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Everton unveil black away kit

by | 25/07/2014  Comments (48)  jump
New change colours will debut this weekend

Everton have revealed their away strip for the 2014-15 season, unveiling an all-black kit with white logos and a striking purple goalkeeper's jersey.

Designed and manufactured by Umbro, and inspired by one of the Club's first ever kits - worn by the legendary black watch' in the 1880s - the design and cut of the shirt matches that of the home kit, with a round neck and a thin trim down the sides.

The players will wear the new change colours for the first time on Sunday in the friendly against Leicester City. They will get their first official airing against the same opposition when the new Premier League season kicks off on 16th August.

Manager Roberto Martinez said of the new kit: "I know all our fans like to see the new kits when they are revealed and I am sure that they will enjoy the black away strip.

"This colour kit was associated with Everton in the very early years of our football club and our supporters always like a historical link. This new away kit has a modern and stylish look to it and I am looking forward to seeing the players perform in it."

The 2014/15 away kit is available to pre-order now and goes on sale on Thursday 14 August. It is available for men, women, juniors, infants and babies.

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James Smith
1 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:28:55
Its a really smart kit. Reminds me of the New Zealand rugby kit.
Ant Dwyer
2 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:34:02
I like both home and away kits but itÂ’s soooo disappointing that our kit canÂ’t have the Chang on. Just had a look at a few options for a new kit for my lads and ended up getting one of them the new Barcelona away and the other the new Bayern Munich kit.
Both look much better than the kidÂ’s Everton kits, unfortunately.
Christopher Wallace
3 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:54:24
Prefer this one to home kit
Duncan McDine
4 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:54:36
Really like it. Hopefully it means the refs will be on our side.... Come to think of it, do refs wear black at all any more? If not when was the last time?
Matthew Williams
5 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:50:47
We shouldÂ’ve gone with the 1881 kit, replace the red?! stripe with a VERY pale pink one, reverse it from left shoulder to right waist & include the words "St DomingoÂ’s" in fancy writing within in....

The clubÂ’s shops couldnÂ’t cope with the demand & every other club on earth would copy us, imho!!!

Gary Russell
6 Posted 25/07/2014 at 15:50:32
Loved the black Puma kit when we had the Chinese sponsors Lijian or something, was it a phone company? I just bought some base layers for cycling made by Canterbury of New Zealand, one of which is a black shirt, similar looking to this and it's very, very cool! Just going to Google if they make any footy shirts for any team. Quality brand and a smart logo too.
Neil Roberts
7 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:08:31
It’s a yes from me. Can see players doing the Hakka to the Gwladys street!
Lakovos Lasonidis
8 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:13:08
With collar it would be perfect.
Gary Mortimer
9 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:23:00
Much better than the blue shirt.
Jamie Barlow
10 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:32:42
Both kits are the best I've seen for a while. Very impressed. The black one just edges it for me.
Lenny Kingman
11 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:33:16
Isn't it unusual to be playing a friendly against the team you will be playing in the first game of the season in a couple weeks time.

The top looks a little small on Osman. Must be the latest thing type thing I suppose.

Must add that black does shows up the pallor of a man as illustrated above.

Harold Matthews
12 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:53:13
Have we ever played well in black?
James Stewart
13 Posted 25/07/2014 at 16:56:00
Looks like a training kit to me but could be worse.
Denis Richardson
14 Posted 25/07/2014 at 17:38:25
Like it - looks mean.
Mike Green
15 Posted 25/07/2014 at 17:46:15
I've got to say, I like it; much smarter than some of the disasters out there. Bit boring, maybe, too much like a refs kit / the All Blacks, definitely but all in all looks pretty cool if you ask me.
Paul Ferry
16 Posted 25/07/2014 at 17:50:13
I thought that we were gonna have a new fella unveiled along with the new kit - mental image of Isco in said new kit, already bleeding blue. Definitely needs a collar and I like a V also. DonÂ’t like these tight looking things that show ya boobs off and will not look too good on our Â’largerÂ’ following.
Eugene Ruane
17 Posted 25/07/2014 at 19:03:29
Liecester pre kick-off could be interesting.


