The key to good comedy is…timing.
Fans of the site and/or Fantasy Kit Friday will be aware of the tradition where the last one before Christmas focuses on Cork City – the colours fit and, with the requests of others showcased during the year, this is a small personal present.
The past four years have seen the following:
Unfortunately, City were relegated from the League of Ireland Premier Division in October, but there was good news of sorts as a takeover – which would secure the club’s future from a financial point of view – looked set to go ahead.
On Thursday, that takeover fell through, at least for now, and City, still under the ownership of supporters’ trust Foras, are likely to have an amateur team for the 2021 season.
That’s all for the future, though, and we will comfort ourselves slightly with faux nostalgia. In 2004, City changed kit-supplier, going from Le Coq Sportif to Irish firm O’Neills, with navy remaining as the choice for the change kit, while the 2005 title-winning season saw the introduction of a white strip, worn only twice.
Taking those palettes as the basis for FKF, we have called on the Nike Total 90 designs – Manchester United for the home, Barcelona’s 2004-05 away for the navy kit and Paris Saint-Germain’s for the white.
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