Fantasy Kit Friday – Roma/Leeds United/Chicago Fire
There’s a theme to today’s FKF offering, as each of the three suggestions keeps the respective teams in the same manufacturer but is intended to be an improvement on what reality provided.
Two are from the early 1990s. Earlier this week, we concluded our series on the 1990-91 Serie A season, with the final part featuring Roma and their odd situation, with two white change shirts during that campaign.
Roma fan Ed Moynihan of the Forza27 site found it a strange state of affairs and he wondered if a navy version of Ennerre’s swirly design would have acted as a better option (real on left, fantasy on right). It would also have served as a precursor to the 1991-92 adidas one-off.
The following season, 1991-92, saw Leeds United win the English league title, with their change kit in its third year of use. They were changing to Admiral at the end of that season, which may have been a reason for the lack of a new away in the summer of 1991, but Jay from Design Football would like to have been in a world where Leeds used the design that Oldham Athletic, Parma and Galatasaray utilised (Celtic had a similar one but it was asymmetrical).
The third example is bang up to date and comes from Jim Hearson. As he pointed out, Chicago Fire are known as the Men in Red, which makes the decision to go with a navy home kit this year very strange.
Instead, he felt that the red-with-white-hoop format popularised over the past two decades could be represented by using the design Boca Juniors have for their current change kit.
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2 thoughts on “Fantasy Kit Friday – Roma/Leeds United/Chicago Fire”
Not quite sure about the Leeds one, but the other two are fantastic, especially Roma. Fantastic work, as always!
All 3 are better than the real alternatives.
AS Ryan says Leeds its not that good, in my opinion because Celtic shirt was a masterpiece.
The one i like the most is Roma’s FKF alternative.