Manchester United ‘Munich’ Kit

Posted by John Devlin

For anyone in doubt about the powerful symbolism and importance of football shirts the news from Old Trafford that Manchester Utd will wear a special one-off memorial shirt for the 50th anniversary of the Munich disaster against Manchester City in February’s derby may just change their minds. The shirts, which have been specially authorised by the Premier League, will feature no sponsorship or manufacturers logos or player names/numbers – just like the shirts worn by the Busby Babes all those years ago. City’s shirts will do likewise. Its a great gesture by Nike, AIG, Le Coq Sportif and Thomas Cook to agree to the one-off change. Let’s hope the day goes well.

Crystal Palace White Away Shirt(s)

Posted by John Devlin

As all Eagles fans will testify, the club have in the past never been shy of donning a plethora of superfluous kits throughout a single season (see True Colours Vol 2 for proof of this).  This year is no exception, as the club’s recent match against Southampton left the fans scratching their heads when the side ran out sporting a white away shirt that was notably different from their regular white shirt launched at the beginning of the season. It turns out that the Eagles’ white shirt (which also features a large asymmetrical red strip down one side) was deemed by officials to be just too close for comfort to Southampton’s traditional red and white striped jersey. Palace’s solution was to turn to their plain white training shirts and adapt them with names, numbers and Football League badges thereby creating an anomaly and a target for all Palace shirt collectors.

Competition Winner

Posted by John Devlin

Thanks again to everyone who entered the competition to win a signed double pack edition of both True Colours books. There were loads of entries but the winner (as selected at random by my 15 month old daughter) was…Andrew Rockall. Congratulations Andrew, the books will be on their way to you shortly.

There will be a new competition very shortly so visit the site again soon.