By Chris Wright
Eight international games after the last one was rolled out, Umbro launched the new England kit for 2012 in London last night and we’ve got our hands on a few photos of the blighter.
Taking it’s lead from the St George’s flag, the new strip (including the goalkeeper’s) is entirely white and red, featuring a red monochrome England crest for the very first time.
Here’s the all-white home strip…
And here’s the all-red goalkeeper strip…
The brand-spanking new duds are due to be worn for the first time for England’s friendly against Holland at Wembley next Wednesday (29th Feb) and will go on sale from Umbro.com on the very same day.
Personally, I love it. Umbro, who are steadily getting their act together with some beautifully elegant kits here and there, have got it bang on once again – though the frequency with which new kits are being launched at the moment (not just by Umbro, I might add) is becoming a tad ridiculous.
That said, it’s beautiful and I suppose you don’t have to fork out for it if you don’t bloody well want to. Plus, a new strip for a major tournament makes sense. Wouldn’t want our brave boys keeling over in the knockout rounds wearing last year’s rags, now would we?
What say you folks? Hit or miss?