Everton Ladies launch away kit

Thursday, 19 July, 2018 51comments  |  Jump to last
Everton officially unveiled the new away strip this morning, a "carbon" black number with bright pink detailing.

The first change kit was available for purchase immediately when the club's stores opened at 9:30am and will be worn for the first time this weekend.

Leaked images of the away and third kits suggested one would be white with a series of fading blue diagonals roughly evocative of the Prince Rupert's Tower and the other black. The former will be the third kit, presumably due for release shortly

The club and Umbro unveiled the 2018-19 Everton away strip in a campaign fronted by the Everton Ladies team for the first time.

Chloe Kelly, Megan Finnigan, Danielle Turner and Kirsty Levell featured in video and imagery to support the launch.

Inspired by the same Go On campaign celebrating the dynamic spirit of Everton and their home city that was launched around the club's home kit, the video showcases the female players training and preparing for a game, with a voiceover from Everton fan and MMA fighter Molly ‘Meatball' McCann.

The away kit can be purchased in person from Everton One or Everton Two and online at evertondirect.evertonfc.com  

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Robert Leigh
1 Posted 18/07/2018 at 14:25:27
Our 2018-19 Away & 3rd Kits have been leaked:


I hope the white one is true, looks great in my opinion!

Tommy Surgenor
2 Posted 18/07/2018 at 16:04:23

I like the white kit but who could we wear it against?
Surely it's doesn't make sense to have that much blue in a change strip.

I might be wrong but I don't think we could wear it against Chelsea, Huddersfield etc because of the blue?

Matthew Williams
3 Posted 18/07/2018 at 19:38:53
I'm loving the away shirt, very classy looking.
Robert Leigh
4 Posted 18/07/2018 at 20:54:30
I see what you say Tommy.

Unfortunately now though it seems every away match teams wear an away kit, so we may even wear it at Burnley, West Ham, or Wolves even though there isn't a clash with the Home kit.

Simon Smith
5 Posted 18/07/2018 at 23:14:41
Hate to sound so negative but them kits are awful.
Robin Gomme
6 Posted 18/07/2018 at 23:32:44
I'm still pining for amber shirts, blue shorts and amber socks.
Vin Genova
7 Posted 19/07/2018 at 00:30:28
It also seems the Everton Ladies will be the ones revealing the new kit:


Lewis Barclay
8 Posted 19/07/2018 at 06:18:44
Angry birds.


Paul Mackay
9 Posted 19/07/2018 at 09:58:22
Black and fluorescent pink, I can see why the women launched it.
Simon Smith
10 Posted 19/07/2018 at 11:18:22
Didn't think that one through, did they, Lewis... ? lol!
Jamie Evans
11 Posted 19/07/2018 at 12:39:58
Oh dear.

Shafted by Umbro one last time, methinks.

James Marshall
15 Posted 19/07/2018 at 14:41:24
I like the black one, but the white one is rubbish. Looks like one of those crappy '80s kits that everyone hated. Wishy-washy shite.
Darren Murphy
17 Posted 19/07/2018 at 14:45:39
Not for me, my daughter likes the away kit, I'll stick to my home shirt.
Simon Smith
18 Posted 19/07/2018 at 14:57:14
Despite the pink, I quite like the black one.

Unsure about the white one. Might look better when you see it worn.

Iakovos Iasonidis
19 Posted 19/07/2018 at 15:30:16
The away shirt has pink in it (enough said). I really hoped the away shirt was the white one. It is something different and with white shorts I believe it will be very decent.
Jamie Evans
20 Posted 19/07/2018 at 15:38:06
Oh dear.
Mark McParlan
21 Posted 19/07/2018 at 18:00:57
Why do the powers that be continue to decide that black kits are a good thing? Never mind with pink thrown into the mix as well...

Love the white kit though.

Jay Wood

22 Posted 19/07/2018 at 19:00:14
Mark @ 21.

A nod to our past, Mark. In our formative years, we played in a black kit (original white shirts were dyed black to save on expense – I jest not!) and also featured salmon pink kit.

