The 2014/15 Manchester City kit was not the most popular amongst city fans, who were angered by the fact their players would not be wearing the club’s traditional white shorts.
While this season City have stuck to tradition for the most part (see picture below), next season may just be a case of déjà vu for the fans, if rumours of next year’s kit design are to be believed.
Usually a reliable source for stories centred around new kits and boots, Footy Headlines have today claimed that the Citizens’ shorts for next term will again be sky blue following their brief stint in the wilderness while the socks are set to be white.
Last term, The Mirror reported of how some City supporters reacted to the decision by setting up a petition to stop the wearing of the infamous shorts, however as you can see from the above image it was to little avail.
These perceived minor touches are what often defines one club from another and there are fewer touchier subjects for hardcore fans than the changing of the club colours or crest (incidentally, City will be changing their crest soon).
Despite this breakaway from tradition, the Etihad faithful can at least bask in the knowledge that their club has one of the strongest squads in the league, if not Europe, and silverware is now an expectation rather than a hope.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena