My Favourite Kit: West Bromwich Albion 1977-81

Ollie Irish

26th, October 2010


By Lisa R Marshall

West Brom striker Cyrille Regis in 1979

Choosing my favourite West Brom kit was easy. This was Umbro’s second kit design for the Albion, the addition of their diamond design running along the sleeves and shorts, adding a bit of ‘how’s your Father’ to what was an already beautiful home kit.

It’s all about the clean fat lines, the SUPERstripes and the minimalism. No emblem and certainly no large red-housed sponsor buggering up the front just the simple lettering of W B A.

The shirt was paired with simple white shorts and socks, a world away from the hideous barcode striped shirts and nasty sock horrors of the late ‘90s. This was also well before the days of the truly awful ‘for the love of God’ experimentation with dare I say it red on the home kits started by Patrick and then carried on by Diadora from 2003-2005. Shudder.

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