Fantasy Kit Friday – Barcelona in Admiral, 1976-80
While Admiral became ubiquitous in terms of providing kits in Britain in the 1970s, they failed to extend their grasp into Europe – though we have in the past reimagined other sides in their famous designs.
There was one instance of a continental side wearing Admiral, but that was a rather low-fi development.
These jerseys were obtained from Southampton because that year the Red Star was on tour in England and played with Southampton. For me, the best jersey of the Red Star.
— Немања М. (@milosevic1969) April 24, 2018
However, it is that self-same style that we are re-colouring for today’s FKF:
@museumofjerseys Are you still doing that Friday thing, Dennis? How’s about Barcelona in the Southampton 1976 home style? pic.twitter.com/hwLUcL2h3R
— GOOПΞɌΛDΛM (@gooneradam) August 10, 2018
Perhaps the lack of stripes on the sleeves make it look less Barça-esque, and we are a bit anachronistic in including gold as a third colour, but it helps to break up the two main colours.
An Admiral Barça away kit from that period would have been interesting too, given the various designs available, but that’s something we’ll have to try at a later date.
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Love the Red Star/Southampton snippet.