Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 17 Part 1 - Wales

It's time for yet another special guest on The Football Attic Kit Podcast (you lucky people) - it's the one and only Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft!

As anyone will tell you (especially Shakey himself), Shakey knows all there is to know about the shirts and kits worn by the Wales national team down the years, so that's the subject we're taking for this podcast.

And good news for you (we hope) - it's another two-parter!

The first part is available to download here and contains an extended Kit News section and the opening part of our debate on the greatest Wales shirts since 1980. The second part of the podcast will be available to download on this website soon and will contain the remaining part of our Wales shirt discussion, plus the Kit Off vote which you can take part in below.

Oh, and before you download the podcast, an apology for the poor sound quality on Chris' audio track. We're not sure what caused him to sound so muffled and distant, but we've done all we can to make him sound as clear as possible, albeit under limiting circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience where that's concerned...

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

For our latest Kit Off vote, our guest, Shakey, has chosen three white Wales 'change' shirts that are, in his own words, 'unsung heroes' from Welsh football kit history.

As ever, we'd just like you to vote for your favourite using the buttons below, and we'll announce the results of our poll on the next podcast. Thanks in advance for taking part!


CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 17

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 16 - MLS 2017

The special guests keep on coming as we bring you our take on the kits of MLS 2017 - with Austin Long!

You'll have heard Austin's name mentioned many times in the previous 15 podcasts, and now he's here to tell us just how much we know about the kits that'll be worn by FC Dallas, Atlanta United, Vancouver Whitecaps and more...

So to hear our views on the best home and away kits of MLS 2017, and to get the latest Kit News and a new Kit Off vote (see details below), download and listen in to Episode 16 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast. It's a rootin' tootin' all-American special!*

(* Some Canadian teams may feature)

To hear Episode 16, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite MLS 'identity' shirt from those shown below.

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt A (Vancouver)          47%
2nd - Shirt C (San Jose)            35%
3rd - Shirt B (Dallas)                18%

Total number of votes: 120

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 16

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 15 Part 2 - John Devlin

If you've listened to the first part of our interview with John Devlin, you'll no doubt be wondering how Volume 2 of True Colours came about, or how John came to be the TV superstar that he is.

Well wait no more! Part 2 of our monster podcast with the great football kit illustrator and author of our time is now ready to assault your ears!

Find out which radio broadcaster John rubbed shoulders with during the promotion for his first book and which football club was foolish enough to REFUSE John's request to appear in his second book...

These questions and more are all answered in Part 2 of our latest Football Attic Kit Podcast, plus there's the chance to take part in our latest Kit Off vote which focuses on Scotland shirts, as selected by John himself (details below).

To hear Part 2 of Episode 15, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite Scotland 'unsung hero' shirt from those shown below.

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt A (1985-88)          74%
2nd - Shirt B (1996-98)         18%
3rd - Shirt C (2005-07)           8%

Total number of votes: 135

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 15

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 15 Part 1 - John Devlin

This week we deviate slightly from the usual format, taking a break from the Kit Collection feature to indulge ourselves in some star gazing...

For Episode 15 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, we're talking to TV's John Devlin about... well, about TV's John Devlin!

We take a wander down Devlin lane and get to find out all about his career, the stars he's fraternized with and eventually we get to the meat of it all when we get stuck into his brilliant True Colours books.

Listen as Chris repeatedly tries to ruin the chance of a TC3 ever coming to fruition, while Rich mocks the main man's love of Scotland!

There's no kit off vote just yet... that'll be in Part 2...

To hear Part 1 of Episode 15, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - NOT YET!

Wait for Part 2 you impatient people! ;-P

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 15

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 14: World Cup 1978

This week we turn the clock back nearly 40 years to the 1978 World Cup, a competition that featured 16 teams, Tango balls and a hint of suspicion, if you happened to be Peruvian...

For Episode 14 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, we're choosing our favourite three home and away kits from the tournament - a task that might seem straight-forward on paper... until you realise that most of the kits looked incredibly similar...

We look at the good, the bad and (in the case of one game involving France) the downright bizarre, with plenty of opportunities to read out your comments along the way.

There's also a Mexican flavoured Kit Off vote for you (details below) and some Kit News from south of the border too... Ay, caramba!

To hear Episode 14, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite Mexico World Cup shirt from those worn at the 1986, 1998 and 2010 tournaments

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt A (1986 World Cup)          65%
2nd - Shirt B (1998 World Cup)         23%
3rd - Shirt C (2010 World Cup)         12%

Total number of votes: 118

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 14
 
A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 13: Republic of Ireland

There's always a buzz about The Football Attic Kit Podcast when we invite a special guest to join us, and we're very pleased to say that's exactly what you can expect for Episode 13!

This time around, we're joined by Denis Hurley to talk about our favourite Republic of Ireland kits and as ever, we're picking our top three in the home and away categories. Which ones will we choose, and did we match all three of our away selections for the second podcast running?! Tune in to find out!

