This piece was inspired by the excellent work of Ray Hyland on Instagram – do check it out here.
After some Sunderland work by him, it occurred to me that the Black Cats had just missed out on the Nike Total 90 era, switching to Diadora in the summer of 2004. While the strips made by the Italian firm weren’t bad, the home shirt was strangely devoid of black trim while the away was black heavy with not enough red.
So, having resolved to do a 2004-05 Nike set of Sunderland outfits, I got in touch with others – Chris Parker for Norwich City, Jay Mansfield for Rangers and Marcus Johns for West Ham United. If you like them, credit those guys; if you don’t, it’s my fault.
West Ham United
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