Sometimes, the stars align and today’s FKF is one of those instances, with two requests for the same style but from different eras.
For most of Derby County’s history, black shorts have been paired with white shirts but there have been times when navy has been favoured, with 1989 the last time.
That stint in the 1980s incorporated the club’s centenary season of 1984-85, when a special shirt was worn, incorporating the amber and brown worn in the club’s early years.
The colours remained as trim on the next kit, but didn’t survive beyond that. However, Andrew Rockall and Jay from Design Football both wondered how future kits might have looked if the motif was retained and if the Rams wore adidas.
Andrew’s request was for a West Germany/Cork City version:
Jay’s suggestion was for a bang-up-to-date adidas version, with the current Japan away chosen as the base. We decided to put the 32Red logo in red because (a) it’s in the company’s name and (b) it references the red Bass logo from the 1980s.
As always, opinions on these and suggestions for future efforts are welcome on Twitter @museumofjerseys.