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Our future is rooted in our history

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Post  oldblackcat on Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:49 pm

"Our future is rooted in our history" the catchy phrase that is used to market our new kit....but do the designers or people at the club really know our kit history?

Sunderland afc were formed in 1879 (although recent evidence by club historian Paul Days says it may have been a year later in 1880) and declared the home pitch would be Blue House field in Hendon and their colours would be all Navy Blue

The following pictures show the evolution of our kit.........

The first known photo of the team was in 1884 (when the home pitch was Horatio Street) showing the navy blue kit

In 1885 our colours changed to red and white halved shirts...no one knows the reason for the change in  colours

The next season 1886 the red half of the shirt had changed from the left to the right side

1887 saw the appearance of the famous red and white stripes....the Sunderland Echo noting "Sunderland took to the field wearing their new strip of red and white shirts,white knickerbockers and red hose and looked very pretty indeed"

In 1888 black shorts and socks complimented the red and white shirts

The first time red and white hoops appeared on the socks was 1906

All of this photographic evidence points to our new kit being a mish mash of various kits jumbled together...the thin stripes in the past amount to around 6 stripes on a shirt (about 12 on our new kit) and the red and white hoops the socks came around 18 years after we started wearing stripes....anyway as our first kit was navy blue surely going back to our roots we should be wearing all blue?.....back to our roots?.....yeah right




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Post  Hieronymus on Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Good research OBC. I share your disdain for the marketing speak Mad
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Post  cyprussyd on Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:03 pm

I think the less talk of history the better, most of us are looking at the last few years and a better phrase would be..

"Our history is rooted in relegation dogfights"

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