Designed To Distract Strikers - Insane Wycombe Wanderers' 17-18 Goalkeeper Kits Released

League Two club Wycombe Wanderers' launched their new goalkeeper kits for the 2017-18 season live on Sky Sports News this morning. Designed in cooperation with O'Neills, the new Wycombe Wanderers keeper kits are bound to catch the eyes of supporters and opposition strikers alike.

Wanderers coach Barry Richardson, who remains registered as a second-choice goalkeeper behind no.1 Scott Brown, said: "There's been a lot of research into the science behind goalkeeper kits, which is why you see a lot of luminous colours and chevron patterns which enlarge the presence of the keeper in the goal.

"We've developed that idea over the past couple of years, with a bright lime and green design last year, and have enjoyed working with O'Neills to come up with these designs which we hope will be effective on the pitch and also be popular for fans who'd like to buy the replica versions."

Wycombe Wanderers' 2017-2018 Keeper Jerseys Designed To Prevent Goals

Designed collaboratively by the club and its official kit supplier O'Neills, the new Wycombe Wanderers' kits feature distinctive patterns designed to make the goalkeeper appear larger and more imposing when a striker is bearing down on goal and preparing to shoot.

The new fluorescent yellow keeper kit features an unmissable multi-coloured kaleidoscope pattern on the front, which resembles a target to aim for – rather than the goal itself. The sky blue and baby pink color combination of the second keeper kit is blended into a similarly attention-grabbing pattern which will stand out from the crowd.

Susie Robertson, UK Sales Manager with O'Neills, said: "When O'Neills got a remit for the new 2017 keeper kit along the lines of 'something psychedelic that will draw the eye of the opposition', our designers were in seventh heaven! It has been great working Barry and the rest of the team on this and we're delighted that the club are happy with the resulting design; we hope the supporters, and oncoming opposition, are suitably dazzled by it."

Replica versions of the goalkeeper kits will be available to purchase later this month.

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