v. Cheltenham (2003/04)

The Tigers tipped up at Whaddon Road in November 2003 for an FA Cup first round tie, and wore all black in the 3-1 defeat. Nothing odd about that you might think, our away kit was all-black, and had already been used once before at Rochdale in the September. The crucial difference was the socks: the regular away kit socks were black with amber foldover bands split by a black stripe. These had black foldover bands with a thin amber stripe sandwiched by two thin white stripes. These socks were part of the goalkeeper kitset and mostly used by netmen in the first year of the home kit’s two year lifespan (2002/03), strange then that were pressed into outfield use.