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  1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Started late 70s when the Python film came out. Yellows, yellows, yellows, yellows, yellows, yellows, yellows
  2. That's not right. It's his grandmother who hasn't been born yet.
  3. I believe it's a prototype away shirt design by Umbro from 1986. The design matches the style of other Umbro shirts at the time. Back then, kit suppliers offered a club various kit options in images. A shortlist was then made into actual shirts, usually only one of each. These prototype designs were then used for someone/panel to see what the shirt actually looked like and decide which kit to select. The colour scheme matches our away kit 1986-88. Who knows what or if there were other options to consider as what we ended up with was a bit unusual. These prototype designs occasionally turn up. I knew of someone who knew a Sunderland fan who's Mum worked at the Nike factory and he was always wearing unique Sunderland Nike shirts from the time when they supplied the kit.
  4. Thanks all, some lovely goals and memories.......also worthy of a mention: Imre Varadi v Forest home August 1984 kop end Mark Smith v Chelsea home 1982 kop end David Hirst v Newcastle away 1989
  6. Filed under Stuff I Hate About Modern Football, the reason we wore it is commercial gain. To sell as many as possible, the shirt needs game time and exposure. And it gets it even when there is no colour clash with the blue and white stripes. I despise the kit. I hammered the pig fans last year for their pink kit. I agree it is too "red and white image" and is simply not Wednesday to me. I'd be p1ssed off if it was a training shirt never mind the away kit. I respect that people may like it and buy it. It may be modern and fashionable. Fair enough. In my grumpy old man world, I try to look for the positives these days. I thought it was good that it meant at least at Accrington, Charlton, Crewe, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Fleetwood, Morecambe and Rotherham we would wear blue and white stripes as the pink would not provide a colour differential with the home team. But I guess that means that the pink kit will get rolled out at places like Plymouth. It'll be interesting to see what we wear at Lincoln and Sunderland. Red/white and blue/white stripes are often seen as a colour clash. This day in 1993 we created a situation where Newcastle wore their blue away kit at home against us in white with black stripes. There are far more important things in life, but can't we just have a yellow away shirt next season please? It's not hard is it?
  7. The old club shop
  8. All my best and worst games already mentioned but can I add a couple not yet highlighted...... One of the best - Newcastle away promotion season 1984 Shelton overhead kick 1-0 One of the worst - Forest home 1-7, end of the Francis era (1995?)
  9. Regis was class that day. I liked Houchen and he scored a great diving header in the final against Tottenham, but both his goals against us in the quarter final involved very lucky deflections. You need a bit of luck to win a cup and Coventry's name was on the cup that year. Memorable day and great atmosphere.
  10. I bought it in 1986. It was a pretty poor effort for a club video back then, embarrassing at times in terms of production and some very wooden interviews. Maybe has more interest now as dated and yes, memories of a great team. If the board had backed Howard Wilkinson, I agree we would have won something. He was years ahead of his time with player fitness and conditioning, attacking full backs and pressing and closing down the opposition from the front.
  11. If Izzy Brown had been taking that injury time corner for us rather than McGugan......
  12. Had to sell my ticket as the game (I think it had been rearranged) clashed with a school geography field trip I couldn't skive. I was well pee d off. I remember me and a load of other Wednesday lads in a hostel in the Lake District waiting for the end of the national tv news (including some Falkland war features) for the footy scores. We were gutted with a draw. At least 4 of us went to the next game away at Bolton on the train. Lost but was a great laugh and saw Terry Curran's last goal for Wednesday.
  13. If his first goal was Newcastle at home November 1983 then yes, I remember that one. Did we win 4-2? I also remember Keegan moaning after the game saying we would struggle once the winter and heavy pitches came on. I remember we steam rollered most teams that season including doing the double over Keegan's Newcastle.
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