We’ve reached that time of year again.
That glorious time, when all that matters is what player your team is linked with in the transfer market and who is pummeling who in irrelevant friendlies.
Yes, welcome one and all, to pre-season.
And with the new campaign, comes one of the most exciting parts of being a football fan, the release of brand-spanking new football kits.
Whether you’re a fan of Real Madrid or Tranmere Rovers, it’s more than likely, you will purchase your teams new strip and wear it with unfaltering pride.
So, in light of this, here we have a look at the top 10 new football jerseys from across the world this season…
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
1. AS Roma, Home Kit
You can always rely on the Italian’s to design a snazzy kit.
And Roma haven’t let us down with this effort.
It looks more like a designer polo than a football jersey but has a blatant retro feel.
Understated, but brilliant.
2. Monaco, Home
Monaco may have lost one of their biggest stars in James Rodriguez, but this dashing new kit should lessen the pain.
The shirt has undergone drastic surgery after the club singed a new mega-bucks partnership with Nike – and the results are brilliant.
The new AS Monaco crest is implemented for the first time, but its the simplicity that has made us fall in love with the Ligue 1 side’s new clobber.
3. Arsenal, Home
Arsenal have switched from Nike to Puma this season, and are surely over the moon with the new kit.
The design is classy and slick, unlike anything Gunners fans have seen in a very long time.
The unveiling was of course eagerly awaited by the Arsenal faithful and since its release the kit has went down a storm.
Of course it always helps when you have plenty of new signings modeling it every week…
4. Everton, Home
Now, bear with me on this one, because a lot of Everton fans aren’t best pleased with their new Umbro kit.
First of all, in my defence, the shirt features the clubs newly refurbished crest – as voted for by the Everton fans after last years debacle.
While the white trim (which is a tradition in the Toffees home kit) is missing this year, the navy granddad collar is a sure-fire winner with us.
The jersey shows a bit of bravery, after all, who wants to buy a new strip every year if only small tweaks are made to the design.
5. PSG, Home
With the amount of cash-flow the Parisian club have, you would understandably be disappointed if Zlatan and co. weren’t dressed to the nines as they seek to defend their Ligue 1 crown.
And the new strip is bang on with us at Talking Baws.
We weren’t massive fans of last years effort and thankfully the club have returned to the more stylish vertical red and white stripe on the front.
6. Fenerbahce, Home
While the Turkish club may not be among the European super-clubs which predominantly feature on this list, there is no getting away from the fact that their new strip is beautiful.
The club are of course banned from European competition next year following a match-fixing scandal, but hey, at least they will look brilliant in domestic fixtures!
The new advert for the kit is equally tremendous:
7. Inter Milan, Away
Inter Milan haven’t had it all their own way since Jose Mourinho left the club after their Champions League success.
Since 2009, Internazionale have finished a disappointing 2nd, 6th, 9th and 5th.
But Walter Mazzarri will be hoping that as of next season they can up their performances.
Losers don’t deserve to wear such a stylish ensemble.
8. Bayern Munich, Away
Bayern lost their crown as Champions of Europe last season, in Pep Guardiola ‘s first year in charge.
The Bavarian club, never one to lie down for long, has responded by releasing new gear worthy of their Bundesliga superstars.
The home kit is nice, but the away kit is out of this world.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s different, and if anyone can pull of the uber-retro look, it’s Bayern.
9. Atletico Madrid, Home
Atletico Madrid had an exceptional season last year, winning the La Liga title and taking part in the first Champions League final in their history.
Of course Atletico boss Diego Simeone has since lost star man Diego Costa, but the arrival of talented Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and the unveiling of the Madrid club’s new kit will restore some excitement for Los Colchoneros.
It’s a quintessential Atletico shirt which keeps with the strong tradition of the club, pretty nice to look at too…
10. Lyon, 3rd
Another club you probably wouldn’t expect to see alongside Arsenal, Bayern Munich and PSG, but another brilliant new strip nonetheless.
The unwritten rule of football jerseys is that a club’s third kit is nothing to write home about.
It’s simple function is to exist because the home and away kits are stupidly similar.
This isn’t the case for Lyon however, as their third kit eclipses both of the other shirts.
A nice little salute to France’s beautiful kit worn at the World Cup, perhaps.