manufactured by Vandanel, the new away kit celebrates the year that Wigan entered the Football League (1978) as well as the Dutch home kit from that year.

The Dutch connection at Wigan includes club captain Mario Melchiot and Daniel de Ridder. Plus, new Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is renowned for his Spanish style of football that emulates the Dutch style — lots of fluid passing of the ball on the pitch instead of the hit and hope of old English football.

“It’s a nice design and obviously players like Daniel (de Ridder) and myself will appreciate the reference it also holds to such a great team,” said Mario Melchiot. “The new manager we have certainly values the importance of keeping possession and working our way around teams so hopefully it’ll have a positive influence on us.”

The new away kit will be worn for the very first time in tonight’s pre-season friendly versus Preston North End and will be available for purchase on Thursday 13th August, two days before the Latics kick off their season away to Aston Villa.

What do you think of Wigan’s new away kit? Click the comments link below to share your opinion.

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. jacqueline astin

    August 20, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Garment quite nice . At least they shouldnt have a problem seeing one anothert especially at night. The quality of the garment is not that good though

  2. Chris

    July 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    How can anyone overlook the absolute kit manufacturer logo overkill on this thing? Up and down the sides of the jersey and the shorts! Ghastly.

  3. wllmhll

    July 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    thats just plain awful.

  4. geordan

    July 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    i think the v on the collar is to big, apart from that its not actually that bad, ive seen worse

  5. Beto

    July 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Football players by day- highway employees by night…

  6. Tench

    July 28, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I’m all for it. The black trim looks great, and it is always better to do something different.

  7. Kautzie

    July 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    When did Wigan merge with Wolves?

    • RaiderRich2001

      July 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

      No, they moved to Houston and became the Dynamo 😛

      (j/k, our jerseys don’t glow in the dark.)

      • Mark Flint

        July 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

        Thinking the same thing.

  8. TipsSupremo

    July 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Is this the first Premiership Club to don orange?

    Anyway, looking forward to see Wigan winning Preston today.

  9. Lennon

    July 28, 2009 at 9:55 am

    If you can look past the shade of orange, the design layout itself isn’t that bad. But, the problem is… how could you ever look past that color?

  10. Pete

    July 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Looks like Dundee United.

  11. T-Bull

    July 28, 2009 at 9:32 am

    In my humble opinion, isn’t this a step up from the yellow away tops last season?
    We have seen much worse this summer !
    I agree they could mute the blaze orange. Although they should have no problem seeing who is unmarked !

    • Kautzie

      July 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

      Yeah I’ll never understand the yellow away shirt trend in football, never works outside of Arsenal’s away shirts last season or Brazil.

  12. Kautzie

    July 28, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Is their alot of hunting accidents in England?

    • RaiderRich2001

      July 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

      I thought they banned hunting in the countryside over there.

  13. pete

    July 28, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I think this is a good kit its better than the yellow 1 ov last season

  14. Bishopville Red

    July 28, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Pretty tenuous links as justification for homage to the Dutch National team. Horrible “hi-lighter” shade of orange.

  15. RaiderRich2001

    July 28, 2009 at 7:01 am

    OK, are they doing road work on the way to the road match? Does it need to be “OSHA Safety Orange”?

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