Entries by SombreEthyl

Auction Action – January 2012

Sex sells they say, but not always for much. ‘Chambermaid Julia’, an eBay seller, paired what appeared to be an unsponsored 1995-97 City away shirt with suspenders while modelling the size small shirt for a recent auction. Though the seller’s marketing style drew attention on the #hcafc Twitter hashtag, the shirt garnered only two bids, selling for […]

Get Your Kits Out #1

We’re inviting Tiger Nationals to show off their prized City gear, from vast collections of replica shirts to matchworn kit, from prototype pieces to shirts big enough to fit buildings… First to accept our invite is lifelong City fan Mike Hawkridge, who can be found in section E5 of the East Stand during home games […]

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 […]