I watched some of the Man City v Birmingham game on the telly this morning and noticed that the "Blues" were in red for their away strip:
Q1: Am I right in saying that Everton have NEVER worn red as a strip (I know we wore salmon pink once)?
Q2: How would you react if Everton ever wore red as an away strip?
Gerry Quinn, Posted 13/11/2010 at 20:33:31
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1 Posted 14/11/2010 at 13:13:11
I'd walk out.
2 Posted 14/11/2010 at 13:37:05
3 Posted 14/11/2010 at 15:12:00
There is nothing in football that says Blue teams hate red teams. It just so happens that we wear Blue and Liverpool wear Red. Hence we would never wear red.
The point I am making here is that Birmingham wouldnt wear Claret and Blue.
4 Posted 14/11/2010 at 16:05:24
5 Posted 14/11/2010 at 16:48:21
6 Posted 14/11/2010 at 17:04:20
Q2: I liked the '92-93 away kit, as a novality. But thats as far as it goes. So yes, I would mind us wearing red, but only because it's the RS colours.
7 Posted 14/11/2010 at 17:41:40
If Everton play with a bit of red and win every game I dont care.
8 Posted 14/11/2010 at 19:32:25
Mike 1, I'm with you It's Blue only for me. Gerry 4 & Charlie 5 not worth consideration unless Celtic turn up at an away match in Blue, if so I give up.
9 Posted 14/11/2010 at 19:28:58
10 Posted 14/11/2010 at 20:00:08
Love the Blues, Love the Pats.
Would I continue to support the Pats if they played in Red? ? tough call. Stopped supporting the Sox now they have bought the Shite. So probably yes, I would stop.
As for Everton ? all I remember is that one to one changed the logo for the Everton shirt so it had no red in it.
11 Posted 14/11/2010 at 22:04:06
12 Posted 14/11/2010 at 22:05:09
13 Posted 14/11/2010 at 22:33:22
14 Posted 14/11/2010 at 22:44:52
15 Posted 14/11/2010 at 23:11:16
16 Posted 15/11/2010 at 04:47:47
our 1891-1895 home kit was red.
To answer Q2 - I would hate it but only cause its fun to hate on the RS. I do however fancy that bit of red in Chelsea's kit this year...
17 Posted 15/11/2010 at 08:43:48
I hate red; red and shite go together like a... well like a shitty red redshite thing.
18 Posted 15/11/2010 at 09:32:08
As for the question, when I was 50 my Spurs workmate thought it a laugh to buy me a pair of LFC socks and present them at work in front of the office. They were smartly dropped in the bin (retrieved later and swapped for a jacket). I like Joe Royle's attitude to this!
19 Posted 15/11/2010 at 10:59:28
20 Posted 15/11/2010 at 12:01:45
21 Posted 15/11/2010 at 14:31:20
22 Posted 15/11/2010 at 14:59:35
Derek #17 ? ha, brilliant descriptive terms.
Steven #21 ? I have a similar outlook on life about THAT colour. Won't even use THAT colour file covers in my office. Petty? YES ? totally. But it does make me feel even more Evertonian.
23 Posted 15/11/2010 at 16:16:56
Manchester City however play in blue (albeit sky blue) but have had a few red away kits over the seasons, the colour of their hated neighbours. United have also returned the compliment with at least one blue kit (okay it was a different shade of blue, but it's close enough). I can't understand a) what the kit makers were thinking and b) why the fans were apparently apathetic to it.
I imagine the backlash against a red kit for Everton would make the student demonstrations look like a tea party.
24 Posted 15/11/2010 at 18:18:16
Interesting point about the Mancs, Jon. It's similar with Portsmouth & Southampton, as Saints have worn change kits with blue in, yellow & blue I think, whereas Pompey have not only worn change kits with varying amounts of red, sometimes almost completely red, but even have some red in their first kit on occasion.
25 Posted 16/11/2010 at 13:36:15
If Villa did wear red as their first choice kit then i'm sure that the majority of Birmingham "blues" fans would refuse to buy it, just like we would if it ever became an issue.
The only red I've ever seen on an Everton shirt is like last Sunday when they put the poppy on it.
26 Posted 17/11/2010 at 07:51:58
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