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Title: Coventry Kit
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 15:48:39
Jealous

https://www.ccfc.co.uk/news/2019/october/news-coventry-city-to-wear-2-tone-kit-on-saturday-after-permission-from-fa-and-efl---plus-stock-news/


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 17:17:15
Yeah I posted something about this in another thread a few weeks back, I thought they had already worn it TBH, nice gesture by Coventry City FC, for those of us who appreciate it.

PS don't forget on Saturday to post up "half time ska time" again as it worked on Tuesday ;)


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 17:42:02
Great gesture and a very decent kit in its own right...


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 20:24:32
Man that is nice.


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 20:25:02
Maybe we should get one of the XTC Towers of London cover


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 22:38:57
Fuckin' love Hummel kits...  :toocool:


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 22:56:05
Is that the same company that make model kit paints?
Edit. Oh no, that's Humbrol  :doh:

I'm getting old :D


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:57:37
Is that the same company that make model kit paints?
Edit. Oh no, that's Humbrol  :doh:

I'm getting old :D

Ha ha brilliant. Great kit!


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:26:08
Fuckin' love Hummel kits...  :toocool:

Hummel Kits
or
Hummels in a kit?

Doesn't he play for Germany?


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:27:27
Gott im Hummel.....


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:29:09
Gott im Hummel.....

 :D Nice.


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:40:02
Reminds me of a joke/anecdote.

After WWII, Douglas Bader was holding a talk in a posh all girl's school.

"One day I was in the air and these two Fokkers came from nowhere", he said "I had to outmanoeuvre them to try and shoot these Fokkers down, but these Fokkers were..."

At which point the headmistress interjected and explained: "Ladies: A Fokker is a type of plane that the German's flew in WWII"

To which Bader replied: "This is very true, but these Fokkers were in Messerschmitts"


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:43:46
Reminds me of a joke/anecdote.

After WWII, Douglas Bader was holding a talk in a posh all girl's school.

"One day I was in the air and these two Fokkers came from nowhere", he said "I had to outmanoeuvre them to try and shoot these Fokkers down, but these Fokkers were..."

At which point the headmistress interjected and explained: "Ladies: A Fokker is a type of plane that the German's flew in WWII"

To which Bader replied: "This is very true, but these Fokkers were in Messerschmitts"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Yf5B6GbYk


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, October 25, 2019, 13:53:19
Reminds me of a joke/anecdote.

After WWII, Douglas Bader was holding a talk in a posh all girl's school.

"One day I was in the air and these two Fokkers came from nowhere", he said "I had to outmanoeuvre them to try and shoot these Fokkers down, but these Fokkers were..."

At which point the headmistress interjected and explained: "Ladies: A Fokker is a type of plane that the German's flew in WWII"

To which Bader replied: "This is very true, but these Fokkers were in Messerschmitts"

Which reminds me of a story about the old Aussie cricketer of the immediate post war years... Neil Harvey.  He was asked if the modern player, has to handle more pressure than in his day...

"Pressure, I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse, playing cricket is not."

Harvey had been a fighter pilot in WW2


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, October 25, 2019, 14:52:58
Reminds me of a joke/anecdote.

After WWII, Douglas Bader was holding a talk in a posh all girl's school.

"One day I was in the air and these two Fokkers came from nowhere", he said "I had to outmanoeuvre them to try and shoot these Fokkers down, but these Fokkers were..."

At which point the headmistress interjected and explained: "Ladies: A Fokker is a type of plane that the German's flew in WWII"

To which Bader replied: "This is very true, but these Fokkers were in Messerschmitts"

What always niggles me about this apocryphal anecdote is that no German was flying Fokkers in WW2. Fokker was a Dutch company which started out in Germany before WW1, when it supplied machines like the peerless triplane of Red Baron fame for the German air effort, but had moved back to NL by 1919, and in WW2 only supplied the Dutch air force which was pretty much entirely destroyed on the ground in the Blitzkrieg of 1940.

Bader could have talked about Focke-Wulfs, but that would have spoiled the story.


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 25, 2019, 15:32:27
What always niggles me about this apocryphal anecdote is that no German was flying Fokkers in WW2. Fokker was a Dutch company which started out in Germany before WW1, when it supplied machines like the peerless triplane of Red Baron fame for the German air effort, but had moved back to NL by 1919, and in WW2 only supplied the Dutch air force which was pretty much entirely destroyed on the ground in the Blitzkrieg of 1940.

Bader could have talked about Focke-Wulfs, but that would have spoiled the story.
Its for that reason that Douglas Bader never told that story because he would have known that, which is why its actually credited to Stan Boardman, a man who could not be classed as one of the greatest thinkers, even in Liverpool.


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 25, 2019, 16:25:20
Back on topic, they should do a super slim tailored version of the kit as an XXXL tracksuit top - "Zip up Fatty" :)


.... I'll get me coat


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, October 25, 2019, 16:41:40
Back on topic, they should do a super slim tailored version of the kit as an XXXL tracksuit top - "Zip up Fatty" :)


.... I'll get me coat

 QPR a few years back had the classic commentator's line.... Dunne to Mutch.... Mutch to Yun


Title: Re: Coventry Kit
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 25, 2019, 17:43:48
QPR a few years back had the classic commentator's line.... Dunne to Mutch.... Mutch to Yun
:D