Tigers’ kit converted for Bristol City trip

City’s shirts will feature a modified Cash Converters logo for the televised game at Bristol City on Saturday. The Australian pawnbroking and payday loan firm is publicly backing the Movember Foundation, a charity initiative that seeks to raise awareness of and funds to fight male cancers by encouraging men to grow moustaches in November.

Kitman John Eyre had planned to use the black away kit at both Middlesbrough and Bristol City, but since the club have a stock of sponsorless Argentina blue shirts, it makes sense to apply the ‘Tash Converters’ logo to the 3rd kit rather than modifying the already printed up black away shirts.

City wore the light blue shirts for the 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate last season, they were paired with navy blue alternate shorts so as not to clash with Bristol City’s white home shorts. For 2012/13 however, The Robins wear red shorts with their red shirts (based on the same ‘Autheno 12’ template as our amber and black home shirts) so Steve Bruce’s men can wear the white shorts with Argentina blue trim this time round.

Bristol City favour the same Alarm Orange goalkeeper kit used by Ben Amos this year, and our wearing blue shirts means the Cyan ‘keeper jersey is less than idea. The club have ordered a stock of the tan and black ‘Condivo 12’ goalkeeper kits so they have an alternative for such instances, but are not sure they will arrive in time to use on Saturday.

Away keeper kit debuts at Winterton

City fans are clearly champing at the bit to see the new away kit, given how much a Photoshop mock up of the presumed black shirt bounced around Twitter.

We have seen the new away keeper kit though, it was used in the friendly at Winterton Rangers, who’s all blue home kit rendered our ‘super cyan’ and black home keeper jersey unusable.

Instead, the ‘alarm orange’ and black away keeper jersey, as seen on Mark Oxley (left), brightened up Winterton’s West Street ground as City notched up a 5-0 warm up win. If ‘alarm orange’ is your thing, you’ll be disappointed to know that the away keeper shirt is not currently on sale at Tiger Leisure.

My favourite kit: Bo Myhill

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 for what felt like an eternity until the full message arrived. His answer was…

“The grey kit I wore at Wembley (regular version shown above left, embroidered Wembley version above right) was my favourite. I liked it so much I had two spare sets ready and changed into a clean one straight after the game. After a shower I put the last clean kit on and wore it for the party and I didn’t take it off till the next day when I woke up in it! I wore that kit in the first Premier League season too, I didn’t like the jade one much, it seemed a bit girly.”

So there you have it, the 2007-08 grey/black Umbro keeper kit is Myhill’s favourite.

*via a club employee who kindly acted as intermediary (many thanks!). It’s probably best we don’t have Bo’s number, lest we irritate him with a million tedious kit related questions, such as ‘why did he alternate between Uhlsport, adidas and Selsport gloves?’