Though failing to earn promotion to the English Premier League via the English Football League Championship playoffs for the last two years, Cardiff City FC remains a force in England’s second tier of soccer.
With an eye another promotion run next season, Cardiff City has unveiled its PUMA 2011/12 away kit. The Bluebirds’ road strip follows the launch of its home kit in June. The club opens its 2011/12 Championship campaign on August 6th at West Ham United.
The club has provided a bit of history regarding the use of white for its 11/12 away kit:
All at Cardiff City hope this white away shirt can emulate the team of 1960 and gain promotion to the top flight. The adoption of white shirts as our alternative away strip for the 2011/12 season is not new in the Club’s history. In several seasons during the 1950s, when City were in the original First Division (1952-57), white was the colour when City had to change if the home side wore blue.
Prior to the 1950s, the Bluebirds had worn red as their alternative colours as was again the case at the end of the 1950s. This time it will be white shirts with blue shorts – in the 1950s it was white shirts with black shorts, and older City fans who were following the Club in those years will recall the pre-season public-practice matches “Blues” against “Whites”.