Weekly roundup

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First off this week, some bizarre news – though not that bizarre, given the subject matter – that there was a Brexit ‘farewell’ match planned, the UK taking on the EU at Wembley.

Design Football has the story and it is quite literally unbelievable.

In games that were played, Everton completed the set of shorts/socks combinations with their home shirts as they wore all-blue in their win at West Ham on Saturday.

With their third shirt having also been worn in four different kit permutations, Everton are up to nine different kit formats for the season, the same as Fulham and one more than West Ham.

The Hammers have worn their light blue third socks with the home shirts and also have a blue pair of shorts to call upon when needed, but while their women’s team has the alternative shorts, they don’t appear to have blue socks.

Away to Chelsea at the weekend, they had to use the yellow away socks to avoid a clash. While sky-blue shorts and white socks were used at Manchester City, for their game to Everton in the autumn the away shorts and socks were worn with the home shirts.

And, finally, in Ireland, Mayo won Gaelic football’s national league title as they beat Kerry in the final at Croke Park in Dublin.

Mayo traditionally wear green jerseys with a red horizontal band and white shorts while Kerry’s strip is green with a gold band and white shorts. While the counties haven’t always changed when they’ve met, in recent times this has happened.

Usually, Mayo have gone with a reversal of their first-choice shirts or else white with red and green trim but manufacturers O’Neills have become more adventurous in the past few years, giving them a black and lime change kit followed by a black and red one before another new one this year.

Dark blue and black with lime trim, it features an enigmatic pattern but if Mayo, who have lost nine All-Ireland football finals since last winning one in 1951, continue to enjoy success in it then they won’t mind.

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