We're having our first Adidas kit since the late 70's this season. Its causing great excitement cos the last time we were Adidas we had our greatest team ever, worn gloriously at home and in Europe. It'll sell in bucketloads. Unfortunately, Adidas seem a little more preoccupied with the Olympics... So no sign of anything in the shop yet.
We had adidas between 96 and 99. The 96/97 season was our best in history. We were 1 game from European qualification, as a League 1 level side. We beat 6 teams from higher divisions that season, four of which were from the Prem. Great days.
Paul Jones, Sean Connelly, Lee Todd, Tom Bennett, Mike Flynn, Jim Gannon, Luis Cavaco, Chris Marsden, Brett Angell, Alun Armstrong, Kevin Cooper. Subs, Tony Dinning, Andy Mutch, Damon Searle, Keiron Durkan, John Jeffers.
Did they have five subs back then? That's pretty much our entire squad there. Plus Neil Edwards.
Great days. We finished 8th in the Championship the following season despite having to replace half that team with inferior players. Eric Nixon for Paul Jones? Pah. Lee Todd for Colin Woodthorpe. No contest. Paul Cook was decent but he was no Chris Marsden. And Ian Moore never did it properly here as replacement for Armstrong.