And surprise, surprise it looks exactly like the leaked image that came out a month or so ago.
The kit isn’t the worst, but it’s certainly not the best either. It is largely the same as last year’s kit, with a small change to the collar (which is reminiscent of the ’08 kit I think) and the addition of the blue strips on the shoulders. Some more photos . . .
I don’t imagine many were shocked by the release given the leaked images. Initial feedback seems to be neutral to negative. Personally, as I said earlier, it’s not great but it’s not terrible. Of the recent kits, my favorite is still the 2010 one (with the tiger stripes) as I think it’s the most original and interesting design, without being over the top.
I’m not sure when the away kit will be released officially, but one would imagine it will be soon. Of course, given the home kit release, one would assume that the away kit will look similar, if not exactly like, the leaked images as well.