Watford FC Kit - 2019/20

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hornetgags, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's a bit bizarre. But then, in an era where the club seems to think everything is up for grabs and negotiable when it comes to marketing opportunities, it seems they accept shirt sales are always going to be consistent. They're probably right. When was the last time you saw a Watford shirt for sale outside of Watford? 4yrs of PL football and an Adidas shirt deal seem to have had no effect on that.
  2. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

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  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I know it’s irrelevant, but for me personally not getting a shirt out for the summer holidays means I won’t bother buying one. Can’t really pin down why that is but I never buy them when they release them late!
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  4. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Your shorts should be red. Is coral a colour? I thought it was scratchy stuff off the Australian coast
  5. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Our under 18's have already played in the kit.. vs Stevenage on Saturday..

  6. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Hilarious how our new sponsor could create a video with the new kit and get it completely wrong.
  7. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Is it ‘completely’ wrong because they got the stripe colour wrong?
  8. I'm still hoping the red striped ones are just an initial batch they made up for testing and will roll out black stripes on the final version.
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Our shirt looks class compared to the Burger Flippers'.
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Looks cheap & nasty.

    In last season's we looked as though we meant business.

    Classic & imposing.
  11. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Last seasons will definitely go down as a classic even it will be forever known as the record cup final loss kit.

    At least we wont end up with the pink strip down the middle like Juve have on the same template this season!

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  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I will definitely be in the minority - but I wouldn’t have minded a red stripe down the middle and then have the Adidas stripes in black.

    If the stripes had to be red, I’d have preferred them down the side/ribs as opposed to on the shoulders.

    All that being said, it’s a football shirt and I generally find all shirts post 1996 to all be a bit ghastly. I thought Adidas started doing some good stuff for the World Cup with modern interpretations of each countries classic past shirts. But at club level, they seem to just be lazy with designs.
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  13. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Well yeah, it's wrong, is it not? They've put out a video with a noticeably different shirt design, which is bizarre that doesn't match the actual kit.
  14. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    It’s wrong but I’d say it’s fairly minor. Completely wrong would be brown and pink hoops.
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  15. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I’m not a fan of this kit but the last thing Adidas can be described as is lazy in my view? We had stripes and halves in consecutive seasons. Compare that with all the unadventurous stuff from the last 20 years (notable exception Zola’s second season and QSF effort). And they’ve even taken Juventus out of their stripes! The lazy route for Adidas is just plain tradition with the 3 Adidas stripes added with minor tinkering year on year.
  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Perhaps lazy was the wrong word. I just think global sporting manufacturers like Adidas and Nike could be a bit more adventurous when making kits for teams. A lot of clubs just seem to share the same templates these days with colours changing. I’m not close enough to it all to know if it’s financially viable for them - but I just think some designs that are actually unique to each club would be good to see. The top clubs get it - and it’s obvious why, but it would be good to see that filter down to the smaller clubs IMO.

    Sure, they have put us in stripes and now halves. But they are still template kits, that’s where I think it’s a bit lazy.

    But I know - it’s all about profits and designing a bespoke kit for every PL team when the numbers sold will be so small probably isn’t worth it. I think, for me, it’s just a case that you could take our badge off the shirt and put on a Vitesse Arnhem or Burton Albion etc badge and it would be the same. There’s nothing that makes it distinctively ‘our’ kit.
  17. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I’m just hoping the black shorts are wrong and hopefully on release day, Adidas have sent us red ones instead.
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  18. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    I think they should bin this kit and start again, there’s still time. Remember the shirt during the Vialli season, literally a yellow t shirt with the watford badge on it? We could assemble something similar in the three weeks before kick off
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  19. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

  20. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Looks much better than I expected. Although black stripes would have been better lots of over-reaction because they are likely to be red. Let's issue this now and get a glimpse of the away kit.
  21. Or, and this may sound a bit scandalous, use the same shirt 2 years in a row!!!

    I'm sorry, I have no idea where that absolutely insane idea came from.
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Mansfield Town still do this, but think it is rare!
  23. Wasn't long ago we rotated home and away updates each season was it?!

    Edit: ok it was 1995 and I'm officially old!!!
  24. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    It looks good to me. Not sure what's wrong with it. Yellow socks look much better for a start.
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  25. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    Apparently this has been done to make Juve’s shirts more marketable in the US where black & white stripes are predominantly worn by officials over there!
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  26. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Oh that makes sense.
  27. LPC213

    LPC213 Reservist

    Could be worse... (probably a wind up)

  28. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    That is absolutely horrendous.
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Must be some sort of marketing tool!
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Apparently Huddersfield Town are trending and their clubshop website has crashed - would have been genius marketing had the shirt been fake - but supposedly it’s not!

    Just seen a tweet that tickled me I must admit...

    When Paddy Power were brainstorming this embarrassing Huddersfield Town kit launch to get them loads of attention and mockery, they weren't banking on Newcastle announcing Steve Bruce as their new head coach about quarter of an hour later.
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  31. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    It has to be fake, as there are rules on where sponsors logos are allowed to go and how big they can be. I'm pretty sure that breaks all of them! Plus, it's Paddy Power so...
  32. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

  33. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

  34. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    It is a wind up, it's illegal under PL/FL rules - the sponsor's logo is too big.
  35. I just scrolled down and spat coffee all over the table

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