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Sam, who was involved in the efforts to save the club, provided me with a detailed account of the events that followed their expulsion and argued that the club was not wound up and that the team now once again playing as Darlington FC, is the direct descendant of the club formed in 1883 and not, as I had stated, a phoenix club. Since it continues to turn up like the proverbial bad penny I've now added it to the archive. Week Ending 29 August - More on the New Boys. Telephone:+44(0)161 2760828 This is the only occasion on which England wore change shirts prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. As the senior club, Everton thought they were entitled to retain a blue motif but they reckoned without the disdainful approach of the FA to the professional game. Last month I was taken to task by Sam Clarke over my Darlington section where I stated that the club was effectively wound up when it was expelled from the Conference in 2012, relegated to the ninth tier and made to change its name to Darlington 1883. I'll tackle those once the SPFL section is complete. While we're on the subject of Aston Villa, Richard Henman recalls watching them in a League Cup match at Exeter City in August 1977 wearing a mash up of blue shirts with yellow trim, light blue shorts and socks. While we're on the subject of Aston Villa, Richard Henman recalls watching them in a League Cup match at Exeter City in August 1977 wearing a mash up of blue shirts with yellow trim, light blue shorts and socks. EFL Former Members: Aldershot Town (shorts/socks confirmed), Barnet*, Yeovil Town, Boston United, Hartlepool United, Kidderminster Harriers, Torquay United, York City. What makes this even more appalling is that the EFL has been sitting on proposals to tighten up their Owners' and Directors' Test since July 2018. Prior to the game, in accordance with FA Cup rules, the clubs agreed their colours for the match. The photograph is of the Brentford team from 1914-15 and shows them wearing the yoked tops that were popular at the time. The Barrow section has had a major update with with eight new graphics, stockings 1920-31 altered and missing detailing added to numerous graphics. Championship: Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Watford. It's an Adidas shirt similar to those worn by Queens Park Rangers at the time but not identical. Former Members: Berwick Rangers, East Stirlingshire. Here we have Harry Kane expressing a degree of disappointment as his team lost 1-0 to Denmark and had two players sent off last month. An unnamed sportswear manufacturer wrote, "As showing the superior quality of our football jerseys, we have again been favoured with instructions from the Scottish Football Association to supply jerseys for the great international matches - Scotland v England (primrose and pink), Scotland v Ireland (marone [sic]), Scotland v Wales (royal blue)." Clyde (Aug-Sept 1946, October 1946 added), Greenock Morton (1948-49 added - see left), Heart of Midlothian (March 1949-1950 added), Stirling Albion (1949-50 added), Queen of the South (1947-52 socks modified), Raith Rovers (1949-50 socks modified). I remember studying Tony Matthews' book in the Birmingham branch of Waterstones when a young shop assistant approached me and politely but firmly explained that I was welcome to browse the stock but sitting down with books and making notes was not allowed and perhaps I would like to leave. I'm grateful to Martin Johnston, General Manager of Peterhead FC, who has submitted a photograph of the team's 1946-47 strip which provides us with details about the design of the crest worn around this time. Best Selling Products. (Material and photograph sourced from onevalefan.co.uk). League One: Hull City, Fleetwood Town, AFC Wimbledon (socks confirmed), Lincoln City, Bristol Rovers (socks updated), Charlton Athletic, Doncaster Rovers (socks confirmed), Gillingham*, Wigan Athletic. The photograph shows the match against England. The Barrow section has had a major update with with eight new graphics, stockings 1920-31 altered and missing detailing added to numerous graphics. The photograph, the earliest to have emerged of the team, is captioned on Wikipedia as dating from 1887 but the trophy on display appears to be the Durham Senior Cup, which they won in 1884-85. Visit the official website of the Premier League. The players are wearing black shorts but as it was not taken on a match day we cannot be certain that this was their regular strip. If you want something specific we haven’t got drop us a message we will happily assist you! The winning design, produced by Admiral, featured a large flappy collar with claret and white stripes. My conclusion is that quarters were worn for at least part of the 1892-93 season and a couple of these resurfaced