Everton News, Season 2011-12

New 'leaked' images of 2012-13 kit

26/04/2012 |  50 Comments: First  |  Last
An increasing number of apparently leaked photos would seem to suggest that Everton's first home strip from Nike will switch from amber trim to white trim, with heavy bands around the sleeves, and from a collar to v-neck design.

An earlier image we featured on this MailBag thread was an authentic-looking range but has been confirmed as a fantasy design by a fan.

With three different images circulating of a home shirt featuring thick bands at the ends of the sleeves, the smart money would be on that design being the one the players will wear next season.

Original Source: Twitter

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Gareth Morgan
755   Posted 26/04/2012 at 17:58:04

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That is the real one confirmed by Distin.
Mathew McKay
877   Posted 27/04/2012 at 02:56:33

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This seems more like it. The images before were well off. The away kit was the QPR away kit, the home kit was just this season's kit with a Nike logo on it, and so was the alternate kit. This kit looks good IMO
Pat Finegan
880   Posted 27/04/2012 at 03:29:23

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I love this kit, hope it the real one.
Jason Lam
885   Posted 27/04/2012 at 04:27:25

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Luckily I have not bought this season's kit yet which will forever be tainted with 3 losses against the shite including the bottled semi. Hopefully this new kit will create better memories. As Mourinho said at Inter, it's a nice kit now it's our job to make it a successful one.
Lee Smith
904   Posted 27/04/2012 at 08:13:36

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Love the look of this kit, though it does look a bit narrow and 'snug' fitting, especially on the other pics floating around of it. Better get back down the gym.....
Paul Ellam
908   Posted 27/04/2012 at 08:29:05

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Nice design, happy with that.
Even more happy that Nike are our sponsors!
After a more traditional away kit this season I like the idea of something a bit more daring and exclusive next season - just nothing too garish!!
Steve Pugh
909   Posted 27/04/2012 at 08:35:33

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Don't like the arms, other than that it looks like every other league one kit.
Kev Johnson
913   Posted 27/04/2012 at 08:54:42

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Strange sleeves, indeed. The lads are going to look like they're sporting white water wings!

Bring back ye olde tradition of wearing away socks with the home shirt and shorts when we're playing away and our colours don't clash with the opposition. In the early 70s, that involved amber socks with blue shirt and white shorts. I rather liked that.

Personally, my favourite home kit was from 95, with grey and black trimmings to the basic blue and white.
Scott Hamilton
917   Posted 27/04/2012 at 09:02:52

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It's a nice "fitted" design but I'm not sure how it will look on anyone that drinks a six-pack rather than sports one!

Still, good to see the Nike logo on there. A real coup for Everton with the potential to raise our profile abroad.
Roman Sidey
918   Posted 27/04/2012 at 09:11:26

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I said it on the post of with the orange away kit, but it still stands - those white sleeves will only look good on players with some arms to show off. Hibbo and Neville will look like bagmen in them.
David S Shaw
920   Posted 27/04/2012 at 09:16:50

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The current one is better
James Morgan
922   Posted 27/04/2012 at 09:20:31

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I think I will look great in this top.
Ben Howard
950   Posted 27/04/2012 at 10:56:31

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If this is indeed the new kit I'm intrigued to know what the long sleeve version would look like. Will they scrap the white sleeve altogether, keep it where it is on the short sleeve so it's like a waterwing, or have it at the bottom of the sleeve like a double cuff shirt. I think the last option would look quite cool actually, but they'd be missing a trick not having a collar then.
Peter Bradshaw
973   Posted 27/04/2012 at 12:38:23

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Sleeves make it look like a "matron" from carry on doctor years ago. Leon Osman is Kenneth Williams and Strac is the same size as Hattie Jacques

I'll get my coat....
Tony J Williams
978   Posted 27/04/2012 at 12:46:13

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Fecking awful sleeves.... what the feck?
Colin Ryan
986   Posted 27/04/2012 at 13:30:04

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Prefer this seasons home kit. Its class. Just hope kits will be available in normal sports shops now so i can try them on. Still cant beat the 05 kit with the collar. That was a classic
James Kelly
988   Posted 27/04/2012 at 13:31:10

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Was expecting more from Nike to be honest... Just dull.
Ian Glassey
996   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:10:35

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Whats with those sleeves? Think this seasons is much better, think i will give it a miss...
Eugene Ruane
998   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:21:39

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Sleeves?

Stupid.

