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might be hokas pokas but time to stop using the official away kit and revert back to the yellow third kit. away form is pants lost in fa cup away to the shrews also todayat preston and charlton wearing the away kit time to get the yellow kit out for away games

We wore our home kit at Charlton

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might be hokas pokas but time to stop using the official away kit and revert back to the yellow third kit. away form is pants  lost in fa cup away to the shrews also todayat preston  and charlton wearing the away kit  time to get the yellow  kit out for away games

 

It's not hocus pocus. Imagine trying to pick out a pass to a team mate wearing a dark shirt in fading light in winter when the backdrop is provided by supporters all wearing dark overcoats. Our away form in the early 1990s when we wore black shirts and had Waddle, Sheridan and Hirst among other heroes was disappointing compared to what we might have expected. Don Revie took over at Leeds and had them change their home strip to all white, which helped transform their club and they went on an unprecedented run of success. In the 1990s Man United were steamrolling everybody and suddenly found themselves 3-0 down at half time lowly Southampton when they were wearing a dull grey away shirt. 

 

Put another way - when we won at Birmingham in yellow shirts our winner was scored by Hooper after Forestieri played a low cross for him to run onto at the back post. Imagine that scenario with black shirts, from FF's eye level, would he have been able to play that pass inch perfectly? 

 

Yes there are anomalies like Charlton away in blue and white and winning games wearing black against Fulham and Rotherham, but there are bound to be anomalies like this. 

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It's not hocus pocus. Imagine trying to pick out a pass to a team mate wearing a dark shirt in fading light in winter when the backdrop is provided by supporters all wearing dark overcoats. Our away form in the early 1990s when we wore black shirts and had Waddle, Sheridan and Hirst among other heroes was disappointing compared to what we might have expected. Don Revie took over at Leeds and had them change their home strip to all white, which helped transform their club and they went on an unprecedented run of success. In the 1990s Man United were steamrolling everybody and suddenly found themselves 3-0 down at half time lowly Southampton when they were wearing a dull grey away shirt.

 

Wouldn't dark kits also make it much more difficult for the opposition players to mark you and track your movement, or does the colour only affect our own players' vision? And the Southampton-Man Utd incident was just sour grapes on United's behalf. Just a few months later, an equally strong side was battered by an equally-poor Southampton 6-3. United were wearing blue-and-white stripes that day.

 

Didn't we get promoted the last time we had a grey away shirt? And what colours have we worn in relegation seasons? Green-and-white hoops in 1990? Yellow, black and white in 2000? Yellow in 2003? Yellow in 2010?

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Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and others who play in dark shirts have been unsuccessful for years for this reason.

Exactly

I'm going to write to the HSE and suggest that hi viz vests be changed from yellow and orange to black, much easier to see and could save countless lives in the process

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Not sure why we use the "away" kit all the time. it used to be the second kit. You don't see Manure, Arsenal or Chelsea wear their away kit unless they clash so why do we? Really not so sure.

 

Edit - And I like the away kit lol

Except for tonight when Man U played in their AWAY kit, despite not clashing with blue and yellow, because they were playing AWAY.

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