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Terry Hurlock, in what is possibly the worst shirt in history

Terry Hurlock, in what is possibly the worst shirt in history

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Last week we brought you the 10 best Saints kits - a relatively straightforward top ten which was largely agreed with, bar the odd exception.

This week however, we go to the other end of the spectrum. Your favourite may well be here, but don't take it as a personal slight - it's just fashion. Or more accurately, it's just hideously coloured nylon.

10. 2006, Home, Saints

Daily Echo:

The design itself was pretty inoffensive – wider than normal stripes are not a problem, although the white patch across the middle for the sponsor did make it look a little like a subliminal Swiss flag had been embedded into the shirt. The biggest problem with it was the horrible material and the inability for the flybe logo to last more than a couple of washes.

  • Memorable player – Gareth Bale
  • Memorable moment – Hammering Southend to secure a play-off place.

9. 2012, Away, Umbro

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez

The design itself is actually not bad – certainly a huge improvement on the home shirt that season. The issues with this shirt arise out of clashing with virtually all of the exact same kits that the red version did – rendering it absolutely useless as a change strip. It was worn only once in the league – away at Anfield – and the only other outing it enjoyed was at St Mary’s in a 5-1 drubbing by Chelsea in the FA Cup third round.

  • Memorable player – Jay Rodriquez
  • Memorable moment – J Rod putting Saints ahead against Chelsea (prior to shipping five).

8. 1991, Third, Admiral

Daily Echo:

Bright yellow flames were always going to be a questionable fashion option, even in the early 90s. The blue version actually looked quite good (and narrowly missed out on a spot in the 10 Best Saints kits, after an intervention by members of the Echo features team) but the yellow one was bizarelly combined with white shorts and socks.

  • Memorable player – Iain Dowie
  • Memorable moment – A 2-1 win at Selhurst Park, after being battered by Crystal Palace.

7. 1993, Away, Pony

Daily Echo:

If there’s one thing a Saints shirt never needs, its more blue. The thought process on this one was to take the home shirt and just pour a load a blue dye over it. White became sky blue (ish) and red became something close to navy.

  • Memorable player – Ken Monkou
  • Memorable moment – A winning start for new boss Alan Ball at St James’ Park.

6. 1985, Home, Patrick

Daily Echo:

Okay, it was the 80s, but did we really need power dressing on the pitch? The kit was an attempt at something different for the club’s centenary, but it’s the shoulder pads which really mark this creation out. You can almost imagine Joan Collins wearing it.

  • Memorable player – Dave Armstrong
  • Memorable moment – Sticking five past Aston Villa at The Dell

5. 1996, Third, Pony

Daily Echo:

You may look at this and think it’s cream or even beige, but you’d be wrong. The colour is in fact known as ‘ecru’. Liverpool also had a similarly coloured kit, with the idea being that the shirt would go well with jeans - because that's always the primary concern of sportswear.

  • Memorable player – Ulrich van Gobbel
  • Memorable moment – If you can think of one, you’ve done well.

4. 2012, Home, Umbro

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

After eight years in the wilderness, Saints wanted to make a statement on their return to the big time. However, they did it dressed as Liverpool – with a bit of early 90s Forest thrown in for good measure, in the form of pinstripes. The pinstripes – which were white and grey – were essentially lip service to the notion of stripes. It sold well however, perhaps as a warning to limitations of democracy.

3. 1987, Home, Hummel

Daily Echo:

There are many good things to have come out of Denmark over the years: Hans Christian Anderson, bacon, Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones. This shirt however, is not one of the Danes' finer efforts. Hummel made the kit of the national Danish side (indeed, it’s the land they hail from) and then transferred the design to The Dell. If you can overcome the migraine it will induce, you’ll see it is proof that you can have too much of a good thing – namely stripes, despite them only taking up half of the shirt.

  • Memorable player – Andy Townsend
  • Memorable moment – An Alan Shearer hatrick against Arsenal inspiring Saints to a 4-2 win on his full debut.

