Thursday, 6 July 2017

Football Alliance 2017 - 18: Fourth Division Clubs and Colours

Concluding our preview of the clubs constituting the revamped national Football Alliance for 2017-18, today features the new Fourth Division of a further sixteen teams.
Of these, three have joined from the Scottish Championship - Dynamo Dundee, East Fife and Solway Star - and five, in the form of Atletico Espanol, Bishop Auckland, once champions Blackburn Rovers, re-formed after most recently being members of the Alliance as the 'BR' in the merged Nelson CBR, Pegasus and Rochdale - now known as 'Red Flag' have rejoined the national structure.
The other half of the division is comprised of Welsh League runners-up CPD Porthmadog, another three prominent clubs from the north west Crumpsall/Harpurhey (the original Alliance members Harpurhey Borough relocated some years ago to become Manchester Newton Heath), Mersey Ironworks and Sporting Skelmersdale, and clubs representing various of the ethnic communities, the workers of Hapoel and the Czech, French and Polish 'Red Stars'.  

Atletico Espanol
red and white stripes, red trim/blue/red, white tops
sky blue with red trim/white/blue, red tops
Bishop Auckland
blue and yellow halves/black/blue, yellow tops
white with blue and yellow central vertical stripe/white/black
Blackburn Rovers
blue and white halves, red trim/white/blue, red tops
amber with blue trim/blue/red, blue tops
Červená Hvězda
red with blue LH stripe and red star on white circle/white/blue
white with red and blue LH stripe/blue/white
red and black quarters/black/black, red tops
white with red and black chequered LH stripe/white/red, black tops
Czerwona Gwiazda
white with red sash and red star/red/red
red with white sash and red star/white/white
Dynamo Dundee
tangerine and dark blue halves/dark blue/dark blue, tangerine tops
white with tangerine and dark blue chest band/white/tangerine
East Fife
amber and black stripes/white/black, amber tops
white with amber and black sash/black/amber, black tops
Étoile Rouge
blue with white and red chest band and red star/white/red
white with blue chest band and red star/blue/white
sky blue and white stripes/white/navy blue, sky blue tops
red/navy blue/red
Mersey Ironworks
blue with red sash/white/blue, red blue tops
white with blue and red sash/blue/white, blue and red tops
light blue and dark blue halves/dark blue/dark blue, light blue tops
gold with light blue trim/light blue/light blue, dark blue tops
CPD Porthmadog
red and black stripes/black/black, red tops
white with red and black LH stripe/white/red, black tops
Red Flag Rochdale
blue with white sleeves/white/blue, white tops
amber with blue sleeves/blue/amber, blue tops
Solway Star
amber and black hoops/white/black, amber tops
white with amber and black chest band/black/amber, black tops
Sporting Skelmersdale
green, red LH stripe and trim/white/green, red tops
red with green LH stripe and trim/green/red, green tops

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