Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Kit Nerd Corner podcast!
First we did the 8 home shirts (last episode), now we do the 8 away shirts.
And these ones are a step up, as a group.
Note that this is part two, so we don’t have the typical intro blather that everyone loves.
As with the home shirts, Macron has done (mostly) good work for the CanPL teams. Some gorgeous shirts here. And even when they miss, they at least took a swing.
And of course, images of all the CanPL shirts we talk about are below.
Episode rundown, with times bolded:
0:30 – MINI INTRO TO SET OF AWAY SHIRTS
Again, the teams were all trying for something. Great to see.
1:30 – PACIFIC’S ISLAND VIBES
“That’s a van!”
It’s weird but it works, folks. Nail the fundamentals and the wackiness will work.
7:05 – VANCOUVER FC’S BLACK + RED STRIPES
So simple, so classic. Classy and well done.
9:45 – CAVALRY’S LIGHTNING SASH!
See last episode. WHY is this. Sorry, Cavalry fans / designers, this was a big ol’ miss.
14:55 – VALOUR’S RAWR CLAWS!
This is so wild. Literally, some wild animal. Maybe a dinosaur?
This shirt has some good fundamentals, and then whammo, claw marks.
20:00 – YORK UNITED’S GREEN AND BLUE BANGER
Again, lovely all around for York this season. No quibbles.
25:27 – FORGE’S GREY FLOP
We get it, you like chains.
29:40 – OTTAWA’S ICE
That huge sponsor, but a nearly well done shirt. Maybe not enough of a central thing to hang your hat on?
35:35 – HALIFAX’S PARTY PATTERNS
Needed to lean into the party pattern more. Huge potential. Party pattern. Party pattern.
41:20 – CANPL AWAY KIT WRAP-UP
Some good shirts, some funny shirts. But at least they’re all interesting, right?
And that’s all for this episode, folks. We love CanPL kit season, and this one was better than most.
Intro music: Definition by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)
Outro music: Gouge Away by the Pixies
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
Shirts we discuss in this episode
Pacific 2023 away
Vancouver FC 2023 away
Flamengo vibes (2013 home), though not a white collar in sight on Flamengo kits.
Cavalry 2023 away
Valour 2023 away
Look out, there’s a raptor on the loose!
York United 2023 away
Look, it’s a Liverpool shirt! GK from 96-97.
Forge 2023 away
Atletico Ottawa 2023 away
And Norway’s 2020-21 away
Halifax Wanderers 2023 away
And Belgium’s too-hot-for-Qatar shirt:
That’s all, folks!
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