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I notice that a few of the AFL clubs have announced new alternative strips for the coming season.

Not sure if MFC will be coming out with a new strip this year although I seem to recall talk in the past that clubs had to commit to two years at least for their alternative guernseys.

I'm not a big fan of our current predominantly white strip which looks more like a Swans jumper. I also like a football jumper that looks like a football jumper and not these stupid numbers with cartoon caricatures and the like.

I know it's a subject that's attracted controversy in the past but are there any views on whether we should change and what sort of design would you like?

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I actually think this year's is the best we have had.

The fact we have to have one annoys me but that won't change so the current one is ok.

Not a subject I can get worked up about WJ

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ours would be perfect with a couple of minor changes;

get rid of the blue under the arms - its what causes the clash with the saints

make the blue V under the red yoke a bit bigger and bolder.

the end

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Nothing wrong with the current one. We won 3 of our 4 games in it this year.

I like that we have a clear 'non clash'.

I like that it's red and blue. And I don't think white is a colour as such, I'm happy that it's a neutral background.

Unless you get a kid to design it (worked for Port, didn't work for Adel) I presume it costs a fair bit for someone to design one and there's always a chance it could be worse (hello silver).

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I notice that a few of the AFL clubs have announced new alternative strips for the coming season.

Not sure if MFC will be coming out with a new strip this year although I seem to recall talk in the past that clubs had to commit to two years at least for their alternative guernseys.

I'm not a big fan of our current predominantly white strip which looks more like a Swans jumper. I also like a football jumper that looks like a football jumper and not these stupid numbers with cartoon caricatures and the like.

I know it's a subject that's attracted controversy in the past but are there any views on whether we should change and what sort of design would you like?

A reversal of our home strip or we go with the lighter blue we wore during the 70's and 80's with white shirts as our alternative strip

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A reversal of our home strip or we go with the lighter blue we wore during the 70's and 80's with white shirts as our alternative strip

Not the dreaded wishy-washy Royal Blue of 1975--1986 under any circumstances . Edited by dee-eee
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oh goody....it's "away jumper" time !! :rolleyes:

just remember folks it has to be predominantly white unless youre a "power" club !!

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oh goody....it's "away jumper" time !! :rolleyes:

just remember folks it has to be predominantly white unless youre a "power" club !!

Spot on bb we never seem to be able to accept that small problem.

Have you seen the new Lions clash jumper in today's HUN?

Now that IMO is truly bad.

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Spot on bb we never seem to be able to accept that small problem.

Have you seen the new Lions clash jumper in today's HUN?

Now that IMO is truly bad.

yep...would have been better without the tail of the "Y"

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Spot on bb we never seem to be able to accept that small problem.

Have you seen the new Lions clash jumper in today's HUN?

Now that IMO is truly bad.

Bu the Hun thinks it is one of the best ever!?

You are never going to get universal acceptance (or near it) of an alternative strip. There are only bad ones. The one we have now is the least bad options that I have seen.

And I think we can get near universal agreement on one point - never the light blue from the late 70s/early 80s...

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Bu the Hun thinks it is one of the best ever!?

You are never going to get universal acceptance (or near it) of an alternative strip. There are only bad ones. The one we have now is the least bad options that I have seen.

And I think we can get near universal agreement on one point - never the light blue from the late 70s/early 80s...

That says it all rpfc

Is this not the same mob that is the Hird cheer squad

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I'd be keen to make it look similar to the power's white one except have red and blue V's instead.

Thoughts? Other than that I don't mind having a clash strip it's all part of modern sport.

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Bu the Hun thinks it is one of the best ever!?

You are never going to get universal acceptance (or near it) of an alternative strip. There are only bad ones. The one we have now is the least bad options that I have seen.

And I think we can get near universal agreement on one point - never the light blue from the late 70s/early 80s...

we never had a light blue one.

closer to royal blue which is in the mid blue spectrum

maybe you meant to say the lighter (than navy) blue

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we never had a light blue one.

closer to royal blue which is in the mid blue spectrum

maybe you meant to say the lighter (than navy) blue

Any watered down blue looks terrible to me...

Yeah, I meant the royal blue.

That ain't our blue.

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Okay. I've got big shoulders, so will drop my suggestion on the plate and await the inevitable howls of derision & scorn!!

I'll begin by pointing out that my preferred jumper will always be the traditional one. But, if we MUST wear an alternate strip, it is my humble opinion that we go with the current one, but with one major change. That is, replace the white with pale blue, something akin to the colour of the RAAF ensign. That way, we are still the "red & blue". Will still also have the dark blue bits, as currently. Just eliminates the white. Personally, I think it would look quite good.

Yep. I know. Go for it, guys...!

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Okay. I've got big shoulders, so will drop my suggestion on the plate and await the inevitable howls of derision & scorn!!

I'll begin by pointing out that my preferred jumper will always be the traditional one. But, if we MUST wear an alternate strip, it is my humble opinion that we go with the current one, but with one major change. That is, replace the white with pale blue, something akin to the colour of the RAAF ensign. That way, we are still the "red & blue". Will still also have the dark blue bits, as currently. Just eliminates the white. Personally, I think it would look quite good.

Yep. I know. Go for it, guys...!

would like to see a mock-up......anyone?

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http://demonland.com/forums/index.php?/topic/34311-clash-jumper-bring-back-the-royal-blue/\

Already been done, dc.

And it isn't great. That blue is darker than the RAAF blue too...

We have been down this path before but when I sing for the 'red and the blue' - I am not singing for the RAAF blue or the burnt orange red we had a few years back.

We are the dark navy blue and blood red.

It just doesn't fit into the American civil war song we stole...

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I have always been one for alternate strips just reversing the colours. So we would have red jumper with blue V, richmond yellow with black sash etc. Pretty simple, no use of white unless it's part of colour (i.e Carlton would have white with blue CFC), and there wouldnt be any clashes at all.

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http://demonland.com/forums/index.php?/topic/34311-clash-jumper-bring-back-the-royal-blue/\

Already been done, dc.

And it isn't great. That blue is darker than the RAAF blue too...

We have been down this path before but when I sing for the 'red and the blue' - I am not singing for the RAAF blue or the burnt orange red we had a few years back.

We are the dark navy blue and blood red.

It just doesn't fit into the American civil war song we stole...

hmmm, if you meant #13 then that is more royal blue than pale blue and i don't think would pass afl muster for "lightness"

vagg was suggesting pale blue instead of white but leaving the existing dark blue bits

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hmmm, if you meant #13 then that is more royal blue than pale blue and i don't think would pass afl muster for "lightness"

vagg was suggesting pale blue instead of white but leaving the existing dark blue bits

Correct, Daisycutter. I'm suggesting something closer to the shade of blue Carlton wore in their clash jumper a few years back. However, given the venom chucked at that jumper, I chose to be more diplomatic, and suggest it be akin to the blue on the RAAF flag...

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Is it that hard to come up with some sort of alternative strip that are coloured only red and blue? I don't care about the design so much. Just as long as it's a red and blue kit.

Or is that not allowed?

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Clash jumpers are crap and another symptom of what is wrong with modern sport eg "ground entertainment" etc.

Never had any problem with muddy late evening Junction Oval Fitzroy v Melbourne games.

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I am certain we will have a new one for 2015.

I know this because Peter Jackson told me himself in late 2013.

He didn't like the current white MFC away strip, he thought it "looked weak". He would have had it changed for the 2014 season although they had missed the submission date which was in May that year (therefore May 2014 for the 2015 season).

I look forward to seeing the new away/ clash jumper.

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