Silkmen see red with new season shirts
THE Silkmen and the Gunners do not have much in common – they are based at opposite ends of the country for a start.
But it is Arsenal’s home jerseys that have part inspired Macclesfield Town’s new ‘historic’ 2015-16 kit, thanks to the team’s manager John Askey.
The new home jerseys will be blue but the away kit will change from last year’s green to a bold red.
The chosen colour is also purposely reminiscent of the 1900 home kit, also red.
Robert Stirling, Macclesfield Town’s general manager, said: “The away shirt was always going to be a talking point.
“It has been a long time since we have had a red away shirt.
“It was chosen by manager John Askey whose first ever football shirt was a red Arsenal one.
“It obviously stuck in his memory as this shirt certainly resembles Arsenal colours.”
Both the kits will be designed and manufactured by Cabrini Sportswear and will be of a simple retro design harking back to the kits of old.
The home kit will feature a collar, following on from last year’s kit, and a new addition of sleeves featuring alternating white and black coloured bands.
The away kit will be collarless with black bands on both sleeves.
The shirts will go on sale to the public in June and the club is now taking pre-orders.
Robert said: “We are really pleased with our new kits for next season.
“The home shirt got some great reviews from supporters who attended a special launch night evening last Thursday and we have already taken a number of pre-orders.
“We have received plenty of good feedback from supporters already. Once again it was a hit on launch night and I think it will be a really good seller when it goes on sale later this month.”
Shirts are £40 for adults and £35 for children.
To pre-order one for the coming season, call 01625 264686 or call in at the club.
We have compiled an online gallery showing the different kits worn by the Silkmen over the years. Since the club was formed in 1874, colour combinations have included black and yellow, red, blue and yellow and black and white. Visit macclesfield-express. co.uk to see how many you recognise.
Macclesfield Town’s 2015-16 home shirt (left) and the Arsenal inspired red away version