Melbourne Victory fans slam ‘shocking’ kits for new A-League and W-League season
After finishing last in the A-League last season, Melbourne Victory has enjoyed a productive offseason under new coach Tony Popovic.
The club have reshuffled their squad by bringing in a number of talented players like Chris Ikonomidis and Jason Davidson.
With the new campaign looming, Victory became the latest club to unveil their new play kits over the weekend, but this time it failed to get fans excited.
After such a promising pre-season, supporters felt their new shirts lacked creativity, with new supplier Macron opting to play it safe with his first kit which will be worn in both A-League and W-League.
It’s shocking 😂…. Looks like they spent 5 minutes on it and moved on to the next team
– Dillon Izon (@izon_d) September 18, 2021
It’s great that you trolled us with the Wish version, now please show us the correct one @MacronSports the ones they will actually wear.
– Kire ™ ️ (@KirePreston) September 18, 2021
I was hoping Macron would give us something more than the cookie cutter models that Adidas had given us lately.
I was very wrong.
– Buds_Oneski (@Buds_Oneski) September 18, 2021
Big missed opportunity here. I was really hoping moving away from Adidas wouldn’t be a cheap downgrade, but I can’t help but feel this way
– John Shaw (@jhnshaw) September 18, 2021
Sorry I had a great preseason with rookies on and off the pitch, but these shirts are bland, sterile, and have no affinity with the motto you preach in the club video. Can we start again?
– WorldTraveller (@ victoryknight17) September 18, 2021
Victory still has a third kit up its sleeve, with some fans hoping they get a bit more daring and revert to the neon yellow colouration of a few seasons ago.
While the club may have slipped when it comes to what they will wear this upcoming campaign, Victory looks set for a much stronger season with veteran commentator Simon Hill recently backed them up for a revival.
“My prediction for 2021-22 in the A-League is that Melbourne Victory will be much better,” Hill said via 10Football.
“Let’s be honest, they have to be after the wooden spoon last year and Tony Popovic certainly won’t take it. So the win will be on the rise.”
The new A-League season is currently scheduled to begin on October 30, but a delayed start due to state borders being closed has been flagged as a possibility.