Monday, 31 October 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 08 - FA Cup Finals Kits of the 80's

It's back to the usual routine for Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast as Chris and Rich focus their attention on the main topic this week: The kits of the FA Cup Finals of the 1980's.

There's a full and frank assessment of all twenty kits, plus an attempt by your hosts to pick the best Final based on the kits that were worn. Which one would you go for?

To start the show, there's Kit News (featuring the latest releases as listed below), and later we've got another Kit Off vote for you. The theme this time is 'Sunderland Away Shirts' and you can pick your favourite by scrolling down this page and using the buttons shown.

To hear Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!


This week we're asking you to choose which of Sunderland's last three away shirts is the best. They're all made by Adidas but each has its own distinctive colour palette! Choose your favourite from these three...


During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:



  1. Great show as ever gents.

    I think the 1985 Final had the best set of strips, United/adidas using the central badge as Tottenham had from August 1980 with LCS (on both home & away kits).

    Coventry caused us all sorts of problems that season, we were even forced to wear yellow Coventry away shirts at Highfield Road in the League.

    The Cup Final blunder came about after a set of Youth team shirts (no alcohol sponsors allowed) were wrongly packed for Wembley.

    1. Thanks Statto74!

      A good point about the centrally located badges. There should be more centrally located badges in modern football! :)

      Good knowledge too about the Tottenham/Coventry issues. We'll have to give that a mention on the next podcast...

  2. You say the Brighton kit looked dated in 83 but that was brand new and the first time they had worn it.The kit they wore that season was really old fashioned and had a large floppy collar