Manchester City’s new home shirt is a fitting tribute to Colin Bell

Manchester City and Nike have launched their home shirt for the 2017 18 season and it is a simple tribute to the 1967 shirt worn by Colin Bell.

The shirt itself is City sky blue with a white round neck collar.  It comes with white shorts and blue socks with a maroon trim.

Raheem Sterling in 2017 Manchester City kit

It is a tribute to the title winning team of 1967 and reminds us of David Conn’s favourite City shirt modeled below by Colin Bell.

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When talking to us about his favourite shirt the Guardian football writer said;

I feel emotional looking at that kit worn by a player like Colin Bell or Willie Donachie, and even writing about it now. It evokes for me the innocent love I had for my club, before as an adult and journalist I understood the commercially exploitative thrust of modern football.

The shirt, the beautiful colour, and the badge, are woven into memories of my childhood in Manchester, which was very happy, and my love of Manchester itself, as a place to be from.

Pick up your Manchester City 2017 shirt here or check out our marketplace for some vintage bangers.

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