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League One Home Kits Ranked (24-12): Where does Sunderland’s red & white strip land on our list?

Roker Report’s Graham Falk ranks each League One home kit from 24 to 1. Today we’re looking at the strips in the bottom half - where about do you think Sunderland’s effort from this season lands on our list?

24. Wycombe Wanderers

Kit supplier... O’Neills

Sponsor... Cherry Red Records

Verdict: What on God’s green Earth is this monstrosity? Whose idea was it to give the Chairboys a Rugby League shirt? Why is there a huge version of their badge hidden behind a massive red sponsor? You have to give them credit for keeping the same home shirt as last season in this era, but they definitely should have considered changing it... and fast.

23. Southend United

Kit supplier... Nike

Sponsor... N/A

Verdict: The Shrimpers are the fourth team to have joined Paddy Power’s ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign which removes brands and logo from the front of their kit. Unfortunately for Southend fans, Nike have gone all Adidas on them and have given them a training top that looks very similar to something stocked in the Sports Direct sale section. Urgh.

22. Tranmere Rovers

Supplier... Puma

Sponsor... Essar

Verdict: Well, well, well...what in fresh Hell is this? Puma have decided to reward loyal Prenton Park fans with this plain, weird looking “oh my God why are there random blue blocks on the arm” effort. What a way to celebrate promotion, and after such a beautiful kit last year too *a single tears rolls down the cheek*.

Tranmere Rovers v Rochdale - Sky Bet League 1 Photo by Ian Charles/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

21. Sunderland

Supplier... Adidas

Sponsor... Children with Cancer UK

Verdict: That bloody sticker over the top of a hidden BETDAQ logo that is bound to peel off after yer Maw’s second hot wash, that sheer white back, the look Chris Maguire had just modelling it... get in the bin, Adidas. Right in the bin.

20. Doncaster Rovers

Supplier... Elite Pro Sports

Sponsor... LNER

Verdict: This season’s effort from Rovers sees them “return to their famous hoops” and adopts the Club Doncaster logo “in a move that strengthens the brand”. Trust us Donny, that strip will not strengthen anything - it is rank and makes you look like Where’s Wally.

Doncaster Rovers v Huddersfield Town - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

19. Ipswich Town

Supplier... Adidas

Sponsor... Magical Vegas

Verdict: In terms of design, this Adidas number could be so much higher than it is, but when you splash the word’s MAGICAL VEGAS across the front of anything it just looks like an invitation to call up one of those late night quiz shows. Welcome to Adventure Quest! My name is Falconhoof!

18. Peterborough United

Supplier... Nike


Verdict: As a shirt it’s not all that bad... BUT - and it’s a big but - it’s exactly the same as last year barring a slight altercation on the neck, yet the club shop is still charging £45 which is pretty poor form from such a big supplier in Nike.

Peterborough United v Fleetwood Town - Sky Bet Leauge One Photo by David Shipman - CameraSport via Getty Images

17. Blackpool

Supplier... Errea

Sponsor... Visit Blackpool

Verdict: There’s only so much you can do with orange and Errea have done the right thing by keeping the design simple. Not exactly a stunner though, is it?

16. Rotherham United

Supplier... Puma

Sponsor... Embark

Verdict: The tagline for The Millers’ new kit is “new kit, same desire” - which is a bit strange considering they went down last season. It’s a basic concept and is very much down the route of “just keep it simple, no messing about lads, alright?” - so ie: the opposite of Adidas.

Looks a bit like that Charlton kit from a few seasons ago too.

Rotherham United v West Bromwich Albion - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by James Williamson - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images

15. Bury

Supplier... Admiral

Sponsor... N/A

Verdict: Not a bad little number to be fair, and another without a big branded logo - whether we see Bury wear it often this year is another thing entirely though. Hopefully The Shakers can get on the pitch at some point this season and showcase it.

14. Bolton Wanderers

Supplier... Hummel

Sponsor... N/A

Verdict: Now we’re talking. The first half decent kit of this list, and no surprise is created by our beloved Hummel. It keeps with the traditional Trotters colours and design, but adds a splendid touch of red on the arms. Lovely.

Wycombe Wanderers v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Leauge One Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images

13. Shrewsbury Town

Supplier... Admiral

Sponsor... Tuffins Supermarkets

Verdict: What a beauty! But... wait, what the heck is that sponsor on the front? TUFFINS? BLOODY TUFFINS? You’ve ruined it now Shrews - you don’t deserve Donald Love.

12. Burton Albion

Supplier... TAG Sportswear

Sponsor... PRESTEC

Verdict: Donned the ‘supporters shirt’ after Brewers fans (all 750 of them apparently) voted on the look of their new kit, the yellow home design has smart little black flecked sleeves and keeps with tradition of Burton kits resembling angry wasps. Made by local sportswear company TAG Sportswear, the kit is let down a little by the colour clashing blue PRESTEC logo, which kills the look as a whole a bit, doesn’t it? Otherwise, pretty smart.

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