We're just a few short hours from Juventus' 2015-16 Serie A season officially coming to an end. And with that will come the official end of Year 1 into the Juventus and adidas partnership. But as is the case these days in the football kit world, just because one season hasn't come to a close doesn't mean the next season's jerseys are to be set free to the public.
We've been seen Juve's kits leaked to the public for months now. We even had a post about it all the way back in January— a sign that this kit leakage is far from a newfound talking point.
But as the clock struck 10 a.m. in Italy, the new Juventus home kits officially hit the internet.Go free your bank accounts of any kind of holds or would-be debts so you can spend at your heart's content, boys and girls. Behold, the home jersey we will be seeing Juve wearing for the majority of their games in the 2016-17 season.
Okay, I know in earlier comments I have said that these are looking Newcastle-ish. And, you know what, I stand by that.
But those big stripes aren't the worst thing in the world. It's not like Juventus haven't had big black and white stripes in the past years. Maybe it's the adidas thing that has us clouding our judgement. I don't really know. It's not like last season's kits truly blew us away at the beginning, but they've certainly grown on me, that's for sure.
I guess the biggest thing is that Juventus continue to win in them. That's the thing I like to have happen. And let's not kid ourselves — the more pretty patches that are on that jersey, the better. So as they will probably wear this kit in the Coppa Italia, let's hope that same patch beside the club crest and the Scudetto patch is on there for a second straight year.
You like winning. I like winning. And we all like Juventus winning in black and white jerseys. We've got another set of those, folks, so there you go.