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Shit Football Kits: Every Nottingham Forest Goalkeeper Kit Of The Mid-1990s

By Chris Wright

Poor old Mark Crossley, pictured in the 1993-94, 1995-97 (home) and 1995-97 (away) kits

There was a time in the late 1980s/early ’90s when all the various factions of kit designers got together and forged a gentleman’s agreement that they, upon realising things were spiralling dangerously out of control, would all endeavour to strip football shirt design back to it’s bare minimum once again. Unfortunately someone spiked the Ribena.

“Stripes? Check. Geometric pebble dash? Sure. Luminous, retina-searing colour clashes? Why the ruddy hell not?”

Whilst I acknowledge that there were plenty of singularly ‘more offensive’ goalkeeper jerseys released into the wild during the 90’s (The red monstrosity that David Seaman for sported at Euro ’96 and Shaka Hislop‘s ‘Newcastle skyline’ effort spring instantly to mind’), Umbro really went to town in their bid to leave Nottingham Forest ‘keeper Mark Crossley with a permanent squint – and the fact that the ten men in front of him were often wearing this…

…well, it’s a wonder that the man can still go out in public.

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By Chris on September 30th, 2010 in Kits & fashion, Retro. 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.

7 Responses to “Shit Football Kits: Every Nottingham Forest Goalkeeper Kit Of The Mid-1990s”

  1. Ollie Irish says:

    My eyes!

  2. Eric Major says:

    Who the hell was their keeper during this period, Jorgé Campos?

  3. Neil Sherwin says:

    The thread title could very easily read ‘Every Umbro Goalkeeper Kit Of the Mid-1990s’ as the likes of Man City and Everton were also victims of this fashion crime.

  4. Patrick says:

    OMFG!! What do goalkeepers do to deserve this

  5. Dave Jackal says:

    Nice to see the yellow peril making an appearance there. Quite possibly the most grotesque shirt ever to grace the famous tricky tree… or looking at the right shoulder, perhaps ‘sicky’ tree.

  6. Tom Jones says:

    Is Y.M.C.A playing at the top right picture?

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