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The last word

It’s the final fixture in the opening round of our Away Kit Battle – but which jersey will you be handing a direct ticket to the last 16?

This weekend, Cliftonville’s White & Red strip from the 2008/09 season finds itself up against the notorious purple effort from 2010/11 and, with just one guaranteed place in the next phase remaining, it’s time to decide which makes the grade.

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 last 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.

Bit of All White
Supplier: Puma
Sponsor: Allan’s Pharmacy
Worn: 2008/09
Notes: This kit lasted just a single term and is perhaps best remembered for being sported on the day that the Reds’ League curtain-raiser with Linfield was abandoned due to a torrential downpour at Windsor Park.

Purple Reign
Supplier: Puma
Sponsor: fonaCAB
Worn: 2010/11
Notes: Another one-season wonder, the purple get-up divided supporter opinion at the time but do you look back on it with fond recollections?


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Which shirt is your favourite?