By Sean Whetstone
West Ham is due to officially launch its 2022/2023 season in the coming days after images were widely leaked online last week.
The new home kit is said to pay homage to the 1991/1992 BAC Windows branded kit. In 1991 Billy Bonds was the manager while the chairman was Terry Brown.
1991–92 was West Ham United’s first season back in the First Division following promotion, ending a two-year absence from the top flight.
However, their return to the First Division lasted just one season and they were relegated in the bottom place, missing out on a place in the new FA Premier League, which would be created for the 1992-93 season.
Their chances of survival were not helped by the fact that key players Trevor Morley and Julian Dicks missed large stretches of the season due to injury and off-field issues, such as the infamous Bond Scheme, which exacerbated the club’s poor league form.
The few bright spots of the season came in the final stages – after relegation was confirmed – in the shape of a 1–0 win over Manchester United which effectively ended the opposition’s title hopes, and then came a 3–0 demolition of eighth-placed Nottingham Forest in which striker Frank McAvennie ended his second spell at Upton Park by scoring a hat-trick.
The away is said to be Black with a supposed image leaked below which claims to be the away kit but can not yet be verified, a third kit is claimed to be White and Orange.
Well that £80 I won’t have to spend next season.
I really hope these are not next seasons kits. They look so cheap and nasty, I’d expect to see them on a stall down Romford market. The away kit looks like its a training top.
Let’s hope the third kits a belter.
This has got to be the WORST KIT EVER and I include the PONY in this statement, it’s hideous, I do like the black and orange as a 3rd choice but why move away from the pale blue or white ??
Designed by someone on an acid trip
yuck & yuck
Is it just me or are those two kits not just dog-ugly? Personally I prefer to wear a classic design that is immediately recognisable as West Ham, and not something that looks like
the worst offering conjured up on a Friday afternoon by a classroom of 6 year olds wearing blindfolds.
Down through our history we have not always worn claret shirts with blue sleeves…but that is what most people, at least since the 1960’s, have identified as the West Ham look. But now, every blinking year, it seems the sportswear companies select a new classroom of 6 year olds to come up with a new design and assume loyal fans who simply “have to have” the latest shirt will part with their cash. And more fool them if the end up with a shirt with random scribbles and dots, smudges and ink blots, or something that was actually the Chet cloth used to wipe the paint off the classroom tables at 3 o’clock.
I have to say, I’m a little disappointed of those 2 kits (if they the official ones)
I have liked the past few years and it’s been a good a idea to bring some back.
I Guess they can only do so much with the home kit, and you really can’t beat last years away. I wish they keep ‘em for a few years not 1
They look like a toddler’s outfit and a ref’s outfit to me …..oh well! We all know that our classic first team kit is as good as any and our classic away strip is THE BEST anywhere, anytime.
Ha ha ha these kits are some kind of sick late April fools joke right. ?
That’s horrendous! I never liked the old BAC shirt and this one is even worse!
As an old traditionalist i like to see Sky Blue sleeves and a Claret body, White shorts and WHITE socks. But hey.
Whoever designed that home shirt needs a change of career. Leave colouring in to primary school kids they will do it better