Historical Football Kits

 

League Two 2019 - 2020

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Bradford City

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Designer: Avec

Sponsor: JCT600

After finishing rock bottom of League One, Bradford have decided to cheer everyone up by wearing striped shirts and black shorts, a favourite combination. The modern twist is that the amber stripes are a bit narrower than the claret and are edged in black. The change strip is extremely smart. The third strip is dubbed "Our Energy" no doubt because the colour is that of Lucozade (other energy drinks are available).

(Colin Russell, Joe Scargill)

 

Cambridge United

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: Mick George

Hummel have taken over from Puma as Cambridge's technical sponsor. The first shirts appear to be a little lighter than before but otherwise are fairly traditional. The change shirt was chosen by supporters and is based on a version worn in 1993-94, a timely reminder of how awful kit design was at the time.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Carlisle United

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: The Edinburgh Woolen Mill

Errea's Eiger design is pleasant enough but without the usual red accents, the blue and white set seems rather anonymous. The colour of the alternative is disarmingly "After Eight" according to Errea's catalogue.

(Dan MacLennan)

 

Cheltenham Town

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Mira Showers

Cheltenham have retained their attractive striped kit and have a new secondary strip in two shades of blue. The bands on the shirt are made up of narrow horizontal lines.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Colchester United

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Texo Scaffolding, Jobserve

Fifty years ago Colchester dropped their traditional stripes in favour of an all-blue strip worn with white socks closely modelled on what Chelsea had worn a few years earlier. The revival is is spoilt by fussy white detailing and not a patch on the original. As Colchester is a garrison town I suppose wearing camouflage patterns is understandable but the new change kit is definitely spoilt by the blue detailing.

(Jordan Knott)

 

Crawley Town

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: The People's Pension

The Red Devils are as usual in all-red with updated white trim. The alternative is a very attractive white and light blue combo trimmed with grey.

(Jordan Knott, Mahdi Askor)

 

Crewe Alexandra

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Designer: FBT

Sponsor: Mornflake Oats

For first choice Alex have selected a deceptively simple red and white outfit but the shirt grades to deep red at the sides and the shoulders, an effect that, like the Belgian sense of humour, is almost too subtle to detect.* The alternative is a striking affair in gold and black on which the fade effect is much more pronounced.

(Sytse Korts)

*The producers wish to apologise to our esteemed Belgian visitors for the authors' tasteless remark.

 

Exeter City

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Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Flybe

Last season's first strip is kept for another season but with Flybe's updated logo. The change strip combines the flourescent yellow worn last season with their sponsor's corporate colour. The grading effect on the shirt is further complicated with a graphic that is only visible close up.

(Richard Rundle)

 

Forest Green Rovers

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Designer: Player Layer

Sponsor: Ecotricity

FGR had a memorable second season in the EFL, finishing fifth and qualifying for the play-offs where they were beaten by Tranmere. Player Layer, who stepped in after the club tore up their contract with Hummel last year, have come up with an outrageous "Zebra Kit" which will be hard to miss. These are manufactured using fibre that consists of 50% bamboo. The dazzle camouflage third kit is a tribute to FGR's charity partner, Sea Shepherd.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Grimsby Town

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Young's Seafood

The use of red as a third colour on Grimsby's first choice strip goes back a long way, over 80 years in fact, and it is there this season but you have to look carefully to find it. Pink was a popular choice for the third kit a couple of years ago and has been revived in a new version.

(Robert Wacey)

 

Leyton Orient

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Designer: New Balance

Sponsor: Dream Team

Over the years the O's have survived many crises and bounced back and here they are again. Two years after being relegated they have new ownership and are the champions of the National League. After years of sterile Puma and Nike templates they are now partnered with New Balance who have come up with a glorious celebration of one of Orient's most iconic motifs, the chevron. Furthermore, their second strip is blue, their colours when they were previously known as Leyton Orient between 1946 and 1966.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Macclesfield Town

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: (Paddy Power)

I hope Macclesfield's supporters are grateful to the club for joining the Save Our Shirt campaign. Who wouldn't want these Nike shirts saved?

