Denis, Gav and Les are joined by the estimable John Devlin of True Colours books and Admiral documentary fame to discuss underrated World Cup kits. Four kitgeeks will nominate six under the radar kits each in a bid to decide the final octet of FIFA tournament underratedness.
Episode Fourteen – Wearing the skin of your enemy…
Denis, Gav and Les are joined by Design Football’s Jay Handley to discuss teams who ‘wear the skin of their enemy’, or at least colours associated with rival sides. WARNING: Contains Star Trek references.
Episode Thirteen – UEFA rules OK
As the group stages of UEFA’s three main competitions begin, Denis, Gavin and Les take a look at UEFA kit regulations past and present, deciding which rules are good (“Nyon to something good!”) or bad (“UEFA the game or what?”).
Episode Twelve – The life of Kit & Caboodle author Matt Riley
The kit book shelves will have a new tome soon, when Matt Riley’s Kit & Caboodle is released. Ahead of that Matt joins Gav, Denis and Les to discuss the inspiration behind the book, which does not sit on the fence about topics such as gambling and Crypto/NFT sponsorships, using shirts to oppose wars and bigotry, and attempts to put football on a more sustainable footing, which naturally includes the kits made from a petroleum by-product.
Episode Eleven – Canny Kits Of The Magpies
Having looked at change kits, goalkeeper jerseys and notable templates (twice!), Denis, Gavin and Les take a look at a specific club’s kit offerings as chosen by a guest.
That club is Newcastle United, and the guest is renowned Toon matchworn shirt collector Gavin Haigh, who selects three good (“Canny kit that pet!”) and three bad (“Nah way the lads!”) kits from the Magpie’s polyester pantheon.
Episode Ten – Templates Revisited
Having established that templates are no bad thing in Episode Seven of The Football Kit Podcast… Denis, Gav and Les revisit the subject in Episode Ten to choose more ‘Templates of Worship’ and ‘Templates of Doom’.
Episode Nine – The garb of the goalkeeper
Goalkeepers are a different breed they say, and their attire certainly sets them apart from their team mates.
In this episode of The Football Kit Podcast that attire is considered by Denis, Gav and Les, who each choose a “you’re a keeper” entry of something they like as well as a “No saving that” choice, something far from number one.
Episode Eight – The climate of change kits
All post-punk band Half Man Half Biscuit wanted was a Dukla Prague away kit, but for some people change kits, be they away, third, fourth or in Napoli’s case thirteenth kits are the work of the capitalist devil.
Denis, Les and Gav discuss change kits, finding positives as well as negatives, or ‘Positive changes’ and ‘Changes for the worse’.
Episode Seven – Templates of Worship, Templates of Doom!
The Football Kit Podcast and the Templates of Doom! In Episode Seven old stalwarts Denis and Les are joined by a January transfer window signing, as Gav Hope of Kit Geek gives the line up some strength in depth.
Templates might be a dirty word to some but they are the bedrock of kit design, and in what might be the first part of a quasi-regular series, our three kit connoisseur each nominate a ‘Template of Worship’ and a ‘Template of Doom’.
Episode Six – Glad to be ‘Bach
In Episode Six of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to Steve Appenowitz, author of the essential 2018 tome Bundesliga Trikots and fan of Borussia Mönchengladbach, about his latest book Das Gladbach Trikot.
Also… Denis and Les are intrigued by the EFL’s stance on short clashes, and recall a Chelsea mash-up in their first season with adidas.
You can view a companion PDF with photographs of every kit discussed in this episode HERE