There's also an Ireland-themed Kit Off vote for you (details below) and some Kit News about Tottenham and Chelsea's switch to Nike next season.

Oh, and one thing to let you know about - unfortunately we had a number of technical difficulties as a result of using YouTube Live, and the result was some patchy audio quality at times during the podcast. We've tried to iron out as many of those issues as possible during the editing phase, but we'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of any remaining issues.

To hear Episode 13, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to choose your favourite from three rare Republic of Ireland shirts that were only ever worn once, as chosen by Denis Hurley. Unfortunately this poll has now closed and we'll be announcing the winning shirt shortly, so don't forget to check back soon for details. Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 13
 
A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Entire Attic Kit Collection...Almost

While I may have put 2 books out with the majority of my kit collection in, I don't actually have a photo of the whole lot...mainly because the shirts are spread all over the house in loads of boxes.

Classic Football Shirts (free advertising here guys...cough cough ;-P ) are currently getting people to showcase their collections using the hashtag #CFSCollectorsClub so I found a decent collage app and finally stitched (most) of them together...not literally...

Having posted this on Facebook, the tiny nature of the kits on display, coupled with FB's image compression, meant that most were impossible to make out.

So, here's the whole lot (give or take a few I don't have photos of)...

Enjoy...and revel in my obsession...click on it to see it full size...

Rich J


Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 12: National League 2016-17

Happy New Year, kit lovers everywhere!

Welcome to another 12-month period of adulation, criticism and analysis of the best kits the world has to offer, courtesy of your hosts, Chris Oakley and Rich Johnson.

To start the year off as we mean to go on, we bring you a new episode which this time features a Kit Collection discussion where we pick our favourite three home and away kits from the National League 2016-17. Yes, it's non-league fun all the way, not least because our Kit Off poll this week also takes its cue from tier 5 of football in England and Wales. See below for details...

As well as all that, we've also got some kit news that takes us almost to all four corners of the globe, plus we find out what football shirts you were hoping to get from Santa. And if you're still dissatisfied after all that, you really should try listening to somebody else's football kit podcast...

To hear Episode 12, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to pick your favourite away shirt from three that belonged to National League teams in the 2016-17 season.

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt A (Dagenham & Redbridge)           37%
2nd - Shirt C (Tranmere Rovers)      33%
3rd - Shirt B (Solihull Moors)          31%

Total number of votes: 106

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 12
 
A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 19 December 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 11 - Very Nearly A Christmas Special

"It's Christmastime, there's no need to be afraid." So sang Paul Young, but then again Paul Young didn't have to listen to two wizened men in their 40's talking about football kits for nearly two hours.

Yes, it's the Football Attic's 'Very Nearly A Christmas Special' episode, and have we got a festive treat for you! (Well not necessarily... 'treat' is a very nebulous word...)

This time around, we're looking at the kits worn by those teams that found themselves at the top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day from 1992 through to 2016. And it's not all Man United and Chelsea, you know... There are one or two surprise inclusions that you may have forgotten about with the passing of time. Tune in and be reminded of the good, the bad and the ugly of modern British kit design...

There's also another Kit Off vote (details below) plus the latest Kit News. Have a Merry Christmas? Of course you will, if you download Episode 11 of the Football Attic Kit Pod!

To hear Episode 11, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to pick your favourite shirt from three that belonged to teams that were top of the Premier League table in years gone by.

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt B (Leeds United, 1992-93)           63%
2nd - Shirt A (Norwich City, 1999-2000)      26%
3rd - Shirt C (Manchester City, 2011-12)     11%

Total number of votes: 172

Thanks for taking part!

KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

CHRISTMAS PREMIER LEAGUE KITS

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in the 'Top of the Premier League at Christmas Kits' section of the podcast. Send us an email if you'd like us to share out our Google Doc in your direction!

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 10 - Hummel

At long last, it's time to bring you the first in our occasional series, Kit Brands. In episode 10, we're turning our attention towards Hummel, the Danish (or German, as we soon discover) manufacturer of wonderfully stylish and diverse kits for teams the world over.

And thanks to you, we've got lots to discuss as we not only look back at the history of Hummel but also read out many of your comments about those great Hummel kits of the past and present.

Also features a mention of Enver Hoxha, communist leader of Albania from 1944 until 1985...

When it comes to this week's Kit Off vote, what better than to draw our inspiration from Hummel again? We've got the Denmark away shirts from three successive European Championships, and as ever, we'd like you to cast your vote on the one you like best - details below.

To hear Episode 10 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to choose from Denmark's Euro away shirts from 1984, 1988 and 1992. A beautiful tapestry of white fabric and red trim, but which one did you like best? Here are the final results...

1st - Shirt A (Euro 84)      65%
2nd - Shirt B (Euro 88)     25%
3rd - Shirt C (Euro 92)     10%

Total number of votes: 108

KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL INFO

During the Hummel discussion, we mentioned Mexico's kit as worn against Brazil in 1980. Here's a still from the video which you can watch on YouTube in its entirety.

The chevrons looked like Hummel's but in fact they belong to Pony.