Man City recently released their latest football kit for the upcoming 2018 – 2019 Premier League Season. The third kit has not yet been released and is rumoured to be made available around September time by shirt manufacturer, Nike.
For now, Let’s take a look at the new home and away shirts and see how they look.
Man City Home Kit 2018/19
Very similar to the 2017/18 shirt as far as the colour goes and the Etihad Airways logo and other details too. It seems Manchester City have decided not to change too much and who can blame them after last season’s phenomenal record-breaking feat!
The main difference seems to be on the arm/shoulder area where there is really stylish dark blue speed blur stripes. This really stands out for me.
Around the collar area which is v neck style, there is a button which is different from last season and the words “Blue Moon” is etched into the button itself which is a nice touch. For those who don’t know, Blue Moon is pretty much the Man City anthem adopted by the fans on the terraces.
The back of the shirt is cool as the dark blue speed blur stripes also go across the back of the neck line and shoulder area too rather than it being left all the same colour like other teams have opted for. The word “CITY” is inscribed in capital letters just like last season.
Overall, a decent home shirt made more eye-catching by the pattern on the shoulder, sleeve and collar area!
Man City Away Kit 2018/19
I have to start of by saying I really like this away shirt which is actually said to be inspired by the 1998/99 kit as worn during City’s Play Off Final win over Gillingham 20 years ago. Back then they were in League Division 2 and many saw that season as a defining moment in Man City’s modern day renaissance.
Described as predominately navy blue with a modern look to it highlighted by a few fluorescent yellow and sky blue coloured pinstripes going vertically from top to bottom of the shirt.
Overall, it looks quite dazzling and easily must be one of the best away shirts this season. Indeed, many City fans feel this is one of the best away shirts their club has had in a long time and I am inclined to agree with that. Personally I prefer it to the home shirt.
The club badge, Nike logo and Etihad Airways logo are all beautifully stitched into the shirts fabric and all in white colour scheme which suits the away shirt perfectly. Unlike the home shirt which had a button, this shirt has no buttons and features a drop collar which may be the only slight downfall, although again it’s all a matter of opinion. On the players itself, the shirt looks fantastic.
Expectations for the 2018/19 Season
It is going to be really difficult to eclipse what City managed to achieve last season. Many pundits have said that this was a one off and will never be achieved anytime soon.
The fact that they managed to win the league by a massive 19 points over 2nd place and arch rivals Manchester United means that even if City were to drop off slightly this season, they will still be with a great chance of defending their title once again.
So far in this summer transfer window, they have offloaded many players and brought in quite a few new faces, most of whom are young prospects for the future.
The one eye-catching addition has been 60 million pound signing, Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, While I don’t doubt the quality of Mahrez, I do wonder how he will fit into this team. With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and a plethora of attacking midfield talent, someone’s ego is going to be put out of joint. Pep Guardiola is going to have to use all of his experience to manage expectations among his group of talented stars.
Personally, I think Liverpool in particular will push City the hardest this season and I also expect arch rivals Man Utd and Chelsea to be in the mix too.
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