Last week, an image floated around Twitter claiming to be the design for Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019-20 home football kit. It’s kit leak season, so it made sense that some designs — true and fake — would begin to appear in the wild.
Presenting the new Home kit for next year.— SoapboxSPURS (@SoapboxSpurs) May 22, 2019
We didn’t write about it at the time because, let’s face it, that shirt looks fake as hell, complete with slightly askew AIA red logo and a cheap-looking Tottenham crest.
Well, it turns out the shirt WAS fake, but the design was real. Footy Headlines, who are 99.9999% accurate with their kit predictions, just dropped a new post with images of Spurs’ new home kit, and that’s pretty much what we’ll see at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.
Almost everyone hated last year’s home kit with the bottom gradient that looked god-awful in Europe, like Spurs were wearing some kind of weird blue cummerbund. No problems this season. In fact, this is just about as basic a Spurs home shirt as you can get — white shirt, blue around the collar and sleeves. It will be paired with navy shorts and white socks.
That’s it. Simple, basic, Tottenham. In fact, I almost find it boring. My favorite home kits in recent years — the 2010-11 Autonomy kit and the infamous “sash” kit of 2015-16 — both had some sort of distinctive design element that didn’t get in the way of the overall clean look. These... don’t. I’m also not super wild about the collar, but that’s a minor gripe.
But that’s okay — there are tons of Spurs fans who want a clean, simple home kit, and I can’t argue that this looks perfectly good.
What do you think?