We caught up with Mark Ogden, Chief Football Correspondent for the Independent to talk Admiral England shirts, David Platt and black kappa kits.
What was your first football shirt?
It was the Admiral England shirt from around 1980, just before the one which was worn during the 1982 World Cup. It wasn’t the best looking kit in the world, and pretty sure I knew nothing about it being bought for me, but it’s the one which started me off with a few kits post-1982.
What is your favourite football shirt?
The black 1991 Juventus away shirt, made by Kappa, which was sponsored by UPIM. Always love the Juventus kits, but I remember seeing a Pierluigi Casiraghi goal on Football Focus or Saint & Greavsie and thinking that the kit was even better than the goal.
It started a trend for all black kits, with Manchester United wearing one in the early years of the Premier League. Still have Juve shirt and, surprisingly, it still fits me 23 years on. Holland’s adidas kit at Italia 90 was another good one.
What is your favourite goal?
Hard to pick one, but World Cup goals always seemed to mean more as a kid, so it’s a toss-up between Bryan Robson’s 27 second goal against France in 1982 and David Platt’s goal against Belgium in 1990. I’ll say Platt’s – just …