Entries by SombreEthyl

City in red and black? Bet on it

Most people think of 3rd kits as a fairly recent innovation, a Premier League era concept intended to generate cash from sales of replica shirts, but The Tigers made use of a 3rd kit way back in 1971. For much of early 1970s, City wore a traditional all white away kit when the amber shirts, black shorts […]

Bantams make calendar cock up

Familiar faces appearing on Bradford City’s 2012 calendar should come as no surprise, given that ex-Tigers Craig Fagan, Jamie Devitt and Matt Duke are all currently plying their trade at Valley Parade, but Dele Adebola in a City kit? Shurely shome mishtake? The Adebola picture was taken during a Bradford game at least, the late […]

In remembrance – Poppies on City shirts

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, commenting at the height of this week’s manufactured outrage regarding poppies on the England shirts used the word ‘tradition’, as if a poppy appliqué has always enhanced the national team’s garb in games played close to Remembrance Sunday. While the wearing of remembrance poppies to commemorate lost servicemen dates back to 1920 (and contrary to […]