Historical Football Kits

 

Sky Bet League One 2019 - 2020

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Three members of this division faced severe crisis at the start of the season. Coventry's dispute over their continued use of the Ricoh Stadium has led them to a ground share arrangement with Birmingham City. Should they fail to negotiate a return to their home city they may utimately face expulsion from the EFL. Bolton entered administration in May and start this season with a 12-point penalty after a takeover by former Watford owner, Laurence Bassini broke down. A takeover by Football Ventures has now also been suspended after Bassini was awarded an injunction blocking the sale. Bury were also penalised 12 points for going into administration and their opening fixtures were suspended after failing to satisfy the EFL that they had sufficient funds to get through the season. They face expulsion if the required information is not forthcoming before the end of August.

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Accrington Stanley

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: What More UK Ltd

Stanley are retaining both of their strips from last season and the red outfit is now unchanged over three seasons. The change strip is worn with navy shorts when necessary.

(Arthur Cowburn)

 

Blackpool

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Blackpool Council

The toxic regime of the Oyston family was ended, to the delight of supporters, in February by the High Court who placed the club in receivership in order to repay the debt owed to former director, Valri Belokon. The new kits are a fitting tribute to two popular historical strips while the local council has stepped in to sponsor the team shirts which now feature the logos of their Tourism Dept and Health Initiative. Due to the "special nature" of the insolvency event, the EFL has decided not to impose a 12-point penalty this season.

(2nd socks to be confirmed.)

(Matthew Ross, Peter Gillatt)

 

Bolton Wanderers

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: TBC

Bolton went into administration in May and have had 12 points deducted for the current season. Because of the dire financial situation (the players and staff have not been paid since March) a kit deal has not been arranged although discussions are under way with Hummel. Temporary kits were bought for the opening fixtures pending the delayed completion of a takeover by Football Ventures.

(Bryn Lunt)

 

Bristol Rovers

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Utilita

Rovers are wearing a revival of their 1988-90 strip complete with shadow stripes and solid blue sleeves. It's a shame they have opted for blue shorts instead of the original white. Navy may seem a surprising choice for the alternative but as Plymouth have proved, a different shade of the main colour can work especially when one of the kits has plenty of contrasting white. Nevertheless I will not be surprised if a third kit appears at some point.

(Steven Thomas, Detenator Ninety)

 

Burton Albion

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Designer: Tag

Sponsor: Prestec

Burton have held over their change strip and introduced a new first strip that closely resembles their 2017-18 outfit. The principle difference is the subtle yellow flecking on the raglan sleeves and side of the shorts.

(Mark E Mosedale)

 

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Coventry City

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: Allsopp & Allsopp

Coventry's troubles seem endless. Unable to reach agreement with their new landlord, Wasps Rugby, over continuing to play at the Ricoh Arena, they will share St Andrews with Birmingham City this season. On the other hand their new technical sponsor, Hummel, has come up with a revival of the iconic halved shirt worn in the late 80s that will go down a storm.

(Joshua Hopkins)

 

Doncaster Rovers

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Designer: Elite Pro Sport

Sponsor: LNER

Now that their contract with FBT has expired, Doncaster have turned to a local sportswear supplier for their new strips. The first choice strip is delightfully straightforward, something of a relief after the wacky FBT designs. It was hinted that the change strip would be based on their first ever outfit. While it does borrow the blue and yellow from that original shirt, sadly, it does not feature cross-belts.

The Club Doncaster Foundation logo is placed where the manufacturer's trademark is normally found.

 

Fleetwood Town

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: BES Utilities

Fleetwood's strips are unchanged from last season but they are now produced by a novel manufacturing process that it is claimed involves no water consumption and no waste water discharges (normally 25 litres of fresh water are required to dye one shirt. ZEROH2O, as it is known, is being rolled out by Hummel across all its UK club partners this season.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Gillingham

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gillingham 2019-2020 3rd kit

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: MEMS Power Generation

After three seasons during which the Gills have produced kits under their own brand, Macron have picked up the contract. Their matching designs are straightforward enough but undistinguished apart from an image of the white horse of Kent sublimated into the small of the back. The special edition striped kit is retained.

(Chris Matterface, Craig Ridley, Symon Chaplin)

 

Ipswich Town

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Magical Vegas

Ipswich find themselves in the third tier for the first time since 1957-58. The red trim has been banished and we have a back-to-basics home strip enlivened by sublimated chevrons. The second strip harks back to 2016-17 which is fine but it's in the new Adidas Stripes template, which is not. The orange strip is held over from last season.

