December 2, 2020 at 10:42 am #198342IRONINTHEBLOODParticipantOffline
Registered On: January 7, 2014
Really wish we would play in the white kit as first choice,it looks a lot better than the dull claret and blue strip,also we seem to play better in it as recent results show.December 2, 2020 at 11:44 am #198345
100% record as well, I said that yesterday on Twitter that it was our good luck omen.December 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm #198354
Be quiet Brian Laws. Look where that left us last time we had that idea.December 2, 2020 at 4:47 pm #198359Sanfran49ParticipantOffline
Registered On: December 23, 2013
From the date of reveal the white strip was outstanding.
It still uses claret & blue.December 2, 2020 at 7:11 pm #198365
Let’s not drive down this road again!
You don’t hear Burnley, Villa or West Ham fans clamouring for a white home kit.
If the home strip didn’t look like a gash Hackett polo shirt it would be fine.
The devil is in the detail!December 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm #198376IRONINTHEBLOODParticipantOffline
Registered On: January 7, 2014
The white kit incorporates claret and blue as said,why would we not want it as our home kit.December 2, 2020 at 11:21 pm #198382
The white kit is far better than the dingey claret and blue, which I have watched for over 69 yrars… I t is far better and easier to see than the claret one, and this could be a factor on why we play so poorly in the old kit, as well as the systems that Cox keeps changing.
When fans sit at the north end of the Cluggy Stand, you have one hell of a job telling who is who when play is taking place at the Railway end, but we all know that the old strip will never be dumped, so we will need to enjoy our away games.December 3, 2020 at 8:46 am #198388
*Looks at record for 04/05, 06/07 & 13/14 seasons*
*Looks at colour of home kit*
Yes, wearing claret & blue at home is clearly the problem.December 3, 2020 at 9:12 am #198389GreylagParticipantOffline
Registered On: December 23, 2013
I find it difficult to believe that the colour of the kit can affect the quality of the team’s perforance. Poor performances are due to failures of players, management and directors.December 3, 2020 at 9:47 am #198391
2006/07 All claret home strip. All black away = Champions.
I think this tread says more about posters’ eyesight than kit design.December 3, 2020 at 10:09 am #198392cassidystashParticipantOffline
Registered On: January 4, 2014
Has it anything to do with the quality of players wearing the kit do you think?
Having said that I agree with BS regarding visibility for spectators and I do like the white kit.December 3, 2020 at 11:41 am #198401
In which case wearing the white shorts with the home kit (like those aforementioned PL clubs) would help.December 3, 2020 at 11:58 am #198404
I can see a possible argument that shirts which match the seats in empty stadia might be an issue, one which many clubs would have to deal with.December 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm #198406
I have said for a long while you need some White or stand out colour especially under the lights, I can remember going to Bury a few years ago in the FA Cup and it was a real murky day and we played in all black and our players were hard to pick out from the stands, but Bury players were easy in their White shirts.December 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm #198421
I appreciate that my eyes have deteriated a lot this year, and do not help when seeing things that are located probably 60 yards away, but I find when players have white shirts, they are far easier to pick out, so if I find this, surely players will find it easier than when their team mates are playing in dingey colours. There is a lot of truth in what Ferrite is saying about team shirts being the same colour as the seating, I have said this same thing many times, and with clubs like ours, there are usually at least 50% of seating not being used each game., in any case I still think that our shirts for away games this season are really good to look at, and would welcome a change from the drab old claret and blue, but it will never happen.December 3, 2020 at 6:55 pm #198428
If you’ve ever played football at any level you’d know that this isn’t an issue.
I’ll be back playing under the floodlights again this Sunday and even if my teammates are playing in black I’ll know I need to pass to them, not those in the fluorescent orange bibs.
