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 […]
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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 […]
Strictly speaking, there was no need for City to break out the amber shorts and socks at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, as the regular black shorts and socks don’t clash with Coventry’s sky blue. Still, we like them a lot, so it was good to see them regardless. Péter Gulácsi wore the all white […]
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 […]
On the eve of his return to the KC Stadium with Birmingham, We texted* bonafide Hull City hero Bo Myhill to ask him what was his favourite kit during his 7 and a half years as a Tiger? We were delighted to get a response, one so long that [Receiving more text] appeared on screen […]
The 2-1 win against Leicester on Saturday proved somewhat cathartic after the recent Nigel Pearson departure saga and back to back defeats. One aesthetic fly in the ointment was the use of yellow undershirts with short sleeved jerseys, worn by Robert Koren (celebrating his winner, above), Corry Evans, Aaron Mclean and Liam Rosenior. Law 4 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The amber shorts and socks set are sure in vogue at the moment. Following their first use together with the home kit at Derby on Saturday, the Reserves used the same combination v. Gateshead Reserves on Monday night for a 4-1 win at the Gateshead International Stadium. Picture from Gateshead’s OWS.
The Tigers today revealed an amber alternate shorts set in the 2-0 win at Pride Park, pairing them and amber socks with the home shirt. It was a smart move by kitman John Eyre, as the Argentina blue away shirt doesn’t really provide adequate contrast with the white shirts of Derby County. The amber socks […]