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England in black, Ireland in grey green?
Muzza (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 22:53
What’s with these England and Ireland away jersey on their home turf.

However, which team has to change isn’t the the question but why did England choose black and Ireland grey green. Whatever sport being played you generally see an Australia team in green or gold or NZ in black or white.

I look at our rugby, rugby league, netball, football, softball, basketball, swimming, surf teams, water-polo and so on – without exception (except for sports like amateur boxing, martial arts etc that don’t allow team gear) they would compete in in black, or white or black/white clothing – because there is a connection and history to all NZ sport teams.

OK, so the All Blacks once had that “grey” jersey in 2007 but NZR and adidas got the message.

I always though the English all white colour is imposing one (except for the time it had a funny red arrow) and means they can generally always play in white. So, what is the English connection to a black jersey. Are we going to have England in black and the All Blacks in white in 12 months time?

As for the Irish grey green jersey – f…. what was that

 
Re: England in black, Ireland in grey green?
Finno (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 07:14
Blatant commercialism I’m afraid! Shirt selling stunt. I believe these black England shirts will only be worn for this Autumn series and never again!

 
Re: England in black, Ireland in grey green?
Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 07:23
They've done this every year for the last decade or so to flog shirts. Cant have come as too much of a suprise



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14/11/2017 10:48 by Margin_Walker.

 
Re: England in black, Ireland in grey green?
Shawshank (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 08:11
It's rather like the mystical Haka - changed each year for commercial reasons...

 
Re: England in black, Ireland in grey green?
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
14 November, 2017 10:45
I always buy one every year, yes they may be garish and awful looking but i have a handle on the side of my head and you can pour tea where my brain used to be.
But if you feel you want to buy one as well, i would suggest a £70 standard poppy would be a better use of your hard earned cash.



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