The Kitbliss Podcast

2020 episodes

Episode 21: Christmas Kit Quiz 2019

Published: 18 December 2019. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 24m.

It's back, and it's just as dubious as ever... yes, it's the Kitbliss Christmas Kit Quiz! Once again, we bring you a podcast where you can test your football kit knowledge against the best brains Britain has to offer...

Extra Episode 2: Argentina Kit History

Recording date: 4 December 2019. Special guest: Rich Johnson. Duration: 1h 12m

On this, the second free Kitbliss Extra podcast, Rich Johnson is the special guest for a look back at the best of Argentina's kits from the last 50 years or so.If you've ever heard Rich talking about football in the past, you'll know that he's a big fan of the 1986 World Cup, but will Argentina's kits from that momentous tournament rank among his favourites?

Episode 20: A-League 2019-20

Recording date: 11 November 2019. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 58m

We're long overdue a look at the Australian/Oceanic football scene, so here we belatedly review the kits of the new A-League season. Aside from picking our 1-2-3s, we also question the viability of Australian shirt sponsors (particularly those of a mental health / condom crossover), promote our Instagram accounts because we can, and remember the joy of martians that eat instant mashed potato.

Episode 19: The Kits of Euro 2000

Recording date: 28 September 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 42m

Wikipedia tells us that 'Euro 2000 is often named by football writers as one of the greatest international tournaments ever' (citation needed), but did the kits match up to the action on the pitch? Join us as we pick our best and worst kits of the competition...

Extra Episode 1 (Part 2): FC Barcelona Kit History - The Nike Years

Recording date: 14 September 2019. Special guest: Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 25m.

Many people believe that Barça shirts are iconic, but in this first part of a two-part episode we assess the last 60 years of blaugrana kits in an attempt to find the genuinely great designs. Were we right to dismiss the kits of Mont-Halt and Meyba during our 50 Greatest Football Shirts Ever series, and did Kappa go too far in taking things to the other extreme?

Extra Episode 1 (Part 1): FC Barcelona Kit History - The Early Years

Recording date: 14 September 2019. Special guest: Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 26m.

Many people believe that Barça shirts are iconic, but in this first part of a two-part episode we assess the last 60 years of blaugrana kits in an attempt to find the genuinely great designs. Were we right to dismiss the kits of Mont-Halt and Meyba during our 50 Greatest Football Shirts Ever series, and did Kappa go too far in taking things to the other extreme?

Episode 18: True Colours Baggsy

Recording date: 24 August 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 13m

Yes, folks, it's the game that's sweeping the planet * and in this episode, we're playing it! The game in question is True Colours Baggsy and you're invited to play along at home, especially if you have a copy of John Devlin's acclaimed book, True Colours (volume 1). Joining Chris Oakley for this nostalgia-filled episode of fun and frivolity are Jay from DesignFootball.com and Rich Johnson. Together, they pick the kits they'd like to own from several randomly-chosen pages of John's book - and you're invited to do so too! (* Utterly unjustifiable statement)

Episode 17: Huddersfield Town - Unsponsored...

Published: 29 July 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 34m.

If you're still unaware of the hoo-hah surrounding Huddersfield Town's new kit for the 2019-20 season, this episode of The Kitbliss Podcast will bring you fully up to speed.

For those that don't know, The Terriers hooked up with a major betting company recently and caused a storm with their controversial new kit launch, but having admitted it was a hoax, have they left themselves with egg on their face?

Episode 16: New kits for 2019-20 (Part 2)

Published: 29 June 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com), Jay (DesignFootball.com) and John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com). Duration: 2h 27m.

This episode sees us bringing you yet more news, views and opinions on the tidal wave of new kits coming out for the 2019-20 season. And BOY do we have opinions. We wag a critical finger at Dundee for their colourful shirt sponsor fail, snigger sarcastically at Greenock Morton's away kit (featuring skirt-shorts and integral groin bulge) and shake a fist at the veritable insult that is Newcastle United's home kit inspiration. All this, plus a lengthy discourse on the current trend for LGBT rainbow motifs and much more besides.

Episode 15: New kits for 2019-20 (Part 1)

Published: 23 May 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com). Duration: 2h 13m.

If it's May, it must be that time of year when lots of new football kits are being released for the football season to come. If the constant tidal wave of news and information is proving to be overwhelming, however, fear not - The Kitbliss Podcast is here to make sense of it as ever. Joining Chris to assess the latest batch of kit releases are Rich and John, all of whom seem to be rather underwhelmed by the new Manchester United home kit...

Episode 14: Women's World Cup 2019

Published: 16 April 2019. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 50m.

Among a welter of international football tournaments coming up this summer is the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, so who better to run the rule over the best and worst kits than The Kitbliss Podcast? Many of the 24 competing teams have launched new strips and we've singled out our favourite three home editions, plus our favourite away kits, top ensembles and our least favourite kits too.

Episode 13: Team Badges

Published: 27 March 2019. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Andy Rockall. Duration: 1h 35m.

For this podcast we bring you an hour-and-a-half of discussion about football team badges, with particular focus on club teams in the UK. From the coat-of-arms badges worn by teams in the early 20th-century through to the modern logos we see today, we assess the development of that most kissable of team identities. In short, if you like laughing at photo-bombing owls, trees with nipples, references to CD-Rom encyclopedias and boiled sweets sold in Britain during the 1970's, you've very much come to the right place.

Episode 12: The Perfect Football Kit

Published: 20 February 2019. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DeisgnFootball.com). Duration: 1h 41m.

Imagine if you had to make the perfect football kit. What would it look like? Would the shirt have short sleeves or long? V-neckline or round-neck? What colours would the kit have? Which manufacturer would make it?

Answering these questions is more difficult than you think, as was proven when the Kitbliss Podcast team tried to make its own perfect kit (metaphorically at least).

Episode 11: Ligue 1 Kits 2018-19

Published: 18 January 2019. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 29m.

Ever wondered what kits are being worn in some of Europe's top leagues? If so, we can help, for on this episode of The Kitbliss Podcast, we'll be assessing the kits of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season.

Joining Chris Oakley to run the rule over what's on offer are Jay from DesignFootball.com and John Devlin from TrueColoursFootballKits.com. All three pick their best home and away kits, the team with the best ensemble, the best kit detail and the worst kit in Ligue 1 this season.

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