Up the Junction wrote:Was that not 'Ecru', chiggers?
(A colour I've never come across before or since...)
Brace yourselves for a really boring post...
Etymologically, "ecru" isn't really a colour at all - it's actually an absence of colour, as it's the French word for unbleached linen. Not sure that's exactly how our Pony kit was made(!), but some smart-arse marketeer obviously thought it sounded better than beige. And to be honest they were probably right!
Was definitely one of the shortest-lived kit fads. I seem to remember Southampton had pretty much an identical kit to us by Pony that year and Liverpool also had a Reebok kit in ecru
, possibly the same season? Then they all disappeared never to be seen again.