New Everton kit for 2015/16; fans react on Twitter

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The new Everton kit, which features a V-neck collar, will be worn for the first time when the Toffees face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

 

Everton have launched their new home kit for the 2015/16 season.

Kit manufacturers Umbro have introduced a V-neck collar, along with the club's motto 'Nil Satis Nisi Optimum' - meaning 'nothing but the best' - represented on the back of the shirt with the abbreviation 'NSNO'.

The shirt has mesh underarm panels and will be accompanied by white shorts with a blue waistband.

Typically for the Goodison Park side, the socks are white with a blue trim. Everton fans will see it worn by the players this weekend when Roberto Martinez's side take on Spurs in the final game of the Premier League campaign.

"It's brilliant, the lads and I are really replased with it and are excited about wearing the kit for the first time on Sunday against Spurs," said club captain Phil Jagielka on the club’s official website.

"When the season finishes people start looking forward to next season and the new kit plays a massive part in that.

"I'm sure the fans will, as usual, take great pride in wearing the new shirt and show their colours ahead of the new campaign."

Apart from the V-neck on display, the new Everton shirt is not too dissimilar to what Umbro previously released for the Merseyside club.

"Evertonians are a really proud set of fans, so they will be really pleased with this year's design, which has a lot of great features, such as the NSNO mention on the back," Jagielka added.

"I think it will be just as popular, if not more so, than last year's."

Regarding the shirt’s popularity, that may be down to the new recruits drafted in by Martinez. Many football fans quickly react to a big signing by getting the player in questions name on the back of their new shirt.

Fans up and down the country eagerly await the launch of their club's kit for the new season. Sunderland, Spurs, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Stoke City and Newcastle United have all released theirs earlier than the rest.

Through social networking site Twitter, Everton supporters have been sharing their initial reactions.

 

 

 

 

 

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