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Shit Football Kits: Clydebank’s Drippy ‘Wet Wet Wet’ Strip, 1993

By Chris Wright

Remember when Marti Pellow and the rest of the chaps from Wet Wet Wet took over as principle sponsors of Clydebank FC back in 1993? Repressed the memory? Let us once again bring it to the fore.

With a fair old wodge of excess cash knocking round after a string of early 90s hits, Wet Wet Wet wanted to invest some of their funds back into their hometown football club and did so by becoming the Bankies’ shirt sponsor – the first ever deal of its kind.

The kits for that season themselves were bad enough, looking very much like they’d been sewn together from off-cuts of white, purple and grey tablecloths, but whacking the name of a bunch of Jock schlock rock cocks (that’s not really fair, ‘Goodnight Girl’ is a great song – and ‘Sweet Surrender’, for that matter. ‘Sweet Little Mystery’ was alright too we guess… and ‘Julia Says’) across the front really capped it all off in style…

We’d say we don’t know what’s worse: the kit or the stripey suit – but let’s face it, it’s definitely the suit.

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By Chris on October 11th, 2012 in Featured, Kits & fashion, Scottish football. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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10 Responses to “Shit Football Kits: Clydebank’s Drippy ‘Wet Wet Wet’ Strip, 1993”

  1. Zam says:

    Dang, the keeper got the worst of it, reminds me of some of the horrors Man Utd made Schmeichel wear…

  2. Patrick says:

    Reminds me of goldie lookin chain sponsoring Newport Town

  3. Manolo Garnix says:

    Ughh I the grey shirt reminds me of a friends sofa. Same nasty colour.

  4. Geraldo says:

    A magnanimous gesture, considering the band are all Rangers fans…wonder have they considered “investing” some of their royalties in their favourite club recently?

  5. Tommy says:

    Bankies made a packet that year from merchandise. The shirt was the 4th best selling football club shirt in Scotland at the time I believe – after the national side and Rangers/Celtic.

  6. Bankieboy says:

    Bankies made bugger all from the deal!!! We didn’t have the wit to try to arrange for the shirts to be sold at concerts – we would have made a bloody fortune!! Met them a couple of times at the games – Tommy the drummer was a good guy the rest mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  7. [...] sponsoring football teams is nothing new. In fact we’ve seen Goldie Lookin’ Chain, Wet Wet Wet and even Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown plastering their names across the front of football strips [...]

  8. Ragyreal says:

    Bankieboy is spot on….a wee bit of investment would have reaped hundreds of thousands of £’s. 10 SECC concerts that year plus numerous through UK and Europe….never capitalised on. Boys are all brand new!!!

  9. […] the success of Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around, suffered the indignity of carrying the group’s name on their shirt in the 1990s. The Marti Pellow factor boosted them not one whit – indeed, their fortunes dwindled […]

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