2017-2018 home strip unveiled

For the final home game of the season, the 1-1 draw with Olympique Marseille on May 14th, the Girondins unveiled their 2017-18 home strip

This latest Puma production is fairly minimalist compared with last year's offering: a plain navy blue top broken up by the team's trademark white V, the catch being that the V is made up of hundreds of white and blue dots that blend in to each other. The shirt is topped off by a no-frills white-and-blue button-up round collar which, to the rear, comes complete with the words "Girondins 1881" in reference to the year the original sports club was founded. Meanwhile, on the front, the home shirt now comprises the logo of the lead sponsor, energy supplier Sweetcom. 

The remainder of the strip is the same shade of navy blue. The socks feature an unusual touch: they are topped off by a succession of horizontal white hoops of differing widths which, much like the dots that form the V, combine to form a gradual shift from white to blue.

All in all, it's a tasteful, timeless shirt, and has initially proved popular with supporters, judging by feedback on social media. The fans can now sit back for a few weeks until the 2017-18 third shirt is revealed - in recent years the Girondins have earned quite a reputation for surprising, outlandish, unconventional designs, and there is no reason to think they won't aim to do the same again this time. Meanwhile, the away shirt (plain white topped off by a red V-shaped motif) is set to remain unchanged for 2017-18. It now sports the logo of away shirt sponsors Bistro Régent.