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47 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Don't you mean Navy blue with a red back?

 

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Navy blue for me. This is the best so-called clash jumper. Royal blue was introduced to coincide with the introduction of colour tv in 1975 when the colour renditioning on the screen was no so good.

Clash jumpers are intended to avoid confusion between jumpers. Imagine watching NM and filth in the mud before colour tv arrived. No worries telling them apart. So why do we need modern day coloured clash jumpers? Because it is fashionable in overseas inferior codes and doubles the potential sales. Get rid of them.

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I'm one of those who associate Royal Blue with desperate times.  That being said I'm in favour of it as an away jumper, much better than the white versions we've had.

Ask and you shall receive And in the real world

For me, it's weirdly more to do with sponsors. If I see the TOOHEYS or LG logo, I feel happy. If I see a KASPERSKY or WEBJET I feel sad.   With that said, I think both our current colour sc

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44 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

But to be honest, I don't give a rats ar*e. I just want to see a red and blue MFC jumper of some description hold up a premiership cup. It could be duck-egg blue and Mazda red for all I care.

Do we have any intrepid photo shop users to do a mock up of what said guernsey would look like? 😄

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17 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I believe only the navy blue jumper has had a red back.

There would be no reason for a clash strip to have a clash strip. 😜

Yeah, fair enough. I wouldn't mind having adidas make our kit and have the three red stripes running down each side under the armpits and down the side of the shorts. New Balance are a bit naff. 

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2 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

For me, it's weirdly more to do with sponsors.
If I see the TOOHEYS or LG logo, I feel happy.
If I see a KASPERSKY or WEBJET I feel sad.

 

I take your TOOHEYS/LG and raise you a DRAKE employment agency. 😎😉

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And the funny thing is I have always been able to tell the difference between black and white shorts. No confusion us or them.

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Even the same in colour!
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6 minutes ago, durango said:

The reason MFC changed from Navy Blue to Royal Blue was TV colour coverage came in 1974 and we were forced to change by the VFL power brokers. because the clash with Carlton

yes, that was original reason back then

but it's not the reason we went back to it as a clash jumper a couple of years ago

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1 hour ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I reflect on so many jumper, logo, colour changes from the 70's through until now - I suppose this is to be expected from a club trying to retain younger members while enduring a total lack of success over 5 decades.

Navy and Red is our standard an should never be played with (so please leave the read colour alone!)

Royal and Red is the best clash strip option by a long way.

But to be honest, I don't give a rats ar*e. I just want to see a red and blue MFC jumper of some description hold up a premiership cup. It could be duck-egg blue and Mazda red for all I care.

Me too, could be pink with purple spots for all care. The only thing I require is winning games and lots of them.

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2 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

But to be honest, I don't give a rats ar*e. I just want to see a red and blue MFC jumper of some description hold up a premiership cup. It could be duck-egg blue and Mazda red for all I care.

1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Do we have any intrepid photo shop users to do a mock up of what said guernsey would look like? 😄

 

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I'm pretty sure that it was John Northey who led the push to revert back to the navy blue, saying that he thought it looked "stronger" and that the royal blue was an insipid look.

Like others, I'm happy with the light blue as a clash jumper but will always love the dark blue above all.

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3 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

we can have both........win win 😀

 

just remember those gawdawful white and silver monstrosities and weep 😰

Ahh the good old knockoff Bali jumpers.

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35 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

 

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We should have used that as a special edition jumper the week after that bloke brought his cheese platter to the footy. It approaches the color of a decent Bleu d'Auvergne. 😆🥑🧀

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28 minutes ago, demonstone said:

I'm pretty sure that it was John Northey who led the push to revert back to the navy blue, saying that he thought it looked "stronger" and that the royal blue was an insipid look.

Like others, I'm happy with the light blue as a clash jumper but will always love the dark blue above all.

It was Stewart Spencer when he became club president in 1986. The first thing he did was to get rid of the ghastly royal blue. Northey just happened to arrive at the same time. I recall at the time the vast majority of supporters were very happy with the change back to navy blue.

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6 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

The original looked cool.

 

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Look at those guns?

Who needs fancy weight machines when you can have one of these bad boys and a medicine ball.

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21 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

It was Stewart Spencer when he became club president in 1986. The first thing he did was to get rid of the ghastly royal blue. Northey just happened to arrive at the same time. I recall at the time the vast majority of supporters were very happy with the change back to navy blue.

I went and bought a scarf straight away

Still have it

the old Blue Caravan Outside The Members near The Iva Worn-Smith door 🚪 

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2 minutes ago, Demonised said:

Never understood why our clash jumper isn't simply a reverse - red body with navy yoke.

I wouldn't be opposed to that.

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