(Lenny Morris, Detenator Ninety)

 

Mansfield Town

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mansfield Town 2019-20 change kit

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Designer: Surridge

Sponsor: One Call Insurance

Mansfield always look good in their traditional amber shirts matched with blue shorts and now Surridge have added a novel twist with a textured chevron on the front of the shirt. The black strip is kept from last season and a new teal limited edition third strip is introduced. This also has a chevron on the shirt but sublimated into the fabric.

(Detenator Ninety, Sam Norris, Mike Pollitt)

 

Morecambe

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Annapurna Recruitment

Morecambe's supporters chose the new strips from a shortlist and the new look is quite a radical departure.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Newport County

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Designer: FBT

Sponsor: (PaddyPower)

County's shirts were designed by a fan, Neil Heard, and appear without sponsorship as part of the bookmakers' promotional campaign to "reclaim football shirts for the fans." The amber first strip has a striking geometrical lightning bolt motif in yellow while the alternative features broken chevrons. Both sets are thoroughly modern and rather attractive. Supporters were invited to subscribe £50 to have their names printed onto the planned third kit. The money raised will go to Fraser Franks, the former Newport defender forced to retire in March due to heart problems. The design itself was chosen by Franks. County were expected to wear this new strip for their visit to Cambridge but it failed to arrive so an alternative white outfit was hastily put together.

(Steven Thomas, Robert Morgan)

 

Northampton Town

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: University of Northampton

Back in the late Middle Ages I watched the Cobblers play in all-claret under the half-dozen or so 30 watt bulbs that passed for floodlights at the old County Ground and the players were practically invisible. I suppose things have moved on but I can't help but think that having two dark strips is a bad idea. In fact the new first strip is almost identical to last season's, just the shirt updated to the latest Vapor II design.

(Colin Russell, Bill Craven)

 

Oldham Athletic

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: Wakelet

Red returns to the first choice kit as an accent colour while orange and navy are once again chosen for the alternative.

(Simon Barnett)

 

Plymouth Argyle

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Ginsters

Argyle were relegated last season so it's time to refresh their appearance with a new shade of "Argyle Green" replacing the very dark tone worn in recent seasons (and which often caused problems in floodlit games). The peppercorn green introduced last season reappears in a deeply unpleasant change shirt. The black third strip is going to be needed at Forest Green and has proved very popular with supporters.

(Michael Grimley, Steven Thomas, Detenator Ninety)

 

Port Vale

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Synectics Solutions

Errea are once again supplying Vale's kit. Amber features in the shirt trim of the first choice shirt and is the main colour in the alternative. Straightforward and pretty smart I think.

(Detenator Ninety, Bill Craven, Mahdi Askor)

 

Salford City

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Designer: Kappa

Sponsor: Soccer Saturday Super 6

Salford have risen remarkably quickly through the pyramid since they were taken over by the Class of '92 former Manchester United players and now find themselves in the English Football League for the first time. A three year deal has been signed with Kappa. First choice is consistent with previous kits, red/white/white but now with yet another fading graphic effect on the shirt. The remaining kits offer plenty of contrast and the ability to mix and match if necessary.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Scunthorpe United

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Designer: FBT

Sponsor: Utilita

Supporters chose the first choice kit which revives the 1982-83 strip. It was worn by Ian Botham, now the club president, when he played for the team and marks the point at which Scunny reverted to claret and blue after two decades. Green returns in the second strip in honour of the Irish Iron Supporters' Club.

(Richard Young)

 

Stevenage

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Burger King

There was a time, long, long ago when Stevenage wore quite nice, sensible kits. Then, one day, the bad idea fairy came to visit.

(Sprout00)

 

Swindon Town

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Imagine Cruising, Darby Rimmer MND Foundation

White shorts are reinstated for the first strip. The club claims the shirt is an exclusive design created for them by Puma which will come as a surprise to all the other teams wearing the same template. Replicas of the third strip are not available: instead match worn tops will be auctioned off in support of the foundation set up by former player, Stephen Darby and ex-serviceman Chris Rimmer both of whom have been struck by Motor Neurone Disease.

(Jordan Yeats, Tom Eatwell)

 

Walsall

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Home Serve

So let's have a look at what Errea have served up for Walsall. A neat, traditional red and white strip with a rather fussy collar and sublimated bands on the chest. Not bad at all. The black set has the sort of graphic that convinces me the kit designers are conspiring to make my life as difficult as possible. The third kit is aqua and black with yet another complicated graphic on the sleeves.

(Detenator Ninety)