Some Derby County supporters were left disappointed by the club’s new third kit.
The Rams have built up the hype surrounding the third kit for weeks. Supporters knew it would be released against Spanish opposition Girona, and many were guessing the colours.
Derby’s Twitter account haven’t done themselves many favours. The club previously published the announcement in orange and black, despite claiming it wasn’t going to be those colours.
Following Phillip Cocu’s arrival as manager, it would have been fitting to have the Rams donning the Dutch colours this season. Somebody even made a mock-up of the kit, and it looked beautiful (see below).
But, when the big release finally arrived, the reaction to it was flat. After so much build-up, the new third kit it just a flip of the home kit, with black shirts and white stripes on the sleeves.
Some Derby fans replying to the club’s Tweet shared their disappointment.
This would of been better 🍊 pic.twitter.com/v8pNJ9kYDS
— Martin Hardy (@martinhardyuk) July 25, 2019
So disappointed in the third kit
— PiDDY (@PiDDY__) July 25, 2019
Inverse of the home kit 😳 ground breaking
— JT (@jonny_tomlinson) July 25, 2019
That’s a funny way of showing an orange third kit
— Callum Dowd (@CallumDowd6) July 25, 2019
it’s not orange 😭😭😭
— Adam Cain (@Cainy0283) July 25, 2019
😩 you made us wait this long to launch a negative version of home kit…, Feel abused
— Jerome Cameron (@Jerzzy12) July 25, 2019
Announce 4th kit
— Kenny (@_JKenny) July 25, 2019
Ha ha Funny. Now show us the Orange Third kit
— Lewis Boerder (@aboerder14) July 25, 2019
Derby County’s youngsters impress:
On the pitch, Derby fielded a mixture of fringe players with academy stars. Fans got a good look at the likes of Louie Sibley and Jason Knight. Both players excelled and are expected to break through this season.
Girona won the contest 2-0, but Derby played well. Supporters can be excited at the prospect of seeing young Rams come through, and Cocu’s the perfect coach to develop them.
With the season just over a week away, however, many still believe Derby are short in certain areas. Surely if the Rams plot a realistic Championship promotion push, they must spend money before the transfer window closes.