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Pompey to wear all blue strip next season!

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
Date:Thursday May 29 2008
Time: 2:07PM

Comments

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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
29/05/2008 14:30:00
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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
29/05/2008 14:31:00
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daty? i meant stay.... bloody fat fingers
Midge
29/05/2008 14:32:00
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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
29/05/2008 14:37:00
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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
29/05/2008 14:38:00
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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
29/05/2008 15:04:00
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"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
29/05/2008 15:57:00
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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
29/05/2008 16:06:00
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I'm not surprised they're moving the plaque; I fell over it a couple of years ago and nearly broke my neck :)
UKTony
29/05/2008 16:26:00
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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
29/05/2008 16:28:00
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