Whether this is it or not, I hate that Everton shirts (sure many other club's supporters feel the same) are basically at the mercy of...I don't know, 'some designer'.

Yes it could be a designer who happens to be a blue, or is made aware of our history, but FAR more chance that it is some mute with a bit of metal through his conk, sticky-up hair and an 'ironic' t-shirt.

Craig Walker
999   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:33:27

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Here's my predictions for what will happen.

We'll launch this kit in about August with one of our stars who has chosen to stay. The blurb will contain the phrases:-

1) "The best kit in years"
2) "Technologically advanced material"
3) "Traditional royal blue"
4) "Pleased to have Nike as our partner"

Though not necessarily in that order and probably spoken by Elstone.

We'll all go out and buy it from the club store. It'll be the only place you'll be able to buy it.

We'll be drawn at home to one of the newly promoted teams.

We'll lose 1-0.
Eugene Ruane
004   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:40:40

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Craig that is just crazy talk, that could NEVER happen.
Ian Glassey
005   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:44:02

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Craig 999. I like it mate i would put money on it..
James Martin
007   Posted 27/04/2012 at 14:53:54

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How many ways can you re-work a plan blue shirt? If it has any sort of pattern or frill on people don't like it because it's not traditional enough. If it's plan blue then Nike haven't done enough with it. What makes a good shirt then?
Phil Bellis
011   Posted 27/04/2012 at 15:01:18

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Wonder what they'll do for the long-sleeved version?
Think I'll carry on making do with my Black Watch jersey - doesn't half itch though and weighs a ton when it gets wet

Anway, what about the shorts?

"shorts don't matter! It's the pumping muscles underneath..."
Peter Thistle
067   Posted 27/04/2012 at 18:05:06

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There is pretty much Zero design skill in that shirt. Any moron could slap a nike logo on a blue shirt. Talentless people working at nike. What's with the sleeves ? They look retarded, sigh.
Paul Gladwell
077   Posted 27/04/2012 at 18:36:27

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Well said James,we play in plain blue,what do some people expect each year, throw a few zips on it or have a neck like those cheap shit t shirts all those sted head jersey shore clones are wearing?
Paul Ellam
080   Posted 27/04/2012 at 18:59:52

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Agree with Paul 077 - people don't want the plain blue changing so what else can be done? I do think if anything it's a bit plain but put some stripes on it or a fancy design and everybody kicks off!
I'm just glad there's a Nike tick on it - maybe just maybe our profile can be raised abroad?
Liam Reilly
082   Posted 27/04/2012 at 19:11:00

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I'd buy it - looks cool
Eugene Ruane
092   Posted 27/04/2012 at 19:12:20

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Paul (and James) - agree there's not much that can be done to change a blue shirt, but as someone who doesn't want to change it, maybe there's something that can be done to make each one 'special' - ie: something those buy shirts will continue to buy each season (other than a stripe or a flash or a military policeman's arm-band as they seem to have gone for)

What then?

I have no actually brilliantly thought out ideas, but as there are people who each year who buy what is basically a blue shirt with a tiny detail changed, maybe it's just something as simple as the season (eg: "Everton FC Premier League 2011/12").

Or, as our history is big for us, why doesn't someone look at anniversary seasons of..erm..suff and embroider events, records etc round the bottom of the shirt (where it's out of the way) eg: "Everton FC 2011/12 - 70 years since Dixie Dean's 60 goals".

Or maybe different Everton teams from different years embroidered around the bottom of the shirt (small but..er..classy like)

"Cup Winners 1966, West, Wright Wilson.." etc.

I don't know, I'm just lobbing stuff 'out there', but I'm sure an adult could figure out something.

That white sleeves thing really looks like someone said " look I know it looks fucking daft BUT....it hasn't been done before".

By the way (I've mentioned this before but will again) I think we (and the other remaining founder members) should wear FM (or 'Founder Members') on our shirt sleeves.

It would be a reminder to younger fans that the game didn't start with Sky, plus it would (probably) irritate The Victims as they couldn't have it.

Plus we'd occasionally get to feel important hearing commentators desperate to fill air-time mentioning it

"...and listen to that Goodison roar! Everton might not have the money to compete with the big spenders of the Premier League, but let's not forget they're a massive club with great support and as they so proudly wear on their shirts, founder members, one of the originals of.." etc blah.

Desperate?

I'll take anything that's going


Ged Simpson
153   Posted 28/04/2012 at 06:27:21

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It is really funny to see the fierce exchanges on Toffeeweb being replaced by fashion design discussions.

