Ipswich Town unveil UEFA Cup-inspired new home shirts for 2020/21 season... and the yellow badge is back!
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Ipswich Town have unveiled their new home kits for the 2020/21 season as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the club’s UEFA Cup triumph in 1981.
In a major change, the Blues have switched back to their traditional yellow club crest, as worn during the 1980/81 UEFA Cup-winning season, for one campaign only having switched to red in 1995. The strip will also be worn with blue shorts, as used during the second leg of the final against AZ Alkmaar.
Under the club crest is stiched ‘UEFA Cup 40 years’.
The shirts are once again made by German sportswear giants adidas, as they have been since the start of the 2014/15 season and as they were during the 1970s and 80s while Sir Bobby Robson was at the helm.
A famous Robson quote is added to the inner back-neck of all shirts, with the Town legend saying: “This was my greatest Ipswich team, They were the perfect jigsaw.”
In another change from the last two seasons, the Blues’ new shirts will carry the logo of the Carers Trust charity after club sponsor Magical Vegas donated the final year of their contract to their charity partner, while the logo of estate agents Mortgagemove.co.uk will sit on the rear of the shorts.
The shirt will carry an updated EFL name and number font, once again supporting the EFL’s charity partner, Mind. As previously reported, fans will also have the opportunity to add the ‘Thank You NHS’ charity logo to the back of their shirt, with all profits raised being added to the fundraising efforts for the local NHS Ipswich & Colchester Hospital’s Charity.
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The club have also unveiled the new home goalkeeper shirt, in light green, which also features the revived yellow club crest.
The Blues’ away strip for next season is due to be unveiled in the coming days.
Fans can pre-order the brand new kits now for immediate delivery as soon as these are received at the club. This is likely to be late-July at the latest, although still to be confirmed due to the ongoing uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Those pre-ordering will not only be the very first to receive their shirts, but will also receive a set of six luxury postcards (worth £15) designed by illustrator George Ripton. Each postcard will depict a scene from the famous ‘80/81 successful journey to the UEFA Cup final.
Due to the current guidelines around social distancing and the advice given to retail stores, the full pre-order process will be online only. Fans will not be able to pre-order the new kit from the Planet Blue store upon it’s re-opening on Friday, 3 July.