This is borne out by MM’s post. Bury are in white so they’re the opposition – sorted!December 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm #198431
I don’t agree with you, the brighter the colour or white the easier to see, at the Sands Siro the trouble with the strip is it blends with the seats, I only think the problem is when under the lights, and the Bury one was because it was a very dull grey day and our players were difficult to pick out in all black.December 3, 2020 at 11:33 pm #198437
Northumbiron would you be saying the saME thing if you were playing in a stadium in your black kit, and all of the seating was painted black, I very much doubt it. That is what we were saying mate, but this claret and blue kit is really dull and boring in my opinion, I do respect your views on this issue.December 4, 2020 at 8:48 am #198442
Of course, the reverse of this argument is that if our players are harder to see, they will be harder for opposition players to pick up, so they should be unmarked.
Or… it makes no difference!December 4, 2020 at 9:00 am #198444
Or Spurs, Fulham, Preston, Derby etc should be winning trophies every season.
Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea should be crap!December 4, 2020 at 11:17 am #198451Iron-aweParticipantOffline
Registered On: June 21, 2017
Anyone remember Man U getting battered at Southampton many seasons back and Ferguson blamed their drab grey away kit for the defeat? Too hard to pick out team mates properly on the pitch apparently, what a load of cock and one of the most successful managers ever was quite rightly pilloried in the press and the football world in general. It’s just a preference thing and I like the white away kit but we are a claret and blue club, one of only four out of the ninety two in the professional game, let’s keep our traditional kit for home games and be proud of our identity.December 4, 2020 at 11:28 am #198453
I like the white away kit but we are a claret and blue club, one of only four out of the ninety two in the professional game, let’s keep our traditional kit for home games and be proud of our identity.
This!December 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm #198459
When I first started going to the Old Showground we played in White shirts with Blue and Yellow trim, Blue shorts and White socks with Blue and Yellow trim.
Also our White strip has plenty of Claret and Blue in it.December 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm #198460Pat O’CakeParticipantOffline
Registered On: December 27, 2013
Is this really how far we have slumped??? Reduced to blaming our choice of kit for poor form? What colours did we play in under Nigel Adkins?December 4, 2020 at 12:38 pm #198462BloodyRubbishIronParticipantOffline
Registered On: September 7, 2015
Anyone remember Man U getting battered at Southampton many seasons back and Ferguson blamed their drab grey away kit for the defeat? Too hard to pick out team mates properly on the pitch apparently, what a load of cock and one of the most successful managers ever was quite rightly pilloried in the press and the football world in general. It’s just a preference thing and I like the white away kit but we are a claret and blue club, one of only four out of the ninety two in the professional game, let’s keep our traditional kit for home games and be proud of our identity.
A third vote here. Why reduce ourselves to a more common colour when the claret and blue makes us stand out that bit more?December 4, 2020 at 4:19 pm #198476
Northumbiron, when I said that our team shirts mingle with our claret and blue seating, they really make it difficult for fans at the other side of the pich to see them distinctl, this will not be the case with Derby and Fulham, because in normal times their seats are usually ocupied whilst our are usually only about 40% in use, this is a big diffence, plus our new white strip look class where as out claret looks very grim in comparison.December 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm #198477BigLeftToeParticipantOffline
Registered On: June 6, 2017
Oh come off it. Season 06/07…all claret home strip, all black away kit. Guess our players had better eye sight back then!December 4, 2020 at 5:39 pm #198479
Bartonscorpion, I’m not disagreeing with you re: the empty seats. What I am saying is that there are two different issues here. 1. Supporters vision and 2. Players ability to pick out a teammate.
The latter is nonsense, the former will vary from game to game, supporter to supporter.
Maybe painting the seats white would be better!
As commented on above; we are one of only 4 league clubs to wear claret & blue. Let’s keep it that way.December 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm #198482Deereyme66ParticipantOffline
Registered On: May 8, 2017
The thing about 06/07 was there weren’t that many empty seats for most the season. I always thought Lawsy’s argument about shirts clashing with seat colour was a bit feeble but I think there’s a little truth in it. However, it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to defend other issues, of which there are many.December 4, 2020 at 6:28 pm #198483Deereyme66ParticipantOffline
Registered On: May 8, 2017
The bottom line is if the manager and players think it’s a big issue they can easily revert to white. If they don’t think it is they won’t.
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