Which football teams have worn most kit combinations in a season? | The Knowledge

Plus: huge gaps between victories in the same competition, winning the same title with multiple teams, and loose dentures. Mail [email protected] or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“It appears that Fulham’s kit designer is having as bad a season as their defensive coach,” muses Richard Hilton. “Fulham have worn five different kit combinations in their first five away matches of the season (red/red; black/black; blue/blue; white/black; white/white). Is this a record?”It turns out Fulham’s kit designer still has a little more meddling to do, Richard. Here’s Chris Oakley. “I can confirm that they have some way to go yet! I’ve been creating some illustrations for Rochdale AFC’s official matchday programme, The Voice of Spotland, which show they had seven kits during the 1997-98 season. Two of them used elements of a kit worn two seasons before.” Continue reading...



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Scotland need not be downhearted in defeat but Warren Gatland has an embarrassment of riches with WalesScotland continue to dazzle in attack while being susceptible at the breakdown and in defence. Huw Jones embodied both traits in their 26-20 defeat by South Africa at Murrayfield, laying on a try for Pete Horne but being stripped of possession for one of the Springboks’ scores. A first home loss for a year has not disheartened Gregor Townsend, who believes his team are still learning by the match, but the depth of their squad will be tested when the head coach makes changes for the visit of Argentina this weekend. South Africa go to Wales and must wait to find out if their captain Siya Kolisi is cited after what appeared to be a headbutt on Horne. Stuart Bathgate Continue reading...



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Wallabies can't afford another Italian job if they want to beat England

They may have won in Padua, but Australia will be punished at Twickenham if they put in a similar performanceEngland started the rot. Now the Wallabies have an opportunity to end it. Related: Marika Koroibete double helps off-colour Wallabies to victory in Italy Continue reading...