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Season 2009/10

Third kit on sale today

  • 26 September 2009 09:35
  • Posted byChris Bailey

Our fabulous and instantly popular third kit goes on sale at the club's retail outlets today. Don't miss out!

While the new kit draws its inspiration from the Club's proud history and an element of familiarity, it is a superb design for today rather than simply an exercise in nostalgia.

The shirt has a black and red sash across a white base with the team sponsor subtly located under the crest, but the sash slants in the opposite direction to those on previous designs.

David Blanch, senior designer at Umbro, said: "The third kit is very special, a modern interpretation of City's original sash design. However, we have moved the sash to the other side.

"One of the reasons for doing this is because we wanted to draw attention to the crest, which was done with the full support of the Club and the Club Sponsor Etihad.

"I'm really pleased with the final product because it makes such a statement. I'd like to think that this kit demonstrates that a sponsor can enhance a design rather than compromise it."

The remastered version of this City classic, worn with distinction by such Blues stars as Dennis Tueart and Gary Owen, made its winning Premier League debut last Sunday at Portsmouth. It is only available at the CityStore at the stadium or Arndale Centre Manchester as well as online.

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