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Heroes & Villains => Other Football => Topic started by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 12, 2019, 08:24:17 AM

Title: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 12, 2019, 08:24:17 AM
Whatever your views on Coventry City, their third kit is a master stroke in marketing; add a 2Tone/Specials theme to your kit and get people around the country trying to get one.
(https://i.ibb.co/FxyY6M0/5-F6-ABB7-F-3-A86-479-E-9653-BD5-D2-EF79-F7-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FxyY6M0)

(https://i.ibb.co/X3Gk7KG/0160-C6-E9-660-F-448-C-864-F-E684-A09-C5-EDB.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X3Gk7KG)
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: itbrvilla on October 12, 2019, 08:28:11 AM
Whatever your views on Coventry City, their third kit is a master stroke in marketing; add a 2Tone/Specials theme to your kit and get people around the country trying to get one.
(https://i.ibb.co/FxyY6M0/5-F6-ABB7-F-3-A86-479-E-9653-BD5-D2-EF79-F7-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FxyY6M0)

(https://i.ibb.co/X3Gk7KG/0160-C6-E9-660-F-448-C-864-F-E684-A09-C5-EDB.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X3Gk7KG)

That is pretty cool. Kick it out in collar too.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: dave shelley on October 12, 2019, 09:13:44 AM
I like that.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 12, 2019, 09:48:10 AM
Genius.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 11:09:41 AM
Class. They should get rid of the elephant nonsense and just have Walt Jabisco as their badge.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: nodge on October 12, 2019, 03:33:53 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: TopDeck113 on October 12, 2019, 03:57:01 PM
Great kit. Genius marketing. 

On a similar them, I understand that musos of a certain age with only a passing interest in football are buying this season's Man City away kit because of the design on the sleeve alluding to the Haçienda girders.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 04:27:42 PM
We could have the Rotunda on the back of the shirt somewhere. It would annoy the Noses.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2019, 05:13:19 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.


At one point in the seventies Coventry had a brown away kit that was so bad it was actually quite good. In the way that if you showed it to people they would pause and then say "Oh, that's different".
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Risso on October 12, 2019, 06:28:07 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.


At one point in the seventies Coventry had a brown away kit that was so bad it was actually quite good. In the way that if you showed it to people they would pause and then say "Oh, that's different".

Was that the Talbot one?
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2019, 06:39:16 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.


At one point in the seventies Coventry had a brown away kit that was so bad it was actually quite good. In the way that if you showed it to people they would pause and then say "Oh, that's different".

Was that the Talbot one?



No, the brown one was from the seventies. The Talbot one was in the early eighties and a sky blue and silver job with the away one being red and white. It was in the days when you couldn't have advertising on the shirts if it was being shown on Match Of The Day or Star Soccer. The ban extended to the big 3-D style letter 'T' Coventry had cleverly put on their shirts. When highlights from Coventry games were shown on the box Coventry had to wear an alternative kit with the big 'T' blanked out. Which made no difference as the blanked out 'T' still stood out as clearly being the letter 'T'.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: nodge on October 12, 2019, 08:29:55 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.


At one point in the seventies Coventry had a brown away kit that was so bad it was actually quite good. In the way that if you showed it to people they would pause and then say "Oh, that's different".

I think the brown one was the away version of the blue one I mentioned
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on October 13, 2019, 01:31:37 PM
Whatever your views on Coventry City, their third kit is a master stroke in marketing; add a 2Tone/Specials theme to your kit and get people around the country trying to get one.
(https://i.ibb.co/FxyY6M0/5-F6-ABB7-F-3-A86-479-E-9653-BD5-D2-EF79-F7-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FxyY6M0)

(https://i.ibb.co/X3Gk7KG/0160-C6-E9-660-F-448-C-864-F-E684-A09-C5-EDB.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X3Gk7KG)


They’ve got it on today at “home” to Tranmere, watching it now. Appropriate that St Andrews looks like a ghost town
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Damo70 on October 13, 2019, 05:01:49 PM
Whatever your views on Coventry City, their third kit is a master stroke in marketing; add a 2Tone/Specials theme to your kit and get people around the country trying to get one.
(https://i.ibb.co/FxyY6M0/5-F6-ABB7-F-3-A86-479-E-9653-BD5-D2-EF79-F7-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FxyY6M0)

(https://i.ibb.co/X3Gk7KG/0160-C6-E9-660-F-448-C-864-F-E684-A09-C5-EDB.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X3Gk7KG)


They’ve got it on today at “home” to Tranmere, watching it now. Appropriate that St Andrews looks like a ghost town


It wasn't so long ago that the saying at St. Andrews was 'Too much too Yeung'.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Pete3206 on October 13, 2019, 11:51:22 PM
Ghost town would be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Pat Mustard on October 14, 2019, 02:02:54 PM
Ghost town would be more appropriate.

I’ve heard they’re leaving St Andrews and playing here next season.

(https://i.ibb.co/Fh3C75G/628608-AD-9466-4-C6-D-B305-1367-E4-A19315.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fh3C75G)
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 14, 2019, 02:12:01 PM
Ghost town would be more appropriate.

I’ve heard they’re leaving St Andrews and playing here next season.

(https://i.ibb.co/Fh3C75G/628608-AD-9466-4-C6-D-B305-1367-E4-A19315.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fh3C75G)


*applause*

Headline in the local paper: Not Too Special.

I think there's going to be a lot of that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Pat McMahon on October 14, 2019, 02:31:54 PM
I bet Terry Hall won’t be wearing it. To be fair I liked their blue one with the black and white stripes down the front in the seventies but that was when I was young and I didn’t give much of a shit about football rivalries.

At one point in the seventies Coventry had a brown away kit that was so bad it was actually quite good. In the way that if you showed it to people they would pause and then say "Oh, that's different".

I think the brown one was the away version of the blue one I mentioned


It was indeed. Wales also had a  red version with a thin yellow / black stripe. That was the kit they wore when they were robbed in a world cup play off / deciding game at Anfield  for the 1978 world cup. The Welsh FA in their wisdom decided to play at Anfield for extra gate receipts (the Welsh grounds were all very small back then) and the Scots just filled all 4 sides of the ground. Joe Jordan flicked the ball with his hand in the box and the referee awarded Scotland a penalty.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Risso on October 14, 2019, 03:45:32 PM
That Coventry kit is brilliant.  Obviously though, I wouldn't wipe my arse with it seeing as it's that bunch of no marks. 
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: waynejames on October 14, 2019, 04:45:33 PM
Nice new kit....
Same old shit....
Cov are finished.....done with.
Dreadful support given the population of the city and its surrounding areas.
I sometimes wonder what the people of Coventry are into....
There's only so many times you can visit IKEA off that flipping ring road from hell
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: Risso on October 14, 2019, 04:46:56 PM
I've had to come to Coventry a few times in the last few months.  There's literally nowhere on earth I'd rather drive round less than that fucking ring road.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 14, 2019, 06:04:56 PM
The fact that a London rugby team were getting better attendances than Coventry in their own city says how pathetic their support is. Yet another pointless club that only cares about their team when they're in the same division as Villa. And even then, only for two games a season.

Still, cool kit.
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 14, 2019, 11:50:56 PM
The club is done with unless they find another magical icon like Jimmy hill who for better or worse was Mr Coventry and virtually built them and refound the from nothing
Title: Re: Coventry City Third Kit
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 14, 2019, 11:56:51 PM
They are what they are - a club that punched above its weight for a couple of decades (for which they should be applauded) and have been shafted by a series of owners (for which they should have our sympathy). I don't care what they think about us; the more who hate us the more important we are.