2 thoughts on “Midweek Mashup – Celtic, 1985

  1. I read (also on the Celtic wiki) that the yellow “third kit” was based on the template Umbro used for the Arsenal away kit of the same era, which was yellow with dark blue trim. You can see faint trace of tramlines in the yellow shirt that also feature on the Arsenal away kit. I believe this was improvised for the Rapid Vienna tie in Autumn 84 and then used a couple of times against Hibs rather than being an official third kit although may be wrong. But I don’t remember the yellow kit being available for retail or worn by fans. A yellow second kit was released in season 85/86 but featured a lighter shade of green with white detail on the trim, a shiny sheen on the shorts with yellow flash and green turnups on the yellow socks.

    The reverting back to the old kit with European style numbers against Hibs in September 85 was indeed a bit bizarre, maybe due to a kit washing catastrophe or David Hay having a kit deflection tantrum 10 years before Fergie !

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