Historical Football Kits

 

Historical Football Kits Updates 2006

 

December 2006

31 December: Dundee (1979-80, 1984-85, 1985-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1997-98 added; 1999-2000, 2005-06 corrected). Dundee United (1984-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1994-96, 1996-97 added; 1989-91, 1991-92, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 corrected).

30 December: Clyde (1968-69, 1975-76, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-84, 1987-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-98, 2002-03 added; 1976-77, 1984-86, 2000-01 corrected). West Ham Utd (1900-03 added). Clydebank (1986-87, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-95, 1996-97, 2000-01 added; 1989-90 corrected). Cowdenbeath (1979-80, 2001-02 added, 2000-01, 2002-04, 2004-05 corrected). Dumbarton (1995-96, 2000-02 added: 1991-93, 1993-94 corrected).

29 December: Berwick Rangers (1978-79, 2000-01 added; 1998-99 corrected and various dates amended). Brechin City (1989-90, 2000-01 added; 1992-94 corrected; 1996-97 deleted.)

28 December: Millwall (1945-46 late season, 1953-54 added; 1892-93, 1945-46, 1949-50 corrected). Dunfermline Athletic (1998-99 corrected). Aberdeen (1987-88, 1996-97 corrected). Airdrieonians (1993-95 corrected). Albion Rovers (1983-84, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1996-97 added; 1988-90, 1998-2000, 2006-07 corrected). Alloa Athletic (1997-98, 1998-99, 2002-03 added; 1999-200, 2000-02, 2003-04, 2004-06 corrected). Arbroath (1991-92, 2001-02 added; 2000-01 corrected). Ayr United (1966-67, 1994-95, circa 1998, 2001-02 added; 1984-87, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2002-03, 2004-05 corrected).

27 December: Clyde (1977-78 added). Manchester Utd (1983-84 added: various dates between 1961 and 1974 amended).

26 December: Dundee (2003-04 corrected). Dunfermline Athletic gallery added.

24 December: Alloa Athletic (2000-01 added). Dundee United, Dykehead galleries added to the Scottish section.

22 December: The Airdrieonians gallery has been added to the Scottish section.

18 December: New research has shed light on the status of members of the Scottish Second Division between 1915 and 1921. According to an account on the Dundee United Official Website, members resigned en masse in 1920 in protest at the refusal of the First Division clubs to approve the reinstatement of the Second Division, despite the fact that they had continued to pay subscriptions since it was suspended in 1915. The majority then joined the rebel Central League, which proved such a threat that it was incorporated the following season as the new Scottish Second Division. I have updated the history section of those clubs involved.

17 December: Leyton Orient (July-December 1965, December 1965-67 dates amended). Aston Villa (1874, 1875, 1886-87, 1991-92 corrected; 1890-91, 1892-93 dates amended).

16 December: Alloa Athletic (1992-93 added; 1993-94, 1999-2000 sponsor's logo added). St Bernard's (1899-1900 added). Dumbarton, Dumbarton Harp, Dundee and Dundee Wanderers galleries added to the Scottish Section.

13 December: Lincoln City (1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-69, 1982-83 late season added; 1896-97, 1966-97 corrected). Doncaster Rovers (2000-01 badge details corrected). Ipswich Town (1972-73, 1988-89 added; 1989-92 corrected). Southend Utd (1968-69 corrected).

12 December: I've made some minor amendments to the Arsenal gallery having reviewed the excellent gallery of team photographs on the Official Arsenal website (1905-06, 1946-58, 1958-61 dates amended; 1906-08, 1908-14, 1929-30 corrected; 1960-61 deleted - my source showed players wearing old fashioned long sleeved shirts with wing collars and I now believe this was a stop gap possibly because the modern v-neck shirts were in the wash.) New information has come to light about Alloa Athletic's name and this has been added to their gallery. Cowdenbeath and Cowlairs added to the Scottish section

11 December: Alloa Athletic (1991-92 added)

10 December: Carlisle Utd (1982-84, 2002-03 added; 1989-91, 1992-93, 1993-95, 2000-02, 2003-04 corrected; 1997-2000 dates amended). Charlton Athletic (1988-89, 1989-90 shorts detailing corrected). Chelsea (1987-89, 1989-91, 1993-94, 1994-95 detailing corrected). Cheltenham Town (2004-06 sponsor's logo corrected). Chester City (1997-98, 2004-2005 corrected). Grimsby Town gallery has been substantially amended with information provided by Richard Owen about the club's early kits (1884, 1899-1902, 1908-10, 1923 added; 1878, 1906-08, 1910-22 corrected; 1904-06 dates amended; 1907-08, 1908-09, 1911-20 deleted). Wigan Athletic (1983-84, 1984 August, 1984-85 detailing corrected). York City (2001-02 correct badge applied). Southend Utd (1969-70, 1998-99 detailing corrected).

8 December: I continue to work through material from David King who has filled a gap in the Cardiff City record (1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96 added; 1988-89, 1990-91, 1999-2000, 2002-03, 2003-04 detailing corrected). Ipswich Town (1981-84 alternate sponsor's logo added).

6 December: Clydebank (Modern Club) gallery added to Scottish Section. Bury (1995-96 added; 1993-94, 1994-95 shorts detailing added). Cambridge Utd (1990-91 added; 1991-93, 1995-96 detailing corrected).

