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Orlando Pirates & Benfica Rivalries - Ep 012

On this episode we discuss Orlando Pirates switching kit colours and Benfica's Portuguese rivalries and Uche flips the switch by using our player focus to focus on a Manager! We also discuss: * Another PSG brand collaboration * Uche compares us to Miami Vice * Ian Wright's 'Out Of Their Skin' documentary * The Steven Gerrard documentary In this podcast series you can expect to hear us reminiscing about iconic shirts, classic moments, legendary players and we might even be joined by the odd...


AS Monaco, Les Rouges et Blancs & THAT Grey United Kit - Ep 011

On this episode Alex celebrates Arsenal confirming Adidas as their kit sponsor for next season, THAT Man United grey kit (1995-96) and Uche takes us on a trip to Monaco with a classic kit (1996-97) with legendary Italian defender Franco Baresi as our player focus. We also discuss: * Our favourite kit manufacturers at the moment * A great DM we got from a listener * Monaco's player development over the years * Plus, Kit Man Doug has some more gems for us In this podcast series you can expect...


Our Fantasy Careers - Ep 010

For episode 10 we decided to have some real fun and talk through our fantasy careers, using the shirts we would have worn as the storyline for our fantasy journeys. All you need to know is that one of us took it far too serious and the other went for all the glory! We had a real laugh recording this, so we hope you enjoy listening to it. In this podcast series you can expect to hear us reminiscing about iconic shirts, classic moments, legendary players and we might even be joined by the odd...


Roma's Kappa Classic & La Viola of Fiorentina - Ep 009

On this week's episode Uche brings a classic Roma x Kappa kit to the table, while Alex discusses a beauty from Fiorentina and the legendary goal-scoring keeper Rogerio Ceni is our player focus of the week. We also discuss: * The voice of Football Italia, Peter Brackley * Uche getting trolled on Instagram * Kit Man Doug has some knowledge on Kappa's tight fit kits * The genius of Batigol aka Gabriel Batistuta * Roma's greatest players * Some of the wildest Goalkeeper jersey's ever In this...


Brazil's Finest & Ajax's Invincibles - Ep 008

On this week's episode Alex takes us on a journey to Brazil and his love for Brazilian shirts, discussing a classic Fluminense shirt, while Uche discusses the Impact of Ajax's Invincibles team and Kit Man Doug returns with some more incredible knowledge. We also discuss: * Matt Le Tissier as our player focus * A breakdown of the Brazilian league system * Alex's Brazilian kit collection * Ajax's classic kit designs * Impact of Ajax's style of football * Uche's encounter with a big name UK...


All Things PSG - Ep 007

On this week's episode, we talk all things PSG. We kick off by discussing the recent collaboration between the Jordan brand and the Parisian club. Alex then brings up a classic PSG kit from the 98/99 season and Uche shines a light on the man that was so good they named him twice, Jay Jay Okocha. Alex has also found a kit expert - Kit Man Doug from Classic Football Shirts - who gives us a run down on some of PSG's finest kits. We also discuss: * PSG's recent history * Uche's favourite PSG...


The Parmalat Era - Ep 006

This week, its a special episode as we talk about the classic football shirt sponsor ‘Parmalat’. Alex talks about his family connections and his visits to the Province of Parma and a surprising discovery of the 'Parmalat' logo on a well known Spanish team's shirt Uche talks about why to him 'Parmalat' is an iconic football logo and goes on a fact finding mission to find out all the clubs that were sponsored by Parmalat and soon finds many rare and classic shirts. We also discuss: * The 90’s...


QPR, Guinness & A Lost Real Madrid Season - Ep 005

This week, Uche wants to discuss his family's ties to QPR with their classic 'Guinness' kit, plus Alex discovers something dodgy about a missing Real Madrid season. And we shine a spotlight on the brilliance of John Barnes. We also discuss: * Getting shouted out by Ian Wright * QPR's famous 'Dennis The Menace' kit * Real Madrid's lost season * THAT Roberto Carlos freekick * John Barnes nearly signing for QPR * Plus someone has been in touch with an email In this podcast series you can expect...


Going German, Inter Milan & The Original Ronaldo - Ep 004

Episode 4 sees us discuss a beautiful Bayern Munich kit from 93-95, the Inter Milan 96-98 kit and the glory of Brazilian Ronaldo. This week our player spotlight is on legendary Bulgarian attacker, Hristo Stoichkov. We also discuss: * Adidas kit designs of the 90s era * Football kits being fashion statements * Traditional kit colours and what happens when they change * When players play for rival teams * The origins of Inter Milan * The defensive style of Italian football * Barcelona's Dream...


We Love Parma & The Greatness of George Weah - Ep 003

Episode 3 sees us discuss THAT classic Parma team and their beautiful kit, meanwhile Uche wants to talk about his favourite AC Milan kit, plus we shine a focus on the incredible player that was George Weah. We also discuss: * why classic Parma shirts can be difficult to find * Uche's love affair with Italian football * can a great team make a shirt an instant classic? * why Alex has always wanted an Ajax shirt * the Classic Football Shirts pop-up store and bargains that were to be found In...


World Cup Special - Ep 002

We were so caught up in World Cup fever that it was only right that we recorded a special to discuss our favourite shirts from the tournament, past and present. Uche brings 3 shirts to the table & Alex brings his 3 favourites, with plenty of honourable mentions along the way. We also discuss: - Our first World Cup Memories - Favourite World Cup moments - Legendary World Cup shirts - Uche's experience with trying to buy the Nigeria kit - Alex's problem with shirts that don't have any design...


Our Favourite Shirts & Legendary Premier League Strikers - Ep 001

Here it is! Episode 1 of The Retro Shirt Podcast, hosted by Alex Manzi & Uche Uchendu - we're two regular guys with a huge passion for football shirts. On this episode Uche discusses a classic Spurs shirt & Alex brings a classic Arsenal shirt to the table. We also discuss: - The first kit that comes to mind when we say ‘retro football shirt’ - Legendary Premier League strikers; Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Jurgen Klinsmann, Dennis Bergkamp, David Ginola, Eric Cantona - Plus a special focus...


The Introduction; what is retro? - Ep 00

Welcome to the Retro Football Shirt podcast! Hosted by Alex Manzi & Uche Uchendu - we're two regular guys with a huge passion for football shirts. In this podcast series you can expect to hear us reminiscing about iconic shirts, classic moments, legendary players and we might even be joined by the odd guest along the way. In this introduction episode we discuss what you can expect from each episode, where our passion for football and the shirts come from and try to decide how we actually...