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New concept kits for West Ham's 125th anniversary divide opinion among fans

It is that time of year when concept kits are doing the rounds but next season’s are more significant than usual for West Ham United.

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West Ham fans love to see a bit of effort made with their kits whether they respect tradition, go retro or try to be original.

The focus right now is on the resumption of West Ham’s season and the battle for survival.

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West Ham concept kits being floated online

But that has not stopped West Ham concept kits being floated online.

West Ham celebrate their 125th anniversary next season.

They will want to do that as a Premier League club first and foremost.

But fans will also want to do it in style with the kits that are released to commemorate the milestone.

West Ham recently signed an extended deal with kit maker Umbro. The company has a mixed success rate when it comes to West Ham kits.

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Brady pledged supporter input

Speaking to the Supporters Advisory Board two years ago, West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady dangled a carrot to creative Hammers fans that they could be involved in future kit designs.

“Karren Brady answered that it is a possibility that a small group could have a briefing session with Umbro,” Brady said in response to a question over fan input on future kit designs according to the minutes from the July 12 meeting published on

Whether that is still the case remains to be seen.

But a new batch of concept kit designs for the 125th anniversary home, away and third Umbro kits were posted on Twitter.

French concept kit designer LonGday Kit posted pictures of the new shirts which includes a black third kit with light blue paint splatter design.

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Latest designs get mixed response from fans ahead of 125th anniversary

The concept West Ham kits met with a mixed response from fans.

Some loved them, others not so much. But the away kit proved quite popular.

Here are a selection of comments from some fans on Twitter.

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