With the “year late Euros” reaching their thrilling conclusion, we’re sending a Saturday afternoon shout-out to the good people behind Kitscene magazine and their special edition Euro 2020 preview!
This summer’s tournament has been a feast for football fans with the strips on display across the 24 qualifying nations really helping to shape the spectacle.
In celebration of a European Championships like no other, our friends at Kitscene magazine collaborated with a host of retro-football shirt enthusiasts to produce a special “Community Edition” where each contributor presents the story of a shirt from their collection.
It’s football shirts old and new and the memories behind them that are the real stars on display here.
The 44-page preview with a twist covers everything from the Tartan Army’s 1978 Scotland top by Umbro, right through to modern-day favourites like Nike’s mountainous Slovakia shirt from this year’s finals.
We were absolutely delighted to join the Kitscene team’s stellar list of kit connoisseur collaborators (there’s far too many to mention!) with our take on Russia’s shirt from the 2018 World Cup.
There’s even room for a wistful “Wish You Were Here” section as the Kitscene team remember friends from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who didn’t reach the pan-European tournament.
This handy tournament accompaniment provides a cool guide to the fixtures and locations of each game and acts as an appetiser for Kitscene’s first full issue which we are told is coming very soon!