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Trial and era

This week’s Away Kit battle puts two eras of Cliftonville’s Champions head to head.

The Green reverse (which is the only strip in our competition to feature different sponsors) worn for the Premiership title triumphs under Tommy Breslin has been pitted against the luminous yellow and black hooped effort that Marty Quinn’s men donned on the road the year after their 1997/98 heroics – but which of the two gets your vote?

In our bid to determine Cliftonville’s best and worst change strips of the last 30 years, we’re sending our fans to the polls to decide which weekly nomination makes progress to the competition’s next round – although the most recent addition to the collection will not be included.

The motivation behind your vote rests entirely with you. Perhaps it was the away strip the Reds wore in your first season following them across the land, or maybe there’s a favourite player from that era who’s synonymous with a particular kit in your mind’s eye.

Did the team surge to trophy success while bedecked in a certain top or, from a purely aesthetical point of view, do you just happen to like the colour and design more than the others?

Whatever your reason, we want supporters young and old to play their part in helping us compile a definitive list that stretches all the way back to 1990.

As part of the draw process, all of the jerseys in contention were divided into colour-coordinated pots (thus ensuring, for example, that no yellow kit would face off against another in the opening phase) before random pairings were conducted to produce 10 head-to-head battles – the most recent of which you can vote on below.

Our poll closes at noon on Monday, so you’ve got the whole weekend to take your time and make a considered decision before clicking the button.

Champions’ Choice
Supplier: Puma
Sponsor: fonaCAB/ Sean Graham
Worn: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
Notes: After an opening season with the fonaCAB logo emblazoned across its chest, this shirt was updated to reflect the Club’s new sponsorship agreement with Sean Graham and was sported for both of the back-to-back Premiership title successes in 2013 and 2014, the latter of which was clinched with a victory in the strip.

Luminous Luxury
Supplier: Le Coq Sportif
Sponsor: KitKat
Worn: 1998/99
Notes: Worn for a decidedly unremarkable Premier League title defence in 1998/99, this kit is regarded as something of a cult classic among fans, for whom fears of potential floodlight failures mattered not a jot with this eye-catching ensemble around.


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Which shirt is your favourite?