when the team was assembled a year later, kitted out in mismatched tops. After Bury were expelled from the EFL in August 2019 I wrote "it is only a matter of time before history repeats itself.". Former Members: Stockport County, Wrexham (socks confirmed). Presumably they did not have enough blue/yellow tops to go round the squad so some players had to wear their change tops. Scottish League One: Falkirk, Clyde, Cove Rangers, Dumbarton, Airdrieonians, East Fife, Montrose*, Partick Thistle. After going through my own source material I realised that there were numerous errors, which, in my defence, arose because many of the photographs I was working from were of poor quality. Wigan Athletic applied for membership: competition was fierce and it took three ballots before the issue was decided - Shrewsbury and Scunthorpe were elected and Wigan would have to wait. This nicely fills a gap in the record for the early 20th century. Since it continues to turn up like the proverbial bad penny I've now added it to the archive. There is some confusion over their name: according to the scottishleague.net forum the press misinterpreted the name as Alloa Athletic FC (they were in fact Alloa Association Football Club) and the name stuck. The latest additions: Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Newcastle United, Northampton Town. Former Members: Stockport County, Wrexham (socks confirmed). Incidentally, the staunchly amateur FA insisted that players provide their own dark knickers and socks up until 1932. I'm grateful to Martin Johnston, General Manager of Peterhead FC, who has submitted a photograph of the team's 1946-47 strip which provides us with details about the design of the crest worn around this time. Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Hamilton Academical. For more details visit Copyright Information. Thanks to Graham Burton, I've added a passage in the Barnsley section explaining the origin of the name of their ground, Oakwell. This led me to revisit to the excellent swans100 website where I found a lot of new material that fills in a many gaps in the record. In September 2008 David France and Steve Flanagan confirmed that this was the team's official third shirt between 1986 and 1989 but it was never worn in a competitive match. While I now have strong evidence that the Swans wore black shorts in the early 1950s, there is a gap between 1929 and 1937 so I have not been able to corroborate this entry. It also turns out to be rather more complicated than previously assumed. In September 1982 Aberdeen travelled to Albania to play Dinamo Tirana in the European Cup-Winners Cup and wore this one-off strip, basically identical to their regular outfit but with contrasting V necks and cuffs. Bernard Gallagher recently sent me this early photograph of West Bromwich Albion. Former Members: Berwick Rangers, East Stirlingshire. My congratulations go to Harrogate Town who recently won promotion to League Two via the play-offs and whose recent kit record is now available on HFK. (Photographs and background provided by Willie Kay.). Premier League: Everton (socks corrected). Northern Ireland wore an all-white strip against Austria earlier this month. They changed to navy and white stripes shortly afterwards. The latter were selected for the game as can be seen in the poor quality image above and were subsequently worn at Anfield. Online home for football shirts, kit design and equipment freaks It appears likely that they were finally stung by press criticism of the scruffy appearance of the English national team into providing uniform kits in 1932. This prompted me to look again at my photograph archive where I found this 1893-94 group showing the team posing with the committee and some impressive trophies. Former SPFL Members: Berwick Rangers (sponsorship added). I'll tackle those once the SPFL section is complete. Should have checked their Rothman's. Previous Updates: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 |2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006, Shrewsbury Town Football Shirts 1974 to Present. It appears likely that they were finally stung by press criticism of the scruffy appearance of the English national team into providing uniform kits in 1932. These included two sets of their familiar red shirts with white sleeves, two dozen red and white striped shirts (considered too narrow for their liking), two dozen borrowed from Sheffield United (with broader stripes) and two sets of shirts with broad red and white hoops. Sound familiar? At the time strips were remarkably unifom and plain so teams that adopted more unconventional styles like this one really stood out. (Photograph Aberdeen FC Official Website.). ), Week Ending 19 September - 2020-21 Update. Background. I would really appreciate help from the HFK Elves on this one! Although