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English football club mottos: the Latin, the motivators and the downright crap

NEWS that Everton Football Club™ has decided to modernise its historic badge, and in the process jettison its famous Latin motto, has caused not altogether unpredictable outrage among the Goodison Faithful ™.


The motto in question translates as ‘Nothing but the best’, so the timing of its retirement is unfortunate, coinciding as it does with a period of uncertainty following the departure of the ‘Moysiah’ to Old Trafford.

All of which begs the question of whether some other long-established club mottos and slogans are fit for purpose in the modern game. A select few still favour the classical Latin, so we will consider them first.

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

When football kits clash changes are inevitable: a history of soccer disasters

FLASHBACK looks at football kit changes. When both teams are wearing the ame kit,

Are you Crystal Palace in disguise?

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Crystal Palace v Barnsley - Selhurst Park

There’s only one conceivable reason why any of the 21,281 spectators at Selhurst Park are likely to remember Saturday’s match between Crystal Palace and Barnsley: both team played in Palace kits. The Eagles played in their usual red-and-blue and the Tykes donned Palace’s yellow away shirt. Whether they took advantage of the 30 percent reduction in the club shop is not known. In the event both teams played like Palace and failed to score.

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Posted: 7th, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Gillingham’s Chris Whelpdale suffers scrotum-splitting tackle

GET well soon, Gillingham winger Chris Whelpdale, 22, who during a 2-1 Boxing Day win at Crawley was the victim of a scrotum-splitting tackle.

Says Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler, tenderly:

“It’s absolutely disgusting. He’s going to be very sore, and I’m sure his wife won’t be too happy either.”

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Posted: 28th, December 2011 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0