Fantasy Kit Friday – Steel City Ribero
For football kit enthusiasts of a certain vintage, the name Ribero conjures a lot of memories, many of them Jeremy Goss-related.
In the early days of the Premier League, the firm provided kit for Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Wimbledon and it is this mine that Alec Proffitt wanted us to tap into.
Obviously, of the four real top-flight clubs for whom Ribero make kit, Palace are the only one with stripes and simply redoing both of the Sheffield clubs in that template would be somewhat lazy. So, we’ve only redone one in that design, using Wednesday’s 1991-93 colour-scheme rather than 1993-95 so that the overall look wouldn’t be too blue.
For United, it’s the jazzier end of the bargain, with the Coventry and Norwich pattern worked into their stripes. People will either love it or hate it – or think it’s okay, to paraphrase the late Mitch Hedberg.
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Now this is exactly how Fantasy Kit Friday should be – creating kits that we can’t possibly imagine by bringing together two or three concepts from other kits, rather than it merely being a colour and badge swap. Great stuff Denis and a great idea Alec – and it’s really difficult to know if the Sheffield United fans would’ve loved it, hated it or hated it at the time, but love it now – and this not knowing the response is surely the epitome of a 90s kit, as opposed to the “well it’s okay” response to so many shirts today.