It’s the time for new kits…well, as usual, Aston Villa fans will have to wait a little longer to see their new shirt revealed, but in the meantime at least there’s some entertainment to be had from Birmingham City’s latest shirt.
My barber, a Blues fan, recently commented on how the new Blues shirt was a nice one and how he was actually going to buy it for a change.
Well, I have some good news and bad news for him…and weirdly, the good news is the bad news.
Good and Bad News
To be fair, it’s not a bad design. Nice white shoulder details and at least the price at £45 is below the dreaded £50 figure. But…
It appears that if you log on any sports goods website that sells generic kits that you may have seen the Birmingham City shirt design before…
Isn’t this the standard blue Adidas ‘Regista 18’ shirt that you can actually pick up for the cost of just £14.95?
It is you know!
Further bad news for Blues fans is that they are paying 200% more for the same shirt that just has their badge on and the club sponsor.
Yes, you’re paying an extra £30 to have the dubious privilege of being a human advertising board for a betting company.
Still, the good news is that if you can get your hands on a Blues badge (just recycle one from an old shirt), you can stitch or glue it on and save yourself a few quid.