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Umbro introduced this pattern throughout their range at the start of the Nineties. This styling was also used by Northern Ireland in a green and white home and a blue and white away version. Worn with black shorts and green socks (except for a six game period with white socks) this was quite a stark kit, however it would be worn successfully in the Irish League Championship in 1991/92 along with the Gold Cup and the Irish League Cup the year before. In Europe Glentoran took on Steaua Bucharest in the European Cup Winners Cup wearing this shirt, going out on aggregate 1-6. Andy Mathieson scored the Club's 10,000th goal from the penalty spot in a 6-3 win over Omagh Town in the 1991 Gold Cup. The shirt would be remembered from a wet afternoon at Taylor's Avenue when thousands would pack into the tiny ground to see Glentoran clinch the 91/92 title.
Despite winning the Gibson Cup in April 1992, the writing was on the wall for this particular team. Tommy Jackson's Midas touch had started to desert him. A 2-0 defeat by Harland and Wolff Welders in the Irish League Cup in February began to set off alarm bells. A number of Jackson's successful side from the late Eighties were reaching the end of their playing careers. Replacements proved hard to find. This shirt was again used on only one or two occasions in a two year spell, even getting a run out for Robert Strain's testimonial game in which the 1980/81 Champions took on the 1987/88 Champions. This shirt was worn with black shorts and outrageous white, red and green socks.