The new season is creeping round the corner and it’s that exciting part of pre-season where most teams release their new strips the team will be competing in. We’ve rounded up all of the 24 Championship side’s home jersey’s that will be on show in the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Birmingham City

– Celebrating 140 years, the club decided to re-brand their logo for the year by going back to the crest used in the 70’s. However they’ve intertwined history with the present, using a modern white/grey slash across the torso followed up with plain blue, the traditional sense. All together the new Blues top is very simple yet very authentic, top stuff.

Rate – 7/10

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Blackburn

– Rovers have decided to change it up a little this year, itching for the short blue colour on top of an extremely tidy shirt all round. Several new features have been added including the blue sleeves, shirt sponsor and the shade of blue, reminding us all of their Premier League years. Hopefully in years to come, they’ll look back and associate this kit with that successful promotion season. Pretty standard, modern kit which you can expect from most teams these days.

@LukeFielding95  said ”I really like the new home kit, I’m glad we’ve gone back to the traditional darker blue colour. It fits in great with the new sponsor as well”

Rate – 6/10

 

 

 

Bolton

– Into their 2nd year contracted to Macron now and Bolton Wanderers have released a very substandard strip, an anti-climax to what fans expect. They’ve ditched the collar and stuck ‘ROK Mobile’ on the front, a long with the club logo. You must feel for fans who have high expectations of all these weird designs when realistically Macron supply very standard templates, similar to Nike. None the less, this kit is soft to the eyes and doesn’t have to much to fault on.

Rate – 6/10

 

Brentford

– The West London side have completely used the editable Adidas templates to their advantage. Using their attractive looking home colours of Red & White, they’ve added a Companies sponsor which integrates swimmingly with the rest of the strip. Adding a black as the secondary colour, it makes up for a pleasing new football top which i’m sure will be popular with fans.

Rate – 9/10

 

 

 

Bristol City

– With no major change to their home kit over the summer, City have tweaked 1 or 2 things to make the top worth buying. Again, the collar has been dropped and been replaced with a white and red strip. It’s safe to say it’s not the most extravagant new kit you’ll see next season.

Rate – 4/10

Burnley

– Personally i find Puma kit’s to look rather attractive.This season Burnley have kept the blue sleeves and gone for the elegant looking V-Neck, replacing last years button up, which in my opinion looks better. Swapping their Casino partners Fun88, they’ve opted for a more family friendly sponsor in Oak Furnitureland, where i got my bedside cabinet from. All in all this smart looking strip is smart looking and fits well with the blue shorts.

Rate – 8/10

 

 

Cardiff

– Vincent Tan came to his senses at the end of last season, swapping the red back to the traditional blue. A complete change in look, as this year’s top is really smart and unique, with a dark to light gradient going on. Bluebirds fan’s probably wouldn’t have cared however it looked, as long as it was blue. Hopefully the players wearing the kits can get the Welsh club wearing blue in the Top flight as soon as possible.

Rate – 7/10

 

 

Charlton

– Into their 4th season with Nike, the Addicks remain with the standard template the club got to chose, opting for the standard red with white collar and sleeves, in comparison to last year’s odd white arrows or whatever they were. A very clean kit which isn’t over impressive, but hey it’s what happens on the pitch that matters right?

Rate – 5/10

 

 

Derby

– Derby’s business team haven’t exactly been overly imaginative with this year’s design, changing only the collar from just plain black to black with a thin white trim. Keeping the shirt sponsor, kit manufacturer and club logo in the same positions as last season, they’ll be hoping for a difference on the field as the Rams will be striving for Premier League football come 2016.

Rate – 3/10

 

 

 

Huddersfield

– Another Puma kit with exciting promise and this time for real. The Terriers have completely re-designed the upper torso section of the strip from last year, getting rid of the white underlay behind the club logo and Puma logo. Keeping it plain and simple, they’ve converted to just 3 light blue stripes adding a tint of black a long the shoulders and collar. Neat is the only word to describe it.

Rate – 6/10

 

 

Hull

– In peculiar fashion, literally, Hull have ventured towards the animal attraction park ‘Flamingo Land’ as their prestigious shirt sponsor for the upcoming campaign, which was made a mockery of on social media. Back to the actual layout, they’ve lost the stripes and made the sleeves black, obviously to make Flamingo Land stand out more. Again not much change in this kit apart from the sponsor and sleeves. From a neutral’s perspective, i’d say it’s eye pleasing.

