Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

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Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by YorkshireSquare » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:45 pm



Leeds United’s new away kit for the coming season launches today and it’s fair to say not all fans are tickled pink by the design. The grey kit with pink trim and sponsors logo is certainly a departure from traditional Leeds United shirt designs and has provoked mixed and strong emotions from the supporters. Across the city in Headingly Leeds Rhinos have proved in the past how well pink replica shirts sell, especially amongst the female fan base. I’m sure this shirt will sell well too, aside from the female fans interest grey kits always sell well because ‘they go well with jeans’, but is it really a shirt fit for our centenary year?

Many supporters feel that the club has already missed an opportunity with the home shirt. A nice shirt perhaps but it doesn’t evoke our history, it’s doesn’t instantly bring memories of that great all conquering Leeds team of the 60s and 70s to mind. I was hoping our centenary kits would have a retro feel, would be something special and I can’t help they have missed another opportunity with the away shirt too. The club has worn a few colours and designs over the last 100 years, it would have been good to feature one of those designs as the centenary away shirt.

When the club was founded in 1919 by former Huddersfield Town chairman Hilton Crowther the kit looked awfully familiar to our West Yorkshire rivals with light blue and white stripes. In 1934 Leeds switched to play in the colours of the Leeds city crest adopting blue and gold halved shirt with white shorts. Major Frank Buckley later adapted the shirt into all gold with blue arms. When Don Revie became manager of Leeds United in 1961 the club was reinvented with the most obvious aesthetic change being the switch to an all-white kit.





Since then all yellow, all blue, blue and yellow halves and blue and yellow stripes have all been worn by Leeds United as away kits. For me the perfect choice would have been blue and yellow halves, a design steeped in the tradition of the club and of the city itself. Not since the 1998-99 blue and yellow halves or the 1993-1994 blue and yellow stripes have we had a decent blue and yellow shirt and the centenary would have been a great opportunity to revive the combination. I would certainly have bought one.

The club may reveal a special centenary shirt for the anniversary game against Birmingham but that would just feel like a money-making scheme now. The new away shirt will sell well but this season the team should be wearing home and away shirts which evoke our past, fit to celebrate our centenary year. We could learn a lesson from Man City about how to do celebratory kits right.


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Re: Are you tickled pink by the new away kit?

Post by hector » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:51 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:45 pm


But is it really a good away shirt for our centenary year?
NO!!
I'm often accused of acting like I don't care






It's not an act!!



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Re: Are you tickled pink by the new away kit?

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:57 pm

I have lots of pink polo-shirts/t-shirts/shirts in my wardrobe, also a couple of grey tops

Fashionable man :)

I actually might purchase this shirt

Jill also looks pretty in pink :tup:

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Post by leic white 63 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:09 pm

not bothered . don't wear club shirts or colours . proper bonafide hooligan me :)

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Re: Are you tickled pink by the new away kit?

Post by WhiteRose » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:06 pm

I dont mind it really I never buy shirts but my 3 year old girl wants it. It will probably sell well given the home kit is out of stock till God knows when.

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Re: Are you tickled pink by the new away kit?

Post by Haighy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:22 pm

Awful..🤢

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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by Kyle_5351 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 pm

I like it. I much prefer it to last years away kit.

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Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:23 pm

Wife likes it....
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by faaip » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 pm

What about the kit?
I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious...

....but I am...

....so that's how it comes out

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Re: Are you tickled pink by the new away kit?

Post by whiteswan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:34 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:57 pm


Jill also looks pretty in pink :tup:
You are such a creep.....

:lol: :lol:


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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by SaraM » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:44 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 pm
What about the kit?
:lol:
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Post by rab_rant » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:09 am

Remember that gray strip scandal at Manure. Fergie said when they lost the gray shirts blended in with the background crowd, and that was the reason the players could not really see each other, and why so many passes went astray.

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Post by rab_rant » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:14 am

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... outhampton

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Post by Irish Ian » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:59 am

faaip wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 pm
What about the kit?
:roflmao:
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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by mothbanquet » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:06 am

It looks like 2019's idea of what the 1980's looked like.

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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by LUFC_BOS » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:53 pm

I like our home kit , traditional, the away kit not too sure.

Almost seems like the club paid homage to our past and the away kit represents a look forward more modern feel.

Would have preferred our yellow away kit, but like a lot of us , we hanker for tradition.

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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 am

Quite like the kit, just doesn't look like a Leeds kit :duno:

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Re: Leeds fans not tickled pink by new centenary away kit

Post by Jay » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:49 pm

I wouldnt have minded it any other season. But they really did miss an opportunity to do something special with the kits for the centenary year. Would have been nice to have the original uddersfield kit back, and maybe the blue and gold halves or something. Oh well.

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