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City shirts in popular culture

Harry Shearer, the man who provides the voice for numerous Simpsons characters (among them Ned Flanders, Mr Burns and Dr Hibbert) is also known for his portrayal of bassist Derek Smalls in mock rock band biography This is Spinal Tap. In several scenes, he appears wearing a distinctive blue and amber Shrewsbury Town shirt in […]

J.H. Hill’s ultramarine army!

The screengrab above is taken from a delightful October 1935 British Pathé newsreel that was part of the Famous Football Teams In Training series. It showed manager (and former England captain) J.G. Hill taking training at the Anlaby Road Ground ahead of the 1935-36 Division Two campaign. From a City kit point of view, the […]

City kits feature in Backpass magazine

Retro football magazine Backpass takes a look at six Tigers kits from the past in their latest issue. Illustrated by John Devlin of the excellent True Colours books and blog, the classic kits section examines a selection of kits from the 60s to late 80s including the positively AC Milan-esque 1972 third kit featured on […]

Beg. Borrow. Steal.

In order to avoid a colour clash when on the road, The Tigers have been known to mix and match elements of both home and away kits. Sometimes though, City kitmen have displayed a tragic lack of foresight and failed to take sufficiently distinguishable apparel, forcing the club to borrow pieces of kit from an […]

The season so far…

Despite wearing amber socks for the visit of pink clad Bradford in pre-season, City have maintained a uniform look at home throughout the 2011/12 campaign, as you’d expect. Away from home though, The Tigers have worn three combinations of kit to distinguish themselves from the home side. The Argentina blue adidas away shirt has, so […]