I buy my clubs home football shirt every couple of seasons and pay the normal forty quid, which by any stretch of the creativity isn't cheap. Nevertheless, as a season ticket holder I probably get my wear out of it, as I'm more or less guaranteed to pull it on at least forty or fifty times before it's no longer current.
That doesn't sound too bad definitely but the thing that gets my goat is away shirts. Why should football teams be allowed to sell shirts that they might only wear once or twice over the course of a season for forty quid? It's just ridiculous.
I mean, how many kids beg for these shirts each year and then refuse to wear them after what seems two months because they're no longer existing? Even diehard fans that go to every match, house and away can merely expect to be showing the right colorings on the odd celebration.
Maybe I'm just mad to think that in this day in age when every little thing in football is geared towards company, that some of the clubs might give us a break and sell soccer shirts for a fraction less costly.
What's even more distressing is if you've got a naff manufacturer. I mean, if you're looking for sports clothes you wouldn't pay the same price for a Jako sports shirt (that's a real make) as you would a Nike one would you? So why just because they have got a couple of badges on should this be the case?