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Hoopy Returns

It suffered defeat in the first round, but Cliftonville’s reverse strip from the 1998/99 campaign is the first beneficiary of our Away Kit Battle‘s second chance saloon.

All jerseys which missed out in the opening phase are being given another chance to book their place in the last 16, which is exactly what the luminous Yellow & Black Hoops worn by Marty Quinn’s defending Champions have done after landing 70% of this weekend’s vote.

All of which means that its competitor – the White & Green effort from 2007/08 – has been beaten again but, as part of our effort to ensure that no ensemble falls victim to mere misfortune of the draw, it could yet qualify for the next round by virtue of the number of votes it received in comparison with its fellow defeated strips throughout July.

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 second chance saloon, 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)
10. White & Red (2008/09)
11. Yellow & Black Hoops (1998/99)