Wishaw Man’s New Retro Football Shirt Blog Helps ‘Fill the Gap’ of Not Going to Games



A man from Wishaw has started a new blog to fill the non-football void.

Ewan MacDonald, 21, started The Kit Rail, an online blog that features various kits from around the world.

Ewan’s uncle Alan is the kit man for Motherwell FC and has loaned Ewan kits to help launch the website.

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Ewan will be showcasing kits from around the world, along with information about the history of each jersey and the player who wore it.

He said Lanarkshire Live: “The lack of access to matches during the pandemic really annoyed me, so it gives me something to do every week.

Ewan displaying part of his football memorabilia collection.
Ewan displaying part of his football memorabilia collection.

“I’m basically cataloging the collection of kits my uncle has acquired over the years and showing them off to the world.

“The jerseys come from all over, some are donated by the player or the team, and some come from jersey swaps when Motherwell played across Europe.

“I never really thought about writing or blogging, but I found that – because I’m so passionate about the subject – I really like it. “

There are kits all over the world ready to show off, sourced from leagues in England, Italy and Germany.

These include an English jersey by Terry Butcher, a Borussia Dortmund kit worn by Paul Lambert and a Germany home kit worn by Andreas Möller.

Ewan said, “I take all the photos myself in my garden using a mannequin.

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“I will then research the kit and the player who wore it and write up information on what the player did in the year he wore the specific jersey.

“It’s really interesting and I think it’s a pretty unique idea. There are so many shirts to present so I can’t wait.

“Some teams are no longer or have fallen from their former glory, so I think football fans will be interested in that sort of thing.”

The project has already received immense support, with former Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan even noticing the blog.

Ewan offers a range of shirts from all over Europe.

He tweeted: “This is going to be good – for all the retro football fans, follow him and watch him.”

And current Well striker Tony Watt tweeted: “Look at the troops, exciting heights are coming.”

You can find Ewan’s project in line, as well as on top Instagram and Twitter.


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