As part of the drive to keep you entertained over the upcoming month, we’re going to be asking you for your ‘desert island kits’.
It’s the brainwave of kit fanatic Danny Nez, who has sent in his pics to get us started. They don’t have to be Lincoln City kits, they can be any five that really float your boat. Without further ado, off we go with Danny’s top-five kits.
If you want to take part, please email your top five kits and why you chose them, with pictures if possible, to email@example.com.
Lincoln City 1992/93 (featured image)
My first ever Lincoln City shirt. Although I started watching the Imps from the West Bank terrace in 1987/88 season, it wasn’t until 6th October 1992 that I would finally be sporting the famous red and white when I became Mascot for the Imps in the League Cup v Crystal Palace. I was to share the same pitch as England manager Gareth Southgate that night. The shirt made by Matchwinner and the slab of Lincolnshire Echo sponsor adorned the broad red and white classic looking shirt.
Sporting Lisbon 2002/03
I was bought this by my Aunt who lived in Portugal after I begged my mum to own a “proper” shirt instead of a fake one from the shops that lined the Albufeira strip. I had adopted Sporting as my foreign team when I was given a green and white silk Sporting CP scarf as a present on one of my parents first visits to the Algarve. Little would I know that in years to come this shirt would be so iconic as it was the shirt that Cristiano Ronaldo would wear when he stepped into the world of professional football.
England Goalkeeper Jersey Euro 96
Probably the loudest design in my collection. I don’t normally buy goalkeeper jerseys as I never liked going in goal as a kid, but for some reason in the summer of 1996, I decided to purchase this outstanding England goalkeeper jersey that David Seaman would wear when he pulled off the famous Uri Geller/Gary McAllister penalty save V Scotland in Euro 96 at Wembley Stadium.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2001/02
Wolves would wear this famous Old Gold shirt v Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in 2002 which would be my first ever Wolves ‘away day’, following in my grandad’s Black Country boots. The result ending 2-2. Goals from Sturridge and Lescott, with Wolves reaching the Division One Play-offs that season, and losing out on promotion with a defeat to Norwich City. Iconic Goodyear sponsor which would be replaced by Doritos the following season.
Chelsea Away 1996/97
I’ve always had a liking for Chelsea shirts, probably because there’s always been one in the household with my dad and my older brother Leigh being Chelsea Fans. This one is my dads and it just shouts out Vialli and Gullit. Ruud Gullit was one of my favourite players as I grew up watching football; a recognised figure, then when he signed for Chelsea it was a WOW moment. What are these superstars doing in English football? Umbro produced some amazing away kits for Chelsea and this one is up there with the best. A Chelsea away shirt should always be yellow in my opinion.