2. 1995, Away, Pony

Daily Echo:

Since 1976, yellow and blue shirts have always had a place in the hearts of Saints fans. This however is designed to offend your eyes to the point you may even consider gouging them out with a spoon. Sponsors Sanderson certainly can’t have been chuffed with the decision to put their logo across the shirt in red, which had the effect of making it pulsate as your eyes try and figure out which bit of the shirt they should actually be focusing on.

  • Memorable player – Neil Shipperley
  • Memorable moment – a 1-0 win away at Bolton. Yes, things were that bad that season.

1. 2013, Home, Adidas

Daily Echo:

Perhaps Adidas lost the shirt they designed for Saints and instead gave the club a job lot of Sunday league shirts? Who knows what the thought process was behind the current shirt - it’s the same template used by football clubs up-and-down the country at all levels of the game and the garish choice of gold for the sponsor and poorly stylised version of the crest are incredibly hard to see.

Add in that if you can get the exact same shirt minus the sponsor and badge for almost £30 less than the official one, you can be forgiven for feeling like the club dropped a clanger here. The previous season’s effort was excused for not having stripes as a one-off, but this felt more like a permanent change, which made just Saints another team in red.

  • Memorable player – Jack Cork
  • Memorable moment – Sitting pretty in the Champions League places for the first half of the season.

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5:55pm Fri 21 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

No stripes, scandalous.
No stripes, scandalous. issacchunt
  • Score: 10

6:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

InCortesewetrust says...

But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same.
But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same. InCortesewetrust
  • Score: -13

6:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Zootopian says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same.
The point was more to underline how much of a rip off the shirt is - £30 more for an off-the-peg shirt that Sunday league teams wear.

That's Cortese all over though, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same.[/p][/quote]The point was more to underline how much of a rip off the shirt is - £30 more for an off-the-peg shirt that Sunday league teams wear. That's Cortese all over though, isn't it? Zootopian
  • Score: 17

7:26pm Fri 21 Mar 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Zootopian wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote: But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same.
The point was more to underline how much of a rip off the shirt is - £30 more for an off-the-peg shirt that Sunday league teams wear. That's Cortese all over though, isn't it?
No it was about the worsed saints tops, its not a Sainst top to without the badge, if anyone wants to be a tight ars@ by all means go get the off the peg red Adidas sports top ,tell your kid it's a real one. your probably correct about cortese, but I can't be bothered to change it,
[quote][p][bold]Zootopian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: But if you Minus the badge and sponsor it wouldn't be a saints top!, its like buying your kid a delicious luxury ice cream but without the ice cream just the cone because it's cheaper, not quite the same.[/p][/quote]The point was more to underline how much of a rip off the shirt is - £30 more for an off-the-peg shirt that Sunday league teams wear. That's Cortese all over though, isn't it?[/p][/quote]No it was about the worsed saints tops, its not a Sainst top to without the badge, if anyone wants to be a tight ars@ by all means go get the off the peg red Adidas sports top ,tell your kid it's a real one. your probably correct about cortese, but I can't be bothered to change it, InCortesewetrust
  • Score: -9

8:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

TEqH 83 says...

I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team.

It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well.

COYR!!!
I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team. It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well. COYR!!! TEqH 83
  • Score: 4

8:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

red/whitearmy says...

Totally agree with this. This seasons shirt by far the worst and awful home shirt. Dropping the stripes is bad enough , But too change the colour of the badge from colour to gold is also in my opinion ridiculous. Next season back to stripes and colour badge please.
Totally agree with this. This seasons shirt by far the worst and awful home shirt. Dropping the stripes is bad enough , But too change the colour of the badge from colour to gold is also in my opinion ridiculous. Next season back to stripes and colour badge please. red/whitearmy
  • Score: 9

8:24pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Blandford Saints says...

TEqH 83 wrote:
I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team.

It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well.

COYR!!!
Stoke
[quote][p][bold]TEqH 83[/bold] wrote: I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team. It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well. COYR!!![/p][/quote]Stoke Blandford Saints
  • Score: 7

8:40pm Fri 21 Mar 14

TEqH 83 says...

Blandford Saints wrote:
TEqH 83 wrote:
I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team.

