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So, Tuesday's game was the xxxxx SECOND time we've worn a third kit for a home match. What were the other occasions when we've turned out in our away kit at a home game?

1967-1968 Blue shirt, white shorts v Guildford City FAC
1980 v Addlestone FAC
1998-1999 Yellow shirt, Blue shorts v Camberley
2006-2007 Blue shirt, blue shorts v Port Vale
2012-2013 Silver v Oldham Athletic
2019-2020 v Millwall

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There must be others. Over to you.
 
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So, Tuesday's game was the first time we've worn a third kit for a home match. What were the other occasions when we've turned out in our away kit at a home game?

1967-1968 Blue shirt, white shorts v Guildford City FAC
1980 v Addlestone FAC
1998-1999 Yellow shirt, Blue shorts v Camberley
2006-2007 Blue shirt, blue shorts v Port Vale

There must be others. Over to you.

We wore a third kit at home to Milwall last year.

Also at home to Oldham we wore that silver kit.
 

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So, Tuesday's game was the first time we've worn a third kit for a home match. What were the other occasions when we've turned out in our away kit at a home game?

1967-1968 Blue shirt, white shorts v Guildford City FAC
1980 v Addlestone FAC
1998-1999 Yellow shirt, Blue shorts v Camberley
2006-2007 Blue shirt, blue shorts v Port Vale

There must be others. Over to you.
What were the reasons for each ?

I dont remember the blue against vale
 

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What were the reasons for each ?

I dont remember the blue against vale
Camberley was because in the FA Cup both teams had to agree to a kit change rather than the home team. Camberley wanted to play in Red and White.
 

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Camberley was because in the FA Cup both teams had to agree to a kit change rather than the home team. Camberley wanted to play in Red and White.
Really ? Was/is that a rule ?
 

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It was at the time, I don't know if it still is.

Well it doesn't appear so

14. CLUB COLOURS
(a) (i) The two competing clubs must wear colours that distinguish them from each other
and also the Match Officials. Where there is a clash (as determined by The Association),
the Away Club must change.

However it does then say

(b) In the event of the Clubs not agreeing upon the colours to be worn, The Association shall
decide. Goalkeepers must wear colours which distinguish them from the other players, and
the Match Officials.
 

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Well it doesn't appear so

14. CLUB COLOURS
(a) (i) The two competing clubs must wear colours that distinguish them from each other
and also the Match Officials. Where there is a clash (as determined by The Association),
the Away Club must change.

However it does then say

(b) In the event of the Clubs not agreeing upon the colours to be worn, The Association shall
decide. Goalkeepers must wear colours which distinguish them from the other players, and
the Match Officials.

So the away team must change, standard, unless they disagree. A few more pointless paragraphs in the associations rule book
 
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I thought the silver/grey kit was against Notts County, or were there 2 separate occasions?
Wasn't it going to be used for Stevenage game? but then it got delayed for whatever reason? Or have I made this up
 

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I dont get why we were in white last night. Isn't that Swanseas normal 1st strip?
 

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That bleuchy blue and yellow thing against Stockport?
I think it was Wally's last game in charge before Martin Allen came in and performed a miracle.
But then again, my memory is like one of those things with holes in, you know, for spaghetti.
 

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FA Cup tie v Exeter City at GP 1958/59

Brentford wore white.....see the Reimagined Book for the colourised version! 😎

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I thought the silver/grey kit was against Notts County, or were there 2 separate occasions?

Notts County were what sprang to my mind as the opponents for our special Silver "Football in the Community" kit (was that it?) Should be pretty easy for us to find on here... I'll look through the old posts later, if noone beats me to it :D
 

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Asides from the Camberley FA Cup Tie, the was another Tie were we were forced to play in "not red and white" due to the opposition thinking that this would give them a physiological edge

Windsor and Eton? or was it the Addlestone tie mentioned above?
 

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I can't remember the source, but for Camberley it was due to competition rules stating "where the colours (shirts, shorts or stockings) of the two competing clubs are similar, both clubs must change, unless arrangements are mutually agreed by the competing clubs".
 

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Asides from the Camberley FA Cup Tie, the was another Tie were we were forced to play in "not red and white" due to the opposition thinking that this would give them a physiological edge

Windsor and Eton? or was it the Addlestone tie mentioned above?
Addlestone were officially at home (moved the tie to GP).
 

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Notts County were what sprang to my mind as the opponents for our special Silver "Football in the Community" kit (was that it?) Should be pretty easy for us to find on here... I'll look through the old posts later, if noone beats me to it :D

It was going to be used against Notts County towards the end of the 11/12 season, but we went on a good run and Rosler didn't want us to use a different kit. We drew 0-0 in red and white, didn't make the play-offs, and the silver kit was worn at GP against Oldham instead at the start of 12/13 (and also away at Bournemouth).
 

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It was going to be used against Notts County towards the end of the 11/12 season, but we went on a good run and Rosler didn't want us to use a different kit. We drew 0-0 in red and white, didn't make the play-offs, and the silver kit was worn at GP against Oldham instead at the start of 12/13 (and also away at Bournemouth).
It was the players, not the manager.
 

