More recently, Italy and Spain were both allowed to wear home kits in their two Euro 2012 ties, while Croatia changed from a predominantly white kit to all-blue against the Republic of Ireland, when Ireland in all-green and Croatia in their usual kit would surely.
For a prime example of this, look at another code of football, rugby union, where wrox professional c# 2008 pdf Scotland or Italy always change when they clash in the Six Nations, despite there being no confusion between bright blue and navy blue.
M, leave a Reply).To what extent do stripes cause clashes with solid shirts?There has been plenty of discussion about clashes in the various comment threads on the site and so, after more pestering, John has allowed more once more to spout my ill-informed and uneducated opinions.I feel that the shorts and socks can have a big effect, and would cite last Saturdays game between Newcastle and Tottenham at St James Park.Its a tough task I have decided to tackle namely what constitutes a clash, and the various ways clashes are dealt with, while leaving aside the fact that many teams wear away and third kits simply to sell more shirts.At least it gives us kit aficionados something to talk about.It brought to mind, but was not as bad as, Newcastles cup game with Tranmere Rovers in 2000, when the Toons changing of shorts made a bad situation worse ( ).It was therefore very surprising when, in the 2010-11 season, Arsenal wore yellow away to Blackpool despite having theoretically retained the previous seasons navy away a third choice.The other side of that coin is that changes in England-Argentina rugby games have only become common in recent times due to England wanting to sell alternative jerseys.While things are not that bad in football, there are some quibbles, though obviously it is ultimately the decision of a referee and each one is different, for example Howard Webb, a World Cup final referee, allowed this game to go ahead in 2006 when.Watching Celtic in their narrow hoops recently made think that they could play a team in all-green without a change, but if they had green shorts or socks then this would not be possible.Striped shirts against a team with the colour of one of the stripes is allowable in my book, once the short and socks do enough to differentiate.
For example, in 2002 England-Brazil was deemed to be a clash but Brazil-Germany in the final was not.For a time the away side would change but to the best of my knowledge this has not happened since the early 90s, though last year Newcastle apparently wanted to wear their orange away ( not considering how this would impact against a side.Spurs have an all-white home this season and an all-navy away, with a third (to be advised, according to the Premier League Handbook) set to be black and grey, so a satisfactory solution was always going to be difficult.Posted by John Devlin by Denis Hurley, clearly, given the subject matter of my previous two contributions on here, the issue of change kits is one that interests me quite a lot.And maybe thats the bottom line, that there is not enough thought put into the whole thing.On stripes v stripes, I would retain the same view regarding the shorts and socks, for example Stoke in white shorts and socks against Newcastle in black shorts and socks is manageable, but the Tyne-Wear Derby is somewhat more problematic.On the subject of sleeves, Arsenal have often changed against sides in white (though only once against Spurs and some referees, particularly in the League of Ireland ( have a problem with.The far end of the spectrum in terms of avoiding clashes is seen at World Cups and European Championships, where an avoidance of dark-v-dark or light-v-light is often desired, as well the minimisation of the same colour appearing prominently on both sides kits.Even so, there is some inconsistency with this approach.If opposing sides have the same colour sleeves, is it allowed?For our money, the issue could be dealt with far more efficiently, often it seems as if the person deciding on changes or lack thereof is reading descriptions of the kits rather actually looking at them.
And do shorts and socks contribute to a clash?
The major tournaments do tend to seek to sort what I have termed the overall clash, basically where the kit is viewed as one whole rather than three distinct parts.