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Leaked Tottenham Hotspur 2017-18 kit details suggest simple design, shield crest

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Footy Headlines is rarely wrong, and now I’m super excited.

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The first details of what might actually, for real this time, honest, be Tottenham Hotspur’s 2017-18 home kits leaked today on Footy Headlines, and holy smokes, you guys, I’m suddenly excited.

First, some background. Remember the reported Tottenham kits that leaked last week? Well, those are looking more and more like total fakes. The design of those kits, which I’m sure are actually hanging in a shop somewhere, are very similar to another promotional image that was shown on Footy Headlines some months ago, but FH was very clear at that time that these were concept kits and were unlikely to be the real thing. This means someone went to the trouble of actually making a fake kit concept for some reason.

But whatever. Here are the new deets.

First, Footy Headlines says that Spurs have indeed dumped Under Armor for a new kit deal with Nike. This hasn’t been formally announced yet, which is odd, but it might have something to do with sponsorship at the new stadium.

FH calls the look of the home kits “clean and classy,” with a retro-inspired shield crest. To me, that implies a mostly or all-white top with minimal accent coloring. And I have to say, I love the leaked crest — it reminds me a lot of the home kits from the 1950 and early ‘60s, which were about as simple and classy as you can get.

So take a simple design, slap a red AIA logo on the front (ick), pair it with blue shorts, and Bob’s your uncle. There are probably a few more details yet to come — Footy Headlines’ preview for last year’s home kits didn’t make mention of the blue shoulders — but it’s enough to assuage any concerns I might have had about Nike, at least for now.

When what was essentially a collared white kit with an Aurasma logo was released in 2011-12, I wasn’t too thrilled about it. This new shield crest has me excited. I’m looking forward to seeing what the real thing looks like this spring.