v. Exeter (1983/84)

Red was added to the City colour palette when Don Robinson became chairman in 1982, and the tertiary tone wasn’t restricted to the primary kit in the form of pinstripes on the shirt and the main sock colour. A set of red shorts was produced for use with the white change shirts with black pinstripes, and on occasion they were used with the ‘home’ shirt on our travels. One such instance came in early December 1983 when the Tigers visited ‘the other St. James Park’, in Exeter. A Bobby McNeil goal wasn’t enough as City lost 2-1 to the Grecians, who would end the season rock bottom of the Third Division. Pictured are Exeter player-manager Gerry Francis, and City’s Steve McClaren and Billy Whitehurst.