Everton unveil 2016-17 home kit

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Everton have officially unveiled the new home strip for next season.

The new design features a rounded white collar and yellow accents on the sleeve trim and a criss-cross pattern at the bottom of the jersey in a nod to the Archibald Leitch iron work that adorns Goodison Park.

A fuller depiction of the iconic Leitch design is featured on the inside back of the neck of the shirt along with the coordinates for Goodison Park.

The shorts are white with yellow accents and the socks feature a yellow and blue band around the middle.

The new strip will be worn for the first time on Sunday when Everton close out the season against Norwich City at Goodison Park.

Speaking about the new kit, Everton captain Phil Jagielka said: “There's nothing like playing at Goodison Park in front of our passionate fans and knowing you are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest footballers in the world. The nod to the stadium and its history in the kit is a great touch. I love the detail of having the co-ordinates on the neck of the shirt”

Supporters will also be able to pre-order at the Toffee Shop on the corner of Gwladys Street and Bullens Road and in the Fan Zone at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Fans can pre-order now the new kit online and in Everton stores when it goes on sale on 4th June.

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Anthony Jones
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:34:21
Who spilt the mustard?
Laura Round
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:42:01
I know the kit announcement was due today but anyone else think it's a bit early.. Hopefully brought forward to 7am to make way for breaking news at 9am...
Ian Hollingworth
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:42:50
Ian @3 here it is.

Could be our last premiership kit if Bobby Buffoon keeps his job.

Mark James
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:44:18
It's pretty smart to be fair!
Lyndon Lloyd
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:45:45
I think it's a nicely designed kit. I haven’t always been a big fan of the yellow but it’s a nice variation and clearly some thought has gone into the marketing side with the whole coordinates thing.
Paul Kelly
10 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:49:10
The kit itself ain't to bad to be honest, just wish they'd go back to a more loose fitting style for.,putting it nicely...fat bastards like myself actually fit into one.
Jim Burns
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:49:51
I like this one - nicely retro.

However - who really gives a flying f--- at the moment. They should have timed its launch alongside the announcement of our new manager. Wait - launching it a week before the start of the new season? Maybe not.

Dennis Stevens
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:50:46
No stripes down the sides of the shorts, again - and I still hate to see us wear blue shorts with blue shirts!

Oh, and shouldn't that touch of yellow be in the form of a large stripe down the back?
Karl Masters
13 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:52:40
At least it's unique to Everton.

Bears an uncanny resemblance at first glance to the 1997-99 kit which was worn during two season's of struggling against relegation - history will be repeating itself if we're not careful!

Paul Conway
15 Posted 12/05/2016 at 07:58:59
Hurrah! That's the most important announcement the Club has made.

I hope the vast majority of this current squad won't be around next season to wear it, when and if the new manager purges this Club.

Jay Woods
16 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:02:02
Dennis Stevens, you stole my thunder!
Mark Griffiths
17 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:11:44
It looks exactly the same as most of the kits in the past ten years! No creativity.
Phil Jeffries
18 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:13:41
Kit looks good, but where is the only announcement that matters? MARTINEZ SACKED... fuming if we don't sack him today.
Colin Glassar
19 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:15:52
If we continue in the same vein next season, I think chicken shit yellow would be more appropriate.
Neil Roberts
20 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:24:21
Might not like the players in the kit at the moment but quite like the kit
Anthony Hawkins
21 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:37:55
The kit looks really good. Almost Immense!
Eric Myles
22 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:47:24
Looks ordinary.
Eric Myles
23 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:50:59
Hang on, on sale 4 June?

They mean 2017 don't they?

Or that new marketing team are earning their money for a change.

Eric Myles
24 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:53:29

This one looks better

Denver Daniels
25 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:56:03
I don't like the crew neck. Prefer a collar but that's just me.

Reminds me of the Keijian sponsored kit back when Our Wayne was still one of us.

Anthony Dwyer
26 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:58:16
Im happy with the kit, its typically Everton, just how we like it.
Mark Andrews
27 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:07:48
I love the PR blub, "An exact jersey as worn by the Toffees players, this official Everton 2016-17 home shirt benefits from breathable body mapping and an intricate de-bossed waffle effect"

Is the "de-bossed waffle effect" code?!

