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You've listened to the podcast, right? Yeah, the last-of-2016-slash-first-of-2017 one. Where I chat to The Football Attic and Kitbliss's Chris Oakley about the League of Blogs and LOGacta? Let's go through it again...

DesignFootball.com, you will be very happy to learn, has acquired the rights (the right to use, primarily) to the League of Blogs, which was, at the very least, an elaborate blogroll over on The Football Attic, and also provided - handily - an opportunity for blog owners to demonstrate their artistic flair in the form of Subbuteo men wearing the imagined colours of their respective blogs. Seriously, could there ever be a better way to demonstrate one's artistic flair?

So that is that, and this is this. We'll leave it to other sites to bemoan the loss of celebrities last year, and express fear towards the upcoming Trump regime - suffice to say, DF was sorry to see them go, and is terrified about what's to come - and this royal we will focus on football design...

The temptation to simply type "2016: Nike Vapor; 2017: What Nike tells us comes next" was almost - almost - too strong to resist. Indeed, the words of blogging grandee Kevin Graham came truer in 2016 than ever before:

"...the famous [colours] or whatever Nike tell us to wear."
 

Here it is, what you've all been waiting for (right?), the 2016 review podcast. It's got John Devlin on it, semi-obvs, and John and I don't agree on everything! So listen out for the differences of opinions!

Yes, we cover the big kits, in a somewhat hyperspecific take on football design, and also appraise where kit design is as a consequence of what went on last year. Give it your time, if you have any, and decide whether or not the world has drastically changed since we recorded the podcast (just before Christmas). We're all getting our football shirts a size larger, for sure.

Chin up, Arsenal fans. It may seem as though your team is falling short of its potential mid-season yet again, but here we have a podcast featuring one of your own - sports journalist and kit illustrator-cum-blogger Denis Hurley - and discussing your wondrous kit history, from the sleeve colour, to the sleeve length rule - as we enter an era of the baselayer being outwith said rule - to the introduction of the raglan sleeves. And it's not all sleeves! Much, much more. Including Denis's, and my, ideal Arsenal kits!