West Ham’s third kit will be officially released on 1st August and pay homage to the Thames Ironworks kit of 1897 ClaretandHugh understands. The kit is said be Oxford blue in colour and will be inspired heavily on Thames Ironworks who played in a dark blue colour in recognition of founder Arnold Hills who played for both Harrow School and Oxford University in the same colours.
Unconfirmed rumours suggest the Thames Ironworks original Union Jack badge with TIW FC written on it might adorn the third shirt.
If true, this means the shirt can not be used in competitive matches but could be used in friendlies with the speculation that West Ham could wear it when the Hammers meet Juventus on Sunday 7th August in the former Olympic Stadium.
The kit image above is the original kit from 1897 so the new design would be a modern interpretation by Umbro of the Thames Ironworks kit.
West Ham produced a teaser during the Home Kit launch video outside the new club store with a picture of Mark Noble, Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell dressed up in workmen overalls with Cresswell an Iron ship building hammer with the date 01-08-16 and sponsor Betway above it.
Interesting, from my research that badge was used because at the time TIW had been saved by investment via the Royal Navy when it got into trouble completing a navy order for warships it had been forced to bid low for to compete against the northern yards. So technically it was an extension of the war office at the time, so was no doubt part a patriotic thank you and expression of just how important Government orders were to the company. Indeed it was the lack of them that finally finished it off some years later.
Is it true that Tony Carr has. been. axed and paid less money that Oxford gets in a week??
If so this club has hit rock bottom in. ” family”.
Aye,he has been given a statutory 14 grand redundancy payment.Thats nice after more than 40 years service isnt it.The club should be ashamed of themselves
Haha watch it Bob ?
Gene wilder and Richard Pryor will be on you’re case mate ?
Slowly but surely the sheep’s clothing is falling away,
Don’t forget lady B wanted to cut peoples social allowance money !
Many of whom are west ham fans who have fell on hard times due to bankers ,
The same people who our board rub shoulders with ,
As testimonial with 60 thousand people would have been nice , he would have filled it lol.
That’s what family do , look after their own , the man is a legend in his own right !
Anybody who disagrees is no hammer !!!!
He had a testimonial about 5 years ago.Hardly a sell out John,i think about 15 k attended it 😉
I know that 45 and I missed it because I didn’t know about it !
As probably many others did !
With the new venue and promoting it aggressively he would get a great send off .
He was the accadamy !
The new badge on our official premiership shirts is terrible , never liked it from day one .
Lacks quality and imagination . Reckon I will buying the shirt , but probably stick the castle badge over it . We moved away from the plain old crossed hammers years ago . Although we have gone back to it is somewhat nostalgic it still doesn’t do it for me . Sorry folks .