A warning from history

Birmingham decided to change their shorts for the 2008-09 season, but were relegated before they got the chance to wear them.
Middlesbrough decided to change their shorts for the 2009-10 season, but were relegated before they got the chance to wear them.
Reading decided to change their shorts for the 2008-09 season, but were relegated before they got the chance to wear them.

It’s as if the powers-that-be (not the Premier League, much higher than that.  The real powers that be.  The omnipotent puppet-masters who run the world) are quite scornful of medium sized clubs trying to change for the sake of it.  Just one more reason why this switch is a mistake.

12 thoughts on “A warning from history

  1. I actually think it looks ok as a kit, but the bottom line is it’s not our colours.

    My main thought is: what is the point? I can’t imagine we make any noticeable revenue from shorts sales (especially adult shorts – does anyone buy them?) so the usual reason for a change of design (retail revenue) doesn’t seem to apply. It’s not like there are loads of people with last season’s black shorts that are now more likely to buy the new ones because they’re substantially different.

    What is the thinking, then? Why risk pissing people off? Who made the decision, and how did it get made?

  2. Rich, I get the feeling that several of us ought to pull you aside and gently but insistently say in our most soothing voices, “You’ve got to let it go, man. We’re here for you and everything, but you’ve got to let it go.”

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