The kit nerds

Brenton Walters

Brenton is a co-owner in the first supporter-owned club in Canada, Rovers FC. He lives on the unceded territory of the K’omoks people, aka the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Brenton loves a good sash (full shoulder to hem), bold colours, clean lines, thick cuffs, and proper collars.

He supports Rovers in League 1 BC, Pacific FC in the CanPL, Whitecaps in MLS, Arsenal in England, Real Betis in Spain, and Marcelo Bielsa.

His soccer dream is to one day live in Spain and take trains to games all over with his family.

Find him on Twitter at @capsoffside.

Kristin Knowles

Kristin Knowles is happier outside than in. She is likely taking a walk instead of writing this bio.

You can find her on Twitter at @kzknowles.

Mark Hinkley

Mark has a football textile problem, scarves and cards included, but kits are his first love. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, he has supported local football since he was wee. Steelers were his first football love.

Mark loves stripes and hoops and checkers, likes vibrant colours and interesting patterns, but loathes an infographic and marketing nonsense. He is a graphic designer and media producer by trade.

He is a season’s ticket holder of Toronto FC of MLS and Forge FC of the CanPL. He supports many clubs including Manchester United, Brentford, Olympique Marseille, 1860 Munich, and Omiya Ardija, some more closely than others.

His soccer dream is to do a football weekend, catching three matches Friday-to-Sunday, somewhere abroad.

Find him on Twitter at @kitnerdmark and Instagram at @kitnerdmark.

Richard Wyatt

Richard is the podcast’s resident Semi-Professional Yorkshireman, shit cyclist, and a cultured two-footed Libero/Enganche (depending on if he’s playing in defence or attack) with an eye for a pass and a love of playing football with panache, which seems at odds with his Yorkshire roots.

He also co-owns League 1 BC side TSS Rovers FC; as well as Real Oviedo, and retains a membership at Clapton Community FC. He lives on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, in the Niagara Region, and consumes a large quantity of Yorkshire Tea.

Richard loves the 90s. EVERYTHING was better in the 90s, the music, the football, the kits. It was a better time, Umbro, Kappa, Lotto, and Diadora were kit kings while Nike was primarily about athletics and basketball. If you’re a 90s football kit (certain clubs excluded), chances are you’re ranked somewhere on a list that Richard is looking to buy.

He supports his hometown club Sheffield United first and foremost, as well as Þór Akureyri, Sampdoria, Union Berlin and Red Star FC, and follows a few other clubs in various nations. As a proper child of the 90s, Richard prefers watching Serie A football to any other league; but he also has a soft spot for both Argentinian and Scandinavian (primarily Icelandic and Faroese) league football.

[Editor’s note: Faroese? From the Faroe Islands? What a nerd.]

His soccer dream is to own the entire set of kits from World Cup 1994 (the best World Cup), and also to preach the gospel of Gheorghe Hagi, Franco Baresi, and “Oooh Ahhh” Paul McGrath.

Find him on twitter generally talking shite at @teaathalftime.