Poll: Who’s had the worst away kit in Premier League history?


Tottenham Hotspur received a mixed reaction when unveiling their new away shirt earlier today, with some fans turned off by the introduction of stripes.

The mainly plain blue UnderArmour kit has a stripy chevron detail on the font and six stripes on the back, but Spurs fans are at a loss as to why they’ve been added to the design.

The Ladbrokes News office are split on the new effort but we’re all agreed on one thing – it’s nowhere near the worst we’ve seen in the Premier League era.

Cast your eyes over the Lilywhites’ new change strip below and then vote on the worst of all time in today’s poll.


Manchester United – 1995-96

A black patch the size of your palm around the United badge was the least of this grey atrocity’s worries. Created at a time when manufacturers were clearly keeping the pub-bound, fashion conscious fan in mind, it had no place on a football pitch.

Sir Alex Ferguson certainly thought so too, ordering his side to change at half time and blaming the kit for United’s woeful performance against Southampton.


Chelsea – 1994-1996

This orange, silver and grey number split opinions and has made both best and worst lists over the years. For us though it goes down as one of the worst of all time. Stripes, patches, diamonds and sooo much orange. Disaster!


Nottingham Forest – 1995-96

Everyone knows that Brazil are pretty much the only team capable of pulling off a yellow kit. But that didn’t stop Forest in the mid-90s though and not content with a canary yellow colourway the addition of a paint-drip grid to the shoulders and chest makes this a shout for worst kit from any league, ever!

Newcastle United – 1997-98

The Magpies’ away shirt of the 1997-98 campaign looked like the result of a primary school colouring competition. Mainly purple, with an orange and green stripe, it was hideous enough before they made the decision to move the famous Newcastle Brown Ale logo to one side. This and the fact the players seemed to wear it four sizes too big make for another horror show.


Blackburn Rovers – 1996-97

Rovers should have learned from Forest’s mistake the year before but alas the Ewood Park faithful were treated to a garish yellow design of their own. The designers obviously realised the mistake of opting for bright yellow though, but their efforts to cover some of the kit – with an overlaying print of the Rovers badge and the Asics logo – just made things worse!


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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.