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Umbroís third season as kit manufacturers for Glentoran prompted another foray into the Glens back catalogue. Again it was decreed that the home shirt would remain predominantly white. The home design relied heavily on the Umbro kits worn by the club in the mid Seventies. The Glentoran badge being positioned in the middle of the chest. Tulip were replaced by FonaCAB as shirt sponsor and the company despite having a predominance of yellow in their corporate image chose a sympathetic logo design which in turn worked really well with the overall styling. Glentoran elected to wear this shirt in the blistering heat of the Latvian summer against SK Liepajas Metalurgs for the away leg of the Preliminary round of the 208-09 UEFA Cup. Despite winning an early penalty on the Baltic coast Glentoran missed the resultant spot kick and had two players sent off in the 2-0 defeat. The shirt would also feature as a limited edition Setanta Sports Cup final jersey carrying gold printed cup final details. Glentoran would lose the final against Cork City at Turnerís Cross in Cork on the 1st November 2008. Surprisingly many eagle eyed fans spotted a design flaw in several of the shirts in this seasonís pro kit. With at least four shirts having the colour stripes reversed between the top and bottom half of the jersey. Glentoran forward Gary Hamilton even appeared in a poster campaign to launch the new JJB Premier League in the flawed version.
Glentoran would also wear a special one off shirt for new charity www.pleasefixsam.com Following discussions between the Glentoran management and club sponsor, fonaCAB, it was agreed that the team would sport the website of new charity, Struggle Against Muscular Dystrophy (S.A.M), on their strip for the pivotal Good Friday match against Linfield.