During this season, as we play our
opponents, see if you can spot anything different about them. No, I'm
not referring to the horrible new kits which clubs will wear this
season, like the "Gold" Trafford Manchester United change
strip or the brown Arsenal one, I speak of the badges that adorn them.
For copyright reasons, many clubs
are changing their traditional badges to more modern designs. This
season will see Fulham swap their regular coat of arms style crest for a
shield that includes the letters FFC in descending order down the
middle. In recent seasons, Manchester United have maintained their
scrolly bits above and below the Manchester ship from the city crest
(even though they are technically in Salford, of course) and the Red
Devil, but have, more pertinently, dropped the words "Football
Club" from within the scrolls. We always knew it was nothing more
than a business anyway.
So what would happen if Spurs
should do this ?? We have seen the badge here change from the plain
cockerel on the ball to the "cockerel on the THFC ball" crest
with the lions holding it up to the plain Pony cockerel in a shield to
the full club shield and back to the cock and THFC ball type crest
badge. So what changes could be made to it to make it more modern ??
The most significant change would
be to remove the red bits from the colouring of the badge, which some
people have raised before. Our kit should be unsullied by the Devil's
colour. Another could be a more modern style cockerel - not a cartoon
Chirpy, but a fighting cock to symbolise the competitive nature of the
club. The spurs on it's heels should feature strongly too to remind the
club of it's nickname and the castle's representing the
"Hotspur" family of Northumberland could act as a backdrop to
the main picture. The lions could prowl menacingly behind the cockerel,
while the trees representing the "seven sisters" could be in
the background too.
This could give the badge a more
"commercial" look without selling the club's history down the
river. Without turning it into a corporate logo with no respect for the
past. Keeping it smart, but keeping it TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR.