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Manchester City reveal their new 2009/10 away kit

Nouveau riche side will be back in black next season

Manchester City away kit

Bloody hell, Kolo Toure isn’t wasting any time, is he? He’s barely been at Manchester City 24 hours, but here he is posing in the new away kit with fellow newbies Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Sat Nav Cruz.

As you can see, the new strip is black and yellow. As you can see by the honeycomb pattern in the background and the huge picture of a wasp/bee on their official site, they’re playing on the fact that this colour combination represents danger in the animal kingdom.

It comes out on the 15th, and The Spoiler rather likes it. Do you?

14 responses so far
  • Delboy Dublin // July 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Not a bad one, that. Liverpool and City definitely got the best out of their kit suppliers this season when you look at some of the other awful Adidas/Umbro efforts out there (Chelsea, Everton, we’re looking at you!)

  • TheManInBlue // July 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    erm, its a bee. from the crest of the city of manchester.

    do you get paid for this?

  • Swiss // July 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    It’s not playing on the fact of danger and it’s not a wasp it’s a bee.
    The Bee is a symbol of Manchesters Industrial past. It’s on Manchesters coat of arms.

  • steve heywood // July 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Agree 100% with Swiss, the bee is a symbol of Manchester and represents the bee hive and worker bee analogy from the industrial revolution, great to see the club are thinking about tradition and what is means to be a proper manc!! I think the PR has been exceptional since the club was taken over, makes me wonder what the hell Paul Tyrell and his oppos were doing before the latest incumbent arrived??

  • Ryan Bailey // July 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the bee/wasp-related correction chaps. The honeycomb should have made it obvious!

  • Swiss // July 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Signing deals with Joe plumber!!!

  • Jack // July 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Why Roque “Sat Nav” Cru? This the best the Soiler can do?

  • Jake // July 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I prefer the shirts without the mercenaries in them.

  • Swiss // July 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Define football mercenary?

  • Ross // July 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I think it looks good but you can’t go wrong with a black kit. It’s not exactly adventurous, is it?

  • Aitch // July 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    My lad wants one, and so do his mates – they say its cool and it will sell – from a marketing perspective you could say it hits the mark with the kids and so all i can say is well done – another £30 from my pocket – but at least i’ll be proud seeing him wear it!

  • DRS // July 31, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Apis Millifera, my bollocks. Etihad’s colour scheme is black and dark gold. Pull the other one, Citeh.

  • Kapil Malani // July 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Xabi Alonso has handed a formal request for his transfer from Liverpool.
    So, its not far that we see him leave Liverpool. But he will always be remembered in our memories.

    This video serves as tribute to our dear XABI ALONSO and features his glorious moments at Liverpool .

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