See this link for all our shirt 'makeovers'.

Everton Historical Kits

Andy Meighan
23 Posted 19/07/2018 at 19:10:28
Molly 'Meatball' McCann? Please tell me you've just made that name up.
Dave Older
24 Posted 19/07/2018 at 19:39:52
I like the new way kit and the leaked white one even more. Good job Umbro. Hands up who remembers the salmon pink and navy blue stripes of yesteryear???? Now that was an away kit.
Ray Carvin
25 Posted 19/07/2018 at 21:17:17
Home kit: Royal Blue, White, White.

Away kit: Amber, Royal Blue, Amber.


Andy Kay
26 Posted 20/07/2018 at 01:35:38
The Club don't need a 3rd kit now as that shouldn't clash with anyone this season. When are they going need to wear a white one?

Huddersfield and Brighton blue or white will clash, at Chelsea and City just wear the black one. Same at Burnley and West Ham. 2 kits are enough, stop fleecing your loyal supporters, who have had to put up with shite football for the past couple of years. Start thinking about the costs for the fans.

Phil Sammon
27 Posted 20/07/2018 at 01:50:54
The white kit is great! It’s definitely got some 80s feel about it.
Kev Jones
28 Posted 20/07/2018 at 08:04:13
Good on Everton, like Barcelona, fronting their new away kits with their women's football teams. Shows good support for the women's team and promotes inclusivity in the game. I like the black kit with the pink nod to the past.

A good shout by Andy Kay, clubs should stop fleecing the fans with third kits that are not needed.

Now lets get Everton and Everton Women playing like Barcelona on the pitch!

Brian Wilkinson
29 Posted 20/07/2018 at 11:48:33
I’ve seen worse, to be honest I think it is a decent away shirt, some need to get away with the colour pink as a no go.

For me the worst colour combo was the white chang,, with the green icons, would have looked decent, had they done the lettering in Blue, instead of green.

Give it a month or so and a few doubters will take to this away shirt.

Have to say I like it.

Steve Ferns
30 Posted 21/07/2018 at 15:20:48
What would people think if we had the "Black Watch" kit as the away kit? Yes, red sash and all. Could you stomach Everton having red on the kit?

I think it'll be too controversial, so how about a white, yellow or even pink sash?

On to Everton Ladies, it's commendable that the club are trying to get behind the Ladies team in terms of PR, but why don't they back them more financially? A few years ago, Everton were very competitive and winning stuff. Then teams started becoming more professional and we dropped right off. We even then dropped a division, before scrapping our way back last season. Is it not in our interests for the men's team to "prop up" and "support" the females team by investing in them and getting them to be more competitive and stop our players crossing Stanley Park and heading down the East Lancs.

Surely, if Everton Ladies are launching the kit, then this can be more than a mere PR stunt and we can give them a real push. How about having a "free game" at Goodison were we charge nominal fees to cover costs, and try to boost the fan base. Surely, this would be real innovation for the Ladies side, rather than just using them as models.

Kev Jones
31 Posted 22/07/2018 at 09:28:54
Steve (#30). Food for thought. I think reference to the Black Watch should be avoided, so no red no sash, please. The pink highlight is great as it is, it both nods back to the Salmon pink kits and forward to the Rainbow laces campaign.

You make a really good point about the downside to simply using the women's team as models and the need for the club to give more substantial support to the women's team. The club should change ‘Ladies', which puts women in their place, to 'Women', which is all about sisters doing it for themselves, standin' on their own two feet, ringin' on their own bells.

Mike Bates
32 Posted 22/07/2018 at 09:46:53
Or just jib off any mention to Ladies or Women. Just let them be called Everton. They're one of two first teams at our club, and should be treated as equals to the male team.

The two teams will never play in a league against each other, so why the need for women or ladies after Everton. Or should we just refer to the blokes as Everton Lads?

I just don't see the point in it to be fair.

