Filed: Friday, 1st June 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United's away kit for the forthcoming 2012/13 Premier League campaign has been unveiled.
The Ironworks-blue inspired shirt is a hark back to the club's roots and the first time United have worn a dark blue kit since Gianfranco Zola's squad wore a two-tone away kit in the 2009/10 season.
Priced at £44.95 for adults - with both men and women's cuts available - and junior shirts available at £34.99, the kit may be pre-ordered now for delivery on 21st June. A long sleeve version of the shirt is also available priced at £49.99.
The adult shirts feature club sponsor SBOBET's logo whilst the child shirts come with 'Forever United' embossed on the front.
To pre-order your away kit, click on the banner advertisement at the top of any page on KUMB.com.
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by Iron Age
12:51PM 6th Jun 2012
''I realise this will be very controversial but I would like to see us drop the Aston Villa colours of claret and blue entirely and play in the nearest thing to our own true colours (the Ironworks blue) as a first team strip. After Cardiff's 'financially based' decision to change to red I cannot see why a potential move to the Olympic Stadium cannot be done in tandem with a club colour change for ourselves. I may not be the first to have suggested this and I'm sure it will be an unpopular choice for many at first glance, but to those who do not know the full history I would say check it out.''
12:10PM 1st Jun 2012
''Adult shirt sized small mMens is 44" chest according to Hammers' online shop. Really?! Looks like its a kids size for a lot of people this year then!''
by Darren Mitchell
10:56AM 1st Jun 2012
''Noble, Nolan and Tomkins all look very camp in the image above top right. This shirt is defo not for me!''
by Marmaduke Smith
10:25AM 1st Jun 2012
''Its ok but I won't be buying it. Bit disappointing to be honest.''
10:13AM 1st Jun 2012
''Oh dear. I thought the idea of the white '80s shirt or the blue with two claret hoops '70s shirt was great. Both sets of kit looked like proper football kit. I am disappointed to see this 'evening wear' type of stuff making a return. The tendency is for the players to look like they are fashion models and then start to play like them making it more difficult to play forceful, positive football with an identity of purpose.
I am afraid that this shirt is not 'fit for purpose' and we will look and play just like the rest of the strugglers going through the motions. I will not be getting one - not because I do not want to support the team - just because the shirt is naff. You need to read the badge to know where this comes from. All very subtle and anonymously wearable but very definitely not a football shirt.
Fingers crossed we will get something better next time and that next time comes quickly before we have disappeared into the background. COYI.''