The season started with a jewellery shop on the Newtownards Road called “The Clock Shop” announcing a six year, £40,000 sponsorship deal with Glentoran. Unfortunately the choice of playing strip to launch the new deal was dismal. Worn with black shorts and red socks it lasted only one game, against Glenavon in the Ulster Cup. The Belfast Glens lost 4-0. On the field McFall was determined to make progress and moved to sign Alan Harrison (Bangor) and Trevor Erskine (Dungannon Swifts) as a centre half partnership. A tousle haired creative midfielder would also arrive from Portadown by the name of Jimmy Cleary.
Such was the furore over a shirt devoid of green and red, that the Glens arrived at Windsor Park the following Saturday wearing this one. This more acceptable version made its debut on the day Jimmy Cleary scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Linfield in the Ulster Cup. The side was starting to click. McFall had assembled a host of names who were all proving their worth in the new shirt. Blackledge and Cleary had been joined by the former Linfield winger Johnny Charles Jameson. During a short period of time John Charles would play alongside Johnny Rea (Jamison). For a while there really were only two Johnny Jami(e)sons. The cockerel badge disappeared again.