3 December: Clyde gallery has been added to the Scottish section.

1 December: Gillingham (1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 missing kits added; 1986-87 corrected). Derby County (1893 added; 1884-88, 1890 corrected). Cheltenham Town (1981-82, 1991-92 added: 1997-98 spelling mistake in sponsor's name corrected - how embarassing is that!).

November 2006

30 November: The site can now be searched using a Google tool.

28 November: Alan Lugton, author of "The Making of Hibernian" has confirmed that the club wore dark green in their early days - my thanks to James Barclay who first raised this with me (Hibernian all kits between 1879 and 1936 revised.) Additional material from Brian McColl has led me to revise the Helensburgh history. I have received a considerable amount of material over the last few weeks from David King allowing me to update the details on several clubs from the 1980s on - latest contributions include Burnley (1987-88, 1991-93, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 shorts detailing corrected) and Bury (1992-93, 1997-98 added; 1990-91, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1998-99, 1999-2001, 2003-04, 2006-07 detailing corrected).

27 November: Bristol Rovers (1988-89 added; 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-96, 1997-98, 2001-03 details corrected). Aston Villa (1987-88 added). Burnley (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 detailing on shorts corrected).

26 November: Helensburgh gallery has been added to the Scottish Section.

25 November: The Ayr United gallery has been substantially updated (Ayr FC 1883, 1909-10 added; Ayr Parkhouse FC 1909-10 added; Ayr Utd 1914, 1919-20, 1921-22, 1926-28, 1948-50, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1990-91,1991-92, 1994-95 added; many other kits have had detailing corrected and dates revised). Hearts (1988-89 sponsor's logo added). Abercorn (1910-11, 1911-12 added). Arbroath (1977-80 badge added). Hibernian (1972-73 badge added). Brechin City (1993-94 added). Derby County (1930-31 added). Oldham Ath (1932-35 corrected).

22 November: Everton (1887 added and some changes made to the chronology of early kits.) Burnley (1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-02 dates amended)

21 November: Aldershot (1989-91 corrected). Aston Villa (1987-89 corrected). Southampton (1987-89 template improved). Coventry City (1987-88, 1988-89 template improved). Barnet (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96 corrected). Bournemouth (1993-94 added). Brighton (1997-98 sponsor's logo added). Bristol City (1992-93, 2002-03 corrected; 2001-02 added.) Oxford Utd (1962-63 stockings corrected: correct badge applied to 1973-75, 1975-77, 1978-80). Richard Samples has pointed out that Tranmere Rovers have occupied two grounds called Prenton Park - this information is now included. Gillingham (1996-97 added). I have updated the Brief History of Football Kits to reflect the evolution of kits in Scotland.

19 November: Blackpool (1989-90, 1994-95, 1995-97, 1999-2000, 2001-03 corrected; 1993-94 added). Cheltenham (1987-88 sponsor's logo corrected). Colchester (1983-84 detailing corrected). Darlington (1984-85 sponsor's logo added). Huddersfield Tn (1983-84, 1985-86, 1988-90 corrected). Wycombe Wndrs (1988-1989 added). Hereford Utd (1993-94, 1994-96 dates amended). Liverpool (1892 corrected). Everton (1889-90 corrected; 1893-1894 added). Millwall (1886, 1892-93, 1888, circa 1889 added: 1887-88 dates amended: 1911-1933, 1997-99 corrected).

16 November: The indefatigable Fraser Pettigrew has provided research that leads me to revise the chronology of Celtic's early kits (1888 & 1895 dates revised: 1902 added). Hibernian (1971-72, 1973-74, 1975-77 added: 1970-71 dates amended). Port Vale (1980-81 collar detail corrected). Fulham (1979-81 added). Blackpool (1989-90, 1991-93 corrected). Albion Rovers (1989-90 added).

15 November: Oxford Utd (minor changes to shirt tone on kits between 1952 & 1970). Middlesbrough Ironopolis (1889 corrected). Middlesbrough (1889, 1892, 1895 added). Oxford Utd (1897-99, 1950-51, 1957-58 added: 1930-31, 1938-49 stockings corrected)

9 November: Middlesbrough Ironopolis (1889 corrected).

7 November: Robert Newton has sent me convincing evidence that Headington Utd played in orange and navy so I have updated the Oxford Utd gallery (1896-1948 kits corrected; 1935-36, 1949-50, 1952-53 added; 1988-89 deleted; 2006-07 stocking details corrected). Brechin City (1936, 1949-50, 1954-55 corrected - black and white hoops rather than red and white). Oldham Athletic (1979-80, 1987-88 added - sponsor details are still needed for some kits). Leeds Utd( 1984-85 sponsor's logo corrected). Huddersfield Town (1983-84, 1984-85 sponsor's logo added).

5 November: Alloa Athletic (1982-83 added). Celtic gallery now available in the Scottish section.

3 November: Berwick Rangers (1976-77, 1984-85 added). Brechin City gallery now available. Oxford Utd (1924-25, 1930-31 added; 1972-73 corrected; 1970-72 dates amended).

