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125th Anniversary - Tranmere 5th March

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« on: January 14, 2022, 11:38:05 am »

Tickets gone on sale today.
Would be amazing to sell out the stadium but these sort of games never seem to go the way of the team celebrating  Grin

Shirts available in Feb too apparently.

https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/tranmere_tickets_1221/
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 15:54:55 pm »

Shame that the shirt colours that they are proposing are incorrect.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 22:47:54 pm »

Can't wait to get the shirt, even if there is doubt whether they are the original colours. The colourised image of the original team photo will do for me.
As for this match, we'll get a good crowd in and big it up which usually means the inevitable defeat.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 17:12:15 pm »

Shame that the shirt colours that they are proposing are incorrect.  Grin

I haven't seen the shirt. It should be sky blue and chocolate. What colour is it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 18:16:21 pm »

I haven't seen the shirt. It should be sky blue and chocolate. What colour is it?

That is the issue, sky blue and chocolate is incorrect.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 19:26:09 pm »

That is the issue, sky blue and chocolate is incorrect.  Wink

Rather than being all smug about it, why don't you just explain yourself?
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 08:32:40 am »

That is the issue, sky blue and chocolate is incorrect.  Wink
I still want maroon.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2022, 09:40:54 am »

Shame that the shirt colours that they are proposing are incorrect.  Grin
Has this been confirmed yet? I saw something about this a while ago but never actually saw if the current historians (or even the previous one) had properly challenged it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 12:19:46 pm »

That is the issue, sky blue and chocolate is incorrect.  Wink

There are no coloured photos of the original kit, so we can't say for certain what colour it was, but for years it's been documented as sky blue and chocolate so let's just run with that and celebrate. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 14:32:30 pm »

There are no coloured photos of the original kit, so we can't say for certain what colour it was, but for years it's been documented as sky blue and chocolate so let's just run with that and celebrate. Smiley

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Northampton_Town/Northampton_Town.htm#:~:text=The%20new%20team%20adopted%20the,up%20to%20the%20Midlands%20League.

The pictures in both this and Frank Grande's book do not indicate a possibly different colour from claret and white.
The only reference to chocolate and blue are from 'dodgy' colourised photo's.
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 15:50:58 pm »

I'm sure that site (or at least one very similar) used to have it as chocolate and brown. I did always wonder why such a huge change was made after one season. I assumed it was due to having someone's second hand kit in the first year.
Its been widely believed that chocolate and brown were the clubs colours for a long time so surprised no one has corrected the club before if indeed true.
I am choosing to believe it for one solid reason.... I like the kit  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2022, 17:04:03 pm »

Evers is bound to have one hanging at the back of his wardrobe.
Ask him.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2022, 22:19:05 pm »

I'm sure that site (or at least one very similar) used to have it as chocolate and brown. I did always wonder why such a huge change was made after one season. I assumed it was due to having someone's second hand kit in the first year.
Its been widely believed that chocolate and brown were the clubs colours for a long time so surprised no one has corrected the club before if indeed true.
I am choosing to believe it for one solid reason.... I like the kit  Grin
Yes I recall that site did have it as chocolate brown and blue. And I agree the kit is bloody great so let's embrace it. I'll be buying one for sure.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 18:51:32 pm »

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Northampton_Town/Northampton_Town.htm#:~:text=The%20new%20team%20adopted%20the,up%20to%20the%20Midlands%20League.

The pictures in both this and Frank Grande's book do not indicate a possibly different colour from claret and white.
The only reference to chocolate and blue are from 'dodgy' colourised photo's.

My grandfather told me about the chocolate and sky-blue while I was still in infant school. He was born in 1899, so I'm inclined to believe what he told me. One caveat I would add, he was told that the club played its first competitive match in chocolate and sky-blue (possibly first two matches), but then switched to claret and white. As to the photos you referenced, there is no conclusive proof they were taken prior to a (competitive) ball being kicked. Personally, if people were talking about chocolate and blue during the early 1900s, it seems more than likely that it happened.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2022, 19:49:04 pm »

Not sure if this helps but I found it in a text I was browsing when I was on a kibbutz in Tel Aviv: 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be sky-blue: and there was sky-blue 4 And God saw the sky-blue, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the sky-blue Day, and the darkness he called brown. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a garment in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the garment, and divided the waters which were under the garment from the waters which were above the garment: and it was so. 8 And God called the garment the first Cobblers home kit. Thus it was and they were sore afraid'.
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2022, 19:49:33 pm »

My grandfather told me about the chocolate and sky-blue while I was still in infant school. He was born in 1899, so I'm inclined to believe what he told me. One caveat I would add, he was told that the club played its first competitive match in chocolate and sky-blue (possibly first two matches), but then switched to claret and white. As to the photos you referenced, there is no conclusive proof they were taken prior to a (competitive) ball being kicked. Personally, if people were talking about chocolate and blue during the early 1900s, it seems more than likely that it happened.

Fair enough, still not convinced. Wink
But I wonder where did they come from and/or why we wore chocolate and blue, if we did, when the municipal colours were already identified as claret and white?
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2022, 08:46:38 am »

Fair enough, still not convinced. Wink
But I wonder where did they come from and/or why we wore chocolate and blue, if we did, when the municipal colours were already identified as claret and white?
They'd used up all the claret and white cloth to make the new uniforms for the Northamptonshire Regiment that had been formed a few years before and shipped off to the North West Frontier.
Because they didn't have any money they just asked the local haberdashery what cloth they had on the cheap. They had just relocated from Coventry to Northampton so had loads of sky blue material and rolls of brown material she'd bought on an impulse in the sales and hadn't been able to shift until NTFC came along.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2022, 09:51:55 am »

Notts County, Villa, Derby, Grimsby have all wore blue and choccy brown tops in their time. It is cos the sky is blue and earth is brown and the great legend Arbuthnot Latham once said 'when you feel blue mix with the colour of blood and pee-pee to honour the shrewd nature of being human'. He wos smart that fella.
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2022, 10:07:02 am »

Notts County, Villa, Derby, Grimsby have all wore blue and choccy brown tops in their time. It is cos the sky is blue and earth is brown and the great legend Arbuthnot Latham once said 'when you feel blue mix with the colour of blood and pee-pee to honour the shrewd nature of being human'. He wos smart that fella.

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2022, 10:07:48 am »

They'd used up all the claret and white cloth to make the new uniforms for the Northamptonshire Regiment that had been formed a few years before and shipped off to the North West Frontier.
Because they didn't have any money they just asked the local haberdashery what cloth they had on the cheap. They had just relocated from Coventry to Northampton so had loads of sky blue material and rolls of brown material she'd bought on an impulse in the sales and hadn't been able to shift until NTFC came along.

The Northamptonshire Reg was in existence in the 1700’s! The Earl of Northampton fought at Crecy in the 13th Cent with a strong contingent from the County and were known as the Pillagers.😎
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