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    Foot.ie decides - Ireland's best keeper's jersey

    Another international window coming up in a couple of weeks - we ready to go again with another big decision?

    I have 40 jerseys from the past 40 years selected and ready to do battle. From the madness of the 90s, to forgotten maroon efforts, to the ever-classic Euro 88/Italia 90 kit. Same story - head to head to head to head until only one remains.

    40 is an awkward number, so I'm going to -

    > Give the Euro 88/Italia 90 jersey a bye to the second round as the winner of both the best home and away kit
    > Run 13 3-way ties for the first round, with the top two to go through. That means 27 progress in total
    > Then 14 into the repechage to (a) reprieve five kits and give us a round 32 and (b) vote one kit as our worst ever goalkeeper's top.

    I might start later this week and then it'd last all the way through the November internationals and probably up to the end of the month.

    There probably are a couple of gaps in what I have, so if anyone has a kit they want to make sure is included, PM me a link to a photo.

    As a taster to get everyone nice and confused, this really strange image still from a programme made in 2016 should be one of the bookies' favourites.


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    Eehhhmmm, what?

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    Yup. Looks like some crowd doing a video put false colouring on it. I've no idea why

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    Nice one Stu.
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    Fair play. There’s been a lot of keepers jerseys/kits. Some of them absolutely mental.

    Is it jersey or full kit we’re voting on?

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    I'll let that row develop over the course of the thread.

    I think the full kit is really the vote, but there's a lot more variety with the keeper's tops compared to home/away outfield jerseys, so I'd say the majority of the vote will come down to the jersey tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I'll let that row develop over the course of the thread.

    I think the full kit is really the vote, but there's a lot more variety with the keeper's tops compared to home/away outfield jerseys, so I'd say the majority of the vote will come down to the jersey tbh.
    Look forward to it

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    Right - slight change of plan. I had a look through the 40 starters again and spotted two duplicates. So I've pulled those and we're down to 38.

    Putting them in pools of 3 to only knock out 6 kits seems a waste of time, and reveals all the kits too soon. So I'm going to start with 20 in round 1, and the other 18 get a bye to round 2. Round 1 will give 10 winners, and then four get reprieved in the repechage (this is to allow for potential finals in round 1, so we don't lose a genuine challenger too early purely through a bad draw)

    I think I'll start tomorrow morning if that suits. Usual stuff - 24-hour voting period, another battle up in the afternoon, and I'll not run any over the weekend as it's quieter generally

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    No PMs so far. I must have yere full trust when it comes to digging out the obscure of the obscure.

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    OK, let's see how this goes!

    Our first battle is a proper clash of eras. No Bazunu v Kelleher debates here - instead, we've Bazunu v Peyton. Which one stays in, and which one goes out? 24 hours to vote, and in the event of a tie, I get casting vote (or if I dd vote, then my vote is discounted) Reasons are encouraged to get a bit of chat going.





    Next match goes live around 6pm.

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    Bazunu

    always thought a full black gk kit makes the keeper look a lot more imposing!

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    Close call between the two, and there's nothing particularly wrong with the kit Peyton is wearing, but the black is better

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    Bazunu gets my vote. Not a fan of the round neck on the other one.

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    Disappointed that I found clash 1 randomly. I was expecting a pm, email, or message via carrier-pigeon.

    Anyway, Gerry looks dashing in that GK jersey, and I've a small bone for anything Adidas, so Orange (is the new Black!) gets my vote. I'd wear that on a night out in Brussels and not look out of place
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    GDPR means I can't PM anyone - you know that

    I'm unsure on these two myself. The modern jerseys are generally very bland and I don't see myself voting for too many of them. But I do like the all black (though I think a Campos special is generally taken to be more - well, distracting at least, which is worth a goal on occasion). The Peyton one evokes memories of the Euro 88 sticker album, so it's a classic - yet looking at it now, it's not all that great, even before you get to the nipplage.

    I'll vote Bazunu here, though I may well reprieve Peyton when the time comes.

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    Yeah, those nipples. I think that must have been taken just before FIFA banned male nipplage because it provided extra grip on the jersey.

    I think a little nostalgia in my vote... GP's looks like a proper ye olde-fashioned keeper's jersey so there's my vote. GB's looks like the sports kit of some special forces unit (but it needs McClean's balaclavas to be a sure-fire winner!) - I like it too, but I'd say I'll have a chance to vote for it for a later round.
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    Peyton's for me. The new one is very boring lads.

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    Bazunu. Love an all black keeper's kit

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    4½-3 to Bazunu at the moment (with my vote the half, so we can't have a tie)

    Still loads of time to vote, and another tie going live around 6pm, which is another retro v modern tie.

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