Carciff City unveiled the new 2011/12 Puma Away Kit as modelled by returning star Robert Earnshaw.
All at Cardiff City hope this white away shirt can emulate the team of 1960 and gain promotion to the top flight. The adoption of white shirts as their alternative away strip for the 2011/12 season is not new in the Club's history. In several seasons during the 1950s, when City were in the original First Division (1952-57), white was the colour when City had to change if the home side wore blue.
Prior to the 1950s, the Bluebirds had worn red as their alternative colours as was again the case at the end of the 1950s. This time it will be white shirts with blue shorts - in the 1950s it was white shirts with black shorts, and older City fans who were following the Club in those years will recall the pre-season public-practice matches "Blues" against "Whites".
A Bluebirds win at Chelsea? - it happened in November 1952, in January 1957, in September 1962, and in all three games the team wore white shirts. In the 1959/60 season, they wore all-white as the alternative away strip in what was a promotion year. In fact they wore that strip for two home games - the promotion-clinching 1-0 win against Aston Villa on April 16th 1960 when Graham Moore scored the all-important goal, and in the following home match against Plymouth three days later.
During the following two seasons the change strip was white shirts with blue shorts, as is the case in the coming season. And there were several occasions in the mid-to-late 1960s and in the early-70s when an all-white strip was the alternative norm. And there were times in the mid-to-late 1990s when we wore white shirts for away games.
When the club first joined the League in 1920, the rule was that in the event of a colour-clash, the younger club would change either home or away. Later on, it was the case of an alternative strip only if there were a colour clash with the home side. But for a number of years now, clubs can wear alternative away strips as long as they are registered.
The Cardiff City team will be wearing the kit for the first time in Spain on Friday evening against Charlton Athletic.
Thanks to Steff