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    Why do we keep wearing the yellow kit?


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    I don’t mind the design, personally, BUT the team keeps wearing it when it’s not necessary.

    A change of socks to blue would have done today, for example.

    Annoying thing is: Millions of TV viewers around the world will have seen Albion for the first time this season. Surely we want the blue and white brand/identity to stick in minds?

    Was particularly crazy that we changed at Man Utd.

    The yellow kit will be 3rd kit next season, so the club shouldn’t be THAT desperate to flog it now, surely?

    Makes you wonder if some weird agreement is made with Nike at the beginning of the season.

    Anyone got a better explanation?
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      I don’t mind the design, personally, BUT the team keeps wearing it when it’s not necessary.

      A change of socks to blue would have done today, for example.

      Annoying thing is: Millions of TV viewers around the world will have seen Albion for the first time this season. Surely we want the blue and white brand/identity to stick in minds?

      Was particularly crazy that we changed at Man Utd.

      The yellow kit will be 3rd kit next season, so the club shouldn’t be THAT desperate to flog it now, surely?

      Makes you wonder if some weird agreement is made with Nike at the beginning of the season.

      Anyone got a better explanation?
      2 different stripes, simples for the international TV market mostly you cant make passes to players based on their socks
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      Makes you wonder if some weird agreement is made with Nike at the beginning of the season.

      Anyone got a better explanation?
      That has to be a prime suspect!

      Although I suppose that someone will argue that he white between our stripes clashes with the white on their's! Hate to see us wearing away shirts when it's not necessary myself - I would love it if the PL changed the rules so that the away team only changed into their second (or third) kit if the referee decided there was too much of a colour clash.
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      Commercialism.
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      That has to be a prime suspect!

      Although I suppose that someone will argue that he white between our stripes clashes with the white on their's! Hate to see us wearing away shirts when it's not necessary myself - I would love it if the PL changed the rules so that the away team only changed into their second (or third) kit if the referee decided there was too much of a colour clash.
      Agreed.

      Stoke wore red/white at the Amex. It’s Albion who keep changing unnecessarily.
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      Commercialism.
      Yes, yes, but we can’t be THAT desperate to flog shirts which will still be around next season, surely? Madness.

      UNLESS someone REALLY over-ordered I guess? Hmmmm...
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      Yes, yes, but we can’t be THAT desperate to flog shirts which will still be around next season, surely? Madness.

      UNLESS someone REALLY over-ordered I guess? Hmmmm...
      I think you’ve got it there. It’s a really tasteless creation and sales are reflecting that. As for the black kit- that’s lovely.
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      Whatever the reason, it's nothing to do with colour clash.

      Other teams change socks. We change the entire kit.

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      Maybe as a club we have decided that although we don’t have to we prefer there being a defined difference between the kits.

      Maybe when making fast counter attacks Chris wants them to be able to see clearly with a fraction of a second exactly where the players are.

      The yellow is very distinctive and with the more counter attacking we play away from home there may be some research that shows its 5% easier.

      Or - it could just be to sell more yellow kits as the home is running low?
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      Agreed.

      Stoke wore red/white at the Amex. It’s Albion who keep changing unnecessarily.
      Agree with you 100%. Albion's club colours are BLUE and WHITE and we should wear our blue and white stripes at every opportunity, wearing the yellow (or any other awful "away" kit) only when absolutely necessary.

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