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I didn’t like last night’s kit, and hope we don’t have to wear it again. Was it imposed on us by the manufacturers? Arms twisted by Adidas, or whoever, to sell more kit now we’re a ‘bigger’ club, albeit shoehorned into simple white?
I’ve personally never ‘got’ the compulsion to dive into same colour shirts and shorts, though accept it was trendy in the 60’s when Leeds, Liverpool and Chelsea did it. I suspect novelty came into it too, as previously shorts had either been black (hooray!) or white. Similarly, I hate it when England periodically turn out in aberrations without dark blue shorts...
Apologies. Rant over.
 

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It was the manager.
Oh really. It was told to us (BU?) at the time (I believe it was the particularly useless CEO - Keith? (mind you we've had a few)) saying that it was the players that were superstitious and that Kevin O'Connor had to go to the CST to explain...
 
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Oh really. It was told to us (BU?) at the time (I believe it was the particularly useless CEO - Keith? (mind you we've had a few)) saying that it was the players that were superstitious and that Kevin O'Connor had to go to the CST to explain...
Devlin was the particularly useless one at the time. Dickens’ reign was 2006-07
 

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I remember us wearing tge navy blue kit at home for FA cup ties in the mid sixties with the scripted embroided BFC as a badge. Can't remember dates but seem to remember possibly against Walsall(?). Also IIRC the navy blue kit was chosen as our second string kit as most of our Scottish management chose it to match their national team colours.
 

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We borrowed Watford's kit for a home FA Cup tie against Woking in late 60s as both sides wore the same kit and, presumably, the second strips must have been the same. As has been said, both sides had to change in those days. We lost away to Watford in the second round as well.
 
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We borrowed Watford's kit for a home FA Cup tie against Woking in late 60s as both sides wore the same kit and, presumably, the second strips must have been the same. As has been said, both sides had to change in those days. We lost away to Watford in the second round as well.
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In those days, in FA cup ties if both sides wore the same colours then BOTH sides had to wear their second strip.
If I remember rightly when we wore white shirts we still played in black shorts and black, red and white socks. Only the shirt was different.
 

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So was Windsor and Eton in 1982.
Totton/Windsor and Eton v Brentford was the drawn tie.
I’m pretty sure we wore the sky blue with dark blue shoulders Osca kit & Windsor had the same design but red with green shoulders.
 

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Pretty sure it was 1-0 and Ross scored but prepared to be corrected. In the next round we lost 1-0 at Watford and Billy Jennings scored I believe.
It was 2-0 Fenton & Higginson !

My 3rd ever Bees game, having first gone to GP on 2.11.68 v Aldershot losing 2-4 ;
then v Darlington on the Monday, lost 1-0 (.... so a great start for me .... perhaps should've known :ROFLMAO: )
then 16 Nov was FAC1 v Windsor & Eton - hoorah, a win!

My first league win - Div 4 - was 14 Dec v Swansea 2-1
.... & I'm still going .... well I would be, if I we were able to !!!
 

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It was 2-0 Fenton & Higginson !

My 3rd ever Bees game, having first gone to GP on 2.11.68 v Aldershot losing 2-4 ;
then v Darlington on the Monday, lost 1-0 (.... so a great start for me .... perhaps should've known :ROFLMAO: )
then 16 Nov was FAC1 v Windsor & Eton - hoorah, a win!

My first league win - Div 4 - was 14 Dec v Swansea 2-1
.... & I'm still going .... well I would be, if I we were able to !!!

You went to the Aldershot game? Had a profound effect on me that did. Thanks for putting me right though. Fenton and Higginson eh!
 

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You went to the Aldershot game? Had a profound effect on me that did. Thanks for putting me right though. Fenton and Higginson eh!
Sorry ol' boy - daarrgh, my confusion .... the scorers were Ronnie Fenton .... &, yes, our second goal was Bobby Ross as you rightly said

Yup, the Aldershot game was my first ever at Bees - Mansley & Higginson - can't remember their scorers, but probably Jack Howarth featured
 

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It was 2-0 Fenton & Higginson !

My 3rd ever Bees game, having first gone to GP on 2.11.68 v Aldershot losing 2-4 ;
then v Darlington on the Monday, lost 1-0 (.... so a great start for me .... perhaps should've known :ROFLMAO: )
then 16 Nov was FAC1 v Windsor & Eton - hoorah, a win!

My first league win - Div 4 - was 14 Dec v Swansea 2-1
.... & I'm still going .... well I would be, if I we were able to !!!

Woking and not Windsor & Eton btw.
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Sorry ol' boy - daarrgh, my confusion .... the scorers were Ronnie Fenton .... &, yes, our second goal was Bobby Ross as you rightly said

Yup, the Aldershot game was my first ever at Bees - Mansley & Higginson - can't remember their scorers, but probably Jack Howarth featured

It all comes flooding back.. we made hard work of this game and only got the second late on. I can only remember Walton (?) scoring for Aldershot in the 2-4. Probably had my head in my hands the rest of the time. I used to love our games with the Shots - our true rivals, along with Southend, from that era.
 

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Home to Middlesbrough in FA Cup...must have been in 1960's but I cant remember which year..We played in dark blue shirts and white shorts a la Scotland kit.Brentford v Middlesbrough FA Cup.jpg
 
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