Harold Matthews
18 Posted 25/07/2014 at 19:16:13
Eugene. Good one. lol. Ha ha ha. don't know where you find these things. Ha ha
Billy Colman
19 Posted 25/07/2014 at 19:43:39
I think both kits are great but it doesnÂ’t matter what we play in as long as weÂ’re top of the League. COYB
Eric Myles
20 Posted 25/07/2014 at 19:45:44
Gary #6; Canterbury are a rugby shirt supplier.
Geoffrey Caveney
21 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:02:15
I agree with Denis (14) – I like it because it looks mean and intimidating and we can use that.

Should we try wearing them at Anfield for the derby and see if it works?

John Ford
22 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:28:24
The All blacks versus Leicester........usually involves odd shaped balls.

Love both kits this year....and the badge too. Coolio.

Rob Halligan
23 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:35:18
Gather you won't be buying one, then, Mr Ferry!!!
Karl Masters
24 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:35:35
Nothing special in all honesty.

Strips under the arms identical to the Home Umbro kit of 2005/6?

Like the fitted look - lose the manboobs fatboys if you have some!

Stripes on socks look a bit cheap to me.

Definitely prefer the home shirt. Best bit is the badge.

Harold - yes we did very well in the black LeCoq away kit with the thin pink lines across the chest a few years ago. 13 matches played in it and unbeaten in all of them!

Ian Bennett
25 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:45:12
Some diamonds down the arms would have been nice.
Mark Pierpoint
26 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:40:14
I don't like it at all. Not impressed with either kit, boring and bargain basement. Just what people did not want with Umbro. More disappointed with the training range. Without wishing to get all fashion talk on everyone, if I had been in charge of Umbro I would have taken the brand on a truly retro theme, think Asics with their Onituska Tiger brand, or Hummel with their retro 80s offerings. Instead all Umbro have come up with is poorly designed, boring numbers that your Dad would wear again.... (i am 27)

Like I said, I would not buy the replica kits anyway, too expensive just to wear to the matches, but the leisure and training wear, at 㿊-50 for some basic Umbro apparel you would see in a bargain bucket is Sports Direct merely with an EFC badge is daylight robbery.

Paul Ferry
27 Posted 25/07/2014 at 20:50:58
Hey Hey - 23 - I think that I might be in the running to be considered to be one of our Â’lighterÂ’ following Me. Halligan.

WonÂ’t be buying the kit though. The last time I bought a kit was back in Â’84 when I went to Rotterdam in full dress kit, I think that I looked very impressive. Loved the hooped socks.

Lyndon Lloyd
28 Posted 25/07/2014 at 21:09:00
Personally, I love the simplicity of both of this year's kits so far. Just because it's understated doesn't make it cheap-looking, in my opinion.

I skipped last year's offerings because of the badge and I thought the designs of two of them were a little too much (double-armbands on the home kit, Minion effect on the away), but have purchased my first home kit in 3 years this time around.

This black number is better than the one from two seasons ago, too – I like the white for the logos as opposed to the yellow from 2012-13. I haven't worn a name/number combo on a shirt since Bilic/28 17 years ago (exactly!) but if we sign Lukaku on a permanent deal I'm committing here and now to get the new away kit with him on the back to celebrate!

Ian Bennett
29 Posted 25/07/2014 at 21:23:44
Lyndon. can you get your own name or one from the past. Don't want you jinxing Bilic Mk II.
Derek Knox
30 Posted 25/07/2014 at 21:32:43
I like the black kit, but am somewhat confused as to the colour of the socks and the shorts for the home kit, why could they not be white?

Having said that, what happens with the away kit if, say, you are playing Man Utd at Old Trafford, they play with black socks?

Rob Coles
31 Posted 25/07/2014 at 21:48:27
Harold #12.

I'm sure in the distant past my father told me the story of the 'Black Watch' nickname. Everton played in salmon pink shirts with a diagonal, black sash, stripe.

The black dye apparently ran in the wash so the shirts were changed to All Black. I'm sure someone can help or confirm this history of our shirts.

Peter Thistle
32 Posted 25/07/2014 at 22:05:02
I don't think we won one single game in the last black away kit, it's a bad omen. Need something brighter to stand out.
Paul Ferry
33 Posted 25/07/2014 at 22:29:53
Yeah IÂ’m being quietly agnostic here. I donÂ’t like the kit at all - wish that third- or fourth-tier kit from last year, IÂ’m right on this arenÂ’t I? A natty beige/cream thing with boss black shorts was the new away kit. Loved that kit, I think we wore it just the once if I remember.
John Ford
34 Posted 25/07/2014 at 22:35:00
Bargain basement would have been pretty much anything we had from the 90s, perhaps with the exception of the collared Danka kit with a bit of black in the collar. Understated, unfussy and classic. Bit like Mr Martinez.
Kev Johnson
35 Posted 25/07/2014 at 23:50:54
Derek, the home shorts are white. As regards, playing away at Old Trafford, we normally wear all blue. For a few years, we wore blue/blue/white there, but that was probably when Chelsea were in the league below us. Nowadays that kit is too closely associated with them for us to wear it.

