Earlier today Southampton released the much anticipated third strip for the coming Premier League season of 2018/19.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 28, 2018
The timing of the release was done to coincide with this afternoon’s friendly against French Ligue 1 side Dijon as we conclude our time out in France at the training camp. The latest Under Armour addition goes on Saturday and whilst it’s been described as a ‘clever twist’ on our home strip, plenty of fans were quick to just describe it as simply ‘darker’.
With a number of fans failing to see the point in such a similar strip for the coming year and questioning when we would, in fact, use it, there were certainly others amongst the fanbase who liked it and even suggested it should be the new home kit full stop.
All kits are subjective and you never get 100% agreement amongst any fanbase in football, and it’s not a complete turn off by any means. As a home strip variant I can see the sense in this one when it came to being something slightly different but as a third strip, I can’t say it overly works for me.
Absolutely pointless having a 3rd kit with a similar colour scheme to the home kit. Just replace the white stripe with a dark red stripe! Theoretically looking at other teams home shirts, we should be wearing the yellow strip at all away games except for Wolves & Watford
— Rob Price (@SaintRobinho86) July 28, 2018
it’d be if a team were playing in white or yellow i’d imagine
— Jacob Hackett ???? (@dcfc_hackett) July 28, 2018
— Sam (@Gibbo_Sam) July 28, 2018
And the most pointless football kit of the year award goes to @SouthamptonFC well done ????
— Mark Sims (@simsy1977) July 28, 2018
How can anyone say they like the kit. It’s basically our home kit but with dark red stripes ????
— Sammy B (@sammysfcb) July 28, 2018
What genius designed this?! Predominantly red and looks like a Bournemouth kit. ????
— Tales From The North (@TFromthenorth) July 28, 2018
— まりん&ゆず (@dennis989898) July 28, 2018
— Chris (@cj_garrett) July 28, 2018
— Tanmay (@foreversaint_) July 28, 2018