2 November: Leyton Orient (1968-70 & 1970-73 dates amended). Hibernian (2006-07 corrected; 1977-80, 1994-96 dates amended). Brentford (correct badge applied to 1990-92 & 1992-94). Brighton (1985-86, 1986-87 corrected). QPR (1946-48, 1950-53 corrected). Nottingham Forest (1992-93 added).

October 2006

31 October: Lots of new material received and posted on the Hibernian gallery today - (1893-94, 1902, 1903, 1911-14, 1923-24, 1984-85, 1982-84, 1984-85 added: 1875, 1930-33, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1991-92, 2002-03 corrected: correct badge applied to all kits 1978-1989 and various dates amended. My thanks to Fraser Pettigrew and Brian McEwan and everyone else who has contacted me to comment and add material. Arbroath (2006-07 sponsor's logo added). Alloa Athletic (2006-07 added). Berwick Rangers gallery now available.

30 October: Hibernian gallery now available in the Scottish section.

29 October: This site is also available in French and Spanish, thanks to automatic translation software provided on the web by Google. Discover Vagabonds de Bristol, Enfouissement (literally interring - work it out) and my personal favourite - Le Jambon Occidental a Uni.

Doncaster Rovers (1885-86, 1912-20, 1960-61, 1981-82, 1982-83 added; 1884-85, 1926-29, 1988-89 corrected plus various dates amended).

24 October: The Bury gallery has been substantially revised with new material from Greger Lindberg (1887-88, 1906-16, 1948-50, 1957-60, 1973-74, 1974-77, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1985-86 added plus various dates amended).

21 October: Lincoln City (1989-90, 1992-93, 1993-94 added; 1990-91, 1995-97, 1997-98 shirts sponsor corrected). Brentford (1956-57, 1957-58, 1961-62, 1962-63 added). Rochdale (1986-87, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 detailing corrected). Halifax Tn (1985-86 corrected).

20 October: I have introduced a new set of templates to represent the changing style of shorts - these are being initially used on the Scottish Section. Crystal Palace (correct badge applied to kits 1994-2005 - my thanks to Andy Burton).

19 October: I've made some changes to the Hearts history section. St Bernard's (1878 & 1917 corrected; 1931-38 dates adjusted; 1935-36 deleted - confirmed to be a change kit). Carlisle Utd (1907-08, 1914-15 added). Accrington (18891-93 collar details corrected and dates adjusted). Bury (1986-87, 1987-88 added; 1988-89, 1989-90 corrected). Blackpool (1986-87 added). Crystal Palace (2000-2001 sponsor's logo corrected). The Original Clydebank Club gallery has been added to the Scottish Section.

18 October: Clackmannan gallery added to Scottish Section. Aberdeen (1963-64, 1965-66 & 1967-68 added; 1964-65, 1966-67, 1969-70 detailing corrected).

17 October: Bathgate, Beith, Bo'ness and Hearts galleries have been added to the Scottish Section. St Bernard's (1878, 1889, 1917 added).

16 October: The Abercorn, Armadale, Arthurlie galleries have had kits added in the Scottish Section. Albion Rovers (1882 added). Alloa Athletic (1878-1890 stockings added).

13 October: St Bernard's gallery posted on Scottish section. Arbroath (1968-69 candy strip deleted - change kit).

12 October: Stockport County (1906-1915 corrected): Blackpool (1908-1915 corrected): Aberdeen (1936 added): Ayr Utd (1936 added):

11 October: Derby County (1884, 1894-95 corrected). Blackpool (2001-02 sponsor's details corrected.)

8 October: QPR (1946-48 corrected; 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 now appear in correct short sleeved versions). Crystal Palace (1961-62 deleted - this kit was worm only once in the FA Cup v Aston Villa). West Ham Utd (1977-80 stockings corrected; 1987-90 shorts corrected).

6 October: Crewe Alex (1983-84 sponsor's logo corrected). The Millwall gallery has been comprehensively reviewed with material from the Images of Sport series.

5 October: Gillingham (1973-74 corrected): Stockport County (1991-92 sponsor's logo added): Darlington (1984-85 badge corrected, 1987-88, 1988-89 trim corrected, 1995-96 added, 1996-97, 2003-04 corrected, 2006-07 correct sponsor's logo added). Crystal Palace (1937-38 shorts trim corrected; 1963-64, 1971-72 socks corrected; 1972-73 late added).

3 October: Crystal Palace (2003-04 collar corrected): Preston NE (1989-90, 1990-92 trim corrected): Plymouth Argyle (1983-84 sponsorship added): Reading (1989-91, 1991-92 shirt colour corrected on both kits): Kidderminster (early 1950s added).

September 2006

30 September: Crystal Palace (1991-93 sponsor's logo added to shorts). Notts Co (1991-93 alternate sponsor's logo corrected). Plymouth Arg (1990-92 sponsor's logo corrected). York City (1991-92 added). Huddersfield T (1991-92 corrected). Crystal Palace (1995-96 corrected). Excelsior FC removed from the Gillingham gallery and placed in Eminent Victorians.

26 September: Everton (1929-30 added).

25 September: I have revised the Brief History of Football Kits page and added links to various sites of interest including the Football Shirt Culture website, which has a collection of interesting articles and information for collectors.

