In the league, yes. But the rules for the FA Cup and FA Trophy are that stripes versus stripes are not allowed. Or at the least the referee is able to say it can't happen. In which case we could have been in trouble if we hadn't got this strip when we go to Witton in the FA Trophy.
But even more importantly than that, our second choice strip is really naff so we needed to have another option for sake of style. Now that one was a waste of £600 or whatever it was.[/quote]
The FA rules are here:http://www.thefa.com/~/media/776FDC2C66 ... 7463A.ashx
The rules are the same for either a league or FA Cup/Trophy game.
The usual practice is that the away kit manager informs their club secretary which colour they plan to play in, the secretary then converses with the home secretary and agrees the colours.
On matchday, the referee is shown both shirts and as long as he is satisfied that there is no clash (when viewed by officials) on the pitch) then everything is ok.
IF the ref had said that there was a clash, he would have probably made you play in Wittons 2nd strip. That would be an extreme case tho'.
As for the 'naffness' of your away kit - only you can tell us that!