Football shirts and colours

When you follow your club don’t think that they have always played in the same colours and Blackpool is a case in point.  They play in tangerine shirts (2016) that were first introduced by their manager, Major Frank Buckley, following a visit to Holland.

Shirt details from a 1933 Blackpool handbook showing tangerine shirts and white knickers
which was an abbreviation for knickerbockers

A photograph from 1906-07 with Blackpool wearing red shirts and white shorts

From the same 1906-07 handbook Burnley, believe it or not, are in green shirts

From a handbook dated 1936-37 showing dark and light blue stripes and white knickers

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