Rate – 5/10

 

 

Ipswich

– One of the most attractive shirts in the Championship, Ipswich have conjured up an attractive looking blue and white number for a hopeful promotion campaign. Similar layout to last years with the thin white stripes across the torso, they’ve added a white collar and enlarged the ‘Marcus Evans’ sponsorship logo in the middle. Little change with big impacts.

Rate – 9/10

 

 

 

Leeds

– Without a doubt, the most substantial kit change goes to Leeds United, who a couple of weeks back announced Kappa as their kit manufacturer for the next 4 years and they didn’t waste any time in showing what they’re all about. Italian by name, Italian by nature, Kappa deleted pretty much every aspect of a football shirt you’d normally associate with. No Sponsor, No patterns or trims, just white with the club badge. However from the sounds of things, Leeds fans have grown in favor of the new strip putting it up their with their Admiral and Nike days.

Rate – 6/10

 

 

 

MK Dons

– Keeping a similar look as last years promotion jersey, the Dons have completed their time under Sondico and been adopted by the popular Errea, who are renowned for releasing attractive little numbers. Keeping the same sponsor, the only difference is in the collar, with a high up V-Neck making an appearance for their first ever season in the 2nd tier of English football. Not much to talk about besides the odd sentence encrypted behind the neck at the back.

Rate – 3/10

 

 

Middlesbrough

– Replacing the white slash from hip to shoulder, Boro have introduced thin white stripes running down the top behind Ramsdens who remain as sponsors for 1 more year. The only part i’m skeptical about is the use of red shorts, which personally don’t go well with the mainly red top. In Comparison to last year’s when they played in white shorts. None the less, it’s a tad attractive and could be the final kit they wear in the Championship.

Rate – 8/10

 

 

 

 

Nottingham Forest

– Forest’s chairman spoke out and said he will not have a sponsor for the new kit in time for kick off on August 7th against Brighton, none the less their new home strip is a stylish, old fashioned looking number. With Gold replacing the white from last year, the club have kept the basic layout the same. Almost identical to Spain’s jersey, whether they play like Spain from yesteryear or from the 2014 World Cup is another question.

Rate – 3/10

 

 

Preston North End

– Another generic Nike template although in this case it genuinely is the same as the season ‘s prior. With a change of sponsorship at heart, North End have stuck to the simple and sophisticated template of all white. Basic but good looking at the same time, although you feel like they could have added just a tad bit of colour.

Rate – 2/10

 

 

 

Queens Park Rangers

– Relegation has knocked sense into the R’s as they’ve toned down on the colorful stripes and given us a more pleasing and less painful 3 horizontal bold stripes, which ultimately highlights ‘Air Asia’ even more. With a red trim around the neck, QPR have topped last year’s subtle number and made it even nicer. They’ll have plenty of new additions gracing the new kit next year as Chris Ramsey’s men will be hoping to bounce back once again to the big time. Personally i find this shirt to be one of few that really stand out to the eyes and that’s all a kit needs.

Rate – 10/10

 

 

 

Reading

– Another club following the trend is Reading, who for their 2015/16 home kit decided to drop the collar from last year. The Blue is more prominent than last terms around the shoulders and with the big fancy looking sponsor, it just works well. One of their finest kits in recent years.

Rate – 9/10

 

 

 

Rotherham United

– It’s a poor effort this year from the Millers. The low line V-Neck does no favors to whoever wears it, however the colour scheme is practical and fairly attractive. Despite that, the club had potential to do so much more after keeping a similar kit for the last 2 years, they just did not deliver. I still don’t rate it as low as MK Dons’s.

Rate – 3/10

 

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday

– The blue side of Sheffield have gone fairly old school with this style kit. Chansiri have come in to replace the odd choice of ‘Azerbajan’ sponsorship Wednesday had last year. Maybe they thought they were Athletico Madrid, who knows. Anyway the 2 stripes running down the middle give it an even and balanced look compared to most stripped jerseys these days. A traditional modern kit in all it’s glory, well done Sheffield Wednesday.

Rate – 7/10

 

 

Wolves

– We end things with another V-Neck. Wolverhampton Wanderers released a stunning kit again this summer, reducing the black shoulders to just small stripes running from the end of the sleeve to the collar. Would have looked much more efficient with a nice round neck collar. None the less, a great new addition to the Championship.

Rate – 8/10

 

 

 

 

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