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(ESPN FC)   Fark are things getting expensive: Adidas pays $1.28 billion for Manchester United kit ("jersey" for you yanks)   (espnfc.us) divider line 22
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2014-07-14 12:26:30 PM  
A kit is a jersey?

Then what is a kitty?
 
2014-07-14 12:37:15 PM  

lindalouwho: A kit is a jersey?

Then what is a kitty?


Delaware.
 
2014-07-14 01:50:45 PM  

Nogrhi: lindalouwho: A kit is a jersey?

Then what is a kitty?

Delaware.


Ok, that was pretty funny!
 
2014-07-14 02:48:25 PM  
Manchester United and Real Madrid sold out the 110,000 person Michigan Stadium at an average of around $100 / ticket for a friendly. Yeah, I can see why that kit is so expensive.
 
2014-07-14 03:06:29 PM  
Which means that Adidas stands to make considerably more money just selling Man U related merchandise. That's nuts.
 
2014-07-14 03:09:11 PM  
So what if I yank it to Eartha Kitt?
 
2014-07-14 03:16:44 PM  
And on this side of the pond Dollar General will pay $130 for The Chicago Fire kit. We're making progress.
 
2014-07-14 03:26:16 PM  
That's kind of a lot for a team that may struggle to keep in the top half of the Premiership this year.
 
2014-07-14 03:28:28 PM  
A kit is not a jersey. A jersey is part of the kit.

But by all means continue to act superior while you don't know your own favorite sport.
 
2014-07-14 04:13:59 PM  
I thought "kit" referred to the whole uniform? Or is that a lorry?
 
2014-07-14 04:19:34 PM  
Manchester United?  I thought they were the Manchester AONs - or maybe the Manchester Chevrolets?
 
2014-07-14 04:21:07 PM  

Pontious Pilates: I thought "kit" referred to the whole uniform? Or is that a lorry?


Correct, it does. Subby's an idiot.
 
2014-07-14 04:26:36 PM  

Pontious Pilates: I thought "kit" referred to the whole uniform? Or is that a lorry?


Livery is the whole uniform. Kitt refers to an 80s action TV show about a helicopter.
 
2014-07-14 04:29:42 PM  
A kit is the whole uniform. Jerseys are called shirts in England. For example, I could say, "I was looking for the home shirt Man United will wear in Champions' League matches this season, but I don't seem to able to find any."
 
2014-07-14 04:34:31 PM  
US to UK translation:

Soccer Jersey = Football Shirt
Soccer Uniform = Football Kit
Soccer Ball = Football
Soccer = Football
coonts = Manchester United
 
2014-07-14 05:00:34 PM  

LarryDan43: Pontious Pilates: I thought "kit" referred to the whole uniform? Or is that a lorry?

Livery is the whole uniform. Kitt refers to an 80s action TV show about a helicopter.


Airwolf frowns on your shanihanigans
 
2014-07-14 05:01:12 PM  

mouse fitzgerald: Manchester United?  I thought they were the Manchester AONs - or maybe the Manchester Chevrolets?


For the colonials in the audience, here's why this is the best comment in this thread.

In the 2011-13 seasons, Man United wore this. Sponsor: AON. Manufactured by: Nike. Pattern: Sir Alex Ferguson tartan.

news.bbcimg.co.uk

For 2013-2014, there came the next design. Still the same sponsor, still the same manufacturer, but this time the design is a more traditional "Red Devils" look with the Olde Tyme collar. And that's supposed to be like that for two years, but...

i1.mirror.co.uk

...hen they announced a new shirt sponsor for the upcoming season (2014-2015). Chevrolet for a seven year deal. So Nike and United, smelling the money, introduced a new shirt for the next two years (honest this time, totes it'll be for two years)...

i.imgur.com

...only it won't be for two years, because now we know that next year it'll be an Adidas kit. Who KNOWS what that will look like in twelve months time (here's an artist's rendering, using past designs like the failed "we can't see our players under the floodlights" gray and "classic 1900 Newton Heath F.C" green and yellow.

i.imgur.com
So: little Bobby in Salford has pestered his parents for the AON Nike tartan, the AON Nike plain red or white, the Chevy Nike, and then he'll be crying out for the Chevy Adidas stuff.

Bobby from Salford needs a paper route, or richer parents, or for someone to buy him a classic shirt with Cantona or Robson on the back so he doesn't feel the need to ask for new one every twelve months.
 
2014-07-14 05:03:17 PM  

farbekrieg: LarryDan43: Pontious Pilates: I thought "kit" referred to the whole uniform? Or is that a lorry?

Livery is the whole uniform. Kitt refers to an 80s action TV show about a helicopter.

Airwolf frowns on your shanihanigans


Airwolf was the school for the performing arts that Mr. Kotter taught in.
 
2014-07-14 06:39:15 PM  
Adidas is a downgrade from Nike. There, I said it. Identikit template shiate.
 
2014-07-14 06:45:50 PM  
Meanwhile there is now FC United of Manchester, England's greatest club by far.


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strettynews.com
fcunited.ru
 
2014-07-14 07:05:27 PM  

Duane Dibbley: Meanwhile there is now FC United of Manchester, England's greatest club by far.


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That looks like a Tea Party rally, but with fewer women and minorities.
 
2014-07-15 06:43:23 AM  

LucklessWonder: US to UK translation:

Soccer Jersey = Football Shirt
Soccer Uniform = Football Kit
Soccer Ball = Football
Soccer = Football
coonts = Manchester United


Actually, you have that backwards. 'Soccer' is originally a British term. Look it up. My Google-fu is still asleep.
 
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