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ManUtd v/s Man City Jersey…

We’re pleased to present the Official Umbro Manchester City 09/10 Away Soccer Jersey! A tribute to Manchester & the Bee.
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If you’re like me, then you’re probably wondering what exactly the Manchester Bee is. The kit designers spoke of the away kit as being partly inspired by the Manchester Bee’s industrious connotations and color symbolism: power, strength and confidence. It was said the away kit needed to look both bold and imposing; and therefore, chose to use the gold from the crest and on the shoulders to focus the upper body to open up the chest and define the upper torso. The rest of the kit is completely black, which creates a completely different personality to the home shirt but both honor the club’s heritage.

None of this explained the Bee. We had to do internet searching, which found countless references to the Bee Gees. Finally, some asking around, even going as far as prying on colleagues in NC, one of whom is purportedly English. Here’s what was gleaned:

The bee is not playing on the fact of danger, it is a symbol of Manchester’s industrial past, representing the bee hive and worker bee analogy from the industrial revolution, and an integral part of the Manchester’s coat of arms. There’s a one pictured on a can of Boddingtons, the “Cream of Manchester”.
It doesn’t get much bigger than this, as the Premier League Champs the past three seasons finally reveal their new home shirt for the 09/10 campaign.
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This awesome new jersey has a chevron chest with matching collar – a unique stylish touch for one of the true giants of World Soccer! The shirt features the embroidered Manchester United team badge over your heart, and Nike’s swoosh logo at right chest; a tag at side seam reads “The Theatre of Dreams since 1910.” Mesh panels also give the shirt added comfort. Finally, it’s created with Nike’s advanced Dri-FIT® fabric, which keeps you drier, cooler and lighter by drawing sweat from the body to the fabric’s surface, while its three-dimensional construction gives more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.

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August 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment