2004/05

League:

Football League Level 4

Coca Cola League 2

Position:

15th

FA Cup:

First Round

League Cup:

Second Round

Chairman:

Firoz Kassam

Managers:

Graham Rix, Darren Patterson (caretaker), Ramón Díaz.

Top Scorer:

Tommy Mooney (15)

Notable Players:

Jon Ashton, Steve Basham, Lee Bradbury, David Mackay, Tommy Mooney, Barry Quinn, Leo Roget, Dean Whitehead.

Badges & Logos

This was to be the last season that the Football League used this style of number and letters.

Coca-Cola became the new league sponsors, so match shirts sported new competition patches.

Home Kit & Away Variation

Long
sleeves

The 2004-05 season saw no change to the home kit design. There was now matching alternative yellow shorts, but the new yellow socks did not match the colour of the shirts and shorts too well.

The club went through a period of instability following a poor run of form and the sacking of manager Graham Rix. Eventually, Argentinian Ramón Díaz took over, with a team of back-room staff who could barely speak English. The team began to look quite international with Díaz signing players from Argentina, Uruguay and France.

Away Kit & Variations

Long
sleeves

The new black change kit was very similar (but not identical) in design to the navy change kit used previously.

Black had become a popular choice of change kit for many teams as the ban on black was relaxed, with match officials now permitted to wear other colours.

Goalkeeper Kits

The start of the season saw the goalkeepers wearing older style shirts, with the black chest band, until the new 2004 jerseys became available (see below)

Goalkeeper Kits

Match By Match

Boston
Away

Mansfield
Home

Scunthorpe
Home

L Orient
Away

Reading
Home

Shrewsbury
Home

Notts C
Away

Wycombe
Away

Rushden
Home

Yeovil
Away

Bury
Home

Exeter
Home

Bristol Rov
Away

Darlington
Home

Lincoln
Home

North'pton
Away

Macclesfield
Away

Cheltenham
Home

Southend
Away

Rochdale
Away

Rochdale
Home

Chester
Away

Swansea
Home

Cambridge
Home

Grimsby
Away

Rushden
Away

Kidderminster
Home

Wycombe
Home

Bury
Away

Darlington
Away

Yeovil
Home

Kidderminster
Away

Bristol Rov
Home

Lincoln
Away

North'pton
Home

Cheltenham
Away

Cambridge
Away

Grimsby
Home

Mansfield
Away

Boston
Home

Scunthorpe
Away

L Orient
Home

Shrewsbury
Away

Macclesfield
Home

Notts C
Home

Swansea
Away

Southend
Home

Rochdale
Away

Chester
Home