Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 22, 2014
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
I mean that's a one-off though. I haven't seen that happen in any other fixture, or if I have I didn't take note of it. I mean I've seen teams wear similar coloured shorts, but for the most part, the FA tries to get every team to wear different coloured shorts, shirts and socks in each fixture; with away team changing to suit. It's the easiest system to enforce because then literally no one can complain about certain clubs being given a leg-up all the time.Except for the multiple times per year that they don't.
All grey is no more our club's identity than bright green or yellow. It is equally unacceptable.
We have had acceptable clash kits in the past that have prevented these issues while retaining black and white (as mentioned previously, our 2012-13 clash kit against North Melbourne)
Also Premier League clubs have been known to change shorts at home to avoid clashes with the away team's home kit (see for example Man United vs. Swansea City).
A third colour is not needed, now or at any other time.