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League One Home Kits Ranked (11-1): Which strips have we put ahead of Sunderland’s tame effort?

Roker Report’s Graham Falk ranks each League One home kit from 24 to 1. Today we’re looking at the strips in the top half - see which teams we’ve placed ahead of Sunderland’s tame effort from this season...

Sunderland AFC

11. Gillingham

Kit supplier... Macron

Sponsor... MEMS

Verdict: Not a huge fan of Macron shirts, but this is a fine - if uncomplicated - new kit for the Gills. They may have lost Tom Eaves and their giant goalkeeper Tomas Holy, but they’ve made up for it by unexpectedly becoming one of the more stylish teams in the league.

10. Accrington Stanley

Kit supplier... Adidas

Sponsor... Wham

Verdict: Okay, so it’s as plain as they come and blatantly a rip off training kit from the horrific back-catalogue held by annual kit killers Adidas BUT - and this is important - it’s the third season in a row they’ve worn it, as Andy Holt and Accrington continue to defy the modern day annual kit change - and that’s just bloody brilliant! Fair play Stanley.

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town - Sky Bet League One - Wham Stadium Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images

9. Fleetwood Town

Kit supplier... Hummel

Sponsor... BES Utilities

Verdict: I’m a lad born in the 80’s that went to his first Sunderland match in 1993, so I’m always going to be in love with Hummel strips, and quite frankly, there’s a huge reason why - I mean, look at this beauty! If it wasn’t worn by a bunch of players managed by a thug that thinks listening to The Smiths makes you an intellectual, I’d maybe even rate it higher.

8. Portsmouth

Kit supplier... Nike

Sponsor... University of Portsmouth

Verdict: I dislike almost everything associated with Portsmouth, from that nails on chalkboard ‘Play Up Pompey’ chant all the way to Brett Pitman’s penchant for shouting at 12-year-old ball boys... Aye, anyway, the shirt is alright.

7. MK Dons

Kit supplier... Errea

Sponsor... Suzuki

Verdict: The fact no-one actually cares about MK Dons is a shame for Errea because they’ve made one of the best kits in the league. Straight out of fourth tier, Paul Tisdale’s boys are strutting down the catwalk with the big boys of League One this season.

Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

6. Rochdale

Kit supplier... Errea

Sponsor... Crown Oil

Verdict: The Lidl version of Inter Milan comes booming in at number six with a Liam Gallagher swagger. This blue and black number will look great in a League One relegation battle. It’s another that came from a fan’s vote, and you can certainly say they chose well with this one, those lovable little Mancunians. What a cracker.

5. Lincoln City

Kit supplier... Errea

Sponsor... SRP Hire Solutions

Verdict: Glorious. The black v-neck and black sleeves combining with the stand out red and white stripes makes for a thing of beauty. Imagine for just a moment that this was the new Sunderland kit? Curse you, Adidas, curse you!

4. Bristol Rovers

Kit supplier... Macron

Sponsor... Utilia

Verdict: Zooming in at number four is an unexpected yet stunning new Pirates home kit. It’s amazing what happens when you combine traditional, simple designs with subtle differences, such as the two toned stripes on the blue side of the jersey. Whilst they may be among the relegation favourites, the home kit is as blue as Seb Larsson’s eyes and just as attractive. Swoon.

3. AFC Wimbledon

Kit supplier... Puma

Sponsor... Football Manager

Verdict: The most simple design of all the kits in League One, yet one of the smartest and most casual designs in the division. Resembling a smart polo shirt that makes you look like the dog’s bollocks down the pub, it combines a cool sponsor on the front that will provoke your mates to discuss the halycon days of FM, memories of Kennedy Bakircioglu and suiting up for a computerised FA Cup Final. The yellow Puma logo gives it a fabulous finish. Sheer class.

2. Coventry City

Kit supplier... Hummel

Sponsor... Allsopp and Allsopp

Verdict: Everyone loves a classic kit, whereas nobody likes a template used for a plethora of different clubs. Hummel haven taken both The Sky Blues home and away kits back to “classic designs of the 1980s” and, perhaps even better, both designs are bespoke to the Sky Blues. A supporters dream. Nostalgia and style. Designing a kit shouldn’t be as hard as some kit suppliers make it, and Hummel have got this year’s Coventry effort bang on.

Coventry City v Southend United - Sky Bet League One Photo by Morgan Harlow/Getty Images

1. Oxford United

Kit supplier... Puma

Sponsor... Singha Beer

Verdict: The winner! “Every kit has it moments” says Puma, and your moment is here Oxfordshire - the winner of the 2019/20 best League One kit award! You may have lost your best players in Curtis Nelson and Gavin Whyte, but rest assured, when they wear the manky new Cardiff home shirt they’ll soon realise the error of their ways.

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