Striped for action
It takes a special strip to overcome Cliftonville fans’ penchant for a Yellow & Blue ensemble, but that’s exactly what happened when our 1994/95 colours were this weekend voted through to the next stage of our Away Kit Battle.
The Green & Navy striped effort – which, it should be noted, was traditionally worn with navy shorts, as opposed to the white shown in the accompanying image – landed 55% of the vote to book its spot in the last 16 at the expense of the Puma jersey commissioned ahead of the 2009 Irish Cup Final.
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 the first round’s final 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)
7. Green & White (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14)
8. Yellow & Navy (1993/94)
9. Green & Navy Stripes (1994/95)