Friday, 1 May 2009

Bad Football kits - Coventry away

It has gone down as one of the most infamous fashion disasters in English football kit history.

Coventry City, who wear a Sky Blue home kit, made the now infamous choice of chocolate brown as the colour of their away strip in the 1970s.

The kit was made in 1978 by Admiral, who also made the England kit at the time, and featured three white curved stripes than ran from the side of the shirts and right down to the shorts. It was quickly panned and regularly features near the top of ‘top ten worst ever kit’ lists.

A key player who sported the kit was Scotsman Ian Wallace, who ended the 1978/79 as top scorer with 15 goals. Defender and fellow Scotsman Bobby McDonald won the club’s player of the year award as the side finished 10th. The year before the team scored a club record 73 goals, with Wallace bagging 23, en route to an impressive 7th place finish, playing arguably the finest football in the division that year under boss Gordon Milne.

But despite the relative success of that year the club suffered...

Read the rest if my guest blog (and see a picture of that hideous shirt) at Old Football

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