Other updates today: Burnley (1910-15 club crest removed. This was only worn in the FA Cup Final of 1914.) Mansfield T (1991-92 added). Halifax T (2006-07, 1979-80 added; 1961-62 corrected; 1978-79 dates amended). Lincoln City (2006-07 added). Macclesfield 2006-2007 added). The 2006-07 Gallery is now complete.

24 September: Watford (1972-74 added: 1974-75, 1975-77 detailing corrected). West Brom (1959-60 added: 1941-47 corrected). Wigan Athletic (1982-83 corrected). Wimbledon (1973-74 added). Arsenal (1945-46 added). Wycombe Wanderers (1996-97 corrected). York City (1974-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1997-99 corrected).

Missing clubs from the 2006-07 Gallery have been added - Carlisle Utd*, Gillingham, Hereford Utd, Shrewsbury Tn*, Wycombe Wanderers*. (* = unchanged from 2005-06)

22 September: Swansea City (1992-93 added: 1986-87 stocking detail corrected: 1960-62, 1979-81 dates amended). Swindon Town (1961-62, 1974 added: 1972-73, 1987-89 corrected). Torquay Utd (1982-83, 1983-84 stocking details corrected). Spurs (1964-65 added, badge detail corrected on kits between 1920 and 1964). Tranmere Rov (1957-62 corrected). Walsall (1982 added: 1971-72, 1972-75, 1986-88 corrected).

21 September: Swansea City (1992-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1997-97 badge amended). Stockport Co (1956 added and a couple of kits presented out of sequence have been put in their rightful places). Southport (1948-1954 corrected).

19 September: Blackpool (1975-76 added). Watford (1989-90 sponsor's logo corrected).

15 September: A bug in the Aston Villa gallery that prevented some kits being shown has been fixed. The Birmingham 1905 kit has been deleted: I am investigating further. 1885-86 kit added. Wolves (1986-88 added). Watford (1989-90 corrected). Southport (1924-25 corrected).

13 September: Leeds Utd (1988-89 corrected, 1989-90 added). Portsmouth (2006-07 added). Birmingham (1889, 1889-1893 dates amended). Preston NE (1882-84 dates amended, 1884 added, 1886-87 corrected, 1887-89 dates amended). Bradford (PA) (1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 added. These are the kits worn in the NPL in the brief period after the club left the Football League and was wound up in 1974).

12 September: Preston NE date of formation changed from 1881 to 1880 and History section updated (thanks to Mike). Southend Utd's History section has been updated (thanks to Derek Banes).

5 September: Further substantial revisions have been made to the Sheffield Wednesday gallery with material from the excellent The Owls site: (1871-78, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1891-92, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1942-43, 1945-46, 1948-50, 1954-55 added; 1905-07, 1946-47 corrected; 1895-97, 1900-02, 1910-13, 1925-26, 1950-53, 1989-91 dates amended; 1990-91 deleted - this kit worn only in League Cup Final. Badge corrected on all kits since 1999.) Norwich City (1984-85, 1985-86 corrected). I have replaced the "tree & crown" badge on Wigan Athletic kits between 1978 and 1989 with a more accurate version.

4 September: Grimsby Town (2006-07 corrected), Preston NE (1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-92 corrected), Rochdale (1990-91, 1987-88, 1991-92 corrected). Chester City (2004-05 corrected). Burton Utd (1904-05, 1905-07 colours corrected).

2 September: Preston NE (1956-57, 1975-76, 1978-80, 1980-81, 1983-85, 1989-90 added; 1985-86, 1976-77 corrected; 1967-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1981-83 dates amended). Sheffield Wednesday (1959, 1960-61 (two kits), 1961-62, circa1962-64, circa1962, circa 1963 added; 1979-81, 1981-84 corrected; 1972-77, 1955-58, 1977-81 dates amended). Newport County (February 1972 date amended). Rochdale's gallery has been substantially updated with material from Mark Wilbraham (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95 (two kits) added; 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 corrected; 1984-85 dates amended. Additional material from Pete's Picture Palace - 1962, 1972-73 added). Portsmouth (1973-77 dates amended). Rotherham Utd (1968-69 added). Sheffield United (1976-77, 1977-78, 1986-87 added; 1962-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1975-76, 1977-79 details corrected; 1968-73, 1973-75 dates amended).

August 2006

31 August: Port Vale (1956, 1958-59 added, 1959-60, 1996-97 corrected). Newport County (1971-72 added - a truly awful kit that has been added to Room 101.) Rochdale (1988-89, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-98 dates amended). Note on Sources has been amended.

29 August: Scunthorpe (1983-85 added; 1978-82, 1982-83, 1991-93 dates amended). Port Vale (1993-95 added). Gateshead (1959-60 deleted). Crystal Palace (1925-26, 1963-64 late added). Watford (2006-07 added). Leeds Utd (1988-90, 1990-91 dates amended). Liverpool (1963-64 added). Manchester City (1966-67 corrected). Mansfield Town (1982, 1983, 2006-07 added; 1969-70, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 corrected). Middlesbrough (1948-49 corrected). Millwall (1949-50 corrected). Newcastle Utd (1961-65 corrected). Norwich City (1968-70 corrected, 1962-65 dates revised). Nottingham Forest (1970-71 added). Notts County (1941-47, 1947-49, 1949-50 collar detail corrected). Oldham Ath (1907-08, 1975-76, 1976-77, added; 1973-74 corrected). Oxford Utd (1982-83 added; 1973-74, 1974-77, 1983-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91 corrected). Peterborough Utd (1963-64, 1994-95 added, 1966-67, 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87 corrected).

