Did you know that Stoke (bunch of jikes that they are) were the opponents when the most talked about City kit ever, the Matchwinner made tiger stripe affair, made it’s competitive debut? Yes indeed. It was 17 years ago, on 15th August 1992, and what is now ‘League One’ had just become ‘Division Two’, having previously been the Third Division until the inception of the Premier League prompted the first of two euphemistic nomenclature changes for the Football League’s remaining three tiers.
Stoke were the bookies favourites to win the Division Two title, but on opening day the poggy Potters began the season with a defeat at Boothferry Park, courtesy of a rare Paul Hunter strike. In this clip from Yorkshire TV’s Calendar teatime news show, several Tiger Nationals voice their approval of the new tiger striped togs, “it’s very appropriate” opines one scamp.