Whilst we all know that Saturday’s match at Cheltenham was 11 v 11 there were numerous occasions when it appeared that we were hugely outnumbered on the pitch. Part of that was the fact that Cheltenham’s red and white bodies were all over us in many places, but part of it is our black kit.
Now bear with me here, if this was only coming from me as an optically challenged 64 year old, you could dismiss it, but my son who boasts 20/20 vision and shoots for GB made the point as we were watching that it was difficult at times to distinguish between our players and the predominantly black jacketed crowd, particularly at pitch level. Bearing in mind the margins for error at the pace EFL football is played, selecting black as your away kit in tiny enclosed grounds where most of the crowd are wearing black is a mistake.
I’m sure if you asked Ryan Inniss and Sean Clare why they made diabolical and suicidal short passes in the first half – they would blame the black shirt phenomena – ………….well, I would !
Ditch the black shirts and lets have a luminous green , yellow or orange – at least it would look like we had loads of players on the pitch.