After last week’s Fantasy Kit Friday featuring Hibernian in adidas Equipment styles, reader Jude Clarke made a suggestion:
For a future Fantasy Kit Friday: Manchester City in early 1980’s Adidas.
Home: Same as Manchester United’s 1980-82 home, but with sky blue replacing the red, and for the socks, sky blue with maroon on the turnover with white stripes.
Away: Inspired by the 1956 FA Cup shirt, the away kit would be maroon with white pinstripes (similar to what the Soviet Union and Ipswich wore)
Third: Considering former City manager Malcolm Allison gave Crystal Palace the double-sash, the third kit would be the same as Palace’s 1980-83 home but with the black replacing the blue.
City are one of those ‘never adidas’ clubs Barcelona, Internazionale or Paris Saint-Germain (kind of), though for a previous FKF we did do an early 1990s iteration of how they would have looked in the three stripes.
Jude’s request was one of those that seems so obvious after it’s made – we think the finished articles look well and hopefully he does, too.
Feedback is very welcome, along with requests – comment below, like Jude did, or send a tweet to @museumofjerseys.