Bury V Port Vale

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According to Radio Manchester, referee decided before the game that Port Vales kit was too similar to Bury's, Bury offered their away kit which is Red & White stripes but the Ref said no! :confused:

So Port Vale had to go into Bury town centre and buy a new kit which had subsequently had no numbers on it!
 

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Surely there is communication between the two clubs before hand to say what kits are going to be worn.

What colour did Port Vale turn up in then?
 
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Surely there is communication between the two clubs before hand to say what kits are going to be worn.

What colour did Port Vale turn up in then?

Presumably this.
 

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Bury offered their away kit which is Red & White stripes but the Ref said no! :confused:
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Why not? After all, that's how a lot of clubs (was it Forest or Arsenal, for example) started with their colours.
And I recall that in the 1969-70 European Cup semi at Elland Road, Celtic had to change their socks and borrowed one of Leeds' away kit spares. They turned down the blue pairs (no surprises there) and went for the red.
 

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http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/English_Football_League/season/2009-2010/league-two.html

it could be argued that all of Vale's kits would have clashed really...serves them right for choosing darker colours that look better as casual wear, rather than colours that genuinely do not clash with your home kit.

It's not too difficult to have a 3rd kit that is all yellow/all white/all orange, or anything that'd be total contrast to most teams colours and can be spotted easily on the pitch, even if it's not for retail :shrug:
 

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To me they look different enough not to be confused. Whereas, on the Football League Show recently i remember seeing the goals from Chesterfield v Rochdale and i couldnt honestly tell which team was what!
 
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