Our Away Kit Battle’s Second Chance Saloon reaches its penultimate showdown, with two particularly popular jerseys handed this week’s opportunity of a reprieve.
A total of 13 strips are already safely through to the next phase of our project to determine Cliftonville’s best reverse ensemble of the last 30 years but, to ensure no kit misses out through sheer misfortune of our opening draw, we’re offering some stays of execution – continuing with the Shades of Green effort from 2016-18 up against the Yellow and Blue get-up unveiled in 2009.
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.
Our poll closes at noon on Monday, so you’ve got the whole weekend to make a considered decision before clicking the button – and, with the defeated jersey which accumulates most votes handed a final shot at redemption, every contribution really does count!
Sponsor: Sean Graham
Worn: 2016/17, 2017/18
Notes: Though it was worn for the first time in the Europa League tie with Differdange in Luxembourg, this kit was – in a potentially fate-tempting move – unveiled just days before the Reds faced Glentoran in the inaugural Euro Play-Off Final, victory in which saw supporters flock to place their orders for some coveted continental kitwear.
Strip Down Memory Lane
Sponsor: Allan’s Pharmacy
Notes: Released ahead of the 2009 Irish Cup Final to commemorate 30 years since Cliftonville’s last victory in the competition, this kit was also sported for the subsequent campaign and was perhaps most famously donned for the madcap North Belfast Derby victory over Crusaders at Seaview in December.