New Strips Change
by Scott Thornberry - 2nd April 2010
Darlington Football Club have revealed that they have had to change the design of next season home strip after finding out that the new strip, chosen by the fans, falls fall of non league rules as it apparenttely has too much black.
With the club coming to terms with the inevitable relegation to the blue sqaure premier, they have found out that a kit which has a lot of black in it could clash with the referees kit which in non league is black. The club sent out this e-mail:
"Once again, thanks for helping us to choose the new kit for next season. Due to league regulations not permitting a predominantly black kit, we’ve had to change the design slightly to satisfy the Football Conference. It is the same design, but with a white panel instead of the black and we will also use white shorts and hooped socks as first choice."
"The sponsor, as you can see, is NOT on a patch and fits in with the design of the shirt nicely. I hope you like the altered design just as much! The final kit, being put into production is below and as voters of the design; you have first sight of this kit!"
The original design was the one below. The away strip stays the same