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El Scorchio 2:38 Fri May 13
'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Man U released their away kit for next season on Wednesday.

60 quid for a 'regular' shirt and 90 quid for an 'authentic' shirt. (35 quid for 'authentic' shorts')

Fuck knows what the difference is, and why it costs 50% more. 60 quid is a total joke anyway.

Novel way to extort yet more money out of fans.

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El Scorchio 8:34 Mon May 23
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
An 'authentic' Arsenal home shirt for this season with name and number on it, as I have just read, will cost £124

FMOB

Ronald_antly 1:50 Sun May 15
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
It came to my attention recently that you can get shirts that DO NOT have the advertising OBSCENITY on them.
I GREATLY approve of this, and am almost tempted to get one myself.

ALMOST.

Scraper 2:26 Sat May 14
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?

I'm actually considering buying Chelsea's current away shirt (long-sleeved white) as it's a thing of beauty.

*spits on self*

Robwhu2 2:16 Sat May 14
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Umbro did it with the england kit a couple of years ago i seem to remember?
Bought the 'last game' shirt, no intention of ever wearing it tho... Prob get it signed at some point

park chan wook 12:55 Sat May 14
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Being in my forties I don't buy kits, and any grown man who does deserves to bum raped by the board. Ja fooley

Any Old Iron 10:43 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Ii noticed that Chelsea introduced this nasty scam last week. I see that both them and manure use Adidas.
Who in their right minds pays £60 for a nasty piece of polyester?
But to spend 50% more for something which, to the untrained eye, looks identical, is beyond mental.

When you consider how premier league clubs are awash with tv cash, you start to realise that those who run them are now pretty much immoral.

Saul Bollox 7:00 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
They are trying to make as much money as possible before all their fans fuck off to whoever is doing well

ironsofcanada 6:53 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
The biggest difference in the hockey ones were always the fabric: heavier multiple layers for dealing with sweat and providing a little bit of slice-prevention.

They also had the fight strap sewn in. Not something you need or want if you wear it to a bar.

Charoo 6:49 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
You don't have to buy one - it's a choice.

As b6ny b says they are great value for kids.

I don't wear replica ones but if I did I would want a proper one rather than that polyester shit they sell.

Far Cough 6:46 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Jersey*

B6NY B 6:46 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
I must be the only one who don't think there a rip off? Kids can wear them as much as they want for a year, as (if your sort of thing) adults.

Far Cough 6:45 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
I had a proper Minnesota North Stars once, lost it now but I bet it's worth a few bob

Huffers 6:42 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Luckily for us, there is no difference between the shirts the players wear and the ones available in store.

Takashi Miike 6:34 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
id love to get a couple of the redskins sweatshirts the coaches wear but do nike supply them in the uk? do they fuck. and if they did they'd probably want £200 a sweatshirt, made in a sweatshop

Aalborg Hammer 6:32 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Been doing it the States for years..my sons wanted Philadelphia Flyers Ice hockey shirts...they asked if I wanted 'Authentic' ones and they were $150 each-boys sizes- and that was 20 years ago *c*nts*

Razzle 5:45 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Full kit wankers - is that the authentic term?

Trevor B 5:28 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
http://www.soccerpro.com/thecentercircle/authentic-vs-replica-whats-difference/

El Scorchio 5:23 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Interesting article.

Minimal differences!

Seems to be mostly to save a gram or two of weight and have a bit more ventilation. I read on another article most 'Authentic' shirts- nike excluded- have printed crests to save a bit of weight (so therefore the sewn on one is probably superior) and the sponsor and name/numbers are bigger on the authentic ones to show up better on television.

More fool those who want an authentic one considering the added cost, I reckon!

SullyHammer 5:19 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
It was created by Beckham and Stormzy too apparently - both a pair of dopes.

Trevor B 4:57 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Steve

a very quick google would have told you this:

http://blog.kitbag.com/nike-match-day-shirts-vs-stadium-shirts/

Steve the Hammer 4:55 Fri May 13
Re: 'Authentic' replica kit. The next level of greed and lunacy?
Someone on here tried to ridicule me a while back for asking the difference between the shirts the fans buy and the ones the players wear.

I still haven't been told the difference.

Reading this thread suggests nobody really knows,

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