Hopefully the powers that be will take on board what seems to be universal opposition to the rumoured new away strip and come up with something else. The combination was tried in the past and was unpopular then; times may change but not to that extent. Not our colours and no prospect of wanting to wear such a strip at any time other than an away game.
If the object is to sell more club merchandise the choice of away strip should be guided by a colour combination that could convert into items that you might conceivably wear more often. Red is our colour, but the result is that the home shirt only gets taken out every other Saturday. As a result, although the replica design and/or sponsors change, I only buy a new one when the old one is falling apart. With an away kit range there is the opportunity to make available something rather less socially compromising. If the rumours are correct they've managed to create something that I would cringe at putting on every other week.
As moaning is back in vogue (stripped of anything else to write about), am I the only person who would favour a new club badge? There is no real tradition in the one we have: it is a remnant of a failed attempt to convert us to being 'The Valiants'. It is unimaginative and when reproduced on ties etc looks like we've joined some secret neo-Nazi brotherhood.
I realise it costs money to change and this might not be the right time to be offering bucketloads to the company that came up with the 2012 Olympics logo (or some other bunch of airheads) to come up with something. But I'd like to see a process of preparation and suggestions through the coming season and to celebrate our return to the premiership with a new club emblem.