27 August: Reading (2006-07 detailing corrected). Material from Steve Eyre has led to a substantial revision of the Derby County gallery (1904-05, 1919-20, 1922-23, 1925-26, 1985-86 added: 1888, 1894-95, 1982-93, 1983-84, 1987-88, 1995, 1995-97 corrected). Aberdare Athletic (1892-98, 1898-99 added, circa 1922 corrected). Burton Swifts/United (1901-02 added: various dates corrected). Gateshead (1959-60 added). Glossop (1907-10, 1910-13, 1913-1915 corrected). Darwen (various dates adjusted). Merthyr Town (1920-25 corrected). Durham City (1926-28 corrected).

26 August: Port Vale (1921 added, 1948 corrected).

25 August: Crystal Palace (1923-24 added). Port Vale (1902-07 corrected, 1923-30 & 1953-58, 1983-84 dates corrected, 1948, 1980-81 added). Luton Town (History section corrected). Scunthorpe (1985-87 dates corrected, 1985-86 deleted). Lincoln City ( 1984-85 added). Halifax T (1988-89 added): Burnley (1959-60, 1960-65, 1965-98 corrected)

23 August: Halifax Town (1987-88, 1988-90 corrected). Rushden & Diamonds (1992-94, 1995-97, 1997-98, 1999-2001, 2006-07 corrected; 1994-95 added). Information from Simon Monks has allowed a substantial revision of the Luton Town gallery (1889-96, 1900, 1905-06, 1935-36, 1955-56, 1958-62, 1979-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 corrected; 1957-58, 1963-66, 1978-79 added). Notts County (1963-64, 1964-65 corrected).

21 August: Halifax Town (1987-88 corrected), Brentford (1920-25 corrected), Port Vale (1902-07 corrected, 1912-13 added).

17 August: Halifax Town (1977-78, 1978-80, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1988-90 added; late 1997-98 kit deleted - apparently this was worn by the youth team; spelling of Paraglas corrected on kits between 1991 & 1994). Hartlepool Utd (1978-79 added). Burnley (1884-87 revised). Chelsea (1986-87 revised). Barrow (1933-34 added). Blackpool (1919-1923 added). Bournemouth (1923-25, 1925-26 added)

16 August: More 2006-07 kits added: Bradford City (stocking details needed please!), Hartlepool Utd, MK Dons, Peterborough Utd, Reading (a detailed picture would be appreciated), Wrexham, Yeovil Town.

Also added today: Wimbledon (1984-85 corrected), Manchester City (1982-83 updated), Leicester City (1983-84 corrected), Southampton (1983-84 corrected).

15 August: Stoke (1892-93 & 1894-97 corrected, 1897-98 added). Sunderland (1892-97, 1897-1910 corrected and dates adjusted). Walsall (1892-94, 1897-1901 corrected, 1894-95, 1896-97 added). Wolves (1892-95, 1896-97 dates adjusted). Burnley (1895-97, 1897-98, 1898-1900, 1900-01 added). Grimsby (1898-1905 corrected, 1905-06, 1909-10, 1911-20, 1920-21 added, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1908-09 updated). Leicester (1899-1900, 1903-14, 1911-12 added; various dates amended. Some of these new kits show Leicester registered colours were red and white!). Newcastle (1894-97 added, 1897-98 dates amended). Rotherham Town (1894-95 added). Sheffield Utd (1904-06 added, 1906-10, 1913-14, 1919-23 corrected). Arsenal (1894-95 added, dates adjusted for 1896-99, 1899-1900). Blackpool (1887, 1896-1902, 1902-04, 1908-15 dates corrected; 1904-08 added). Gainsborough (1896-1909 added, 1909-1912 dates corrected). Barnsley (1898-1901, 1901-03, 1903-04 added). Port Vale (1898-1902 added, 1902-07 dates revised, 1900 deleted). New Brighton Tower (1899-1900 added, 1900-01 dates confirmed). Chesterfield (1899-1903, 1903-06 added. 1906-08 corrected). Stockport Co (1900-05, 1905-06, 1906-15 added). Doncaster Rovers (1900-02, 1904-05 dates revised: two kits attributed to "Club Colours" have been deleted: 1910-11 kit attributed to Images of Sport deleted - I now believe this was worn in the Midland League only). Hull City (1909-10, 1914-15 added; 1904-09, 1910-14 corrected). Leeds City (1910-11 added). Oldham (1907-1915 added). Bolton Wanderers (1908-1912, 1913-14 added). Chelsea (1909-10 added, 1910-24 dates amended).

Three new kits have been added to Strange Hues.

14 August: Lincoln City (1896-97, 1897-1900, 1900-01 added). Manchester United (1892-93 added). Nottingham Forest (1892-99, 1899-1900 added). Birmingham (1892-93 added).

