Fantasy Kit Friday – Leeds tramlines
In 1973-74, Admiral first began to make a name for themselves as a new player in the kit-manufacture market with the commencement of a deal with Leeds United.
While Leeds manager Don Revie initially insisted that the all-white home strip had to remain pristine, he allowed Bert Patrick of Admiral to jazz up the change kit – with Leeds often wearing it where no clash existed, giving rise to the term ‘away strip’ – while the players also began to wear personalised tracksuit tops.
In 1976, the first-choice kit was ‘Admiralised’ with taping down the sleeves, but Leeds were never given the style most associated with the Leicestershire firm, known as the ‘tramlines’. Now, thanks to Seanie’s tweet (right), we have come up with an approximation of how the design might have looked on Leeds.
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3 thoughts on “Fantasy Kit Friday – Leeds tramlines”
That would have been tidy. Iconic even.
First class post as always, pity Leeds didn’t opt for the tramlines, absolute beauties in the graphic
I know the 1976 home kit had a blue and white collar but on those tramline kits, wouldn’t a mainly white collar on home and mainly yellow on away look better – like the Wales versions?