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Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here

duffster 11:07 Tue Aug 16
The Material of Kit.
Probably dumb. But I remember back in the 70's when nylon replaced cotton kits. Shinier, less weight of accumulated sweat I assume. But sweatier and more uncomfortable. Are players wearing the kits we buy in the shop, or do they have a special performance enhancing fabric of some sort? Have other materials been tested using natural fibres like hemp or silk? Does aero-dynamism come into it as a level of detail? I remember when a skin tight kit was trialed by an African country I think? Will we end up spraying kits on to gain a 00006637.7 advantage? Personally I'd prefer a cotton version of all our kits.

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SDKFZ 222 1:55 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
I remember back in the late 70’s and 80’s there being replica kits for fans and the official playing kits for players. The official playing shirts always looked far more superior in quality compared with the replica ones.

zico 1:46 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
How times have changed!

"Before the 1982 World Cup, a second new England kit was launched, aiming to put Admiral back in the big time. While popular with fans, the polyester strip proved too hot for players during their game against France in Bilbao, when their sweat clung to the shirts and Paul Mariner lost 11lb in the sweltering heat. So designer Debbie Jackson was sent out with a new batch and instructions to sew the new badges on, within 24 hours, in time for the next game. Unfortunately, explains former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, some of the badges weren’t straight. He says: “There was one nearly under the armpit, so not a great start from a kit point of view.”

Sven Roeder 10:39 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
Seems absurd that professional athletes would run around in the 100% polyester kits for sale on the official site.
Surely there is some dri-fit fabric that is cooler and more comfortable than the equivalent of YOUR MUM'S BLOUSE.
Presume the bit on the away shirts sleeve is a nod to the BLOUSE quality of the shirts

I'd also be in favour of match shirts with seams that break as soon as an opposition player pulls your shirt.
Should be worth half a dozen pens a match at corners

zico 12:35 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
Good question this. Remember having the West Ham kit with the Chevrons and the 77 England kit and they were so itchy they were unwearable. Did the players of the day really play in that material?

gph 12:33 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
"Will we end up spraying kits on"

Shirts, maybe...

Hammer and Pickle 12:32 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
It's all been downhill since we abandoned woad kits

gph 12:29 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
Kit material is why I think we didn't get our kit from Aston Villa as a result of a won bet over a foot race.

I think Villa were still wearing woolen kits at the time, but all sensible clubs had switched to cotton.

Hammer and Pickle 12:20 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
I was a proud owner of the 1980 V-stripe Admiral kit. It was nylon and I didn't like wearing it much.

Mr. Burns 12:16 Wed Aug 17
Re: The Material of Kit.
Interesting THREAD this.

Nurse Ratched 11:34 Tue Aug 16
Re: The Material of Kit.
My experience of football kit shirts - itchy-scratchy stitching and labels in the collars. My sartorial bête noire.

On The Ball 11:18 Tue Aug 16
Re: The Material of Kit.
Yes, the Umbro kits we buy in the shop are the same ones the players wear. Umbro only sell 'player' versions, unlike Nike etc - England and Tottenham kits etc are £75 for the 'non-player' and £110 for the 'player' version and are noticably different.

*sales pitch ends*

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