13 August: Pete Wyatt has provided some valuable information covering 1892-1915, which I am now working through: Burnley (1894-95 dates adjusted). Port Vale (1919-20 kit is now confirmed as 1894-95). Wolves (1894-95 kit now correctly dated). Burton Wanderers (1894-95 now confirmed), Accrington (1892-93 added). Manchester City (1892-93, 1894-95 added), Aston Villa (1891-93 dates adjusted). Burton Utd (1903-04 added, dates now assigned to all previous kits. Information required for 1905-07). Crewe Alex (1892-96 dates adjusted). Darwen (1892-93 kit registered with the League added). Derby Co (1894-95, 1896-97, 1897-98 added). Everton (1891-92 dates provisionally confirmed, 1892-93 & 1894-1900 added). Grimsby (1892-97corrected, 1897-98, 1898-1907, 1907-12, 1912-15 added).

11 August: Boston Utd (1967-68 added). Leyton Orient (1967-68 added, 1960-61, 1964-65 corrected). Lincoln City (1983-85 corrected).

10 August: Ade Williams, AFC Newport's official historian has submitted a lot of material on Newport County's kits - (1959-63, 1975-76, 1977-79, 1986-87 corrected, 1963-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-71, 1971-72, 1972-74, 1974-75, 1983-85, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1988-89 added). Stockport County (1989-90 & 1990-91 added). Cheltenham (1988-89 added). Halifax (1932-34 updated, circa 1980 added). Hartlepool Utd (1970-71, 1975 added, 1988-89 corrected). Hereford (1968-69 added). Huddersfield (1948-49 & 1988-90 corrected, 1959-60, 1966-67, 1970-71, 1972-73 added). Leicester (1930s added; 1937-49, 1961-65 dates revised). Accrington Stanley (2006-07 added - shorts & stocking details needed please!)

I have made some revisions to the History of Football Kits article.

9 August: Brentford (1902-03 & 1909-10 corrected), Notts County (1991-93 updated).

8 August: More material from Robin Pearson has allowed me to revise Brentford's early kits (1897-1901, 1902-03, 1903-04, 1904-05, 1905-09, 1909-10, 1910-14, 1914-19 added). Stoke (1883-87, 1898-1900 added, dates for 1887-88 and 1901-08 adjusted)

6 August: Stoke City (1965-66 alternate kit corrected), Plymouth Arg (1939-40 added), Derby Co (1914-15 added), Torquay (1986-87 & 1987-88 corrected), Notts County (1940-1946 added), Birmingham (1964-65 added, 1982-83 corrected), Exeter City (1973-75 added, 1968-72 and 1975-77 dates adjusted), various minor corrections to dates have been made to the Fulham gallery, Gillingham's 1989-90 kit is now correctly placed.

4 August: Luton Town (1896 & 1899 added).

3 August: Leeds Utd (1934-48 & 1948-50 corrected). I have made substantial revisions to the Brentford gallery with contributions from Robin Pearson - (1900-03, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 have been added and corrections made to various dates). Leicester City (1976-77 added and corrections made to 1968-69, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-92 & 1994-96). Bristol Rovers (1894-95 and an extraordinary kit from 1895-96 added, amendments made to 1986-87 and 1997-98). Information recived from Pete Wyatt has led to a complete overhaul of Stoke's early kits: (1883-91, 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1894-97, 1899-1908, 1908-18 all added with some kits now deleted.) Bristol City (1981-82 both kits corrected). Norwich (1988-91 corrected). More information from Steve Badcott has filled the gap in Torquay's record in the 1970s (1974-77 replaces 1976-77, 1973-74, 1977-78 added. Some minor amendments made to various 1980s kits).

1 August: New Feature: The Eminent Victorians Gallery presents a selection of clubs that strongly influenced the development of the game before the rise of the professional sides who went on to form the Football League.

Wolves (2006-07 added), York City (2006-07 added), Newcastle Utd (the correct badge has now been applied to 1969-70, 1970-72, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76. Also 1985-86 added and 1986-87 updated all thanks to Craig Hayton). Birmingham (March 1993 added, 1965-67, 1967-70 & 1970-71 corrected). Steve Badcott has sent in a mass of information that has led to a substantial update of the Torquay Utd gallery (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1988-89, 1990-91 added: 1979-80, 1984-86, 1989-90, 1993-95, 2002-03 have been corrected.) I still have a gap in the Torquay record 1973-76 - help needed!)

July 2006

31 July: My priority for the moment is to add as many kits for the new season as possible so I apologise to all those contributors who have sent me corrections and updates in recent days. I will be working on these shortly. In the meantime the following 2006-07 kits have now been added: Norwich City, Oldham, Oxford Utd, QPR, Rochdale, Rotherham Utd, Rushden & Diamonds (details of shorts & socks needed please!), Scarborough (details of shorts & socks needed also please!), Southend Utd, Swansea City, Swindon T,

30 July: Stuart Basson, official historian of Chesterfield FC has contacted me having published a rare photograph of the club's unique 1892-93 kit on the Chesterfield Official Site. Lincoln City 1978-83 has been corrected and 1990-91 added. Colchester's 2006-07 shorts and stockings now correcetd.

More 2006-07 kits have been added: Fulham, Grimsby, Kidderminster (2005-06 kit missing - can you help?), Liverpool, Manchester Utd, Middlesbrough, Millwall.

