New England Football Shirt Released – Is It One Too Many?

The England football shirt for the 2014 Brazil World Cup is now available to pre-order but is this one shirt too far for the loyal fans?

Nike took over from Umbro as England’s kit manufacturer in 2013 and released their first England football shirt in May 2013 which celebrated England’s 150th anniversary.

The shirt was first worn in England’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland on the 29th May 2013, a game which finished 1-1.

The England away shirt was first worn a few days later in a 2-2 draw against Brazil in which Wayne Rooney scored a screamer from the edge of the area.

The home shirt was next worn in a 3-2 friendly victory over Scotland before being worn for the first time in a competitive match in the 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Moldova.

The away jersey was worn for the first and last time in a competitive match in the vital World Cup qualifying game in Ukraine which ended 0-0.

The home England football shirt was worn in further qualifying victories over Montenegro and Poland before being worn during back to back friendly defeats against Chile and Germany.

The white jersey got its eighth and final outing in the 1-0 friendly victory over Denmark on the 5th March 2014 at Wembley.

Less than a year after being released, and without being worn at a major tournament, both the home and away shirts have been replaced with a new design for the World Cup.

For the first time in England’s history a player version and stadium version have been released, as they do for American Football jerseys.

The player version shirt costs staggering £90 with the bog standard stadium jersey “only” costing £60.

Former players and celebrities alike have taken to social media sites such as Twitter to vent their disapproval of both the cost of  ufabet เว็บหลัก the shirt and the frequency the new shirts are being released.

There does seem to be very little consideration by those who make these decisions with it seeming to be more about profit more than the loyal fans that have less & less money in their pockets these days.

The new England football shirt is designed on the classic 1970 England jersey being plain white in colour with a V-neck collar.

The one positive that can be taken from the retirement of the 11 month old shirt prior to the 2014 World Cup is that it is possibly the only England shirt never to feature in a defeat in a competitive match!!