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2021 Jerseys, Sponsorship, Logos etc

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Doesn't look as good on the players IMO

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    It's significantly better than their last attempt at re-creating it:
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    And being honest, the original jersey wasn't that great, but just like the Rabbitohs hoops and Cowboys cow horns, it does scream Manly.

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    20210206_150315.jpg 20210206_150402.jpg 20210206_150548.jpg 20210206_150626.jpg 20210206_151714.jpg Eels photo shoot for Ch9
     
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  5. hellteam

    hellteam First Grade

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    1995 was the absolute peak in jersey designs. Nearly every team was perfect.
     
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  6. Saint Doc

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    yes, it is!
     
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  7. Foreign Legion

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    True... which ones weren't?
     
  8. hellteam

    hellteam First Grade

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    Just went through them. I take my last comment back, I couldn't improve any of them. All perfect
     
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  9. GAZF

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    Broncos - diamonds, nuff said
    Dogs - close, but 2014 was better
    Cowboys - dated but a product of its time
    Dragons - one of the worst iterations of the red V
    Eels - wasn't 95 the year they switched to the gradient striping?
    Knights - they hadn't switched to the vertical stripes yet, so no
    Panthers - prefer what they currently have
    Rabbitohs - good, but the hoop meeting the v neck collar always looked odd
    Raiders - great
    Roosters - great jersey, shit logo
    Sea-Eagles - Pepsi ad
    Sharks - hoop was marginally crooked
    Balmain Sydney Tigers - yeesh
    Warriors - very nice, though last year's shades were better and brighter
    Magpies - great
    Crushers - best they ever had, also worst they ever had
    Reds - worst they ever had
    Seagulls - best they ever had, period
    Steelers - great
    Bears - black/red hoops or gtfo

    Conclusion: solid set of designs, a year or two before clubs started going wild with sublimation. There might be more good designs in 95 than in other seasons (debatable), but there were also a shit load more teams. I'd argue that previous decades had better designs on average. Hard to compare a 12 team league to a 20 team one.
     
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    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    It absolutely is because you're an Eels fan.

    This is the same design as the last couple of seasons, except worse, because it looks like Macron's template is just patches of fabric sewn together - and barely even the right colours?
     
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    sempmrh Juniors

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    The Eels jersey is definitely a good design but the Macron version is a huge downgrade due to the template. I would like to see one in person, though - but that's basically next to impossible due to living in Victoria.
     
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    If the yellow V were subtle lightning bolts like the 98-99 jersey, it'll be a perfect start to them regaining their branding identity again.
     
  13. sempmrh

    sempmrh Juniors

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    Done it.

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    Sadly I agree. Different shades of blue due to the different fabrics on various parts of the jersey. And Macron do love patches. And in my opinion the neckline looks ridiculous. I'll have to see a retail version in the flesh to see if my opinion will change.
     
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    Agree with the above. I think people remember 95 fondly simply because a lot of clubs made a lot of bad choices not long afterwards when it came to jersey design, and it was an extremely positive period for the game (before the war really settled in).

    It definitely helped at the time that it was relatively prohibitive for clubs to do anything too crazy with designs (outside of the Diamonds), most major sponsors were well integrated and the clubs wore their main kit the majority of the time (and their alternates were generally just the home with the colours flipped).

    Just on the Broncos, at the time, whilst their 'alternate' in 95 was a bit out there, their main was very solid.

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    Dare say most of the current graphic designers and decision makers at club marketing levels grew up and were heavily influenced by the 1990s designs. From when they started watching league and falling in love with it. Was a great time to be a fan (just at a jersey level).
     
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    I'd agree with those comments.

    Think the collars were a great look as well, that makes me prefer them over the 80s jerseys designs, many had the V neck style.

    90s jersey are very expensive these days
     
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    I like the idea of faux traditional collars but I don’t think we’ve seen one yet that properly nails the look. The collar on the new ASICS Broncos jersey isn’t a bad attempt.
     
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    The collar could be improved on the eels Jersey definitely.

    The Dynasty made Jersey collars look good imo.

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  20. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    The collars have improved from last seasons monstrosities.
     

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