Lincoln City World Cup of Alternate Kits Group Stage 2 (D, E and F)

We are already having lots of fun with the World Cup of Alternate Kits, which has got a lot of attention on social media.

Thus far, across the first three groups and qualifying, we have had just under 3500 votes. There have been a few surprises too, with three of the ‘pub shirts’ championed by the club in the past three years already into the final 16.

The winners of the opening three groups are listed at the bottom of the page, but for now we’re into voting for the next three groups. Without further ado, shall we crack on?

Group D

Oof, there are some classics in here, but can the first of our qualifiers make it through a tough group? We open with Shirt A, a marmite shirt of epic proportions. Personally, it’s not for me, but those who remember tussles with Crystal Palace might disagree. it’s certainly mid-nineties style, but will it get your vote? Shirt B has already topped one group, by a mile, so will newer fans put this through into the last 16? Personally, I think Shirt C is a red-hot favourite, and it is another linked with a cup run, particularly Southampton away. The classic use of blue and yellow, but in reverse, marks this out as a cult hit, but Shirt D has nothing classic about it. Bad, pale green might not be your taste, but it still looks good, somehow. Is it going to be enough in this very tough group?

Group D

  • B (50%, 102 Votes)
  • C (26%, 53 Votes)
  • A (16%, 32 Votes)
  • D (8%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 204

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Group E

Two more recent shirts look likely to do well in this group, with shirt A already coming through a qualifying group and is favourite to advance. A version of B has already been eliminated, but the red and blue contrast on the sponsor might see this one progress, whilst shirt C is another of those pub shirts – who knew we’d had so many? Black seems to do well, but it will have to if it is to dislodge the fourth shirt in the group. It might be yellow and blue like Mansfield, but it is a thing of beauty with the Imp on and marked the 2015/16 season, where we first saw significant signs of changes both on and off the field. Which gets your vote?

Group E

  • A (35%, 70 Votes)
  • D (26%, 52 Votes)
  • C (21%, 42 Votes)
  • B (18%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 200

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Group F

We are reaching back a little here and the cult classics keep on coming. Shirt A might not be remembered as coming from a fond era, but the use of blue and black is very ‘Inter Milan’ and it is unique in its style, but is that enough? The dark blue of 2003/05 had a huge impact at the time and it is sure to be right up there when the final 16 roll in, but the competition is stiff. Now, when it comes to Shirt C, I have a hope that we see progress – I really liked the third kit from 2008/10, and I even have it printed up with ‘Poacher 10’ to celebrate my decade in the suit (thanks to James Lazenby). The picture here doesn’t do the gold and blue justice, but we’ll see if you agree. Finally, another black shirt with red trim, not unlike this seasons, but another popular one. For some reason, I always link this with Steve ‘Turbo’ Robinson, a player whose turbo was more like a turbot by the time he came to us.

Group F

  • B (42%, 85 Votes)
  • C (29%, 59 Votes)
  • D (17%, 34 Votes)
  • A (13%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 204

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They’re your shirts for today, you have until midnight and the vote will be on my Twitter page shortly too.

The shirts which have qualified so far are as follows:

Group A

Group B

Group C