I think you'll find when playing away we wear all blue more often than we do our official away kit. That's what normally happens. For the record, I think the black kit is bloody rubbish. I mean, if we're going to depart from the amber & blue template, and we're not going to plump for the perfectly respectable white & black/blue then surely we could come up with a more imaginative colour combo?

Mike Green
36 Posted 26/07/2014 at 01:21:01
Kev #35 - personally, when we play in all blue I want to throw up all over the show, it's horrible - and we regularly get spanked out of town wearing it too. Gives me the shivers.....
Mike Green
37 Posted 26/07/2014 at 01:26:13
And you should know that anyway being Chief Designer Kit Man, oh yes you should.
Mike Green
38 Posted 26/07/2014 at 01:28:07
Mmmmmm.... (for effect)
Tony Page
39 Posted 26/07/2014 at 01:28:19
I don't care what the kit is, so long as Everton win.
Tim Greeley
40 Posted 26/07/2014 at 02:16:52
The home kit was unveiled with white shorts and looked pretty bad Andy to me. Really cool actually. I'm not sure why we ended up in blue on blue verses Tranmere but them shorts will be white. They'd better be, because the blue/blue was less than inspiring.

As to this away kit.... mehhhhhhh. I think I will have to see it in action.

Jeff Armstrong
41 Posted 26/07/2014 at 08:42:57
Do we really believe Roberto is "really looking forward to seeing the players perform in this kit"?
Darren Warkcup
42 Posted 26/07/2014 at 09:28:23
Black kits are for refs and linesmen and this looks like a refs kit. Personally I hate black kits, dull and boring and that is what this kit is.

The rest of the merchandise is poor as well and I can't help but think we have still ended up with an amateur-looking badge: I think we left the 6-year-old effort to move to one drawn by an 8-year-old.

Nil spend on merchandise for me again this year.

Chad Schofield
43 Posted 26/07/2014 at 09:41:15
I really like the unfussy look and the badge looks great. Given how dark the home kit is, it'll be interesting to see how much this is used... But I suppose that, as it's being used against Leicester, that it's not a problem.
Kev Johnson
44 Posted 26/07/2014 at 09:43:01
I don't disagree, Mike. All blue makes us look like a mid-90s Leicester City. A team of Steve Claridges! But whether we like it or not, it's likely that we'll be sporting it more often than the official second kit. That's what's happened before, so it's probably going to happen again.

I like the simplicity of white/blue/white – ie, the classic home kit inverted – but simplicity and Premier League merchandising don't exactly go hand in hand.

Derek Knox
45 Posted 26/07/2014 at 10:48:29
Kev # 35

Thanks mate, I was under the impression from the photos, when the kit was released, that it was all blue, which I felt was too much! Playing against Tranmere, who obviously play in white, I must have thought, somehow, maybe Amigos were distorting my thought processes, that was the norm!

Glad I was mistaken, and thanks again for your correction. I hope we perform a lot better against Leicester, both in Thailand and the first-day opener!

Anthony Hawkins
46 Posted 26/07/2014 at 11:19:24
I like the black kit more than I like the home kit. If they had used this style in blue for the home kit then I'd have bought it but I'm not convinced with the home kit.

I know I'll be in the minority here but I also preferred last season's badge to the new one. There's something not quite right about about it. Obviously I prefer the older badge to both.

Julian Wait
47 Posted 26/07/2014 at 17:16:16
I don't think our kit was previously available in the US. At least it's available online at World Soccer Shop this year, although store presence would be a huge benefit.
Matthew Williams
48 Posted 27/07/2014 at 12:50:40
Ref Gary: the company was called Kejian, Chinese techno company if I recall. We should wear the new black kit at Anfield, play the Z-Cars tune LOUD in the tunnel & all the team including Bobby should touch the This is Anfield sign... to fucking jinx the lot of them.

1999 was our last win there, which a disgrace for our great club! Oh & wearing all Blue for games is a defo no-no... we always get hammered like!!!

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