Fantasy Kit Friday – Cork City Umbro, 1995

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You may or may not be aware that we’ve established a tradition whereby the last FKF before Christmas is a personal choice, coming up with Cork City strips – aided, of course, by the festive colour-scheme.

In 2016, it was 1997-era Nike:

And last year was a flash-forward of sorts, imagining the Rebel Army in adidas 2018 World Cup designs.

This time around, we’re back to the 1990s, though slightly earlier than the previous effort, with Umbro as the manufacturer.

City did have the double diamond from 2012-14, a period when Umbro were putting out fairly smart designs. The same could not be said of their offerings of two decades ago, so we know that these are not the best kits ever made.

Nevertheless, we present the home kit, in the style of the 1995-96 grey Manchester United away:

It’s not actually completely outlandish, as League of Ireland sides Drogheda United and Finn Harps had that design in 1996-97.

However, the same couldn’t be said of Everton’s idiosyncratic 1994-96 away kit. Changing white and grey to red and green doesn’t really do much for it, sadly.

We can predict the reactions, we think, but as always, comments welcome @museumofjerseys.

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