Normally we're the last ones to release our new kit which tends to be about a week before the season starts, however the powers that be seem to have got their act together and this years extremely disappointing effort was announced at the end of season awards do last night.
To put things in to context, we've been sponsored by Wirral Borough Council since I was I born 25 years ago. It's the longest sponsorship in English football and there's not been a Tranmere shirt in my lifetime that hasn't the place I'm from emblazoned across the front. Obviously recent cut backs and the reduction of the councils budget has resulted in the sponsorship coming to an end. As disappointing as I am with this, it doesn't seem fair that there's been redundancies in the public sector when the council continue to fork out 100 grand a year sponsoring the local football team. It's also not a huge amount in terms of sponsorship deals and maybe with a bit more investment we might have scraped a top 6 finish this season.
The part which is disappointing is the new shirt sponsor.......
Quite appropriate considering the bargain basement look of it! I'm sure it's gonna do wonders for shirt sales this season!
Any other teams next season shirts been announced yet?