(Kieran Bleasby)

 

Lincoln City

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: SRP Hire Solutions

Two years after returning to the Football League Lincoln won the League Two title and have risen to the third tier. Errea have come up with a decent interpretation of the traditional red and white stripes with solid red sleeves and black shorts.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Milton Keynes Dons

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MK Dons 2019-20 3rd kit

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Suzuki

The Dons were promoted last season and have their sights set on having another go in the Championship. As usual, matching designs have been chosen for their three kits and (EFL chairpersons please note) this always looks really smart. The burning question for Don's supporters has for some time been, what the secondary colour is, gold, red or black? For the time being it seems to be gold with red the dominant colour on the change strip. The bright yellow third strip is a refreshing change from the all-black favoured in recent seasons.

(James Blackwell)

 

Oxford United

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Singha

There are no surprises with the latest first choice strip, simply the new Puma flux design in signature yellow and dark blue. On the other hand, the change strip is a stunner.

(James Goss)

 

Peterborough United

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: Mick George Ltd

As usual The Posh have picked their kit straight out of the Nike catalogue, a minimalist, no-nonsense first strip with white shorts reinstated. The change strip, in black and volt pink, is far more adventurous.

(Steven Thomas, Detenator Ninety)

 

Portsmouth

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: University of Portsmouth

Red trimmings are added to what is otherwise the usual blue/white/red first kit while the silver grey alternative is rather nice for being unadorned. Purple is an odd choice for a team whose first choice is blue and I believe it was chosen for the third kit because it is the corporate colour of their principle partner, the local university, rather than for any practical purpose.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Rochdale

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Crown Oil

All three of 'Dales' kits were chosen by supporters. The pink set was narrowly beaten in the poll and given its popularity, the club decided to make it third choice.

(Steven Thomas, Mark Wilbraham)

 

Rotherham United

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Embark Group, Mears

The Millers are going up and down like the proverbial fiddler's wotsit and are currently staying in tier three, no doubt a temporary arrangement. The odd thing about this Puma design, which we're seeing quite a lot of, is that it does not appear in their 2019 catalogue. Looks smart though. Furthermore, it can be mixed and matched with the change strip. The white or purple shirts are always worn in away games for sponsorship reasons.

(Detenator Ninety, Joe L)

 

Shrewsbury Town

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Designer: Admiral

Sponsor: Tuffins Supermarkets, Shropshire Homes

Admiral may not be the force they were fifty years ago but they do still produce novel designs. The broad vertical stripe on the first strip harks back to the Shrews' 2005-06 outfit. I'm not sure about the purple change strip, which is too similar to blue to avoid clashes but the EFL have registered them both so there we are.

(Jonathon Moore)

 

Southend United

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: (Paddy Power)

Nike's Legend design is adopted for this season and Southend have signed up for the "Save Our Shirt" promotion.

(Detenator Ninety, Alec Hitchman)

 

Sunderland

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Children with Cancer UK

Sunderland reached the play-offs but were beaten by Charlton in the Wembley final so they must spend at least one more season in the third tier. The broad stripes on the first choice shirt don't look right for this fine old club and I am sorry to report that once again, Adidas are supplying striped shirts that are plain on the reverse despite the protests of supporters. Betdaq have gifted their shirt sponsorship to a cancer charity after its parent company, GVC, called on the gambling industry to reduce its exposure to local sports fans.

(Robert.H)

 

Tranmere Rovers

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Essar Global Fund Ltd

After negotiating the play-offs, Rovers were promoted for the second time in successive seasons. Puma's latest template makes for a smart, traditional first strip and is a lot better than last season's effort. The change strip is purple with a black flux pattern on the shirt.

(Marc Gibbs)

 

AFC Wimbledon

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afc wimbledon 2nd kit 2018-20

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AFC Wimbledon 2019-2021 3rd kit

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Sports Interactive

The Dons keep their first and second strips for a second season. The new third strip is Puma's flux effect design. While drawing this one I had an inexplicable craving for lime & licorice boiled sweets.

(Tony Sealey, Detenator Ninety)

 

Wycombe Wanderers

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Designer: O'Neills

Sponsor: Cherry Red Records, Dormeo

A new yellow change strip is introduced with random triangular patches on the front of the shirt. The first choice kit is held over from last season.

(Ed Goode)