The 1991 FA Cup final was epochal as Tottenham Hotspur, wearing Umbro for the first time since 1977, has a new kit with longer shorts that would become common during the decade.
The club’s merchandise catalogue featured the new kits. Along with Liverpool that season, it was the first time we recall two goalkeeper shirts being marketed – like the Pool, the first-chocie GK top was the same colour as the outfield change kit, ensuring that the back-up version would be used.
It’s interesting to note that some of the Umbro leisurewear was of the 1990-91 styling, while the England shirt and tracksuit were also available to purchase.
The photoshopping of products on to pictures of former players was a nice idea, though the technology of the time wasn’t able to match the concept. Including someone like Chris Waddle, then still with Olympique de Marseille, also seems odd at this remove.
As with the Manchester United catalogue featured last week, there were some products which featured older styles, such as the luggage tag on page 20 based on the previous Hummel shirt. ‘The Manager’ board game – yours for stg£24.95 – was the brainchild of Terry Venables, though by this stage he had moved upstairs into an executive role.