So, here I am watching Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City but I’m struggling to understand why City are wearing an away kit? I thought the same two weeks ago when the Premier League champions travelled to Arsenal.
Wolves play in orange and Arsenal predominantly in red so how on earth can City’s pale blue clash with either of those? Some have suggested money as a motivating factor yet, the profit margins for the clubs in kit sales isn’t actually that viable as a business model. Then again the wealthy foreign owners of modern day football clubs become the extensively rich corporations and individuals they are because they are willing to milk the pennies where and when they can.
If Manchester City can earn a few extra pounds in shirt sales then, sure enough, they will. Including friendlies in 2018, City have worn their away kit more than they have their home kit. There is just something horribly wrong with this.
Tomorrow we will see Everton travelling to Bournemouth and they too will be wearing an away kit. Yet again, another fine example of football kits gone mad! Hell, even some clubs in league two now have three kits each season. League two for the love of god!
Still, my concerns over the pointless away kit fiasco is nothing compared to what might be in the not too distant future. With La Liga taking a game to America this season, I am starting to wonder when the FA will look to milk the game further by taking an entire round of fixtures abroad! Anyone fancy West Ham v Brighton in Singapore? The day that happens is the day I walk away from football.