29 July: New 2006-07 kits added for Boston, Blackburn Rovers, Brighton, Bristol City, Cardiff, Charlton, Colchester (details of shorts & stockings needed!), Crewe, Doncaster, Preston, Derby County, Exeter City,

Also added today: Preston NE (1985-86, 1988-89 added, 1986-87 & 1996-97 corrected), Carlisle Utd (1978-79), Coventry (1960-61), Darlington (1980, 1986-87), Doncaster Rovers (1972-73 added, 1984-87 & 1983-84 corrected), Burnley (2006-07 corrected), Colchester (2004-05 corrected),

25 July: New today: Yeovil Town (1996-97 corrected)

24 July: New today: Barnet (1996-97 updated, 2006-07 added), Spurs (2006-07 added), Halifax (1991-92 corrected), Luton Town (1935-36 corrected), Swindon (1979-80 corrected), West Ham (1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-87, 1997-98 & 1998-99 corrected).

23 July: New Feature Added - Review the new season's new kits in the 2006-07 gallery. Also new today: Barnet (1996-97 added, 1990-01, 1994-45 & 2000-01 corrected), Aston Villa (2006-07 added), Bristol City (Feb 1982, 1951-52 added, 1988-90 updated), Burnley (1988-90 corrected), Bury (1962-65, 2006-07 added), Carlisle Utd (1964-68, 1968-69, 1969-70 added), Charlton Athletic (circa 1930, 1945-46, 1957-58, 1966-67, 1969-70 added), Chelsea (1946-47, 1947-48, 1957-59, 1959-60, 1970-71, 1973-74 & 2006-07 added), Chester (1931-32 added), Chesterfield (1932 & 2006-07 added), Colchester United (1975, 1977-78, 1982, 1986-87 added & 1983 corrected).

21 July: Brentford (1969-70, 1975-76, 1976-77, 2006-07 added).

20 July: The Bolton gallery has been substantially overhauled with nine newly researched kits uploaded (1934-35, 1936-39, 1945-46, 1947-49, 1966-69, 1971-72, 1972-74, 1974-75 & 1976-77 plus various corrections and updates. Also new today: Chester City (1932-33 added plus various minor corrections), Peterborough (1981-82, 1989-90 and February 2004 added), Carlisle Utd (dates for 1980-81 and 1981-83 kits corrected, 1987-88 added), Torquay Utd (1984-86, 2001-03 corrected and dates for 1988-91, 1991-92 adjusted), Scunthorpe (1985-86 added), Southampton (2006-07 added), Brighton (1993-94 added), Arsenal (1960-61 added), Barnsley (1963-64, 1973, 1990-91 added: 1986-88, 1989-90, 1991-93 & 1993-94 corrected), Birmingham (1956-87 added), Blackpool (1961-62, 1967-68 & 1970-71 added),

18 July: Seagulls fan Kuen-Wah Cheung has again ransacked his collection to send me details of Brighton's post-war kits (new kits added 1948-49, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1961-63: many other kits have been corrected.) Other additions today include: Wigan Athletic (1965-86 updated, 2006-07 added), QPR (1991-92 & 1992-93 corrected), Doncaster Rovers (2000-01 corrected). Loughborough history updated.

17 July: My sincere thanks to Nick Warwick, who has filled a big gap in the Peterborough United record (1973-74, 1974-77, 1992-93 & 2004-05 have been corrected while 1979-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87, 1988-1990 and 1990-91 have been added). Norwich City (1988-91 - added alternate version of shirts sponsor's logo), Doncaster Rovers (2002-03 corrected).

14 July: I have been in touch with Arsenal FC about the origin of the "redcurrant" shirts worn last season. I have been sceptical about the claim that prior to 1933, the Gunners wore dark red shirts but I have changed my mind as a result of the helpful information they provided. The Arsenal gallery has been updated and Nottingham Forest (1884-85) revised.

Other material added today: Arsenal (2006-07), Bradford City (1983-84), Bradford PA (1962-64), Bristol City (1993-94 corrected), Walsall (2002-03), Northampton Town (1964-65, 1965-66 corrected). Various Leyton Orient kits between 1921-22 and 1930-31 have been updated. Material provided by Greger Lindberg has led to a substantial update of the Glossop (1896-97, 1898-99, 1910-14, 1914-15 added) and Hartlepool Utd galleries.

12 July: Added today: Glossop (circa1900), Manchester City (1900-01, 1903-04 now 1903-1920, 1933-37,1971-72), New Brighton (1939-40 amended to 1937-40), Shrewsbury Town (1907-08), Aston Villa (1961-63 dates corrected, 1963-65 dates corrected, 1965-66, 1966-68 dates corrected, 1968-69 two kits added, 1968-69 confirmed), Crystal Palace (1935-36 corrected), Oxford United (1968-69), Bradford PA (1922-23 corrected, 1925-26, 1951-52 and several dates adjusted), West Ham Utd (1976-77 & 1977-80 corrected), Northampton Town (1965-66 dates corrected, 1966-67 & 1980-82 added, 1988-89,1994-95, 2003-05 & 2005-06 all corrected), Leyton Orient (1904-06 corrected). More to come....

