English Championship side Leeds United have finally revealed their third kit ahead of their away clash with West Bromwich Albion – a full 16 league matchdays into the 2018-19 season.
Currently sitting atop the EFL Championship table, Leeds will debut their newly released third kit when they travel to The Hawthorns this weekend to face seventh-place West Bromwich Albion.
Keeping with the traditional colours of the club’s crest, the emphatic yellow shirt and socks colour-block the blue shorts bearing the Leeds logo. The sleeve cuffs and socks also feature a white-and-blue stripe pattern.
With their traditional white home kit and a black away strip for 2018/19, the arrival of the yellow alternate jersey is just in time to prevent a colour clash with their upcoming opponents West Brom, who play in white and navy stripes.
Despite such a late debut, the alternate strip has proven popular amongst Leeds fans and is widely regarded as a ‘proper Leeds kit’, with many believing that the bold yellow and blue combination should always remain a staple of the club’s second and third kits.
🤔 | Decision time! Which is your favourite 2018/19 #LUFC Kit?— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 7, 2018
Leeds United is a club which many Australians will hold with fond regard, considering its significance in the careers of two of Australia’s ‘Golden Generation’, namely Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell.
For many, the ‘classic’ nature of the 2018/19 third kit is a throwback to better times for Leeds. The 2000/01 season saw the club at the height of its powers as it reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final on a night where Viduka and Kewell played alongside one of the greatest English players of all time, Rio Ferdinand.