the photographic evidence is ambiguous, it appears that a clover-leaf crest was adopted for 1935-36 to celebrate their achievement in … Pictured here is the Sulphurites team from 1956-57, currently the only confirmed strip we have prior to 1985 but I hope to rectify this shortly. A photographic history of over 150 different Roma shirts from 1946 right up to 2021. (Photograph Phil Harrison Official Club Historian.). Check out the evolution of Paris Saint-Germain's soccer jerseys on Football Kit Archive. Read the essential details about the history of football kits. With the help of Sam Walsh and Phil Harrison I have been able to add no fewer than 27 new graphics to the Harrogate Town section and added detailing to several more. The latter were selected for the game as can be seen in the poor quality image above and were subsequently worn at Anfield. On a trip to HMP Reading, for example, I was able to track down a copy of the Official History of Reading FC 1871-2003 in WH Smith. Rangers (1st, 2nd, 3rd), St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Hamilton Academical, St Johnstone, Hibernian, Motherwell. View Premier League kits by club and season, from 1992/93 to 2019/20. An unnamed sportswear manufacturer wrote, "As showing the superior quality of our football jerseys, we have again been favoured with instructions from the Scottish Football Association to supply jerseys for the great international matches - Scotland v England (primrose and pink), Scotland v Ireland (marone [sic]), Scotland v Wales (royal blue)." Thanks to their efforts I've been to update the Tottenham Hotspur Change Kit section with six previously unrecorded strips, such as these red and white rugby shirts worn in November 1925, as well as a number of corrections and adjustments to dates. Dec 20, 2017 - Historical Kits graphics brought to you by http://www.historicalkits.co.uk. We have known for some time that Hearts wore maroon shirts with white sleeves in floodlit matches in the late 50s but we now have evidence that these smart tops appeared in 1952-53 on at least four occasions and again the following season. Meanwhile Tony Sealey has scanned the British Newspaper Archive and confirmed that Swansea Town wore white knickers throughout the 1930s and Nik Yeomans has submiited photographic evidence to corroborate this for 1934-35 and 1935-36 as well as provide evidence of the socks worn in these two seasons. (c) Football Focus (d) Football Cards (e) Aldershot Has It (f) Crewe Alexandra FC (Images of Sport) Harold Finch 2001 (g) Classic Kits (h) This is the North East Website (i) Premier Shirts (j) The Football Encyclopaedia (Associated Sporting Press 1934) Information provided by Arthur Fergus I would really appreciate help from the HFK Elves on this one! The process of developing a photographic plate and preparing it for reproduction in a newspaper could not have been completed in just a few hours. 30 October - More Scottish Post-War Updates. We can now confirm that the black shorts worn in the team photograph posted yesterday were therefore not part of their regular playing strip. A good mix of kits this year with new arrivals to Division 1 Luton, Norwich and Watford all bringing with them some fine looking outfits. Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Queen of the South. Should have checked their Rothman's. SPFL Update: Alloa Athletic, Annan Athletic, Arbroath, Brechin City, Edinburgh City*, Forfar Athletic, Greenock Morton, Peterhead*, Stenhousemuir*. In the interim, the club was penalised 17 points by the EFL for repeated late payment of their players and failing to fulfill two of their fixtures. Apparently Villa had brought their white and blue away strip not realising that the Grecians had changed to all white that season. 2020-21 Update: Dumbarton and East Fife shirt sponsorship added. If it was used it may have appeared in August 1988 at Old Trafford when Everton were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United in the Mercantile Trophy, a one-off competition organised to mark the centenary of the Football League, but I've not been able to confirm this. It is a scandal that the EFL and the FA continue allow incompetant, greedy and predatory owners to drive clubs into the ground. Workington 1974-75 crest corrected. That was in the early days of HFK, before we had an army of research elves and when I could not afford to buy many books. The players are wearing black shorts but as it was not taken on a match day we cannot be certain that this was their regular strip. It is not clear why they are wearing hooped jerseys in this game as there was no reason for them to change their normal maroon tops but it is possible that as clothing was rationed, they could not get hold of these and wore hoops as a temporary alternative. ), Steve Flanagan has found some