Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

'Round these parts, black and orange mean one thing--Halloween (Hallowe'en if you are a Brit). For a League Two club in north London, it means team colors. Barnet are that team. Poor guys.

As you can see on this page, the current club descended from a couple of different clubs with disparate color schemes. Black, purple, khaki and green somehow were all combined into a club that wore yellow and black. In the 30s, they did so in hoops, giving rise to the nickname of The Bees. Then, in 1992, some genius decided to change the yellow to orange. I think it made for a much better shirt.

Better, I guess, is relative.

I'll be honest. I picked this shirt for two reasons, one of which I was mistaken about. First the mistake. I thought that this shirt was orange and brown. It certainly looks that way in the picture above. At least, I think it does. That would have been awesome. I could have riffed on that for at least 3 minutes. Black and orange? Meh.

Secondly, the shirt sponsor is Loaded. At the time of this shirt, it was probably my favorite magazine. I liked that they put large-breasted comely lasses in football shirts. Now, I don't think I could get through an issue. Times change, I guess. Double meh.

So, let's hear it for extra research bumming you out. At least that extra searching brought this picture of the same era's keeper shirt. So there's that. Maybe a Chelsea loss today will make me feel better.


The Fan's Attic said...

my high school colors were orange and black. i should dig out some of the travesties they had us wear for JV.

Precious Roy said...


Get it, get it...?