Football fashion in
Coventry is to take a step back 20 years with the re-launch of
one of the most infamous shirts in English history.
Coventry City's brown
"egg-timer" strip of the late 70s has topped polls as
the worst kit ever worn by a league club, but its infamy has
given it new life and the club are re-issuing it along with its
red and blue counterparts.
Replicas of old shirts
have been big sellers for the club and fans have already placed
orders for the "egg timer" tops.
Merchandise Controller Paul Coles said the club was expecting a
"It has to be the
most memorable of all City's kits down the years - if not
always for the right reasons.
“City had the
"egg-timer" design in various colours for around
five years but people always seem to remember the brown one.
magazines have regularly dragged out photos of it and it has
almost passed into Coventry folklore.
"We have sold a
60s replica shirt for a while now and they have proved very
popular so we have decided to move forward a decade.
“Word has got out
and we have already had enquiries with most for the brown
"We see it being
worn purely as a leisure shirt - and are not planning to
produce any shorts and socks!"
The shirts are due to go
on sale at the club's open weekend this weekend when the Sky
Blues take on Ajax and will retail at £27.99. They are produced
in adult sizes only.