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Pompey to wear all blue strip next season!

Many of us thought it would happen, with the majority of those that were thinking this hoping that it would not be the case, but Pompey have revealed that we will be playing in an all blue strip for next season...

Blue Kit

The traditional blue shirts, white shirts and red socks will be abandoned for 2008/09 but the good news is this will only be the case for one season as the all blue strip is only being used as part of the 110th anniversary - we will revert back to our 'proper' colours for the 2009/10 season, although this will mean yet another new kit, and more money to spend, d'oh!

Not ideal I know, but as it is only for a year, and is not the first time in our history that we have done this I can deal with that.

If this temporary change also includes the 'new club crest' only being used for a year too I am not sure? I said to someone the other day that I thought that this new crest 'might' be for the one year only, but only time will tell on this one.

This is what the Pompey Site had to say about the new kit...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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ALL BLUE FOR BLUES

Pompey will play in an all-blue home strip next season.

The club can reveal that the blue kit, with gold trim, will be worn for one season only to mark the club's 110th anniversary.

Pompey will then revert to their traditional home colours of blue shirts, white shorts and red socks in the 2009/10 campaign.

The all-blue strip is already part of Pompey's history. Harry Redknapp's side wore all-blue for their FA Cup final win against Cardiff at Wembley and semi-final triumph over West Brom.

Pompey also sported an all-blue home kit in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Blues chief operating officer Bruce Vandenberg said: "We were going to reveal the colour of next season's strip at an official launch later this summer.

"But because of intense speculation about the colour of the kit, prompted by leaked images on a website, we have decided to confirm the details officially now.

"The all-blue strip will commemorate the 110th anniversary of Portsmouth Football Club.

"When the club reached 100 years, difficult financial circumstances meant it was not possible to mark such a historic date significantly.

"But the huge advances the club has made in the last two-and-half years mean we can now do that for our 110th year.

"The all-blue strip already has fantastic connotations. We won our FA Cup semi-final against West Brom - played on the exact 110th anniversary of the club - wearing all blue.

"And then, back at Wembley, we won the FA Cup final against Cardiff wearing all blue.

"The club understands the importance of colours to fans. That's why we consulted with supporter groups before the decision to wear all blue for one season was made.

"For the 2009/10 season, we will go back to our traditional home colours of
blue shirts, white shorts and red socks."

The new all-blue strip will go on sale before the start of next season, with a precise date to be announced.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 29 2008

Time: 2:07PM

Your Comments

Think its a great idea, why not, i buy them every time they change, they all hang in line in my wardrobe, its my life, my passion, my club, so i have no problem. Would rather sport new shirts and win Cups, be in top half of league, and go into Europe than be struggling at foot of Championship as we did for decades...
Midge
Oh yes and the badge is to daty, or atleast thats what i heard from one of the girls at the club, she said that was all to do with the image looking better on Camera, and on Pictures etc, and as we are now more proffesional, from top to bottom, we wanted to look more professional in every small detail including how our crest appears in papers, magazines, and on TV....
Midge
daty? i meant stay.... bloody fat fingers
Midge
Another victory for the marketing men I'm afraid. At least it's only for one season. Although it's not a scientific survey across a large group, everyone that I've spoken to prefers us in blue shirts, white shorts and red socks. That, it seems (despite winning the cup in all-blue), is part of what makes us Pompey. By the way, I don't like the gold stripe up the back of the shirt....really tacky. Maybe this will go down as the kit in which we conquered Europe!
NinjaTim
I actually really like it! Much prefer it to the away shirt with the big droopy collar. I buy one new shirt every season, so it just means that instead of switching between home and away I will get two home kits in a row!
sneakay
i dont dislike it, infact i too quite like it but do prefer the traditional blue, white and red - but as its only for a year i can live with that, i would have been more upset had this been a 'permanent' change...
pompeyrug
"But because of intense speculation about the colour of the kit, prompted by leaked images on a website" - oops, that wasn't this site (that put them on the internet) first was it?
pompeycarpet
Traditional red, white and blue for me, and no fancy stripes or panels. I have just read today that Nelsons plaque on HMS Victory is being moved as it is in the wrong place, IS NOTHING SACRED.
007
I'm not surprised they're moving the plaque; I fell over it a couple of years ago and nearly broke my neck :)
UKTony
Now that I've seen more of the new kit, I don't like it. The TY shirt (which I'm not overkeen on but it was a present) will have to do for one more year, I'm afraid, unless there are bargains to be had in the club shop.
UKTony
Best kit in da premiership.
stfc ballboy
The team wore all blue (with red, white and blue trim) when I first caught the Pompey bug in the early 1970s so I do have a bit of a soft spot for it. I'm glad this new kit is only for one season though as I am a traditionalist at heart and blue, white and red IS Pompey.
Pompey Half Pint
Portsmouth has as great a history as any city in the country, it's right and proper that we have the British colours of red, white and blue. But I can stand it for one year (any other clubs in the Pem wearing all blue next year?) and like Midge, I don't care how often we change the kit as long as it's classy and appropriate. Play up Pompey.
Et_tu_Pompeii
well if we end up buying SWP , Shevchenko and Bridge to play alongside Johnson and Diarra -- all blue might well be the correct strip
ChrisW
Pity not to see some red in the strip though. Half pint is right we have changed colours so often it is untrue. Red socks I believe are post war, in the fifties the shirts were navy blue.
eastneydave
Soon as the away kit came out I think we all knew the home kit was going to be all blue cup final was also a clue, we had the pick & went with all blue.
pompeyyong
pompeycarpet, nope it wasnt this site mate - i first saw images of the kit around 5.30am on the day of the cup final, by the time i got home that page had vanished, but another site had a quality image last week, which we used early this - but vital pompey isnt the one that leeked it :-)
pompeyrug
yep, wearing all blue in the cup final was the moment that clinched we would have all blue next season - as said i do like it, but am also pleased its only for one season, back to blue, white and red the season after, the way it should be!
pompeyrug
Sirt's not bad. Not keen on the the all blue thing though it's only for a season I suppose. I realy don't the like next season's away kit however. It's almost as if they ran out of ideas.
Toronto4Pompey
what's the odds on the third kit shorts & socks as home gold trim, but black instead of blue, shirt black with gold trim different collar design.
pompeyyong
3rd shirt will be a different design...I'mgoing for black with a red trim...just to be different
pompeycarpet
It's still Pompey on the pitch that matters.
storagematt
 

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