It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well.

COYR!!!
Stoke
Touché Blandford.

If only they'd go down with them as well!
[quote][p][bold]Blandford Saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEqH 83[/bold] wrote: I actually quite like the current kit but I'm also hoping that Sunderland are relegated this year so that we can fully reclaim our place as the Premier League's first and only Red and White striped team. It's about time that we gave the spuds a hiding and I hope they're absolutely knackered from their UEFA cup disappointment. Sounds like we'll be missing a few regulars in midfield on Sunday. I'd like to see what damage Harrison Reed can do. Guessing that Gaston will be an automatic to start as well. COYR!!![/p][/quote]Stoke[/p][/quote]Touché Blandford. If only they'd go down with them as well! TEqH 83
  • Score: 6

8:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

red/whitearmy wrote:
Totally agree with this. This seasons shirt by far the worst and awful home shirt. Dropping the stripes is bad enough , But too change the colour of the badge from colour to gold is also in my opinion ridiculous. Next season back to stripes and colour badge please.
Judging by the hooha going on at Hull (City)at the moment over the name change,its now all about it the club profile on the world stage,in relation to how much revenue it generates.Nothing wrong with that per se,but it means that from now on fans will have little say in the continuation of club tradition,as witnessed by the fact that the Hull(City)club owner is threatening to sell the club if he doesn't get the result which suits him in the fan ballot.
[quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with this. This seasons shirt by far the worst and awful home shirt. Dropping the stripes is bad enough , But too change the colour of the badge from colour to gold is also in my opinion ridiculous. Next season back to stripes and colour badge please.[/p][/quote]Judging by the hooha going on at Hull (City)at the moment over the name change,its now all about it the club profile on the world stage,in relation to how much revenue it generates.Nothing wrong with that per se,but it means that from now on fans will have little say in the continuation of club tradition,as witnessed by the fact that the Hull(City)club owner is threatening to sell the club if he doesn't get the result which suits him in the fan ballot. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Fri 21 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.
Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

9:08pm Fri 21 Mar 14

White and red till dead says...

The 87 home kit above was pretty bad - namely the stripes were so close together they looked pink and when watching on TV (only choice in the antipodes) they gave that fuzzy effect, it was like watching pink blurs running round the screen. That said, I do own one, and as they incredulously go for megabucks on eBay I'm hanging onto it!

Thank you Echo for keeping up the campaign to rid us of the all red monstrosities and back to our stripes.
The 87 home kit above was pretty bad - namely the stripes were so close together they looked pink and when watching on TV (only choice in the antipodes) they gave that fuzzy effect, it was like watching pink blurs running round the screen. That said, I do own one, and as they incredulously go for megabucks on eBay I'm hanging onto it! Thank you Echo for keeping up the campaign to rid us of the all red monstrosities and back to our stripes. White and red till dead
  • Score: 4

9:28pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Milton the Springer says...

I love to see the current monstrosity go straight in at number one! The yellow and blue job at number two was designed by Lawrie mac in the immediate Branfoot aftermath as a nod to our FA cup success?

CRISIS -Campaign for the Retention of Saints in Stripes!
I love to see the current monstrosity go straight in at number one! The yellow and blue job at number two was designed by Lawrie mac in the immediate Branfoot aftermath as a nod to our FA cup success? CRISIS -Campaign for the Retention of Saints in Stripes! Milton the Springer
  • Score: 4

10:09pm Fri 21 Mar 14

mack chinnon says...

At least we've never played in pink.
At least we've never played in pink. mack chinnon
  • Score: 9

10:13pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

mack chinnon wrote:
At least we've never played in pink.
Come on York!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: At least we've never played in pink.[/p][/quote]Come on York! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 9

10:18pm Fri 21 Mar 14

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
At least we've never played in pink.
Come on York!
And Brizzle.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: At least we've never played in pink.[/p][/quote]Come on York![/p][/quote]And Brizzle. mack chinnon
  • Score: 4

10:48pm Fri 21 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you?
I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it.
as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust!
3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you? I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it. as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -5

11:04pm Fri 21 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.
Typical comment you hear from the prawn sandwich mob. Bring back the stripes!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.[/p][/quote]Typical comment you hear from the prawn sandwich mob. Bring back the stripes! miltonarcher
  • Score: 4

8:41am Sat 22 Mar 14

Blackknight says...

