It might only ever have been worn once but, after winning a contest that hung on a knife-edge all weekend, Cliftonville’s strip for the 2010 Europa League trip to Bulgaria is the latest candidate to make progress to the next stage of our Away Kit Battle.
With hundreds of Reds fans having participated in this weekend’s poll, the all-black ensemble – which was donned for a 3-0 defeat to CSKA Sofia at The Vasil Levski Stadium – landed 51% of the vote to book its spot in the last 16 at the expense of the Green & White effort sported between 2000-2003.
The defeated shirt will not, however, drop out of the race entirely and will later join the other first phase losers in a second-chance saloon as we bid to compile the definitive list of the Club’s best and worst away kits of the last 30 years.
Everyone will naturally have their own favourite efforts and, with just a few days to wait until our next head-to-head battle, have you decided which strip you’d vote for out of any given combination?
Last 16 Qualifiers to date
1: Gold & Green (1997/98)
2. Yellow & Blue (2003/04)
3. Argentina Stripes (1996/97)
4. Shamrock Fades (2018/19, 2019/20)
5. Yellow & Black (2014/15, 2015/16)
6. All Black (v CSKA Sofia, July 2010)