Sheffield United fans gush online at young Blade's stunning mocked-up ideas for new Blades shirts
A new summer means another set of shirts for Sheffield United and the Blades’ strips will have a new look for the 2021/22 season after Randox replaced USG as the club’s main sponsor.
The shirts will again be made by Adidas after their deal with the Blades was extended, but Unitedites desperate for full stripes on the back of the new shirts are set to be disappointed – with another plain back expected on the home kit when it is released later this summer.
United, like most Adidas clubs, are restricted by templates for their kits and although the German giants have produced some beauties for United in recent years, there have been some pretty average efforts too.
That has left some fans pining for kits of yesteryear, and led to Blade David Beeden’s young son having a go at designing his own – with a very retro feel, including the Adidas trefoil logo.
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David’s son then went on to reproduce some classic Blades away shirts from years gone by with a modern twist, including the blue-ish beauty with sash from the 1990s and the 1980s beauty of an away kit in yellow and brown stripes.
And fans were full of praise, with some even lauding the efforts as better than anything Adidas have come up with.
Sherman Lovejoy said they were “fantastic” and the “best for years”, adding: “Get these made. Quality.”
“The home kit is perfect,” said Dave Flute. “Glad to see white socks, would be more than happy for blades to be wearing this.”
“Oh my God, I LOVE the home shirt!!!” added Marie England, while David Swann said: “That away design is an absolute belter!”
United fans shouldn’t have long to wait until the new kit is released, and it’ll be another big talking point throughout the summer until Slavisa Jokanović’s men wear it for their first game of the season come early August.
Despite being predominantly white with a garish green sponsor, the white and red home shirt of 2018/19 became an instant classic when the Blades were promoted to the Premier League in it and any such success this time around will see the shirt fondly remembered in years to come.