West Ham show ambition: Carroll, return of adidas & new sponsorship deals - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith Andy Carroll’s signature on a six-year contract, and the move to the Olympic Stadium set for the 2016/17 season, there’s certainly a lot for Hammers fans to look forward to. This was reinforced yesterday with the unveiling of West Ham’s new home kit, which showcases two new lucrative sponsorship deals.
The last time the West Ham squad was seen in an adidas kit, they managed to secure third place in the league – their highest ever finish. Only Everton and eventual winners Liverpool finished above them after a hard-fought title run-in. Fans that remember the 1985/86 season will surely draw similarities between the kit worn by legends such as Sir Trevor Brooking, and the latest claret and blue.
Several of the players from the 85/86 season have given their opinions on the new kit, with Tony Cottee remarking that:
“’86 was a special season and I didn’t realise that was ...