Brian Williams
33 Posted 22/07/2018 at 10:25:36
Its simply a term to differentiate them from the Everton team that plays in the EPL, just as U23's or U19's is used for the same reason.
It's not a put down or sexist so lets not turn this into a bloody crusade eh?
Matt Traynor
34 Posted 22/07/2018 at 10:39:10
Steve #30
"Everton were very competitive and winning stuff. Then teams started becoming more professional and we dropped right off."

Straight out of the parent club's playbook, around the advent of the Premier League.

Jay Woods
35 Posted 22/07/2018 at 11:20:44
It's staggering watching the lefties on here (i.e. the majority) try to outdo each other in politically correct quips.

Mike Bates, have the Lunatic Leninist Award for being the worst of the lot with your deranged post. I look forward to laughing at your future demand for players from the "wimmin's" team being paid the same wages as the men and then starting to play in the men's team because, according to you, everyone is "equal".

Then we can start signing blind and otherwise disabled people - of both (or is it "all"?) genders - and awarding them £100K a week salaries because, you know, everyone is "equal".

Mike Bates
36 Posted 22/07/2018 at 12:10:39
Ffs Jay.

Pay won’t be equal because the demand for sponsorship and attendances aren’t equal. So you’ll be looking forward for ages for me to demand that.

However, they are equal in that they are both our first teams. They are role models. They represent the best players at our club. One is male and one is female. But both play for Everton FC. So I only ask why make the distinction in the team name? The distinction is made in the leagues they play in. One in the Premier League and the other in Women’s Super League. The distinction has already been made so why is there a need in them being called Everton Ladies. We know they’re ladies coz they’re ladies, and they play in the branded Women’s Super League just call them Everton coz that’s who they play for. Us.

Jay Wood

37 Posted 22/07/2018 at 12:32:20
Blimey Jay Woods (LAT?) @ 35.

You've been totally mute in recent months after your contribution on religion on a memorable thread.

You're certainly back with a bang with this latest contribution.

Brian Williams
38 Posted 22/07/2018 at 12:38:42

I gave what I believe to be a perfectly reasonable and logical answer at post 33.

Jay saw fit to reply in a more "robust" (and entertaining) way.

You jump to respond to his but choose not to respond to mine. The inference there (to me anyway) is that you're looking for disagreement.

Don't create problems where there are none, there's enough lunatics in the world doing that already without having it on here.

From a purely "logical" view:

A conversation between two "men." (if that's not offensive)

"Hey Everton are playing this afternoon are you gonna watch the game?"

"But they played the day before yesterday, that's a bit soon for another game isn't it?"

"Nah they didn't they played five days ago in that competition thing."

"No, they played day before yesterday, Tom Davies scored."

"Ohhhh you're talking about the men's EPL team. I meant the female gender team."

"Well why the fuck didn't you say that then you tool."

See how simple life can be Mike?

(I apologize to hammers, screwdrivers etc the world over for any offence caused by the misuse of the word "tool.")

Mike Bates
39 Posted 22/07/2018 at 12:52:38
Sorry Brian. I didn’t see your post to be honest, but I’ll reply now.

They’re all teams with age limits what’s why they’re called that.

As for your pure fantasy conversation, why wouldn’t you know your teams fixture list?

As a side point, I’m not telling YOU to call them Everton. I merely raised a question as to why the team needs to be called Everton Ladies by the club? You can refer to them as whatever you want.

Everton FC .... Everton Fanny Club? You can call them that if you want to. I won’t stop you.

Jay Woods
40 Posted 22/07/2018 at 13:10:19
Jay Wood (BRZ) - I left Latvia just over 2 weeks ago and am now back in the UK, but yes, I have been mute - not of malice, but of tactical withdrawal.
Jay Wood

41 Posted 22/07/2018 at 14:31:42
Jay @ 40.

Good to see you back.

No wishy-washy political correct fence-sitting you. I respect that.

Tactical withdrawal, eh?

