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St Etienne, Lotto, 1994/5 St Etienne, Lotto, 1994/5

Shirt of the day:  St Etienne, Lotto, 1994/5 courtesy of Chris Ledger

Keeping up the France theme here is another beauty courtesy of Chris Ledger. Casino on the front, Tropicana on the back.  What’s not to like.  

A pretty special St Etienne as worn under Jacques Santini.

Here are some other kits we thought you would like:

My favourite football shirt - Philippe Auclair

My favourite football shirt - Juliens Laurens

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CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Tahiti, Lotto, 2013 - Queen Pomare’s boys

The galacticos of Tahiti have qualified for the Confederations Cup by defeating all comers at the 2012 OFC Nations Cup in New Zealand.

Tahiti, Lotto football shirt

They did it whilst wearing their lotto made red and white number, and captained by former Montpellier reserve Nicolas Vallar, who returned from a journeyman career in France to lead his nation to victory.

Here are the highlights of them smashing New Caledonia in the final, in front of a type of all-seater stadium.

Here’s a picture of 19th century manager, Queen Pomare, watching as her boys take on the French, British, and whoever else fancied it.

With a population of less than two hundred thousand to call on, when it comes to how far they’ll go in Brazil, I will be honest and say that I am worried.

Here are some other links we thought you might like:

Hugo Sanchez - World Cup 1986

Japan - from white to blue to red to blue 

Nigeria, Adidas, 1994

Northampton Town, Lotto, 1996-97 - papping Andy Woodman

In 1997, in what used to be the old fourth division but had become the new third division but is now the old third division and is in fact the new League Two, Northampton Town reached the playoffs final. The Cobblers were playing Swansea and clinched promotion in the most dramatic fashion, with a 90+3 minute free kick from Cobbler legend John Frain (complete with ‘Sixfields Boys’ by Warehouse).

Things have been a bit topsy-turvy since then, and whilst the defeated team have spent seemingly half a season playing dead rubbers in the Premiership, the Cobblers are once again fighting for promotion to the old Third Division/middle-period Second Division/nouveau League One.

Another legend from that day is goalkeeper Andy Woodman, shot-stopper and author. But don’t let it be said that this success has made Woodman an arrogant man; here he is, ‘papped’ on what used to be called the ‘Morden-Edgware Route’ but is now known as the Northern Line.

Northampton, Lotto, 1996/7

The home shirt itself was a lovely claret colour and the away gold. Lotto were so happy with the kit, they not only made it but sponsored it as well. Quite right, too, for a town of fashionable cobblers, to be sponsored by the ‘calzolai’ of Treviso.

Here are some other shirt we thought you would like:

Watford, Le Coq Sportif, 1999

The Football Shirt Collective - Lotto

Shirt of the day: Estonia, Lotto, 1996/7 courtesy of @fifa209


Shirt of the day:  Holland (Lotto) Dennis Bergkamp

Happy birthday 43rd birthday Dennis

Shirt of the day: AC Milan, 1994/5, Lotto 

Ahead of the Milan derby 

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