Steve Bingham
28 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:08:22
Does the club actually realise that we are truly not bothered about the flamin new kit until they show us intent to sort out the other few elephants in the room ? Do that and demonstrate some ambition and drive and I will do the same and part with my hard earned and buy a couple for the kids ! For goodness sake stop taking us for clueless mugs ..
James Marshall
29 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:10:12
Uninspired. Even the marketing shots show up our shitty old ground with the kit laid out on the crumbling old wooden steps, and our crappy seating. Wise up and modernise for fuck sake. Benitez was right, small time club in every respect. Everton is a stuffy old club that stinks of moth balls and Pears soap. We truly are the smelly old Grandma of the Premier League.
John Daley
30 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:13:18
" I love the detail of having the co-ordinates on the neck of the shirt”

As if you do Jags. As if you thought to yourself "You know what, I really love that. It's pure genius and..err..super handy if we ever get lost".

They'd have been better off having the co-ordinates of where each player should stand at set-pieces or, for Lukaku, co-ordinates showing him the way out of his own arse.

Nicky Styles
31 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:13:45
My god that is horrible. It looks like it was designed by a child! This random yellow stain on the cuffs? Whoever designed this should consider himself very lucky to have the job he has because he clearly has no idea what he's doing.

What makes this joke of a kit even more annoying is the fact that only 2 days previous an absolutely fantastic kit was leaked on social media. It looked really sharp. Obviously too good to be true.

We have got bigger things to worry about than the fact that umbro (who uses umbro in the 21st century ffs!?) are our kit manufacturers and churn out shit like this every year, but I do take a degree of solace in the fact that I am not a parent or someone who will have to buy this rag for a young bluenose. That EFC demand money for this shit is criminal!

Nicky Styles
32 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:14:51
@Eric Myles
Thats the one I seen too! Its absolutely fab!
So disappointed thats not our kit :(
Liam Reilly
33 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:18:10
Little innovation again. I wont be buying it as its too similar to the last white roundneck.

I'd like to see a return of something like the old Latchford Kits both home and away.

Richard Reeves
34 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:22:19
I like it; would prefer it without the yellow but for once they haven't fucked up the neckline.
Thomas Surgenor
35 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:26:20
The change socks remind me of boca.
All this changing of kits every year is making it very hard for designers to come up with something nice and a little bit different. There all starting to look the same to me. My favourite lot of the last decade was actually Martinez first season with the navy blue.

Spare a thought for the likes of saints, magpies and mackems paying over the odds for a shirt that prob looks identical from distance.

Thomas Surgenor
36 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:28:31
Eric #24

That's a great kit.
Retro looking with a modern appeal... If that makes sense?

Kevin Rudge
37 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:29:17
Now all that's required is a group of players who will give everything they have when they are wearing it.
Craig Walker
38 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:31:52
Who remembers those halcyon days when our biggest thing to moan about was a shit club crest?

The kit is okay but we have far bigger things to concern ourselves with. Maybe we should bring back the terrible kit of 2 seasons' back with that crest. At least we won games in it.

Derek Thomas
39 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:37:31
Didn't use Rom, Stones or Barkley because they won't be here much longer?
Finn Taylor
40 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:38:02
Lazy design. Are we suprised?

Basically West Hams design from this season.

John Raftery
41 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:44:38
The deployment of Besic and Coleman in the launch video probably means they will be with us next season. Not many others of the current squad will be.
Nick Entwistle
42 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:53:38
Nothing beats the Danke in my opinion.

No collar, no likey.

Ron Sear
43 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:02:33
Go down to Abakans and get a bit of yellow cloth, get out last years kit and the sewing machine - 2016-7 kit sorted.
Chris James
44 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:03:47
New strip isn't really much of a change considering many of the players have already shown a yellow streak throughout the season...
Mike Keating
45 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:05:32
Who gives a shit?
Ian McPherson
46 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:10:42
Very funny @ john daley! 😄
Chris Morris
47 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:11:35
Not bothered, it's the kit we'll remember being relegated in at this rate.
Iakovos Iasonidis
48 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:12:29
Boring. This one would be much much better I think.
Pablo Brown
49 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:38:49
It's the nicest kit we've had in a long time, the back is chequered like the bottom of the shirt.
Rob Baker
50 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:44:44
No-one gives a fig until Bobby Brown Shoes is sacked. The wait is unbearable. Watching the abysmal results and no dismissal is the hardest thing to take...
Jim Bennings
52 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:51:04

I loved that Danka one too of 95, the 1995 Cup Final, oh fond memories and Kanchelskis singlehandedly killing them at Anfield.