interesting background to the strips worn in the 1933 FA Cup final between Everton and Manchester City. HFK receives a commission on these sales. (Photograph Aberdeen FC Official Website.). Alkadi had been given "ample time" to pay off the club's creditors, he said. League One: Doncaster Rovers, Plymouth Argyle. Alkadi had been given "ample time" to pay off the club's creditors, he said. I am, as always, happy to set the record straight and have reinstated the Quakers' section in line with my policy for former members of the Football League. Sponsorship Opportunites; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SPONSORS; Squad. It is not clear why they are wearing hooped jerseys in this game as there was no reason for them to change their normal maroon tops but it is possible that as clothing was rationed, they could not get hold of these and wore hoops as a temporary alternative. While I now have strong evidence that the Swans wore black shorts in the early 1950s, there is a gap between 1929 and 1937 so I have not been able to corroborate this entry. Here we have Harry Kane expressing a degree of disappointment as his team lost 1-0 to Denmark and had two players sent off last month. Unravelling the complex history of Aston Villa's kits in the Victorian period has been both challenging and rewarding and, although we have made a great deal of progress over the last two years, there are still some surprises to be found. England kit history. Tony Sealey found this photograph of the 1902-03 Blackburn Rovers team in The Sunday Pictorial (3 November 1929). Historical Material. In my post about the mystery white Everton shirt on 23 November I mentioned the possibility that it may have been worn in the 1988 Mercantile Trophy. Greger Lindberg found an interesting item in the Scottish Referee (24 March 1905). League One: Peterborough United, Swindon Town, Shrewsbury Town, Rochdale. Premier League: Southampton (new sponsor added), Tottenham Hotspur (socks updated), Fulham. (Material and photograph sourced from onevalefan.co.uk). Ian McConnel has submitted another batch of minor amendments for Scottish clubs, this time for 2018-19. The latest additions: Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Newcastle United, Northampton Town. League One: Hull City, Fleetwood Town, AFC Wimbledon (socks confirmed), Lincoln City, Bristol Rovers (socks updated), Charlton Athletic, Doncaster Rovers (socks confirmed), Gillingham*, Wigan Athletic. Premier League: Everton (socks corrected). Premier League: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton. are the intellectual property of their respective owners. Browse Kitbag for official La Liga kits, shirts, and football kits! Championship: Luton Town, Preston North End, Cardiff City, Coventry City. Dundee (2019-20 shorts corrected): Stockport County (1991-92, 1992-93, 1998-99 detailing added/altered): Crawley Town (1996-97 added): Bury (1956-58 crest added): Nottingham Forest (1947-48 added): New Brighton (1924-28 corrected, 1927-38 socks amended): Bolton Wanderers (2002 anniversary kit stripes amended): Millwall (1975-77 warm & cold weather shirts now presented, authentic 1994 crest added): Cheltenham Town (1993-95 added): Gillingham (1980-81 collar corrected): Crawley Town (1998-99 shorts/socks confirmed): Salford City (1997-98 added): Burnley (2000-01, 2001-02 drop-sleeve detail added): Week Ending 26 September - 2020-21 Update. Acknowledgement:- Many of the kit designs have been researched using the following: 'Club Colours' by Bob Bickerton published by Hamlyn in 1998. The royal blue shorts worn at Preston North End (reported in the Athletic News 3 March 1890) are therefore an anomoly. For more details visit Copyright Information. Playing Squad; Contact Us; The Wee Rovers Lotto! Elgin City (1933-1914 knickers corrected, hooped 1909-10 kit removed - this was a change kit in yellow and black - gaps in the record 1969-76 now filled): Gillingham (2013-14 correct manufacturer's logo applied): Bradford City (1962-63): Accrington Stanley (1990-91, 1991-92 shorts & socks now confirmed). are the intellectual property of their respective owners. Exclusive discounts are available from several of our retail partners using these codes at checkout: Premier/English Football League | Scottish Professional Football League. League Two: Grimsby Town, Cheltenham Town (shorts/socks confirmed), Tranmere Rovers. Thanks to their efforts I've been to update the Tottenham Hotspur Change Kit section with six previously unrecorded strips, such as these red and white rugby shirts worn in November 1925, as well as a number of corrections and adjustments to dates. This is the first photographic evidence I have seen that confirms the design of the unusual yellow and green chevron worn by Norwich at the time.

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