Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Classic Kits - League of Blogs Style

Holland 88, Denmark 86, Coventry City's Brown Away kit (cough)... Classics all of them.

The one that intrigued me most yesterday as my mind wandered far from what it should have been concentrating on was Holland 88...mainly as this simple question occurred to me:

Did Subbuteo ever produce this kit?

From what I recall, Holland only ever had the plain orange shirt in Subbuteo form and it'd be one hell of a complex kit to produce at such a small level.

Having recently had far too much fun whipping up some Subbuteo style kits for the League of Blogs, it was only a matter of time before I set about producing one.  And here it is...

Holland - Euro 88 Final

I posted this on Twitter and John Devlin from True Colours pointed out the orange shorts were of course only worn in the final...so...a few tweaks later and...

Holland 88 Pre Final

It was only natural, having spent an age getting the pattern right, that I then use it for the other well known uses of the same design.  USSR 88 and West Germany's away kit from Italia 90 (I believe they wore it in a semi final...can't remember who they played...ahem)

USSR 88 & W Germany 90
So...who else should I re-create?  Denmark 86 is in the pipeline and there was a suggestion to create a wallchart for all Euro's / World Cup winners...sounds like a new project to me!

Leave your suggestions here or drop us a line on twitter.

UPDATE:  Denmark 86

UPDATE 2:  England 82


  1. Just a few off the top of my head, England 82, France 84, perhaps Arsenal's bruised banana of 1992? The holy grails of shirt collectors!

    1. Liking those :) That bruised banana one should be fun ;-)

  2. Been away and missed this when you first posted it. I loved those hummel halved shirts, great artistic skills - John Devlin could have competition for a new book.
    One kit worthy of the subbuteo treatment must be plucky little Sutton United's worn during 'that' great cup upset......

    1. Thanks for your kind words Al, though John is a legend :)
      Sutton Utd you say? Cup upset? Doesn't ring any bells here...cough cough

  3. I actually had that England team in my Subbuteo collection of the early-80's... Come to think of it, I also had that shirt, too! :)

    1. I had the shirt too, the only England shirt i've ever owned.

  4. Love it! For full list of the subbuteo teams produced check out this website http://www.peter-upton.co.uk/sub1.htm

    if there's a kit you want paintin up just give me a shout http://fantasyflicker.blogspot.co.uk/