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Louis Carey hails new Bristol City home kit

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: July 02, 2012

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Louis Carey believes Bristol City's new-look for the 2012-13 Championship season will prove a big hit with the club's fans.

Having opted last month to revert to the traditional black and white away kit used in their First Division heyday in the 1970s, City have now unveiled a home kit with a difference.

Captain Carey and his team-mates will still wear predominantly red when playing at Ashton Gate next season, but the adidas-designed shirts will also incorporate black from the breast up in a bold departure from the recent past.

The new home shirts go on sale in the club shop on Thursday, July 12 and the team will be seen sporting the new design for the first time when City take on Bristol Rovers in a testimonial match for Carey on Saturday, August 4.

Carey said: "I'm chuffed to bits with the new kit – I think it looks brilliant.

"When I was a fan as a kid, I always remembered being excited waiting to see what the new kit would look like before the start of each season.

"I think this new look shirt is really sharp and dynamic and I think it will be a big hit with the fans. It is a bit different from we have seen in the past, but I think it works well.

"I've talked to the players and they all love it. I think it's great that it will be seen first in a City v Rovers match and I cannot wait for the day to arrive."

City will wear red shorts and red socks at home and the shirts will be emblazoned with the name of principal partners and kit sponsors Blackthorn, whose logo will also appear on away shorts.

But all junior size replica shirts will instead feature the Bristol City Community Trust logo after Blackthorn donated the space to the Ashton Gate-based organisation.

Home shirts will retail at £45 for adults and £35 for children.

City's new goalkeeping kit is light blue with black trim.

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  • tev04  |  July 10 2012, 5:07PM

    As you can see in the pic, the City players are almost as bad at acting as they are playing! lol

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  • i8city  |  July 03 2012, 3:07PM

    the defence should there always asleep

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  • gashead1970  |  July 03 2012, 1:48PM

    Who cares if City play in their PJ's - Why is this a top story on the Rovers page?

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  • THEIRONS  |  July 03 2012, 12:32PM

    I ate city. No you don't , so stop being a silly little boy. As for your point about clown suits, you may have a point. But it is a fact that all the Blue and White clown suits , have been bought up by a bloke called Higgs , he emptied the contents of his purse , and paid by cash.

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  • i8city  |  July 03 2012, 9:38AM

    they should be wearing red and white clown suits

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  • Frankclack  |  July 03 2012, 12:44AM

    AussieGeorge. Let's co-opt piledriver and his asses as well. Then rather than model players we could have some real bad-asses to stiffen the midfield. :-)) See! There's nothing in this transfer game if we all work together.

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  • AussieGeorge  |  July 02 2012, 11:06PM

    "Frankclack" My apologies if I was going a little to fast for you. My more important issues would include "fresh" players not models. I could compromise with you and wish for "model players" but that seems a way off yet.

  • THEIRONS  |  July 02 2012, 8:22PM

    I like the new kit, would look a lot better , with some new quality players to wear it , but i very much doubt that will be the case.

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  • fgfgfgfgfgfg  |  July 02 2012, 8:12PM

    Judging by what many of my fellow City fans look like at the ground, I dont think any of them can pass comment on what looks good or not!! I'm surprised there has not been the usual comment of "Wheres the collar, cause it looks smarter" etc etc Its a footy kit, some like it, some dont, there will be another next year so dont worry. Frankly if you spend £45 on any kind of sports wear you need to have a word! The most important thing is how the team plays, they ca have the best kit in the world but who cares if we end up bottom! PS Who said Red and Black dont look good together? AC MIlan did ok didnt they???

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  • Frankclack  |  July 02 2012, 7:37PM

    piledriver. Your reference to "asses" when talking about newcomers has me worried. We need players, not brayers. As for looking again at Christmas, all we're likely to find then is old men (admittedly with their own red kit), with long white beards. All together now ... "Away with the man-a-ger, off with his head":-)

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