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3 minutes ago, renton said:

Not as consistently as you'd think.

We were navy in the 50s, went with predominantly white shirts in the 60s, then fairly royal blue through the 70s and early 80s. Didnt go navy again until the mid 80s, then back to lighter blue through the early 90s, getting darker with the diadora tops but only really hitting Navy again in 95/96. The red piping is a fairly newish thing that didnt appear until those late 80s kits as well and kinda vanished again until the badge changed.

Jimmy Nicholl apparently didn't like having red in the home kit we haven't really had much red in the home strips since 92/93 season. 

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Just now, Frank conner said:

Jimmy Nicholl apparently didn't like having red in the home kit we haven't really had much red in the home strips since 92/93 season. 

The 10/11 home top had a fair bit, really did not like that one. 

I'm just glad we can afford to have white shorts now. Seem to recall us being stuck with Navy shorts through McGlynn's first tenure because the YTS boys were doing the washing and could't be trusted with lights and darks together:lol:

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3 minutes ago, renton said:

The 10/11 home top had a fair bit, really did not like that one. 

I'm just glad we can afford to have white shorts now. Seem to recall us being stuck with Navy shorts through McGlynn's first tenure because the YTS boys were doing the washing and could't be trusted with lights and darks together:lol:

I really, really liked the 10/11 kits :lol:

I've always associated the Rovers with having some form of red. 

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Did we not have a Kingsway Bingo-sponsored effort in the late 80s/early 90s that was similar to that?


Yes we did.

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1 hour ago, Raith Against The Machine said:

Oh no.

Why is the back panel a different colour to the rest?

It's very "the t-shirt your auntie buys you at Christmas when you're nine but even then you know you'll never wear it".

 

1 hour ago, grumswall said:

It would be a pretty good effort if the back wasn't completely different

 

59 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

If the back was the same as the front I think it would look okay. Looks a bit like the design we had in the early 90s, the season Connor left and Nicholl took over, albeit that was a different shade of blue.

 

58 minutes ago, mealsonwheels said:

Like the front design, it looks smart. Not keen on the back though. Hey but at the end of the day it's a raith shirt so I'll still buy it. 

 

56 minutes ago, Scary Bear said:


Agreed. Would look better if the back was the same as the front. Still a good effort.

 

 

34 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

Back panel ruins it for me on the new one. 

 

 

28 minutes ago, Raithie said:

Initially thought the back was the way it was so the squad number was easier to see/read but looking at it don’t see any reason why they couldn’t have made it the same all over.

I'm in agreement with you lot, it's almost as if Puma run out of the front material and thought f**k it! that'll do!

Wasn't there a funny issue like that with the tops they produced for the Scottish cup semi-final V Dundee Utd?

 

Really like the shorts and socks,  also quite like the front of the top too but that different back seems a bit pointless to me, all kind of ruins the whole thing a little tbh.

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Our netbuster fife college sponsored effort from 1997/98 had some red in it. Even had red socks I’m sure...

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21 minutes ago, Ebanda's Handyman Services said:

I wasn't keen on first glance but the more I see it, the more I like it. 

I'm more of a polo shirt wearer though. Did anyone see if there was new polo shirts displayed? 

There wasn't any 'leisure wear' on display.

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I wonder if design actually has an effect on sales, or do folk who buy tops just buy out of habit ?
£40 for a kids top is a bit steep
I bought the away kit last summer and have worn it twice, so there's definitely an element of habit about it. I try to buy merchandise etc as much as possible to put in to the club aswell which is probably the more likely reason for most to buy strips.

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Any truth in the rumour that the badge is an iron on transfer and not embroidered?

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I wonder if design actually has an effect on sales, or do folk who buy tops just buy out of habit ?


I’ve always felt the away top is a chance to do something a bit different so I’m usually design led on whether I’ll buy it or not. I like the current away top but never got round to buying it. Last away top I bought was the RemembeR top. Home shirt I normally buy regardless what the general consensus is.

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I don't know these people personally, and I'm coming from an entirely uneducated point of view, but the "social media" photographer from last season is lightyears ahead of the "official" club photographer. Could we club together and at least get that guy a decent camera?

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4 minutes ago, Scottydog said:

Any truth in the rumour that the badge is an iron on transfer and not embroidered?

It is lightly embroidered but not sewn on like last seasons top.

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Did anyone take in the training, how did the new signings look were there any unknown faces there. 

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