If you've been wondering why there's been no new kit illustrations uploaded to the website over the last couple of weeks, (a) I have been uploading them secretly, and (b) I was illustrating those self same kits for the main purpose of appearing in a big new graphic - 'NASL 1979'.
I've had a passing fascination about the NASL for the last 35 years or more, and now, finally, I've managed to upload the kits for all the teams that played in the 1979 season. Individually, all those teams are listed in the 'Clubs' section of this website, but together they all appear on this new graphic which you can download by clicking on this link:
NASL 1979 (GIF 1.06MB)
Apologies for the lack of new kit illustrations on the website recently. In my defence, I have been somewhat busy working on a spreadsheet. Not just any old spreadsheet, however - this was a HUGE spreadsheet. A spreadsheet in which I compiled every known manufacturer of every kit worn by every Premier League and Football League team for every season starting with 1970-71.
Why? Because like many of you, I'm sure, I found myself wanting to know stuff about football kit manufacturers. Stuff like 'When did Bukta stop making kit for teams in England and Wales?" or "Which clubs have Hummel previously made kit for?" Even big questions like "How many kit manufacturers have there been since 1970?" needed answering.
The good news was that all the information was available at the ever-brilliant Historical Football Kits website. The bad news was that it was scattered across over a hundred separate web pages. Over a hundred long web pages. No matter - I felt the time had come to collect all the relevant pieces of data, enter them into a spreadsheet and create a report that presented a useful reference for anyone interested in the statistical side of football kit manufacturing.
So here it is, finally. A document containing tables, graphs and a little bit of text to help you understand what's been put before you. I hope you find it interesting or useful in some way, and needless to say that if you have any comments or feedback, I'd be grateful to hear from you.
Football Kit Manufacturers Survey 2017 (PDF 2MB)
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