Was that more the evacuation of Dunkirk, or the Siege of Stalingrad?

Kev Jones
42 Posted 22/07/2018 at 14:55:18
Brian#33 unlike the youth team age distinctions the term Ladies is a stereotype as its use places women in a inferior position to men and is used to define which activities and behaviour are suitable for a woman, which is sexist. It also puts ‘ladies’ in a superior position to women who aren’t ‘ladies’, working class women among others, who are placed as inferior.

I am curious that the discussion is seen as a potential crusade. Its not, its just a discussion of the different issues raised by Everton’s promoting the away kit using the women’s team. I’m glad its happening here, as one aspect of supporting our club.

Brent Stephens
43 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:04:47
When they became Everton Ladies FC, who made the decision to change from the use of "women" to "ladies" in their name? Their league uses the term "women" not "ladies" in their name, and some teams use the term "women" while others use the term "ladies" in their names. So I guess the League didn't foist this on them.

So is this name the choice of the women's club themselves? Please, don't blame Bill as usual.

Michael Lynch
44 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:14:49
Both sides are missing the point here. Why should footballers be seperated by sex/gender? Surely there should be no restriction on women playing in the same team as men. So, if a player is good enough, whether they are male or female, they get a place in the Everton squad. One squad, the football squad.

And before anyone starts talking about the relative strengths of men and women, don't you think there are footballers amongst the women who are physically stronger than, for example, Leon Osman? No reason why a woman shouldn't have tricky feet and a kitten shot like Ossie is there?

The future is no Everton and Everton Ladies, just Everton open to both genders.

Brian Williams
45 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:21:48
Kev. Being a lady has nothing to do with class, working or otherwise, the same as being a gentleman has nothing to do with class either.

I think the whole discussion, and the fact that some of you are offended by the term sums up just how fucking mad this world has become.

No, I'm not a dinosaur, I just happen to have common sense and can see when something's belittling or stereotypical.

"Lady" can be construed as a formal or polite way of referring to a woman as in "I spoke to the lady who lives next door but one."

If you're (and others) problem is that you feel it should be referred to as Everton "Women" then I find that petty. I asked my wife (a woman who happens to be a lady) her take on this and she basically couldn't believe there would be "men" bringing this up on ToffeeWeb.

Asked her if she'd be offended by being referred to as someone who plays for Everton ladies. She says you need to get a life and worry over important things instead of being offended on behalf of someone else, which I might add, she said is condescending in itself.

Mike (#39).

The teams are given those titles because there are restrictions on who can qualify to play for them. Just as the term "ladies" would signify men can't play for that team.

Now if your argument is ladies vs women then you have a point but one that is, again in my wife's opinion, (and words) bloody ridiculous. She also said you need to "get a life" but I won't put that on here coz you may be offended hearing that from a lady, woman, wife, mother, sister.

Your point about "why wouldn't you know your team's fixture list" is pathetic, sorry, as is the invitation for me to call them Everton Fanny Club.

Sometimes, when you're being a bit of a dick, it's best to just stop digging. No offence.

Brent Stephens
46 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:39:34
...and of course, exceptionally, some have neither "women" nor "ladies" in their name – eg, Arsenal. So it's Everton Ladies FC choice as to their name?
Mike Gaynes
47 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:49:26
Geez, Jay, welcome back. Don't even say hello, just kick the door in and start throwing rocks.

I've been enjoying this back-and-forth, chuckling not only at the witty points made but at what seems to get people really, really upset these days.

Also because here in the Colonies the same debate ended 20 years ago... the idea of calling a team "Ladies" here wouldn't even come up today. Having just watched the Wimbledon Ladies Championship, I reflected that the US Open has always been called the Women's Championship as far as I know. Yet female golfers here still play on the LPGA (and the L stands for Ladies) while competing for the Women's Championship.

