Lincoln City World Cup of Alternative Kits – Quarter Finals

We are down to the last eight kits, and the competition is really heating up.

The tie of the last round put the navy blue circa 2004 up against the black kit of 2017/18, and on the two platforms (Twitter and here), the vote was split. In the end, the dark blue won by a single vote, 220 to 219. If you didn’t vote, you could have changed that outcome. That said, I didn’t vote and I prefered the blue!

Other notable results, in my mind, included the victory for the green Adidas away over the white Adidas one. I thought the white might sneak the win here, but the green one grabbed 267 votes. The two most popular shirts of the last 16 were this season’s third kit (which beat last season’s away by 321 votes to 65) and the 2016/17 away, which beat the blue and gold third kit from pre-National League days by 322 votes to 117.

10,000 votes have been cast, and we are down to just eight shirts. The draw has been made, and the quarter-finals are as follow. Remember, you can vote here or on Twitter for your favourite. I suppose, if you really care that much, you could vote on both.


The unstoppable force meets the immovable object. The two most popular shirts of the last round come together in a tie which could have been the final. Might have been boring though, two green shirts.

Of the eight shirts left, four feature green in some way, which makes me think it is a popular away colour. Which is most popular though? which of these shirts is the best and deserves it’s place in the semi-finals? Only you can decide.

Quarter Final 1

  • This Year's Third Kit (53%, 73 Votes)
  • 2016/17 Away Kits (47%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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The luck of the draw throws two older kits together in the next round, yet another green effort and the single yellow shirt of the quarter-finals. The ‘Celtic’ style Alstom shirt saw third-tier action in 1998/99 (the good third tier, not the one that stops you seeing your Mum or Dad), and has a nice silky sheen to it’s finish. On the other hand, the Imp Sport effort of 2002/03 (and the year before I believe), might not have the best design, but it invokes some positive memories. Has that kept it in the competition so far? Nostalgia? we’ll see.

Quarter Final 2

  • Green and White Hoops (52%, 73 Votes)
  • Yellow Millennium Stadium (48%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

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I think whichever shirt wins this tie, appears in the final at the very least. Black shirts have all fallen by the wayside, but this one is subtle and with the red trim, feels more ‘Lincoln City’ than some of the others. It has its work cut out though, as the Lincolnshire shirt is massively popular. it was a limited sales run, we wore it once and got trounced, and yet it is still a thing of real beauty. Forget the weak material that snagged easily, forget the plans to wear it at home…. it’s just great to look at. If I were running a book, it would have been one of the pre-tournament favourites and it is still going strong.

Quarter Final 3

  • Blue Third Kit (55%, 76 Votes)
  • This Season's Away Kit (45%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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The fact that the green shirt was one made by an outside company as a replica says it all. What is not to like? The green is perfect, I love the red logos and even the white on the arms oozes class. Of course, it is Adidas so it has more of an appeal than some manufacturers, but it is still an incredible shirt. Coming up against it is a more recent classic, the dark blue that graced arguably the best Imps team of the noughties, Keith’s 2003/05 side. GTF, Gainy, Morgs, Butch, Yeo…. they all wore it and delighted us in it. It is far better in the flesh than here on the screen, but is that enough? It only just scraped through the last round, will the brave run come to an end here?

Quarter Final 4

  • Dark Blue 2003/04 (65%, 91 Votes)
  • Green Adidas (35%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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Remember, you can visit Twitter and vote there, you can also discuss the outcome on the forum, here.