Viva Minstermen

YORK CITY 2008/09

YORK CITY 2008/09

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

FORGET “Arsenal of the Conference” – York City will look more like “Barca of the Conference” once the new season kicks off on August 9.

City’s new red and blue home kit was revealed at a rain-soaked photo-call yesterday and bears more than a passing resemblance to the Nike kit also unveiled by Nou Camp giants Barcelona this week.

With Spain securing Euro 2008 success this summer and Rafa Nadal winning his first Wimbledon title, perhaps it is no surprise that the Minstermen should want to adopt a similar first-team shirt to that which will be worn by the Mediterranean country’s two-time Champions League winners.

Finance director Terry Doyle might have been a tad optimistic when he said, back in 2004, that the Minstermen should endeavour to emulate Arsenal’s unbeaten “Invincibles” team following the club’s relegation from the Football League.

But, with current City boss Colin Walker having been on the coaching staff at Barnsley when the Oakwell faithful regularly belted out “It’s Just Like Watching Brazil,” KitKat Crescent regulars will, no doubt, be hoping for a little Catalan panache to match their new colours.

Should that happen, you can expect the odd “Olé” from the David Longhurst Stand and maybe now is the appropriate time to trade pie for paella in City’s catering huts.

City will also be changing their away kit with the new strip due to be christened during the pre-season friendly at Sheffield FC on Saturday, August 2.

Fortunately for City fans with sensitive eyes, it will not be a version of the luminous orange favoured by former Barca manager Frank Rijkaard’s men on their travels last season.

Check out next week’s friendly to find out.

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1:12pm Fri 18 Jul 08

tips says...

Very smart....now let's take the Blue Square Premier by storm !!!!
Very smart....now let's take the Blue Square Premier by storm !!!! tips
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4:08pm Fri 18 Jul 08

Dan_ycfc says...

Mark Greaves definitely has an air of Steptoe about him
Mark Greaves definitely has an air of Steptoe about him Dan_ycfc
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4:19pm Fri 18 Jul 08

Goole Reds says...

Not keen especialy with all blue back.More blue than red. Come on you blues!!!
Not keen especialy with all blue back.More blue than red. Come on you blues!!! Goole Reds
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7:46pm Fri 18 Jul 08

Eric says...

well at least the blue shorts have returned... cant understand the idea behind the shirt at all though!
well at least the blue shorts have returned... cant understand the idea behind the shirt at all though! Eric
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9:51pm Fri 18 Jul 08

yorkcityfc86 says...

Very good result I hear from tonight, couldnt make the game but 2-2 ws score, Boyes and Sodje got the goals and also we played as well as a premier side, that is reasuring to know! Hope we do well on Aug 9th tho!

New kit? Not sure as I could be, thinking away is going to be white since we have lost that off this kit altogether!

YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!!
Very good result I hear from tonight, couldnt make the game but 2-2 ws score, Boyes and Sodje got the goals and also we played as well as a premier side, that is reasuring to know! Hope we do well on Aug 9th tho! New kit? Not sure as I could be, thinking away is going to be white since we have lost that off this kit altogether! YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!! yorkcityfc86
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1:05pm Sat 19 Jul 08

Some old bloke says...

A bit too much blue for me. No doubt by next year we'll have progressed to the Blackburn Rovers kit.
A bit too much blue for me. No doubt by next year we'll have progressed to the Blackburn Rovers kit. Some old bloke
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6:27pm Sat 19 Jul 08

York Nomad says...

Looks spot on
Looks spot on York Nomad
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