Rare Shirt Question

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Y0U ‘0RN5, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Does anyone know the origin or anything about this shirt? Its a 2003-05 shirt that i came across online and is a youths size. Is it a custom one-off or was it used in a youths side?
    Anyone have any ideas or seen anything like it before?
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  2. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    The team had separate sponsors for the youth teams that season, with Toshiba covering the first team.
     
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  3. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Ahh i see, nice one cheers. I thought it may be a youth team thing but i also thought it could be some ripoff fake shirt but That explains it thanks
     
  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  5. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Great pic, is that Mapps in there?
    Love the idea of the Retro Solvite sponsor, not sure itd work on this seasons shirt tho
     
  6. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    It is mapps in the middle, I believe the blonde lad fourth from his right was Jordan parkes but could be mistaken, and I think on the far left is toumani diagouraga. not sure on the others.
     
  7. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    So im assuming itl be a matchworn or at least match prepared shirt as itd never have been available to buy
     
  8. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    If this was 2003-05, I thought the club would have still been using the old badge?
     
  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The font change was in 2001
     
  10. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Yes would have to be a match issued shirt.

    Solvite were our academy sponsors at the time. Looking at the our youth team no.7's back then three names stand out.. Ryan Gilligan (Ian Gilligan's son) Alex Campana and Al Bangura.. plus a few other i hadnt heard of. Had it been a reserve team shirt it would most likely have been Ashley Young's though i presume they had Total on their shirts, the same as the first team.
     
  11. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  13. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    It's small and somewhat faint if you enlarge it, but if you zoom in (Ctrl + mouse arrow away from you if you're viewing the page on a computer) you'll see it uses the lower case font of the old badge.

    Like I said, it's bizarre that they should've still been using the old badge in 2006.
     
  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Oh I see, you mean at the top of the page. Gotcha. The main pic of the badge on the profile page is right.
     
  15. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Yeah, sorry for the confusion, for some reason you can only get that banner if you click on one of the links to the club profile pages.

    Feels weird looking at that page from a time when optimism was still very much at a high in light of the season that followed, and where we are now.
     
  16. andrew2209

    andrew2209 First Year Pro

  17. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Can anyone else identify any of the players in the photo?
     

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