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Grind

Hoarding

I have twenty-seven m/w Leeds shirts in transit to here as I write.

Some are more than a tiny bit totally ace.

* I suspect I may need help
bearing

You suspect!
Grind

bearing wrote:
You suspect!


Just a lucky hunch.  

Some good 'uns in there though, starting from 72/3 including the likes of Hunter, Lorimer, Gray, Harvey, Harris, Hart, Cantona, Martyn, Haaland and Woodgate, through to some present day no-marks, with more than half of them goalkeeper shirts.

* Collecting stamps would've been soooo much more sensible.
bearing

You've got far too much money, time and quite obviously not enough sense.
Grind

bearing wrote:
You've got far too much money, time and quite obviously not enough sense.


At least one of those is now a did have instead of a got.

Actually, possibly a couple of 'em.
fartcatcher

Do you wear them or just look at them?
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
Do you wear them or just look at them?


I use them to clean the car.
fartcatcher

Grind wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Do you wear them or just look at them?


I use them to clean the car.


that's fair enough
Forest

Do you wear them when the wife is out?
Grind

Forest wrote:
Do you wear them when the wife is out?


I think the only one I've ever routinely worn is the 91/2 away #13 shirt (it was Wilkinson's) and even that I've not tried on for the best part of ten years.

There's a picture in a matchday programme somewhere with me wearing it to one of the Boston (not the Lincs version) meets to watch (I think) a european game many moons ago.

I wouldn't even attempt to try one of those new Lycra ones on. That would not be pretty.
Frazier Cranium

You know where I am if you want to donate any Leeds shirts for a good cause (that of me)

More details please anyway.
smiling badger

Kebes will be up for grabs some time pretty soon, fingers crossed..
Late Doors

pardon my higgorance but what are m/w shirts?
Grind

The state the club seems to be in at the moment, I reckon there won't be many that aren't available.

Much like the players, modern shirts are basically just glorified replicas.

Weirdly, or at least coincidentally, this happened about the same time as we got relegated the first time in the mid noughties.

The player shirts from the early eighties through to then are very different to the replicas.

Things of beauty, almost.

* They're sounding more like Grind wanky hankies, eh?!
Grind

Late Doors wrote:
pardon my higgorance but what are m/w shirts?


Sorry bout that - m/w means match worn - basically shirts specifically made up for and worn by players in games.
Grind

No good reason for collecting them, obviously, but my aim is to get one of each style we've worn, however pointless that may seem.

It all started with a long sleeved signed 93/4 Gary Speed home shirt I bought on a whim - and still have.

The club badge on the players' shirts was embroidered rather than the tacky felt embossed version you saw on the replicas.

Well worth checking out up close if you ever get the chance - especially as those shirts were intended to last a season and not just one game.

One day I'll take some pictures.
Late Doors

Ahh right, yes i can see the appeal, only just like
Grind

The shirts sometimes have other stories to tell - here's a shirt I also own in the same style as the Speed one above - it was originally worn by Rocastle but was switched to David White in midseason.

http://www.leedsunitedmatchworn.c...ocastle-white-home-shirt-white-4/

The bloke who runs that website is a font of knowledge when it comes to Leeds shirts. Makes me look like a rank amateur.
Frazier Cranium

Nice site.  I remember Dave Cocker, one of Les's sons, showing me his dad's tracksuit top from the 1965 FA Cup final.  It was tiny!  And a thing of beauty.  I totally get this collecting habit, shirts, sock tags, badges, old photos, autographs... maybe it's partly because LU were one of the main exponents of souvenir metchandise in the early 70s.
fartcatcher

I've still got my 91-92 League Winners mug. Although it is separated from it's handle and chipped as a result of being thrown from some distance into a bin at work after we lost at home to Oxford in the cup in 94.

Luckily someone retrieved it for me.

Considering what's happened since, it's amazing that it's still in one piece. Well two pieces.
Grind

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Nice site.  I remember Dave Cocker, one of Les's sons, showing me his dad's tracksuit top from the 1965 FA Cup final.  It was tiny!  And a thing of beauty.  I totally get this collecting habit, shirts, sock tags, badges, old photos, autographs... maybe it's partly because LU were one of the main exponents of souvenir metchandise in the early 70s.


I blame it all on being an only child. I love collecting stuff and nonsense - they are my friends.

Incidentally, don't bother with any of the newer shirts unless you see it physically peeled off of the player's back or have other evidence to hand (e.g. "Poppy" or "Curie" shirts) as, with the exception of some of the GK shirts, they are simply store replicas with iron-on transfers added.

Plus there are oodles of them made throughout the season nowadays.

Occasionally you can tag them to particular games through subtle offsets in the letters or numbers but, as already said, the older, distinctly different ,shirts are the way to go.

And we weren't mostly shit back then.....

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