Saturday 17 March 2018

Can everyone take a moment to admire Everton’s commemorative home shirt?

Everton’s kit commemorates 125 years at Goodison Park, and we’d like to commemorate just how lovely it is.

Everton’s Sandro Ramirez celebrates a goal in a pre-season friendly against Sevilla – (Peter Byrne/PA)
Everton’s Sandro Ramirez celebrates a goal in a pre-season friendly against Sevilla – (Peter Byrne/PA)

By Max McLean

The prelude to the Premier League season is filled with reactions to new kits, but perhaps the best design this summer goes to a golden oldie.

The 2017/18 season marks 125 years at Goodison Park for Everton, and as such the club have released a rather nice-looking commemorative range. The club have a modern top to wear for the regular season, but for now feast your eyes on this nostalgic number that the club wore in a pre-season friendly against Sevilla.

Here’s Michael Keane, fresh from his move to the Toffees from Burnley, looking every inch a 1950s sweeper.

(Peter Byrne/PA)

Wayne Rooney in particular, collar turned up, could well fill the role of inside forward, a position more closely associated with the 1920s and 1930s.

(Peter Byrne/PA)

Here’s Kevin Mirallas kicking the ball so hard it’s sent him back in time.

(Peter Byrne/PA)

Davy Klaassen has nailed the filter.

But nobody wears it better than young midfielder Tom Davies, whose low socks and blond locks complete the image.

(Peter Byrne/PA)

Everton and Sevilla shared the pre-season spoils in a 2-2 draw – here’s new signing Sandro Ramirez netting for Ronald Koeman’s team.

But what you really want to see is his shirt, right?

A thing of beauty.

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