Today we visit Dee Rangers FC based in Chester, Hoole to be precise. The club have the impressive bragging rights of being the oldest club in Chester and have told us they are the longest serving Sunday side in the country (think this might need to be fact checked) but it sounds impressive regardless.
The club has gone through some drastic changes over the years founded in 1970 as Stonebridge FC the club later became known as The New Inn (1976) after the pub that sponsored them changed. In 1981/82 with The New Inn FC in debt to the sum of £80 (a lot in them days I'm told) the founding fathers of Dee Rangers met to take over the Handbridge based club. In those days Sunday football was so popular there was a waiting list for new clubs, so taking over an existing club was the only way of having immediate entry into the league.
Dee Rangers FC have a traditional yet classy shirt. They have teamed up with Maccasports to produce this hooped masterpiece. The two shades of blue has a French National team vibe but we dig it, the hoops when done correctly (which in this case they are) look great. The simple pattern is very well done and the addition of the club’s crest on the right side/hip area is truly something that isn’t done enough but really does add that uniqueness which all grassroots teams strive for.
Credit to Dee Rangers FC for their shirt in a time when other teams are trying to out-do each other with the wildest of designs we salute anyone who takes a step back and uses classic designs, as the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’