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Ranked! The 20 worst Premier League shirts EVER

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15. Tottenham, 2009/10 (home)

Spurs kits tend to be pretty solid – the ol’ Lilywhite and black are a strong aesthetic pairing – but unnecessary yellow flanks and chest swipes pooped this shirt’s party, while MANSION DOT COM CASINO & POKER was also a bit of a mouthful. Disappointing.

14. Everton, 2010/11 (away)

There’s nowt wrong with a nice bit of pink on a football shirt – Juventus have done it stylishly, and Palermo rock the electric shade week in, week out. But the Toffees’ attempt was a rotting salmon, making Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Phil Jagielka & Co. look like 1980s mismatched socks.

11. Manchester City, 1994/95 (away)

Umbro produced some great tops for City around this era, and this red-and-white striped attempt could have joined the pantheon of acceptability (although many supporters understandably objected to the former colour).

So why did the design team add the weird grey armpit-to-shoulder flanks in? It gave the look of a garment that had been patched together by Peter Beagrie’s mum after suffering heavy wear and tear. No wonder they finished 17th.

12. Arsenal, 1991-93 (away)

A brown acid bad trip, psychedelic meltdown and sweaty swine flu nightmare of a design: perfect for a Grateful Dead poster, but not suitable in any form to clad Steve Bould. Side effects of wearing the ‘Bruised Banana’ included delirium, epileptic episodes and losing 2-1 at Highfield Road.

11. Manchester United, 1992/93 (away)

A kit that even smouldering dreamboat Eric Cantona looked a dick in, the whacking great club crest and peculiar black stripes was further proof that just because you can suddenly design such things doesn’t mean you should.