Fantasy Kit Friday – Wimbledon and Liverpool, 1988
This week marked the 30th anniversary of the 1988 FA Cup final, when Wimbledon denied Liverpool the double with a shock win – “The Crazy Gang has beaten the Culture Club,” as John Motson put it.
David Morrissey came up with the suggestion of reversing the kit styles of the respective clubs for this week’s FKF.
There’s a real Hellas Verona or Sweden away vibe to the Wimbledon kit, while the double-headed eagle from the crest perfectly substitutes the Liver bird running through the fabric.
Wimbledon did have red away shirts with white trim when they changed to Hummel and then Admiral, but their last change kit while with Spall had green accents.
Hard to imagine so much white on a Pool kit, but it could have been dressed up as a tribute to the 1900-06 change shirt. Incidentally, we’ve no idea how Spall were allowed to have three stripes on their socks.