English Premier League: Power Ranking Every Club by Their Away Kit
The English Premier League season is nearly upon us.
A new season brings new players, new tactics but also new kits that players and supporters alike will don throughout the season.
If you missed it, you can catch up on the home kit power rankings for the upcoming English Premier League season, as we now take a look at the away kit power rankings.
Read on to see how your team fared and which is the nicest looking away strip in the Premier League this season.
20. Aston Villa
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Fluorescent green should never be seen. If it is, it should only ever be seen as a joke.
Maybe I'll warm to Aston Villa's away kit throughout the year. That is, if my eyes aren't blinded by the citrus-fruit looking jersey.
Look what happens when you dump Nike.
19. Manchester City
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The maroon strip that Manchester City will wear for their away matches is hideous. There's no other way around it—it just doesn't look good.
The club did wear the strip when they won the FA Cup in 1934 and 1956, so at least there's some history behind it.
Which is lucky really, otherwise it would definitely have picked up the worst kit here.
Chelsea have one sweet looking home kit and one very Marseille-looking away kit.
The all-white strip simply doesn't do it at all and the blue sash potentially even makes this one worse than it was to begin with in the first place.
17. Swansea City
Swansea are seriously trying to generate some Cristiano Ronaldo-esque spirit at the club.
Their home strip is identical to that of Real Madrid and their away strip might as well just be the Portuguese national flag.
I get they're trying to pay tribute to their Welsh roots and all, but surely there's a better way to do it than this?
White and green just aren't doing it for me.
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Just because Martin Jol is Dutch, it doesn't mean that you have to deck our your away kit in bright orange.
Orange is not the new black and looking like Wolverhampton Wolves has never been thought of as a good idea. Especially if you saw them play football last year.
15. West Bromwich Albion
Last year's blue strip has gone for West Brom and it's been replaced with this very middle-of-the-road kit.
Sometimes the middle can be good, but this strip just doesn't inspire any confidence or morale. It doesn't make you take notice and stand out—which an away jersey should kind of do.
Maybe I'll warm to this one throughout the year, but I'm nowhere near warm yet.
14. Queens Park Rangers
Remember what I said about away kits making a statement? Well, sometimes you can go a little too far with that whole statement thing.
Queens Park Rangers made a statement when they came within seconds of stopping Manchester City clinch the English Premier League title last season. That's the kind of statement they should be making—not this in-your-face red number.
I guess it is better than orange, though.
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Some won't be happy to see Liverpool down this far. I mean, surely you can't go wrong with an all-black outfit, right?
All-black is the most boring and unexciting kit in the world. Looking like a referee don't inspire anything other than mediocrity unfortunately.
There's a line here to be made about that suiting Liverpool perfectly, but I'll refrain.
See Liverpool slide, but this time with the mediocrity joke.
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If Reading play a night game away this year, you will have absolutely no trouble spotting them given the bright yellow kit that they'll be wearing.
It's not the best look but for bright yellow, it's about as good as it can be, which is why it is this high up the power rankings.
There's just so much yellow—I don't know what else to say.
10. Newcastle United
Maroon/burgundy/brown are not good colors for a football kit.
The only reason that Newcastle feature this high up the power rankings is that, compared to last season's bright orange change shirt, this strip is incredible.
Which goes to show just how bad the orange was.
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Sunderland have struck a new kit deal with Adidas and Invest in Africa for this season and combined, they've made a very solid-looking away kit.
It's not the best, but the blue and turquoise is by no means the worst kit that we'll see in the English Premier League this season.
Which sounds exactly like Sunderland.
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I'm not a fan of all-white, but if I was to be, this is the kit I would be a fan of.
Maybe it's the pinstripes; maybe it's the fact that it's nothing something I would expect from Southampton—I'm not quite sure, but this is not bad.
I'm not happy that they changed tradition for their home kit, but as far as this away kit goes, it's kind of nice and I'm happy to throw it up there in the power rankings.
7. Norwich City
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Gray or black? Doesn't matter really, because this is one smooth-looking kit.
The green of the emblem and the dual yellow stripes down the side do just enough to give this kit something other than the one color—turning it into a classy strip.
The subtle green on the collar? Sublime.
I don't know where you stand on Purple Reign.
Some people love it, whilst others find it the most ridiculous looking jersey in the league.
The reason I like it is because it's new; it's different and creative and it shows that Arsenal want to make a statement in the Premier League this season without using a fluorescent jersey.
5. Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic aren't going to win the Premier League this year—sorry to break the news to you.
They were lucky to avoid relegation last year and as a result, have decided to generate some Barcelona-esque spirit in their away jersey. Not that it helped Barca win the Champions League, but anything you can do to avoid relegation works, right?
It's also the third time that Wigan have gone with the black strip in the top-class, and I'm a big fan of tradition.
I guess this is as high as the Lactics get on any table all season.
4. West Ham
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When I think of tradition, I think of West Ham and after looking at both their kits for this year, I'm even more confident in my train of thought.
The Hammers are back in the EPL, but they haven't gone over the top at all. The blue has been a staple at West Ham for some time now and that's because it looks very, very good.
It's classy, it's clean and if James Bond was ever going to be an away football strip, I'm pretty sure it would look something like this.
3. Tottenham Hotspur
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I don't like all-black kits, but all-navy blue is definitely a favorite—as Spurs will wear this season.
Under Armour have done an excellent job with both strips this year and the simple blue with white away kit just works.
It makes a statement without being too loud and annoying—which is exactly what you want, really.
2. Stoke City
Stoke's away strip is full-on. It's busy with red and blue and there's patterns going everywhere and for some unknown reason, I love it.
It's something different for Stoke and a little bit unusual—something that nobody expected.
Maybe I'm alone on this one, but this is nearly the away kit of the league and not just because of the Barcelona-edge that it brings to the Premier League.
1. Manchester United
But the top away kit has to be Manchester United's white jersey with black shorts.
They've kept the white and have stripped everything down to present one clean, polished and professional-looking jersey.
It's the type of jersey that you wear to an interview (note, don't actually wear it to an interview) and the type of strip that football kits weren't meant to have.
It's smart, it's beautiful and looks like the jersey of very good football side.
What do you make of the away kits in the EPL this year?
Something too high or too low?
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