Red and White stripes for me. Worn with pride by top class players.
Red and White stripes for me. Worn with pride by top class players. Blackknight
  • Score: 6

8:43am Sat 22 Mar 14

Hobson82 says...

The worst kit for me was the European Kit. I thought it was a terrible idea, and it wasn't exactly a nice kit.
The worst kit for me was the European Kit. I thought it was a terrible idea, and it wasn't exactly a nice kit. Hobson82
  • Score: 5

8:55am Sat 22 Mar 14

Baddesley Bill says...

I have no major issues with the shirts of late (there's only so many ways to alter a striped shirt and make it pay commercially after all), but I think it's safe to assume that a return to the traditional stripes would be a good move by the new man at the helm.
I have no major issues with the shirts of late (there's only so many ways to alter a striped shirt and make it pay commercially after all), but I think it's safe to assume that a return to the traditional stripes would be a good move by the new man at the helm. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 9

10:04am Sat 22 Mar 14

Blackwaterblue says...

The best/worse shirt of course was never worn. I remember the year Pompey got promotion to the Prem and Saints offered choice of shirt for the following season. One had blue stripes! Great humour. Whatever happened to the stripes?)
The best/worse shirt of course was never worn. I remember the year Pompey got promotion to the Prem and Saints offered choice of shirt for the following season. One had blue stripes! Great humour. Whatever happened to the stripes?) Blackwaterblue
  • Score: -1

10:10am Sat 22 Mar 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Blackwaterblue wrote:
The best/worse shirt of course was never worn. I remember the year Pompey got promotion to the Prem and Saints offered choice of shirt for the following season. One had blue stripes! Great humour. Whatever happened to the stripes?)
They'll be back. Unlike Poopee.
[quote][p][bold]Blackwaterblue[/bold] wrote: The best/worse shirt of course was never worn. I remember the year Pompey got promotion to the Prem and Saints offered choice of shirt for the following season. One had blue stripes! Great humour. Whatever happened to the stripes?)[/p][/quote]They'll be back. Unlike Poopee. TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 5

10:17am Sat 22 Mar 14

george chivers says...

So good to see Terry Hurlock again. I miss his sublime first touch and his creative finesse. Someone once said of him that he could tarmac your drive on Saturday morning and play a full 90 minutes in the afternoon.

Seriously, never mind the shirt I loved the player! Endeavour personified!
So good to see Terry Hurlock again. I miss his sublime first touch and his creative finesse. Someone once said of him that he could tarmac your drive on Saturday morning and play a full 90 minutes in the afternoon. Seriously, never mind the shirt I loved the player! Endeavour personified! george chivers
  • Score: 2

10:33am Sat 22 Mar 14

red/whitearmy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.
The stripes represent us as a club. So yeah we should be bothered about what there wearing. Thats what makes us supporters.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.[/p][/quote]The stripes represent us as a club. So yeah we should be bothered about what there wearing. Thats what makes us supporters. red/whitearmy
  • Score: 2

10:59am Sat 22 Mar 14

Saintcosser says...

I liked the yellow flamed kit as it brings back memories of Dowie's ripped version whilst somersaulting (or trying) after he scored at Selhurst.
I liked the yellow flamed kit as it brings back memories of Dowie's ripped version whilst somersaulting (or trying) after he scored at Selhurst. Saintcosser
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Milton the Springer wrote:
I love to see the current monstrosity go straight in at number one! The yellow and blue job at number two was designed by Lawrie mac in the immediate Branfoot aftermath as a nod to our FA cup success?

CRISIS -Campaign for the Retention of Saints in Stripes!
I tend to agree with 9 of the 10 of the shirts on here, but I have to say that the inclusion of the one at No. 2 really surprises me. It is IMO far and away the best second strip we've ever had. I guess it just shows how subjective this sort of thing is.

