Well, it´s Boxing Day, which is always a HUGE football day in England and I was delighted to receive two emails within minutes – firstly from my friends at Copa and then from Brentford FC which was my local club when I last lived in England. It would be wrong therefore not to share the good news immediately!

Brentford FC Retro Shirts

We are delighted to confirm that Copa has teamed up with West London-based Brentford FC and launched two retro shirts. Both shirts are based on iconic ‘Bees’ shirts from the past.

The Dutch airline KLM sponsored Brentford for many years, including the 1985-1986 season. A big Dutch multinational doing business with a relatively small club from London, It might seem like a bit of a strange fit. But if you ever took a plane to London Heathrow you probably know why KLM was pretty happy with the deal. Just minutes before touchdown, Griffin Park looms up when you are enjoying the London skyline. The roof of the New Road Stand is in full sight for hundreds of people each day. And that is why KLM made sure that ‘Next time you’d better fly KLM’ was written on the roof in big bold letters.

Both retro shirts can be found online at, in the club fanshop, and via selected retailers and online resellers


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