Why is the West Ham logo as it is?
Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:32 AM
Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:39 AM
And I get the idea that those were the colours, but why claret and blue?
Do the actual colours mean anything from the point of view of heraldry? Like, red in heraldry always stood for bravery, blood, gallance etc., used on countless flags, coats of arms, banners and so on.
Oh, hold on, there's text underneath the kits. Whoops. Again. Sorry
Edited by tovarisch, 17 January 2010 - 10:41 AM.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:08 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:11 AM
There is a story that in the summer of 1899 Bill Dove, a sprinter of national repute who was involved in coaching the Ironworks team, was challenged to a race with four Aston Villa players at a fair in Birmingham. Dove won but the Villa men could not pay the wager so one of them pinched a set of claret and blue shirts from his club (he was responsible for doing the laundry) to settle the bet. There is, however, no evidence that the team ever wore their new shirts.
Lol so basically West Ham nicked their current strip from Villa?
I know they're called the Irons, and the Hammers too, I just wanted to know why the strip was specifically claret and blue. Anyway, cheers for the post.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:59 AM
There was a time in London when calling someone an "iron" might get you thumped
You need to know your rhyming slang to understand.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:25 PM
I knew that
What - you have cockney rhyming slang in Moscow ?
Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:04 PM
lol does 'come on u irons' fall in the same category?
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