Episode 8: How were the hols?

Welcome to the eighth episode of the Kit Nerd Corner podcast! After an extended break, we’re back and in fine fettle. Also fine form. Also feeling fine.

We took a look back at the World Cup, with some exciting revisions, and some pining for shirts that never featured.

And then an adventure into some fun new shirts in eastern Asia. Plus an extended look at shirts we’ve got / bought.

Reminder: Images of all the shirts we talk about are below.

Episode rundown, with times bolded:

0:00INTRODUCTION – It’s all warm and fuzzy until we start talking about Rich’s OnlyFans channel.

3:06 – WORLD CUP REDUX

  • 5:05 – Netherlands review
  • 7:10 – Senegal, Puma, Germany, Portugal excoriation, Canada
  • 9:41 – Argentina & France in the final
  • 12:35 – Pour one out for the shirts that didn’t feature: Japan away, Mexico away, etc. (Missed opportunity to play Sarah McLachlan’s I Will Remember You over top of this section.)

15:47 – RECENT FINDS

  • 16:11 – Shibuya City FC 2023 home by New Era, yes that New Era
  • 21:17 – Shimizu S-Pulse 2023 third by puma
  • 25:41 – Thimphu City FC 2023 full set by Icarus, featuring Rich’s thoughts on transportation
  • 35:50 – Cardiff City 2001-02 third by Xara, sponsored by… Ken Thorne’s World of Cars!

39:11 – WE BOUGHT SHIRTS!

Featuring a couple World Cup purchases, ordering woes, and sentimentality.

40:25 – Rich

  • World Cup: Japan 2022 red warm-up, and the controversial Belgium warm-up and Belgium away; all by Adidas
  • Elliði 2022 home and away by Icarus; yes, that’s a 4th div Iceland team

44:05 – Mark

  • World Cup: Canada 2021-22 home red by Nike
  • Scotland 2020 home by Adidas
  • Burnley 2019-20 home by Umbro
  • Southamption 2022-23 away by hummel, helpfully delivered by DHL for a lot of money!

47:50 – Brenton

  • Sevilla 2009-10 away by Joma – a quarters shirt
  • Real Betis 2011-12 home by Real Betis Balompie – made in-house! 
  • France 2000 home by Adidas
  • Cook St United 2022 away by Olive & York – local div 4 men’s league
  • TSS Rovers 2022 away by Capelli, first shirt from a team he owns!
  • Arsenal 2004-05 away by Nike w Henry 14
  • Germany 2005-07 home white by Adidas
  • Note: Brenton also bought the Arsenal 2002-04 home by Nike, but forgot about it, haha, so many shirts…

55:15 – OTHER THINGS WE NOTICED

  • DC United’s new cherry blossoms kit: a rendering
  • Castore callback: Wolves upside down badge, which even Remy picked up on
  • Adidas + Jamaica ink a deal
  • Adidas + Italy: A warning for Jamaica?
  • Club Almirante Brown, featuring Argentina stripes down centre of back!

1:11:00 – OUTRO

Phewf! What a fun episode.

Intro music: Definition by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)

Outro music: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

See below for images of all the shirts we talk about, and jump on over to twitter to let us know what you think about all our blathering.

The podcast: @KitNerdCorner

Mark: @kitnerdmark

Kristin: @kzknowles

Rich: @teaathalftime

Brenton: @capsoffside

Shirts we discuss in this episode

World Cup redux

Top: Netherlands by Nike, Senegal by Puma, Germany by Adidas
Middle: Portugal by Nike, Canada by Nike, Argentina by Adidas
Bottom: France by Nike, Japan by Adidas, Mexico by Adidas

Recent finds

Shibuya City 2023 home by New Era, Shimizu S-Pulse 2023 third by Puma.

Thimphu City FC 2023 full set by Icarus; Cardiff City 2000-01 third by Xara

We bought some shirts!

Rich bought Japan’s red 2022 World Cup warm-up, Belgium’s warm-up, and Belgium’s away, all Adidas.

He also bought a home and away set of a club in the 4th division of Iceland. Because he’s Rich. Elliði 2022 home and away by Icarus.

Mark’s shirts – in addition to the Canada home red above, there’s Scotland 2020 home by Adidas, Burnley 19-20 home by Umbro, and Southampton 22-23 away by hummel.

Kristin took a break.

Brenton got some, though!

Sevilla’s kooky 2009-10 away by Joma; Real Betis 2011-12 home by Real Betis Balompie; France 2000 home by Adidas

Arsenal 2004-05 away by Nike w Henry 14, with moody lighting.

Top: Cook St United 2022 away by Olive & York; TSS Rovers 2022 away by Capelli;
Bottom: Germany 2005-07 home white by Adidas; Note: Brenton also bought the Arsenal 2002-04 home by Nike, but forgot to mention it, despite Kristin’s prompts.

Other things we noticed

Someone saw the new DC United cherry kit, then described it someone else who drew it; Cherry blossoms in DC; Castore’s upside-down Wolves badge.

Jamaica + Adidas, giving us some hope; after we recorded we saw the leaked images, bringing us crashing down.

Italy 2023 home by Adidas; Club Almirante Brown home 2023 by Retiel, maybe.

That’s all, folks!

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