Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by JocknDor » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing so
wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
jerseys.
Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their traditional
blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

Neil Burns

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Guillaume Picaul » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Maybe because it's the colour of Irn Bru... ;-))

G. (drink french wine)

Quote:

> Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing so
> wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
> I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
> jerseys.
> Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their traditional
> blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

> Neil Burns



 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Yojimb » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Ya mean to tell me you would have prefered seeing the All Blacks wearing
white? Forget that! Besides, I don't know why everybody's complaining about
Scotland's orange strip, I thought it looked distinct and cool.


Quote:
> Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing
so
> wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
> I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
> jerseys.
> Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their
traditional
> blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

> Neil Burns



 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by kenny macleo » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Ya mean to tell me you would have prefered seeing the All Blacks wearing
> white? Forget that! Besides, I don't know why everybody's complaining about
> Scotland's orange strip, I thought it looked distinct and cool.

Gather round, people.  Here we see a classic case of radiation burns to
the brain caused by over-exposure to the Scots' alternative rugby jersey
:)
 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Frank Porte » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Ya mean to tell me you would have prefered seeing the All Blacks wearing
> > white? Forget that! Besides, I don't know why everybody's complaining about
> > Scotland's orange strip, I thought it looked distinct and cool.

> Gather round, people.  Here we see a classic case of radiation burns to
> the brain caused by over-exposure to the Scots' alternative rugby jersey
> :)

I think we should extract the affected parts as painfully as possible
thru the left ear canal. It's a difficult procedure but  our only hope.
 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by petie » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Maybe because it's the colour of Irn Bru... ;-))

ROTFL

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Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by murphymark's New » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing
so
>wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
>I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
>jerseys.
>Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their
traditional
>blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

>Neil Burns


New Zealand had to wearr White jerseys against Scotland in the 1987 RWC and
we still managed to win !
 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Lyndon Watso » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing so
> wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
> I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
> jerseys.
> Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their traditional
> blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

Yes, in the past the All Blacks have worn white shirts, their usual
alternative strip, when playing Scotland.  Don't know why they couldn't
this time, but sponsors' interests come to mind...

Good game, that, and it showed why Scotland are the champions of the Five
Nations.  They at least make an attempt to play a complete game - the
one NH team I would have liked to see go further..

LW

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Computer Service » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

The reason is quite simple. New Zealand won the toss for what strip to
wear. By the way, it wasn't orange, but tangerine, ala Dundee United!
Arfur



Quote:

> > Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when
playing so
> > wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
> > I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional
blue
> > jerseys.
> > Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their
traditional
> > blue and bring out the best in the crowd.

> Yes, in the past the All Blacks have worn white shirts, their usual
> alternative strip, when playing Scotland.  Don't know why they couldn't
> this time, but sponsors' interests come to mind...

> Good game, that, and it showed why Scotland are the champions of the Five
> Nations.  They at least make an attempt to play a complete game - the
> one NH team I would have liked to see go further..

> LW

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Wozz » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Why did they make Scotland wear those dreadful Orange shirts when playing
so
> wonderfully well against the All Blacks in the Quarter Final
> I found it very difficult to cheer them on without their traditional blue
> jerseys.
> Surely as the host nation they should have been able to wear their
traditional
> blue and bring out the best in the crowd,.

I am wondering who the strip was advantageous to. The All Blacks would have
been
blinded by the bright light, and the Scots just looked stupid. Perhaps a
festive pink
for the ABs next time eh?
 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by DM43 » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I think a plaid jersey and socks would be cool. Black Watch or Gordon pattern
perhaps?

Dave

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Guillaume Picaul » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I think Scotland had to wear their alternative jersey because they were playing at
home.
I don't know if it's a general rule, but in the 5 nations tournament (for France -
Scotland games) it's always the home team who has to wear its alternative jersey.

maybe you've got an answer ?) instead of the much more beautiful Pringle white one.

G. (scottish beef + french wine : there's nothing better !)

Quote:

> Yes, in the past the All Blacks have worn white shirts, their usual
> alternative strip, when playing Scotland.  Don't know why they couldn't
> this time, but sponsors' interests come to mind...

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by kenny macleo » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I think Scotland had to wear their alternative jersey because they were playing at
> home.
> I don't know if it's a general rule, but in the 5 nations tournament (for France -
> Scotland games) it's always the home team who has to wear its alternative jersey.

> maybe you've got an answer ?) instead of the much more beautiful Pringle white one.

Beats me, laddie.  It arrived along with the rather baffling purple
stripes on the new home jersey.
Quote:

> G. (scottish beef + french wine : there's nothing better !)


> > Yes, in the past the All Blacks have worn white shirts, their usual
> > alternative strip, when playing Scotland.  Don't know why they couldn't
> > this time, but sponsors' interests come to mind...

 
 
 

Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Charlie Pear » Fri, 29 Oct 1999 04:00:00

On 26 Oct 1999 02:45:48 GMT, "Computer Services"

Quote:

>The reason is quite simple. New Zealand won the toss for what strip to
>wear. By the way, it wasn't orange, but tangerine, ala Dundee United!
>Arfur

No, it's officially mandarin.

Charlie

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Why ORANGE shirts for Scotland

Post by Nick Kin » Mon, 01 Nov 1999 03:00:00


Quote:
> I think Scotland had to wear their alternative jersey because they were
playing at
> home.
> I don't know if it's a general rule, but in the 5 nations tournament (for
France -
> Scotland games) it's always the home team who has to wear its alternative
jersey.

ear me,
> maybe you've got an answer ?) instead of the much more beautiful Pringle
white one.

> G. (scottish beef + french wine : there's nothing better !)


> > Yes, in the past the All Blacks have worn white shirts, their usual
> > alternative strip, when playing Scotland.  Don't know why they couldn't
> > this time, but sponsors' interests come to mind...

Apparently, during the '95 World Cup when NZ played Scotland, the All Blacks
allowed the Scots to wear their home colours.  Scotland were repaying the
compliment this time 'round, so I'm told!

Nick.