It also helps remind us that there have been plenty of variations over the years and many have NOT been straight forward red and white stripes. Love 'em or hate 'em (And I'm a stripes man myself) I am glad we can look back and see so much variety. I would be surprised if the other red and white striped teams have had such a wide variety over the years.
[quote][p][bold]Milton the Springer[/bold] wrote: I love to see the current monstrosity go straight in at number one! The yellow and blue job at number two was designed by Lawrie mac in the immediate Branfoot aftermath as a nod to our FA cup success? CRISIS -Campaign for the Retention of Saints in Stripes![/p][/quote]I tend to agree with 9 of the 10 of the shirts on here, but I have to say that the inclusion of the one at No. 2 really surprises me. It is IMO far and away the best second strip we've ever had. I guess it just shows how subjective this sort of thing is. It also helps remind us that there have been plenty of variations over the years and many have NOT been straight forward red and white stripes. Love 'em or hate 'em (And I'm a stripes man myself) I am glad we can look back and see so much variety. I would be surprised if the other red and white striped teams have had such a wide variety over the years. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Hamble Saints says...

I like all red home shirts, but we should always keep the shorts black and socks white. Im not a big fan of this years for this reason but anything is better than stripes, red and white or any colour combination imo !bring back the red sash e really want traditional though.
I like all red home shirts, but we should always keep the shorts black and socks white. Im not a big fan of this years for this reason but anything is better than stripes, red and white or any colour combination imo !bring back the red sash e really want traditional though. Hamble Saints
  • Score: -1

2:38pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Dan Kerins says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you?
I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it.
as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust!
I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they?

I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: 3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you? I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it. as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust![/p][/quote]I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they? I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above. Dan Kerins
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Mush On The Beach says...

1985, Home, Patrick - Fresh out of school straight into the Merchant Navy for me when this shirt arrived on the scene. Believe it or not, I bought it on the main drag in Pattaya, Thailand, what are the odds of seeing a Saints shirt on sale in Asia back then? I wore it to the crew bar that night as a proud as a Mush could be, only for some observant Scouse Chef to point out my shirt’s centenary celebration badge showed 1895-1985 (90 years).

Dodgy Asian Sweatshops ..... 1895 – Present. (NIKE, ADIDAS ......)
1985, Home, Patrick - Fresh out of school straight into the Merchant Navy for me when this shirt arrived on the scene. Believe it or not, I bought it on the main drag in Pattaya, Thailand, what are the odds of seeing a Saints shirt on sale in Asia back then? I wore it to the crew bar that night as a proud as a Mush could be, only for some observant Scouse Chef to point out my shirt’s centenary celebration badge showed 1895-1985 (90 years). Dodgy Asian Sweatshops ..... 1895 – Present. (NIKE, ADIDAS ......) Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Red and White Stripes followed by Yellow or Old Gold thats the shirts we want!
Red and White Stripes followed by Yellow or Old Gold thats the shirts we want! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you?
I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it.
as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust!
I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they?

I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above.
Calm down, Dan. It's just 101's opinion. To me, your biggest crime was to include the 1995 away kit. I guess you've just got a grudge against Lawrie Mac - or no taste - or I'm wrong :-)
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: 3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you? I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it. as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust![/p][/quote]I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they? I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above.[/p][/quote]Calm down, Dan. It's just 101's opinion. To me, your biggest crime was to include the 1995 away kit. I guess you've just got a grudge against Lawrie Mac - or no taste - or I'm wrong :-) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -2

5:40pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
1985, Home, Patrick - Fresh out of school straight into the Merchant Navy for me when this shirt arrived on the scene. Believe it or not, I bought it on the main drag in Pattaya, Thailand, what are the odds of seeing a Saints shirt on sale in Asia back then? I wore it to the crew bar that night as a proud as a Mush could be, only for some observant Scouse Chef to point out my shirt’s centenary celebration badge showed 1895-1985 (90 years).

