All around us the only thing that could be heard was,'Have you seen the new kit?'
Surely not, we re-entered the club shop and there my worst fears were confirmed. The tatty old bits of rag pinned to the wall were the new kit.
A plain red crew neck shirt and tissue thin white shorts, that would not have looked out of place in Primarks £1 rejects bin. But worse, the away kit. Pale blue shirt and grass green shorts. I asked who was responsible for such abominations. Above the increasing rumble of disapproving voices the name of our Chief Executive, Glenn Aitkin was heard to of had a hand in the choice of kit. I don't know who said it, but if correct, then Glenn you don't know much about 'The Fleet'.
We have never, as far as I know, played in plain red home shirts. Red and black, red and white, yes. Did you come up with the away kit? What's wrong with the blue and white we already have? And as for the quality. Over the years as the club have slowly progressed up the divisions the quality of shirt has improved along with the football. The shirts on display now are cheap rubbish. I know the new sponsorship deal was pushed through quickly, and the agreement that the new shirts would bare our new sponsors name as soon as possible, but please Glenn, contact Jako, the shirts we have are the best yet. Where did you find the supplier, they are such poor quality I wouldn't take one if you were giving them away. And I advise other supporters to check them out first before purchasing them.
I also wonder if Andy and the team have seen them. I'd guess they haven't, but I'm sure you'll be told what to do with them.
I don't usually lose my cool, but I feel very strongly about this. If you or someone at the club has had a hand in the new kits, get it sorted. So far I have spent over £100 on shirts this season alone, and to see the crap that is being fobbbed off to us infuriates me. I only have the clubs best interests at heart, but don't take the paying punters for mugs. They won't buy those shirts.