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Some of the top teams may put their success down to skill, effort and strategy but are there any more factors at play? With an impressive sporting legacy and links to the world of football since the production of its first pair of football boots in the s, Gola wanted to find out whether colours of kits impacted on success. The study looked at the colours worn by all premier league teams for every game and used this to see whether any team strip proved luckier or more effective at producing a win in the Premier League. Gola gathered data on all of the home and away games played since the beginning of the Premier League in and cross referenced this against the colours worn in each game to see if there was any correlation between colours worn and outcome of the match. This study included the different colours worn for both home and away games. Where a shirt had multiple colours present, Gola based the colour choice on the majority hue.
W hen Bilbao-based student Juan Elorduy caught the ship home from Southampton in , he picked up 50 football shirts to take back with him for his local team. Athletic Club were in need of a new kit and took on the red and white stripes of Southampton, before sending the leftover jerseys to their youth team, Athletic de Madrid, in the Spanish capital. Every football kit has a story behind it. Some are more complicated and shrouded in mystery than others. Take Barcelona, for example, whose Blaugrana stripes have been traced back to several different sources over time.
The game of football is generally considered to date back to the mob football games played in the Middle Ages between rival villages without rules and with unlimited players on each side. The Royal Shrovetide football match is a supposed survival of this early form of the game. Modern scholarship has, however, revealed that small-side games, played by young men according to locally agreed rules, were commonplace and as such, went largely unrecorded. The first recognised rules of football were laid down by English public schools to govern inter-house competition and fell broadly into two groups; the handling game developed at Rugby School and the dribbling game that emerged from Eton, although other schools such as Harrow, Winchester, Uppingham, Shrewsbury, Marlborough and Charterhouse all had their own versions.