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Liam Gallagher of Oasis Launches Manchester City Home Shirt for 2011-12 Season

On the same day that Manchester United unveiled their new away shirt, cross-town rivals Manchester City have launched their home shirt. Don’t be surprised if the 2011-12 season becomes very Manchester focused as both teams go head-to-head to try to win the Premier League title, FA Cup, League Cup and go all the way in the Champions League. Of course, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs fans may have something to say about that.

Focusing on Manchester City’s new home shirt for the 11-12 season, the shirt is tailored by Umbro, and features a soundwave graphic of fans singing the team’s famous anthem, ‘Blue Moon’, which is subtly embedded within the shirt.

David Blanch, Senior Designer at Umbro, commented: “You can go anywhere in the world and people will know two things about Manchester: football and music. For the new Manchester City Home shirt, we wanted to combine the elements of football and sound in a new and original way.

The neckline is a combination of a bold white V neck with an inner chequerboard collar stand. The inspiration was taken from the from white V shirt worn in the League cup winning season in 1976 and the classic, smart style of Mod polo shirts. The same blue and white chequered board pattern can also be seen on MCFC flags all around the Etihad Stadium on match days.

The new 2011/2012 Manchester City home kit is available for pre-order now and will be on sale from July 22nd.

Manchester City’s new home shirt is pictured above, worn by Liam Gallagher formerly of Oasis. To watch a video starring Gallagher paying tribute to the new shirt as well as singing ‘Blue Moon,’ read on. Gallagher is featured in the video from his band Beady Eye. The song is their version of ‘Blue Moon / The Beat Goes On’ (pay particular attention to the slide guitarist wearing a helmet; no joke).

Also, here are some more images of the shirt:

But what do you think? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Lyle

    July 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    What a weirdo.

  2. Brian

    July 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I just hope city is as big of a let down as his new band is.

  3. soonerscotty

    July 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    What’s that squiggly bit supposed to be in the 2nd pic after the video??

    • The Gaffer

      July 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      The wave sound for “Blue Moon,” as sung by City fans.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • soonerscotty

        July 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        Doh! I swear I read the article…I did. I guess it just didn’t equate for me. I was trying to see a skyline in it and I have no idea why. Thanks, Gaffer.

  4. trickybrkn

    July 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    would have been cooler if they got Noel. Liam in post Oasis land is a bit of a douche. by bit I mean HUGE.

    • Dave C

      July 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Whether you’re an Oasis fan or not, you’ve gotta admit he’s ALWAYS been a douche. At least 15 years ago he was a douche who’s brother with a knack for songwriting.

  5. Che Holts

    July 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Beautiful shirt.

  6. Craig

    July 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Ok, you can say what you like about Liam. He’s a bit of a git these days. Perhaps the hair is quasi-Ringo (Help era). But say what you want about him…he fronted one of the most successful (at least internationally) bands of the last 20 years and he’s been a lifelong City supporter. So the unveiling should be less about a personality than it is about revealing the new home gear. Fair enough, I’m good with that. But all you slagging him off, where’s your club representative…who’s stepping forward outside of the footballing world and saying fly your Arsenal, Chelsea or Man U colors high? The Gallagher bros. alone have done more for the City appeal than have City itself. Thank god for them and thank god for the club they bleed for. CTID!!

    • Earl Reed

      July 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      It was a joke, have a lot of respect for the music. He’s halfway to Tom “The Corpse” Petty as far as how he looks. Some of the strangest looking people make the best music, and I’d imagine he’d rather hear compliments about his music than his haircut.

    • MUFC77

      July 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Its the best i can do right now

      http://i51.tinypic.com/2aj25va.jpg

    • Dave C

      July 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      There’s some truth in what Craig says…I read somewhere that during the peak of Oasis’ popularity, Man City merchandise had a massive boost in sales, purely due to the association with them (at the time, Man City were really bad, so it wasn’t due to actual fans of the team)

  7. Tom

    July 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I love this shirt! The detail is really cool, and I actually like the collar. I’d buy it if I ever bought jerseys, which I don’t, usually.

    • trickybrkn

      July 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      I never thought of putting sponges/maxi pads on the collar, but I’d imagine it will draw up lots of sweat.

  8. Mucky Fingers

    July 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I know Liam can’t stand to have the same haircut twice, but he’s fast running out of hairstyles to choose from.

  9. cnl. onions

    July 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Still don’t really understand what’s going on with that collar.

  10. Cord4Gooner

    July 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Very Ugly Person modeling the kit … what a haircut? … terrible kit … What a failure.

  11. Dave C

    July 15, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hideous haircut. Time has not been kind to that man, but he really isn’t helping himself with that 70’s ladies’ bob cut.

  12. Craig A.

    July 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Let’s have ya then. City bound for glory! Tell em, Liam. Mad fer it.

  13. Brian

    July 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

  14. Brian

    July 15, 2011 at 10:41 am

  15. Brian

    July 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

    ok its not as bad as i originally thought. the professionally done pictures make it look much better. i just hope the rumors about blue shorts aren’t true

    • The Gaffer

      July 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      The shorts are blue with white trim.

      Manchester City have worn blue shorts from 1976-85 and from 2006-07. While white shorts is their most common color, blue shorts is not a drastic departure for them.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  16. brn442

    July 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    It’s a gorgeous shirt – Umbro has been making bangers for City ever since they took over from Le Cock. The shirt is certainly more relevant than the person wearing it.

  17. celticsblues

    July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

    sad… i thought we had the best home jerseys in the prem for the last two seasons. i don’t mind the jersey itself but that inner collar thing is totally bizarre and looks like it’d be irritating to wear. oh well – i’ll have to get this year’s jersey with Kompany “4” on the back.

    • Harry

      July 28, 2011 at 6:27 am

      Absolutely 100% agree. Our shirts the last two years have been awesome and I love this years away shirt – but this effort just looks awful. Material looks really scratchy too.

  18. MG

    July 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Liam looks like a f**king zombie haha.

  19. DZ

    July 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    actually I thought it was Chrissie Hynde, but I was squinting.

  20. DZ

    July 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

    He’s just a heavy ‘stache away from becoming Derek Smalls.

  21. Poker Fiend

    July 15, 2011 at 7:49 am

    No it’s not, it’s the most epic haircut EVARR!!

  22. Earl Reed

    July 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Is that a wig?

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