Nil Satis Nike Optimum
Mike Green
157   Posted 28/04/2012 at 06:51:54

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Hhhhhmm... I think I like it. I'm still going to ask for one for my birthday. Not sure about the sleeves mind, could get the Mickey taken out of me.....

Michael Green
Age 12

Paul Gladwell
165   Posted 28/04/2012 at 08:08:14

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Eugene that founder members is a great shout, it would be great if all the founder members could do that on some founder members anniversary.
Colin Grierson
344   Posted 28/04/2012 at 21:07:48

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Don't like it. Weird arms. The kit we have now is much better.
Nick Armitage
369   Posted 28/04/2012 at 22:20:25

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They could wear string vests and tutus for all I care, as long as they win.
Anthony Manning
371   Posted 28/04/2012 at 22:21:29

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I like it, although i hope we get back to wearing white socks at home.
Roman Sidey
375   Posted 28/04/2012 at 22:34:34

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For the record, I like the idea of the thick white stripe on the sleeve. I have rugby arms though. And I know that if the players want to look good in that jersey, they will need to hit some biceps curls in the off season.
Drew O'Neall
401   Posted 29/04/2012 at 01:02:16

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I would like an '1878' on the back above the number and below the collar and a 9-5-1 under the collar on the front of the shirt to remind everyone of the major titles we've won which still beats most of the no marks above us in the league.. People would ask me what 9-5-1 meant and I would tell them with great pride.. Might help to recruit a few younger fans too.
Drew O'Neall
402   Posted 29/04/2012 at 01:06:55

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ps: Those arms are a joke. How will we tell who's the captain?

Plain royal blue (circa NEC '94-95) with a white trim of no more than half an inch along any seam area but NOT across the main body of the shirt. All Amber 2nd kit and black and salmon third.
Drew O'Neall
403   Posted 29/04/2012 at 01:12:07

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Just do it!
Karl Masters
520   Posted 29/04/2012 at 14:45:07

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Drew. How about 4 6 0 on the shirt?
Jem Traynor
542   Posted 29/04/2012 at 16:44:18

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I like it, I'll be gitting one!

That's all that's needed to be said to any of the sad seed-sewing circle who MAY frequent this site/thread!
Richard Reeves
603   Posted 29/04/2012 at 20:07:59

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I like it.

At first glance, I thought the arms were a bit daft but it's grown on me.
Next season, I hope we return to white socks and more white around the neck or color...... like the fat 70s color (just kidding).
Richard Reeves
606   Posted 29/04/2012 at 20:18:55

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Away kit should be black top with a blue sash down the front where the badge goes, black shorts and those blue and black hooped socks from the Danka kits.

The same season we should wear white socks for the home kit so these should be the only 2 kits needed.
Joe Gresham
611   Posted 29/04/2012 at 20:40:15

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Not that fond at the moment, but I'll still buy it and it'll grow on me!
Jelavic on the back of course
Anthony Martin
666   Posted 30/04/2012 at 11:31:16

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It's true I suppose that to reproduce a blue kit every year must be challenging to make it either

a) modern
b) stylish
c) traditional
d) different

That said, I must admit the Italians never fail to have an attractive simple kit for every major competition.

I personally don't think you can be far wrong in having a blue kit which is simple, with only three things present: the team's badge goes without saying, their logo, and the club's sponsor.

I quite like this shirt, apart from the sleeves; I also think it will give me an added incentive to keep fit as it looks snug.
Alan Ross
719   Posted 30/04/2012 at 18:53:39

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Eugene 092 Some very good points. Also seems the majority agree 'those feckin arms' quite frankly are a disaster. Everyone will be thinking they're captain.
Tony Twist
749   Posted 30/04/2012 at 21:23:42

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A team of captains, sounds good to me. The sleeves are different but I would imagine a lot of them will start to wear all white body suit underneath so it won't look that bad. Nike is quality so I am please with the kit, let hope it's a lucky one for us.
Chris Williamson
751   Posted 30/04/2012 at 21:37:20

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Didn't like the sleeves at first but they've really grown on me now. Eugene's had a brilliant shout - FM on the sleeves or badge or collar. Raises the question amongst others.
Vishal Poorundersingh
845   Posted 01/05/2012 at 11:47:40

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Looks good, the V-neck is cool. Will buy it.
COYB
James Baird
875   Posted 03/07/2012 at 00:25:56

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I like it but find it unimaginative, Nike could have produced better.

It's exactly the same as Brazil's & Arsenal's new kits.

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