Wednesday 25th April.
The club revealed the new shirt and sponsors today, and after
5 years or so in pale blue stripes we will revert to our more traditional
royal blue and white striped shirts. Our shirt sponsor from next
season is to be Prime Time Recruitment replacing Panasonic whose
name has adorned our shirts for the last 6 years. I am sorry to
see the association with Panasonic come to an end because it was
great to be sponsored by a high profile name following some of our
less auspicious backers such as Central Garage Mirfield. The deal
is worth around £500,000 over the three years and the company will
also open an office at the ground allowing supporters to watch the
game and get themselves another job.
I quite like the new shirts as they are more reminiscent of the
Twenties style, although I must admit to voting for the pale blue
option on the web site as I have rather got used to it. I am not
so sure about the away kit consisting of all black, but at least
they will have a ready-made excuse for any away defeats next season
– they won’t be able see each other!