Steve Brown
48 Posted 22/07/2018 at 16:50:40
Jay @ 35, I assume the question we have to ask ourselves on this topic is what Jesus would have said about it?
Dennis Stevens
49 Posted 22/07/2018 at 17:03:32
Perhaps we could take a leaf out of Private Eye and rename the team Everton Wimmin, no?!
Alan McGuffog
50 Posted 22/07/2018 at 17:09:35
Jay... where have you been all this time. We have been signing visually impaired and disabled players for years.
Mike Bates
51 Posted 22/07/2018 at 17:46:55
“The teams are given those titles because there are restrictions on who can qualify to play for them. Jut as the term "Ladies" would signify men can't play for that team.

Now if your argument is ladies vs women then you have a point but one that is, again in my wife's opinion, (and words) bloody ridiculous.”

I refer you back to my first point then and we should be supporting Everton Lads.

“She also said you need to "get a life" but I won't put that on here coz you may be offended hearing that from a lady, woman, wife, mother, sister.”

My wife said that too, and I'm not offended. I haven't been offended once during our dialogue, I'm not sure how you got that impression.

“Your point about "why wouldn't you know your team's fixture list" is pathetic.”

Just a facetious retort to a ludicrous comment.

“As is the invitation for me to call them Everton Fanny Club.”

The point you missed is you can call them what you want. No one will stop you.

Like I said, I merely asked a question whether it's necessary to have anything after Everton.

“Sometimes, when you're being a bit of a dick, it's best to just stop digging.”

I hope you've put the spade away... xx

John Keating
52 Posted 22/07/2018 at 18:34:50
Anyway, whatever you want to call them, they got a very good nil-nil draw today.
Kev Jones
53 Posted 22/07/2018 at 19:05:26
Brian (#45), I'm not offended by the term — I question the assumptions behind the use of the term.

I get your example of the lady next door, context alters how words are perceived, although I believe the term in a general social sense is negative. I appreciate your wife feels differently; not all women think the same.

My women friends and work colleagues agree the term is negative for women. They think the word is the tip of an iceberg that has links across millions of people affected by equality issues and so not a small thing.

They are also highly amused that this conversation is going on and applaud the fact that men on a football blog are debating these issues. So I am speaking on this topic from a position of support, not condescension.

Kev Jones
54 Posted 22/07/2018 at 19:22:38
Brent (#46), If women self-identify their teams as Ladies, then that is their choice. We can still discuss the pros and cons.

Mike (#44) bring on the day. In the meantime, the debate is about the assumptions behind what's in a name at this point in time.

Jay (#44), some quips I hope, but not point scoring. This discussion has been very informative for me and is an effect of Everton (and Barcelona!) raising these issues

You manage to roll equal pay, equality and disability into a ball which you caricature and then kick into touch. I wondered beyond your annoyance with the way I and others have spoken on these issues, what is your thinking is on these issues and how would you address them?

Neville Jones
55 Posted 26/07/2018 at 18:39:14
Very glad to see our club using the “Ladies” team to launch the away kit. Another first from perhaps the most progressive club in the premiership.

I like it as I did previous versions using a combination of pink and black. Why anybody would object to using pink in an Everton top, I can't understand. Looks good and better than the home top with the weird neck.

As for the rather peculiar argument about the female team and what it should be called, some of us appear to be unable to see the wood from the trees.

I suspect most females find the whole argument rather silly. What should be tackled is genuine discrimination such as equal pay – not worrying about semantics. My wife/partner certainly agrees as, I suspect, do most females.

Personally, I view the word “ladies” as simply a more polite and courteous term than “women” and that to me is a positive thing. Sorry if this offends you, Kev.

Most female premier league teams are called “Ladies”. Nobody has ever bothered. Why not ask them, footballers and others, what they think? It would be a refreshing change to hear the views of some females on this site rather than sometimes boorish male views.

I wonder what Orwell would think of all this? He was concerned about how use of language and restriction of vocabulary can be used to suppress opinions and freedom of speech. Kev, please note.

Clearly, the use of certain words, whether referring to women or others, because of the meaning we put on them, are rightly frowned on but let's keep things in perspective.

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