Every team’s best home kit since the A-League Men’s inception

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Since the A-League Men began in 2005, there has been a range of very good and very bad home kits for every club. So which kit has been each team’s best one to date?

Adelaide United

Adelaide’s best home kit is by far from the 2020/21 season. The navy, the red, the yellow, the pattern – I LOVE IT! And I don’t even mind that the Flinders University sponsor takes up half of the jersey.

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Brisbane Roar

To be honest, there’s not a lot to say about Brisbane Roar other than ‘orange’. Granted, it’s a hard colour to make work and they do their best (I think?).

In my opinion, their best one to date has been their 2013/14 Puma kits. Although the major Coffee Club sponsor is a little arrogant, I like the black and orange stripe in the white v neck area and like I said, I appreciate that orange is a hard colour to make look good.

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Central Coast Mariners

I know it’s not the most creative or exciting jersey you’ve ever seen, but I think that’s why I like it. The Mariners’ 2014/15 season kit is their best because of its simplicity. I just wish MasterFoods weren’t screaming at me.

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Macarthur FC

There’s not a lot to choose from when it comes to Macarthur, but the 2020/21 home kit is my pick. Despite the impracticality of white on a muddy playing field, I like it. I also appreciate the faded bull head on the side – a nice touch.

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Melbourne City

Thank God Melbourne City dropped the red when they dropped ‘Heart’ because it was tragic. What isn’t tragic, however, is their 2015/16 home kit. I’m obviously a fan of a white jersey and the single sky blue and navy vertical stripes – chef’s kiss.

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Melbourne Victory

Victory’s top scoring kit is from the 2015/16 season. The shade of blue is perfect mixed with the black V-shaped stripes and the large white V in the middle of the shirt is so crisp. Also, they’re sponsored by KFC – winning! It could do without the gigantic CTI sponsorship logo, but I’ll let it slide.

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Newcastle Jets

If red and blue doesn’t scream Newcastle, I don’t know what does. Although this season’s gold kit came in a very close second place, I couldn’t go past the Jets 2014/15 kit. I love the blue with the red vertical stripes and the gold accents – it’s classic Newcastle.

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Perth Glory

I’ll be the first to admit that I hate the purple. It’s just not it. So, it’s no surprise I’ve picked the 2011/12 Glory kit with as little purple on it as possible. Once again, I love the white and I don’t even hate the purple stripes. I especially love the orange accents tying in with their logo.

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Sydney FC

To be honest, I struggled to pick a favourite from Sydney FC’s home kits, despite there being plenty to choose from. So I find myself settling for this season’s kit. I like the shade of blue and I even like The Star sponsorship logo but it’s a little bland, just like every other season’s home kit.

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Wellington Phoenix

I hate the yellow. And I especially hate the yellow when it’s accompanied by black. This has to be the most unflattering colour combination ever. In saying that, I’m choosing this season’s kit aS Phoenix’s best. There’s not much I like about it, but it’s the one I disliked the least.

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers red and black theme gives me ‘Where’s Wally’ vibes, but I don’t totally hate it. I especially like their 2018/19 home kit which is why I’m voting it their best. I like that the red stripes are a little bit funky and not just a block stripe.

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Western United

You thought I hated the yellow and black combo on Phoenix but that means nothing next to this atrocity. Poor Western United. What kind of monster pairs green with black? And to make it even worse, there’s only three kits to pick from.

As a result, I’ve selected their 2020/21 kit as their best because, by a very thin margin, it’s the one I hate the least. So that’s where I’ll leave it.

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Grace Clegg
Grace Clegg
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2021/22 season. Studying a Bachelor of Communication (News Media and PR) at the University of Newcastle. Coffee addict.

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