These Wales football shirts are causing a stir on the internet
We’re not saying these are beautiful football shirts, but if the new Wales World Cup shirts look anything like these then we certainly won’t be disappointed.
These concept shirts designed by those creative types at www.designfootball.com got an overwhelmingly positive reaction when they were picked up by Wales fans on social media, with many saying how much they loved the shirts.
With Adidas unveiling new shirts for Premier League teams Manchester United and Arsenal – that both feature collars, the new Wales kit has been similarly been imagined with a collar.
While the home kit features dragon motifs throughout the shirt, the away kit is a retro nod to the old Admiral shirts of the 1970s.
Of course, ask any Wales football fan what they would love to see a new Wales kit look like – and pretty much most would point to classic kits of yore.
The 1970s Admiral kit and the 1980s Adidas kits being especial favourites.
Now, we have no definitive news on the new World Cup kit, save to it’s believed it will be released at the end of August/start of September.
However, earlier this year Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney, appeared to be teasing a new kit with a nod to its much loved retro forebears.
Mooney has made a positive impression since taking the reins of the FAW chief executive’s job in August last year building up a rapport with grassroots clubs and fans around Wales.
He’s possibly also recognised the upsurge in retro kits being worn to Wales, with replicas of those Admiral ’70s and Adidas ’80s kits becoming increasingly more visible at each game.
Could we then be seeing a new kit that is an update take on an old classic?
If the chief executive’s posts on Twitter are concerned, then you do wonder.
First there was this post featuring an iconic image of Wales defender George Berry looking resplendent and iconic in the Wales Admiral training top of the ’70s.
Cymru kit 2023 ? 🏴 pic.twitter.com/OwwFzecPWn
— Noel Mooney (@NoelMooney13) February 18, 2022
Then there was Noel’s latest post featuring Welsh legends Ian Rush and Mark Hughes in those favourite Adidas shirts of the 1970s.
Well, Well, Well….what do we have here @adidasfootball @FAWales 😍🏴⚽️ @Ian_Rush9 pic.twitter.com/L0bqF8LyKj
— Noel Mooney (@NoelMooney13) February 20, 2022
The reaction to both posts, were as you could imagine, overwhelmingly positive with fans imploring the new chief exec to ‘take my money’, ‘get it done’, and if ‘this happens you will make my year’.
No pressure then. (But please make it happen, Noel!)
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Look, they are Wales football shirts, they’d be beautiful whatever. 😎🏴
Nice shirt but the Welsh( Gorau chwarae, cyd chwarae) has been removed from the badge. So, not for me, thanks.
is this made in Wales? if not, is it made in a country not paying minimum wage? if no to both, then no thanks!