Crystal Palace are a proper football club.
They’ve got the history, they’ve got the fans and, looking over the years, they’ve got at least two football kits that are, simply, glorious.
1982-83 may have been a truly dismal season for the club, but at least they looked brilliant while playing dismally.
Their home kit was a white Adidas-manufactured number with a red-and-blue sash across its front.
Don’t get me wrong, that was a fantastic kit, but their away kit was something truly special.
It was designed in the same style, but the base colour was an almost-iridescent sky blue, with a bright red sash.
It’s a throwback to a time when football kits were something to shout about; when Palace narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier; when Alan Mullery replaced Steve Kember as manager.
It may have been an awful time to be a Palace fan, but at least their players looked fantastic while playing exceptionally badly.