Leeds United: That Coventry City away kit was horrible - Ormsby

Brendan Ormsby.

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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hello Brendan.

New kits are in vogue at the minute – Leeds United have just unveiled their new away strip – but what’s the worst kit you wore in your playing days?

Steve Heath, Leeds

Leeds-wise, we had the blue and yellow diagonal stripes in the late 80s. But I have to say, most of the time, we played in white or yellow, so it wasn’t too bad.

While I was at Aston Villa, there wasn’t much change and it was fairly traditional – claret and blue at home with white as our change kit.

The one I didn’t like in my career was the green away kit at Doncaster Rovers. I just didn’t get on with that – though it wasn’t exactly horrendous.

Having said that when I played down the years I always hated hooped socks for some reason, though now I think about it I really don’t know why!

Nowadays, you see teams wearing their change strip when they can wear their traditional one and I don’t like that.

It happened in the Euros recently and I’m sure that both nations wore totally different colours, not just one – and the colours didn’t clash! It was probably a UEFA decision.

Even in the Premier League, it just seems when away sides can wear their home kit, they wear their away kit just for the sake of it. Whether it’s down to the sponsors or something, I don’t know.

Thinking about kits, I’ve got to admit there were some pretty dodgy ones in the seventies.

Everyone of a certain age remembers Coventry City’s chocolate-brown away kit, that really stood out. It was absolutely horrible.

The Sky blue home one wasn’t bad, just don’t mention the away one!

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