Various Clubs . . .

Hamburg home jersey 2017/18 – HSV

Hamburger Sports Verein or simply HSV is playing in adidas currently.
Even though the club has not been a dominant force in German football for quite some time already it is still an important figure in the Bundesliga. Hamburg is an important city as well economically and culturally. The second biggest in population after Berlin.
HSV home jersey 17/18The photo is taken by the harbour on the river Elb. Hamburg has the third largest harbour in Europe after Antwerp and Rotterdam. Traditionally FC St. Pauli was the club associated with the harbor in Hamburg but as the area around the river has become developed over the last couple of years the harbour has now become more integrated in the larger picture of the city.
This might have drawn the HSV from lofty suburbs to seek some link with this economically and culturally vibrant part of the city.

Various Clubs . . .

Real Sociedad home kit 2017/18

Real Sociedad the pearl from the Basque Country sports a blue white striped kit. Like Alaves from the capital Vitoria.
The kit sponsor is Adidas. The shirt sponsor is a Chinese company.
Real Sociedad home jersey 2017/18
Nice detail with the adidas 3 stripes on the sleeve more or less becoming part of the shirt design with the white stripes going down the sleeves as well as down the torso.

Various Clubs . . .

Athletic Bilbao 17/18 kits from New Balance

Athletic Bilbao played in Nike for a number of seasons and prior to that in Umbro.
However, starting with the season 17/18 the club will wear New Balance. New Balance is making a strong push into the football industry picking up a number of clubs across Europe.
The crownjewel being Liverpool FC but other sizeable teams have also been put under NB contract: Sevilla, Porto, Celtic, and now Bilbao. Spanish , English and UCL football are the most popular leagues in the USA. But maybe other clubs in France like Lille, + teams in Germany, and Italy will also follow. Besides a potential increase in players wearing NB footwear.
Athletic Bilbao home jersey 17/18
The home kit is red/white striped. The away kit is black. The third kit is blue/white/red (almost like the Real Sociedad uniform or FC Porto for that matter).
NB Athletic Bilbao 17/18 kits

Various Clubs . . .

New Manchester City third kit 17/18

Manchester City are of to a strong start in the English Premier League.
First match in the UCL was also successful for the Citizens.
A new third kit has been released mid-October to complement the skyblue and margenta home and away kits.
Manchester City third kit 2017/18
The rubber accent from the shoulder and down is luckily broken up in two in order to make room for the sleeve badges. Whether for the Premier League or the Champions League.


New Juventus logo – New Juve merchandise duvets

Juventus for some unknown reason decided to change the logo prior to the start of the 17/18 season.
The new logo resembles af combination of J j capital and minuscular jay (J).
Thus all merchandise articles will have to change as well. New designs have been introduced for a number of products. For instance the Juventus duvets consisting of pillow case and duvet cover.
Juventus duvet set J j
and another example. On the reverse the nickname of the club bianconeri is written. Bianco Neri is white and black.
Juve duvet set Juve since 1897


Basque Country home jersey 2016/18

Astore continues to produce the kits for the Basque national team.
In fact the team is not an official member of FIFA and thus does not play any official matches.
But it still manages a couple of test matches a year.
Basque Country home jersey
The jersey is green with white accents. A bit of red is present as well in order to represent the colors of the flag fully.