Here at Football Cool Corner we love a bright football kit. after all nobody wants to play in a dull football strip! Just look at Manchester United’s famously boring, grey third kit from 1996 that Alex Ferguson had changed at half time against Southampton
For a couple of seasons in the early 1990’s many clubs chose strips that had very loud colours and sported bizarre geometric patterns and flashy artistic designs incorporating strange smudges and flecks. These decorative shirts were all the rage in Britain, let us know your favourites from the rest of the footballing world!
Our personal favourite is the “Jackson Pollock” Dundee United away shirt from 1993.
Carrying on the paint brush theme, the Peterborough United away kit from 1993 seems to involve a great deal of paint colour testing on a red background!
The Huddersfield Town away shirt from 1991-1992 was very on-trend for the early nineties with its red and black tie-dye.
It wasn’t just away kits which featured experimental designs, check out the classic Norwich City shirt form 1992-1994. This shirt divided fan’s opinion but one thing’s for sure it coincided with a marvellous run of results, from finishing third in the Premier League to then beating Bayern Munich in the UEFA cup! Or maybe it wasn’t a coincidence, maybe it was their glorious shirts!
One shirt that didn’t divide fans was the Wolverhampton Wanders home kit from 1992-1993, it was universally despised by everyone! It featured what can only be described as “skid marks” courtesy of their tyre manufacturer sponsor.
Another unpopular shirt was the Hull City “classic” tiger print top from 1992. It took their club nickname (the Tigers, unsurprisingly) and created a fashion statement which the Humberside city just wasn’t ready for…and probably never will be…
The Port vale shirt from 1991 has a similar animal print look about it, fortunately they didn’t go the full zebra!
Coventry City completed the brash home and away shirt double in 1992-1993 with these patterned efforts.
The same manufacturer created this beauty for Burnley in the same season.
If you like complex geometry and complementary colours, you’ll appreciate this Shrewsbury Town shirt from 1993. It probably won’t look too good worn with jeans down the pub though!
Finally, we’ll leave you with Dunfermline Athletic’s 1992 shirt, we really think it must have been designed to give an advantage to Dunfermline players by dazzling the opposing side!