Dodgy Asian Sweatshops ..... 1895 – Present. (NIKE, ADIDAS ......)
Serves you right, Mush. If people paid those textile workers a fair wage, they wouldn't keep rowing down to Oz in their black market Real Madrid shirts :)
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: 1985, Home, Patrick - Fresh out of school straight into the Merchant Navy for me when this shirt arrived on the scene. Believe it or not, I bought it on the main drag in Pattaya, Thailand, what are the odds of seeing a Saints shirt on sale in Asia back then? I wore it to the crew bar that night as a proud as a Mush could be, only for some observant Scouse Chef to point out my shirt’s centenary celebration badge showed 1895-1985 (90 years). Dodgy Asian Sweatshops ..... 1895 – Present. (NIKE, ADIDAS ......)[/p][/quote]Serves you right, Mush. If people paid those textile workers a fair wage, they wouldn't keep rowing down to Oz in their black market Real Madrid shirts :) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

red/whitearmy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.
The stripes represent us as a club. So yeah we should be bothered about what there wearing. Thats what makes us supporters.
I am all for stripes too, 100%, not a lot I can do about it, except offer my opinion. As I said, as long as the players respect and do their best for the shirt that is given to them, that is more important than what it actually looks like. I for one am hoping that the new regime will recognise the fact that we traditionally prefer red and white stripes, but I will still accept their choice.
[quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.[/p][/quote]The stripes represent us as a club. So yeah we should be bothered about what there wearing. Thats what makes us supporters.[/p][/quote]I am all for stripes too, 100%, not a lot I can do about it, except offer my opinion. As I said, as long as the players respect and do their best for the shirt that is given to them, that is more important than what it actually looks like. I for one am hoping that the new regime will recognise the fact that we traditionally prefer red and white stripes, but I will still accept their choice. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.
Typical comment you hear from the prawn sandwich mob. Bring back the stripes!
That's a bit unfair, I want stripes too, but you can't always have what you want, I am convinced that the current shirt was some sort of last minute compromise as a result of a failed sponsorship, I would love to know what the proposed design may have been, but we will probably never know.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Not too bothered about what they are wearing, more interested in who is wearing the shirt these days.[/p][/quote]Typical comment you hear from the prawn sandwich mob. Bring back the stripes![/p][/quote]That's a bit unfair, I want stripes too, but you can't always have what you want, I am convinced that the current shirt was some sort of last minute compromise as a result of a failed sponsorship, I would love to know what the proposed design may have been, but we will probably never know. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

8:09pm Sat 22 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you?
I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it.
as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust!
I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they?

I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above.
quite right too, lowe and askham deserve to loathed!
or it just could have been a tongue in cheek comment .
be honest though Mr cortese isn't high on your Christmas card list is he ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: 3 of the top 10 from the last 2 seasons, echo your not letting your anti NC feelings affect your judgement are you? I actually quite like the last 2 seasons home and away kits. we all love the stripes (god some still cant stop going on about it) but its nice and refreshing to have a change every now and then, otherwise it would look like I`m wearing the same top everyday just with different sponsors on it. as for that shirt on terry Hurlock (osprey told me he likes him, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that's not the worst shirt ive seen a saints player in, I saw colin clark and alan mcloughlin in poopey shirts! to be fair the cost of all the material for clarks kit might be why poopey went bust![/p][/quote]I suppose my other choices demonstrate a loathing of Rupert Lowe and Guy Askham as well, do they? I suggest you're seeing conspiracies where there aren't any - I simply don't like any of the shirts above.[/p][/quote]quite right too, lowe and askham deserve to loathed! or it just could have been a tongue in cheek comment . be honest though Mr cortese isn't high on your Christmas card list is he ;0) el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Sat 22 Mar 14

4abettersouthampton says...

Purple and orange pls

like galatasaray or roma
Purple and orange pls like galatasaray or roma 4abettersouthampton
  • Score: -1

9:46pm Sat 22 Mar 14

saintbobby says...

I suppose there is hope that the real shirts with decent red and white stripes, supported with black shorts and white socks, may come back following the changes in the Board Room.

So, I may be old-fashioned but after starting to support the Saints way back in 1959, then this is the kit for me! And I bet quite a lot of posters here. That's what they wore then and that is my Saints.

