From the best to the worst

2 Jul

I wrote last night about both our new Championship away shirt aswell as my top five Brentford ‘change’ kits of all time (you can read it here if you’d like to see what topped the list).

However, subsequent talk (and not about the ludicrousness of FIFA’s ‘round of 16’ – it’s ‘last 16’. I’ll also accept: Second round) got me thinking further.

Whilst the top five were quite easy – although featured a very tough omission in the Osca navy /red – what was the worst we’ve ever had?


One of the best

Puma win this race hands, down. The black and gold of 2009/10 comes close. Too shiny with very odd gold side panels and trim. Black is not a great away colour, anyway, and always seems one designed by the marketing men for sales over style (“good with jeans”).


It’s not good, but there is worse

But it was the previous season’s effort that really scrapes the bottom of the barrel. And more disappointingly, since I’ve always seen blue as the traditional ‘away’ colours for the Bees.

However, Puma’s offering was truly horrific. It shouldn’t have been. There was nothing too fussy / garish about it whilst it had two shades of blue. But what a shade – pastel ‘baby blue’. The short of thing a newborn might wear – until he vomited on it (which would be an improvement).


Baby blue? What WERE they thinking?

We’ve had some true classics in the past whilst next season’s Adidas yellow is right up there. But you’ve more chance of me supporting the Loftus Road mob than wearing one of these.

Worst. Away shirt. Ever.

‘Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup…..’ (The story of Brentford’s season 2013/14) – amongst other things – is now available as a digital book. Featuring the best of the not so bad columns from the last ten months, and some new content, you can download it here for your kindle / digital device.


4 Responses to “From the best to the worst”

  1. tfalbb July 2, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    I like the MKT black and gold, and out of those three I’d have the Osca navy/red as worst. At least the Puma shirt is designed to stand out under floodlights.

  2. Neil July 2, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    Every black away kit ever is crap.
    The “baby” blue one was quite smart & didn’t we stroll to the League Two title that season?

    • nickbruzon July 2, 2014 at 6:41 am #

      We did. But surely no promotion/title can mitigate for just how awful the baby blue was. Can it?

  3. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) July 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Worst has to be the kit we wore at Wembley against Crewe. It was too much like some other team!

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