One mode of escapism from all 2020 has brought - and much 2021 will bring - is to immerse ourselves in another football kit era. The beginning of Admiral’s heyday is as good as any.
These 1974-75 season catalogue images provided by The Glove Bag on Twitter contain some wonderful treats. A cheerful Peter Shilton goalkeeping range on the eve of a status quo-maintaining European Common Market membership referendum might raise a wry smile, and there are plenty of iconic kit designs replicated the Bert Patrick (RIP) way, but it is the tracksuits which really draw the eye.
The Leeds version - personalised for the players - may be instantly recognisable, but imagine owning a black version with the adidas-y sleeve bands! And how about an alternative universe where the orange and black version was delivered to Johan Cruyff with one band removed? What better way to temporarily deliver us from the present...
Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.