Discussion Worst ever jumper clashes

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Daicos_35

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I was at the game it it was difficult to differentiate teams.

Last night Geelog decided to change what had been agreed upon for the last 20 years and wore dark shorts with their white guernsey and Collingwood white shorts with their dark

Here are pics of the same guenseys being worn with the opposite short combination to last night. Dark guernsey in dark shorts, light guernsey in light shorts

https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8484286-3x2-700x467.jpg

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/Samples/592151-tlslargelandscape.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Zac+Smith+Geelong+v+Collingwood+2016+AFL+NAB+zxQGfLV6-i9l.jpg
 

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I was at the game it it was difficult to differentiate teams.

Last night Geelog decided to change what had been agreed upon for the last 20 years and wore dark shorts with their white guernsey and Collingwood white shorts with their dark

Here are pics of the same guenseys being worn with the opposite short combination to last night. Dark guernsey in dark shorts, light guernsey in light shorts

https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8484286-3x2-700x467.jpg

https://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/Samples/592151-tlslargelandscape.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Zac+Smith+Geelong+v+Collingwood+2016+AFL+NAB+zxQGfLV6-i9l.jpg
It wasn't a "last night" decision, it was a "this year" one and last night was simply the culmination.
 

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You think Collingwood bringing the Swooping Magpie back as a clash could work at fixing this clash? Besides Geelong wearing White Shorts.
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Basically zero Collingwood jumpers withw hite shorts would fix the issue vs Geelong because it will always be a weird combo of both teams utilising roughly 50/50 light and dark. Even if Collingwood top was 99% dark still wouldn't have been great.

Both teams in dark shorts would have been better ironically enough.
 

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Basically zero Collingwood jumpers withw hite shorts would fix the issue vs Geelong because it will always be a weird combo of both teams utilising roughly 50/50 light and dark. Even if Collingwood top was 99% dark still wouldn't have been great.

Both teams in dark shorts would have been better ironically enough.
bUt CoLlLiNgwOoD NeEd aNoTHEr cLaSH jUmPeR
 

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bUt CoLlLiNgwOoD NeEd aNoTHEr cLaSH jUmPeR
Yes, let's chuck on a red training top for one obscure jumper clash that may or may not even happen at all during the year, when we could just swap shorts to resolve almost the entire issue, as has been done for over a decade :)
 
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Fact is, in the EPL they go OTT, whereas in the AFL there doesn't seem to be a standard cogent rule. That's because colour clashes are a new problem.
 

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I don't think Cricket should count as jumper clashes, given that in Test matches both teams wear white, and the nature of the sport is that 2 have pads and a bat and the rest don't
I agree with you, but $$$$$, and there have been some pretty cool clash kits (RCB 16 - Black, and BH - Black). There should be more emphasis on the umpires not clashing with the two playing teams.
 

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I don't think Cricket should count as jumper clashes, given that in Test matches both teams wear white, and the nature of the sport is that 2 have pads and a bat and the rest don't
In which case what was the point of switching from both teams wearing white/cream? Now both are wearing red/orange. Woo!
If we're gonna wear colours, let's wear colourS, plural!
 

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There should be more emphasis on the umpires not clashing with the two playing teams.
Just as important as the teams wearing different colours - if we're gonna wear colours, make it plural.
However more important is making sure the ball is visible if delivered in front of them, and this is why I l like for them to blend in with the sightscreen (white/black).
 

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Thank you.
"Let's be bright and colourful by all wearing the same colour"
It's not so much about people knowing who is who (tho it helps for new people to know they're going for the blue team - and T20 especially is about attracting new people); it's about just visually looking appealing. Otherwise we could just wear white and no longer have to use a ball that doesn't last 50 overs!
 

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