On to the new kit, I quite like the top, its ok but as we say and as I said a few years ago when we were all having that mad debate about the badge change, it's not really important, it's the results and the players that wear it.

Having a great kit is nothing if your team is shit.

Kev Johnson
53 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:56:02
Who cares, get the football sorted first. I couldn't care if we played in your birthday suit. Everton, you frustrate me.
Dave Queen
54 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:10:06
What's with the white round neck collar again? It reminds me of the Rooney Keijan one as others have said, which I didn't particularly like.

Not just the on the pitch activities showing a lack of imagination and going backwards then.

The navy Chinese button collar of a couple years ago has been my favourite by far. And the earlier Keijan one with the blue flat collar is nice to wear.

Colin Hughes
55 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:27:43
Looks like a cyclist top with that little yellow band on the cuff.Would have been ok if they had just a white trim.
Terry Underwood
56 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:36:07
Just a thought... I wonder if the design and timing of announcement was designed to divert discussion from other subjects?? Seems to have worked.
Steve Brown
57 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:57:54
think the designer was a bit confused.
Richard Reeves
58 Posted 12/05/2016 at 12:08:59
I like it.
Paul Conway
59 Posted 12/05/2016 at 12:18:23
John Daley @ 30,

Exquisite!... your comments, not the design!

Tony J Williams
60 Posted 12/05/2016 at 12:29:54
That is a phenomenal piece of fashion engineering.

The togetherness of the design team shines through.

Although they were working with constraints they never lost focus and their effort and intent was immense.

Phenomenal....blibble blibble

David Pearl
61 Posted 12/05/2016 at 15:48:42
I think they should of used the old cartoon badge from a couple of years ago just to give our 'support' something real to moan about. OOhooh then we could knit ourselves a banner, hire a plane, form a march. We have more pressing concerns. The top is fine. Pie Jesu!
Brian Cleveland
62 Posted 12/05/2016 at 15:59:24
Mark, 27, the "de-bossed waffle effect" is basically confirmation that Martínez is going.
Scott Hamilton
63 Posted 12/05/2016 at 16:24:01
Uninspiring. Looks a lot like this:


Alan Bodell
64 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:06:56
For me the best ever was the 60's retro, Alex Young and Jimmy Gabriel looked great in the Royal Blue.
The days when we wanted to hang the kopites from the banks but what is with the yellow trimming ?
Darryl Ritchie
65 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:24:26
It's blue. It's a shirt. It'll do.
Gerry Morrison
66 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:42:01
Get rid of the Chang advertisement and the Unbro logo and it will look fine.
Geoff Evans
67 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:12:16
Hopefully get a new team to wear it.
Eric Myles
68 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:33:00
Like this Gerry?


Gerry Morrison
69 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:27:14
Perfect. I had one just like that when I was a kid. It had a number 8 on the back of course, and I didn't have to get a new one every year.
Brian Wilkinson
70 Posted 13/05/2016 at 00:35:04
First time in a while I like the new top, bit like the 1970 Championship winners top, I can live with the small yellow sleeve, at least its not like the one a few years back, with a mossive white band on the end of each sleeve.
Brian Wilkinson
71 Posted 13/05/2016 at 03:30:15
Massive white ban even.
Alan Bodell
72 Posted 13/05/2016 at 08:48:52
Eric, that's the one mate.
Eric Myles
73 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:49:55
Me too Gerry except I remember my last one having white cuffs, not blue like in the pic
Tom Bowers
74 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:43:03
It's all just marketing folks!
Every pro sports team in the world unveils a new shirt etc. etc. etc.
every season.
Doesn't mean we have to waste our money on it.

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