We shall see, but it is still Come On You Saints!
I suppose there is hope that the real shirts with decent red and white stripes, supported with black shorts and white socks, may come back following the changes in the Board Room. So, I may be old-fashioned but after starting to support the Saints way back in 1959, then this is the kit for me! And I bet quite a lot of posters here. That's what they wore then and that is my Saints. We shall see, but it is still Come On You Saints! saintbobby
  • Score: 2

3:22pm Mon 24 Mar 14

lowe esteem says...

The one you have missed, and is a cross between No8 and the one that nice Mr Hurley is wearing, was the one worn in the ZDS final, and was allegedly inspired by Georgie Fame, and was mostly a nauseating Blue Flame. This should immediately be inducted to your 'listing' and No2 be disqualified -on the grounds that it worked as a second strip (only clashed with Dan Kerin's curtains) was inspired by the fans, and taken up by Lawrie Mac -the real Godfather of the modern-day Saints -without whom most of what you've all seen would not have happened!
I think I know what Ted B, Bobby S, Ron D, Sir Alf, Steve M, Peter O. et al would have to say about those missing stripes though "Bring 'em back Mac!"
The one you have missed, and is a cross between No8 and the one that nice Mr Hurley is wearing, was the one worn in the ZDS final, and was allegedly inspired by Georgie Fame, and was mostly a nauseating Blue Flame. This should immediately be inducted to your 'listing' and No2 be disqualified -on the grounds that it worked as a second strip (only clashed with Dan Kerin's curtains) was inspired by the fans, and taken up by Lawrie Mac -the real Godfather of the modern-day Saints -without whom most of what you've all seen would not have happened! I think I know what Ted B, Bobby S, Ron D, Sir Alf, Steve M, Peter O. et al would have to say about those missing stripes though "Bring 'em back Mac!" lowe esteem
  • Score: 2

10:35am Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Like the Echo's choice of memorable player for last season in Jack Cork - are they trying to suggest he's the only one we're going to have left?

Some dubious choices on both lists. The Bale one was decent (don't think durability comes into it) and I have some affection for the Admiral flame shirt.

Anything Pony needs to be on this list for the brand name alone though in a strange way those were entertaining and quite amusing years due to the assortment of bizarre characters that came through our doors in those days, all basically just making up the numbers while Le God swaggered around saving our seasons with cameo appearances from the likes of Micky Evans, Dowie, Gordon Watson and several more who, let's face it, were very poor but somehow delivered some important match winning performances when it mattered.
Like the Echo's choice of memorable player for last season in Jack Cork - are they trying to suggest he's the only one we're going to have left? Some dubious choices on both lists. The Bale one was decent (don't think durability comes into it) and I have some affection for the Admiral flame shirt. Anything Pony needs to be on this list for the brand name alone though in a strange way those were entertaining and quite amusing years due to the assortment of bizarre characters that came through our doors in those days, all basically just making up the numbers while Le God swaggered around saving our seasons with cameo appearances from the likes of Micky Evans, Dowie, Gordon Watson and several more who, let's face it, were very poor but somehow delivered some important match winning performances when it mattered. SaintJD
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Scunny Dave says...

Sorry but I loved that yellow and blue striped kit and ran in it in many half and full marathons up here in the north the only problem being a lot of peope thought I supported Sheffield Wednesday who had the same sponsor at the time
Sorry but I loved that yellow and blue striped kit and ran in it in many half and full marathons up here in the north the only problem being a lot of peope thought I supported Sheffield Wednesday who had the same sponsor at the time Scunny Dave
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Muttdogg says...

In my lifetime favourites are:

Sash 125 kit.
Friends Provident.
Dimplex / Pony
FA Cup 2003 away shirt.
Draper tools gold flames

Worst is Sanderson/Pony
In my lifetime favourites are: Sash 125 kit. Friends Provident. Dimplex / Pony FA Cup 2003 away shirt. Draper tools gold flames Worst is Sanderson/Pony Muttdogg
  • Score: 0
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