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Forest unveil 150th anniversary kit

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A century and a half, we've been at this. So Forest have made a special kit to celebrate.

In the latest essentially meaningless but nonetheless quite exciting summer development, Nottingham Forest have unveiled their new home kit to celebrate reaching the grand old age of 150.

And, quick review: it's quite nice. Even if it does just appear to be last season's effort, but with gold stripes and trim rather than white. But that's OK because last season's was quite nice too, and nobody likes change. There's a faint whiff of the Spanish strip about it, which is always welcome, if obviously where that particular comparison ends.

The kit launch was, as these things invariably are, accompanied with some guff from manufacturers adidas about the new technology that went into the design and manufacture of the kit, presumably intended to make a football shirt sound important.

The Forest website announced: 'Produced by adidas, the kit features a special shade of red, gold detailing on the crest, neck, arms and waist and the words ‘150 years’ to mark a historic season for the club.

'The shirt has a classic V-neck design, is 100% polyester and features adidas ClimaCool™ technology, which maximises performance by ensuring the wearer stats dry, comfortable and at their peak even in the most heated conditions.'

Of course, in textbook Forest fashion, they have unveiled the kit at a time when nobody can buy the thing, as the club shop is closed for refurbishment. Details on how to buy it will be 'forthcoming', apparently.

What we're really excited about is the away shirt, which might - might - just be a yellow and blue number, like in the glory days. We might even buy that one...