By now, you’ll probably have heard of the problems caused by the lack of differentiation provided by the Southport away kit. According to the Football Conference website, the away is green, but it’s really not.
(It’s hard to make out there by the way, but the home kit is made by Joma and the away by Nike.)
On Saturday, they travelled to face another side who wear yellow, Torquay United, but both kits clashed with the Gulls, who were forced to play in their change kit.
The worst thing is that Southport had the yellow/yellow thing last season too, and so Torquay had to switch to white when they hosted them. Earlier in the season, Southport were forced to wear Solihull Moors’ away kit in a televised game.
Actually, no, the worst thing is that, during the summer, Southport had a pink and black pre-season kit:
Southport must still travel to Maidstone United and Sutton United, who wear varying shades of yellow/gold. It’s not Woodward and Bernstein, but we decided to contact the National League to see if Southport would be forced to come up with another colour.
We received a very prompt reply from Colin Peake, the media and partnership support director, who said:
The matter is under due review.
So there you have it.
Update: We have since been blocked by the official Twitter account of the National League, after a friend, Chris Coleman – who has also fallen foul of Mr Peake – raised the issue.