Again the information on this shirt comes from an impeccable source, worn as an alternative to the white version it had a limited number of appearances. Again no photographs can be traced of the shirt being worn. Made as were the other two versions by Umbro although not branded, Glentoran shirts were primarily supplied through the Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters Club whose members would be pictured on numerous occasions handing over playing strip to the Glens. In May 1974 George Eastham parted company with Glentoran with former trainer and physiotherapist Bobby McGregor taking over as manager for the start of the 1974/75 season.
On the 29th March 1975, Glentoran (with the season coming to an end) kicked off an Irish League game against Glenavon at the Oval in this ensemble. Worn with white shorts and either white or green socks it was to become another 70's classic. It also had another unique feature in that it was the first time that a Glentoran jersey (with the exception a goalkeeper's shirt) had carried the Umbro diamond on the right breast. Attendances at Irish League games had reached an all time low, due in the main to the increase in civil unrest across the province. Glentoran reached the final of the City Cup in January 1975 against Linfield. The game was postponed because of a flooded pitch amazingly until the following season, by which time the side was wearing this shirt. Glentoran would win the contest 3-1 almost nine months after the original final was due to be played. In Europe Glentoran were pitted against the legendary Ajax of Amsterdam. A similarity between this jersey and the famous Ajax shirt forced the Dutch to play in yellow at the Oval on the 16th September 1975.
The away leg though led to the unthinkable.....…