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March 28, 2009


Arguably one of the most ridiculous excuse for poor form is the infamous Manchester United’s 1995-96 all-grey kit, in which they failed to win a single match while wearing it. The last time the kit was worn, it only lasted for one half, at half-time already losing 3-0 t0 Southampton, they switched to another blue and white kit. Eventually losing 3-1. Players claimed that the kid wasn’t visible enough which led to the poor results.

This season, a research by a contributor to United fanzine, Red News, has alerted the Champions to the fact that they have a far better record when their goal-keeper wears yellow as opposed to blue. In games where the goalkeeper wore yellow, United have conceded just four – with a goal difference of plus 21 – gaining 40 points from a possible 51. While wearing blue, United have conceded 13 for a goal difference of plus seven – 19 points from 30.

Maybe they should get all-grey goal-keeper kit so that van der Sar can be invisible. Strikers won’t know what hit them.

Here’s a fun look at Manchester United’s change kits from 1892. Click.

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