1991-1992 - "Evening Post" away shirt - Number 8

Evening Post Away Shirt

The Shirt

The "Evening Post" shirt is one of the most iconic in Leeds' history as it was worn the last time we won the title in 1992. Made by umbro it is the same style as was used in the previous season when Leeds were sponsored by Top Man.

The material is heavy and has a triangular texture to it. The player's numbers are a thick stretchy felt with umbro logos printed on top.

The shirt has all of the features which differentiate it from a replica. The umbro logo and the Leeds badge are both machine stitched, the replica badges are felt embossed. The shirt is a long sleeved version which was never released as a replica. The collar is thicker and before the days of players being given squad numbers, numbers were never available from the club shops as they are now.

The Season

After a successful return to the top flight in the previous season Leeds strengthened their squad and made a push for honours. With goals from Lee Chapman, a dynamic midfield of homegrown Batty, Scots McAllister and Strachan, goalscoring wingers in Speed and Rod Wallace and the arrival of a certain Frenchman after Chirstmas Leeds won the title and were crowned Champions of England.

Leeds became the last winners of the old First Division, a truely fantastic season marking the end of an era in English football before the introduction of the Premier League and Sky Sports.

The Player

This shirt was worn by Leeds forward Rod Wallace during the 1991/92 title winning season. Wallace joined Leeds from Southampton for £1.6m in the summer of 1991 and spent 7 successful years at the club before moving on to Glasgow Rangers.

Wallace played a key role in Leeds’ title winning campaign combining well with Lee Chapman to score 11 goals. One of Wallace’s best goals of the season came on the final day at home to Norwich where he ran from his own half, beating 6 Norwich players, before neatly finishing past the keeper.

Wallace is number 19 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.

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