So, was it worth it? Trade in the club's traditional colours and, in return, surge into the Premiership.
Many were opposed to the kit change at the time, but how many of them are complaining now? It's a statistical facts that teams in red have an edge over teams in blue, and psychologists will tell you that red is an aggressive colour and so is more suited to physical sports.
So, maybe, that kit change was exactly what the doctor ordered!