Greene Army! Can Boston United’s new away strip be a lucky omen?

Green for go! Piergianni and the new away strip.
Green for go! Piergianni and the new away strip.

Boston United fans have been proudly calling themselves the Greene Army this year... but now the players can also get in on the act.

The Pilgrims have today unveiled their away strip for the 2014-15 campaign, and they too are going green.

Defender Carl Piergianni - who today penned a new two-year deal with the club - is pictured showing off the new shirt.

But is it a lucky omen for Boston? Because the last time they wore an away strip with the colour in it they won promotion.

That was back in the 1999-2000 season, when United won the Dr Martens League, earning their return to the Conference.

And now club officials will be hoping that history can repeat itself.

That green and blue striped number was rarely seen during that successful season, only being worn due to colour clashes at Gloucester City and Burton Albion.

Since then, the club have showcased a series of different coloured away shirts - including purple, white, red and blue designs.

Boston also wore a green-with-blue-trim away strip in the 1998-99 campaign.

The Pilgrims will retain their amber and black halved home strip for the upcoming season.

BUFC commercial manager Craig Singleton said: “Our travelling supporters serenade the manager with chants of ‘Greene Army’ so we thought we would select an away shirt to match.

“Hopefully the shirt will prove a big hit with supporters and we look forward to seeing plenty of members of the ‘Greene Army’ on the road once again in 2014-2015.”

United fans use the Greene Army chant in honour of manager Dennis Greene, also offering a nod to the chant used by Paul Whitehouse’s fictional Plymouth Argyle fan in an advert for Aviva.

Plymouth, incidentally, are also nicknamed the Pilgrims, and green is their home colour.