News Collingwood to wear white jumper in home games against Carlton

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Simple solution - you Vics could actually try removing a clash instead of hanging onto pride etc.

Collingwood wear the white based guernsey with white shorts and Carlton wear their navy blue (guernsey and shorts). Seemed to work ok in the below game. Why change back to being stupid?

I think the problem is the Home and away element. Collingwood is keen on keeping the black shorts for home and that's within their rights. The blame should be on Carlton for not supplying a clash kit for this occasion, for they are the visiting team. Collingwood was able to pull it off in Rd 3 so it's expected that Carlton do the same. There's no reason they cannot.
 

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Simple solution - you Vics could actually try removing a clash instead of hanging onto pride etc.

Collingwood wear the white based guernsey with white shorts and Carlton wear their navy blue (guernsey and shorts). Seemed to work ok in the below game. Why change back to being stupid?

Two games per year with each club hosting one. The Carlton home game is easy but the Collingwood home game is the one causing problems, largely because both clubs want Carlton to wear blue. If Collingwood wish to wear a predominantly black jumper Carlton should go back to white.
 

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And he's put forward a way to both make that happen and not have the matchup look shit.
Which he doesn't deserve praise for because it's the same solution everyone else came up with when he first insisted that Carlton wear Navy away to Collingwood.
 

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I think the problem is the Home and away element. Collingwood is keen on keeping the black shorts for home and that's within their rights. The blame should be on Carlton for not supplying a clash kit for this occasion, for they are the visiting team. Collingwood was able to pull it off in Rd 3 so it's expected that Carlton do the same. There's no reason they cannot.
Collingwood want Carlton to wear blue. They can’t have it both ways - wear black shorts and have Carlton wear navy blue (with either blue or white shorts).
It just doesn’t work and is a major clash.
 

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Interesting developments!

The shorts thing will be interesting, I can't see the AFL forcing Collingwood into white shorts for a home game.

Tbh if they both were dark shorts it would be a better option than Carlton wearing white.
I agree with this. If Eddie forces the issue and won't relent on the black shorts, then it would be better to keep Carlton in navy. Adding white to Carlton's uniform is the primary cause of the problem.

The AFL just need to grow some balls. Tell both clubs there are two options: Collingwood in all white both home and away, or Carlton in clash in their away games. They are the only two acceptable options, and they've set a clear precedent regarding white jumpers with Geelong and North.
 

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Putting aside the obvious solution, if Eddie's hell bent on black shorts would putting Carlton in light blue shorts provide sufficient contrast?
If Collingwood wears their home strip Carlton needs to be in a light jumper regardless of whether their shorts are baby blue, white, fluro green....
 

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Just to refresh everybodys memory...

An alright matchup, but our current clash jumper would be perfect for every occasion. When Carlton is away, Collingwood wear clash with black shorts. When Collingwood is away, we wear our full clash kit.
 
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Another step in them wanting to wear white at home but not being allowed to.

You should be able to wear what you want at home. In a league where home grounds don’t really exist, it’s a small little signal of who is hosting who. Let them and North do what they want. And as for consistent rules, have a clear sort of guideline but also do it on a case by case. Those who say ‘have a rule book, stick to it, everyone else does’ also complain about the FIFA light and dark or the Sunderland v Newcastle clash in the Premier League.


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An alright matchup, but our current clash jumper would be perfect for every occasion. When Carlton is away, Collingwood wear clash with black shorts. When Collingwood is away, we wear our full clash kit.
That was not "alright", it was a mess. Your current clash jumper is the same but with white collars and cuffs and no black on the shoulders. Maybe that little bit of extra white will be enough, but as has been mentioned, its the inclusion of white into the Carlton kit that creates so much of the problems. There is very little contrast in those two kits.
 
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If McGuire is insistent on traditional jumper match ups for their ""big 4"" games then Collingwood should (and should be allowed to) wear white at home. Black shorts would be honestly fine too, if the away side was wearing dark shorts. He could probably market it pretty well, particularly since that's more or less how the games looked last century.
 

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Which he doesn't deserve praise for because it's the same solution everyone else came up with when he first insisted that Carlton wear Navy away to Collingwood.
He does deserve praise for finally getting there. He, a person whose voice holds a helluva lot of weight, has got there, and voiced this, and something will likely happen. Little old you and me on Bigfooty don't have that kind of volume.
Sometimes we need to not be angry about the cause of the issue and be happy about steps towards resolution and growth. Especially when those two things come from the same place.
 
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