9 July: Added today: West Brom (2006-07), Gateshead (1933-35)

8 July: Blackburn Rovers (1904-05, 1920-21) added

7 July: Kits added today include Shrewsbury Town (1937-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54), Swansea City (1960-61, 1988-89, 1990-91), Preston NE (1977-80, 1981-82), Barnsley (1980-81 corrected), Blackpool (1980-81 corrected), Brentford (1980-81), Exeter City (1980-82), Oxford Utd (1979-80 corrected, 1980-82), Swindon T (1980-81), Walsall (1980-81), Sheffield United (1979-81 corrected), Colchester United (1987-88), Tottenham Hotspur (2002-04 corrected), Northampton Town (2006-07), Reading (1937-38, 1938-39 corrected, October 1941, February 1942-43, 1946-47 corrected, 1947-48 corrected), Accrington Stanley (1950-51) Bradford PA 1950-56 corrected, Darlington (1955-56), Kidderminster Harriers 1953-54, Exeter City 1952-53. Errors in the Leyton Orient history have been corrected.

5 July: More material from Ralph Pomeroy added - Burnley kit worn in April 2001 (only), Gillingham (1978-79 & 1980-81), Lincoln City (1983-85), Rochdale (1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88)

4 July: Ipswich Town 1981-84 corrected. Swindon T 2003-04 added.

3 July: Some interesting new material from Kuen-Wah Cheung about early kits has led to further revisions of the Brighton gallery. Hartlepool (1980-81) added. Ralph Pomeroy has contributed new material that has led to a revision of Burnley's early kits.

2 July: New feature added! Nominate your choice of the worst kit of all time to Room 101. Torquay United 2001-02 and 2002-03 updated. Burnley 1980-81, 1983-84, 1996-98, 1998-99 updated.

1 July: Wigan Athletic early 1989 added. Glossop, New Brighton, Burnley galleries revised with information from Greger Lindberg and Ralph Pomeroy. Leeds City 1913-14, Southport 1924-25 (alternate kit - possibly a change kit) and 1977-78 added. The South Shields/Gateshead, New Brighton Tower galleries have been substantially updated thanks to Ralph Pomeroy.

June 2006

30 June: AFC Bournemouth 1962-63, 1963-64, 1969-70, 1975-76, 1994-95 kits added. Coventry City 1988-89 added and kits from 1983-1987 have been updated. Durham City updated. The Bradford Park Avenue gallery has been completely overhauled with material provided by Greger Lindberg.

29 June: The Wrexham gallery has been updated following a substantial contribution from Jon Jones, with missing kits and amendments to the 1980s and 2000-02 periods. Hull City gallery has been reviewed and updated. Reading 1904-05, Scunthorpe 1920s added.

28 June: New Feature Added! My personal selection of Influential & Classic Kits is now available in the Articles section. Let me know if you want to nominate your favourite kit by using the e-mail link. Also added today: Ashington 1928-29, Hull City 1971-72 and a very substantial revision of the AFC Bournemouth gallery with information from Gavin Meaden.

27 June: My thanks once again to Kuen-Wah Cheung whose further research has uncovered more Brighton kits from the early 1980s. Bjørn-Terje Nilssen contributed Leeds United 1983-84 & 1984-85 kits, now added to the site. Barrow 1921-22 added. Further changes have been made to the Accrington Stanley gallery with material provided by Greger Lindberg.

26 June: Added Bournemouth (2003-04), Coventry (2006-07)

25 June: Reading's gallery has been updated and their truly awful 1991-92 kit added. QPR (1948-49), Rotherham United (1983-87), Southampton (1983-84) and Barrow (1901-02) added. Leeds City, Accrington Stanley (original club), Luton and Brighton updated with Brighton's 1985-86 and 1986-87 kits added. All changes contributed by visitors.

23 June: Several missing kits have been added to former Conference clubs: Barnet, Boston Utd, Cheltenham Town, Colchester Utd, Doncaster Rovers, Halifax, Kidderminster, Macclesfield, Maidstone Utd, Newport Co, Rushden & Diamonds, Scarborough, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town.

20 June: Thanks to Trefor Jones for priceless information on Watford's early kits - now on the site and well worth a look. More material from Arthur Fergus has allowed me to update or confirm various strips from the 1933-34 season - Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Brentford, Bury, Coventry, Gateshead, New Brighton, Stockport Co and York C.

18 June: The page for the current Accrington Stanley club has been substantially updated with strips between 1970 and 2000 now available. Hull City 1982-83 and 1983-84 kits revised. A bug that prevented kits from WBA and Aston Villa appearing in the Special Albums section has been fixed.

16 June: My thanks to Arthur Fergus for some fascinating new data on the 1933-34 season updating Barrow, Bournemouth, Bradford PA, Carlisle, Orient, Darlington, Halifax, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Port Vale, Rochdale, Sheff Wed and Watford. Early Spurs kits have also been updated and the Accrington Stanley (original club) page has been substantially revised.

15 June: After QPR put a link on their official website yesterday, over 2000 hits were recorded within 24 hours on this website. Contributions from visitors have continued to flow in: latest updates are Northampton Town and Scarborough.

13 June: It's less than a week since the site was launched and I am overwhelmed by the response. As a result of input from visitors, I have already updated the Birmingham, Blackburn, Brighton, Burnley, Liverpool and Notts County galleries. All substantial contributions are acknowledged with a name check in the appropriate club section.