Right, it’s football day! So seems as good a time as any to do an article ranking the Premier League badges from worst to best?!
A fully deserved last place for the Lancashire club. Seriously, what is this badge about? From the tip-toeing lion looking like he’s lost in a pac-man game to the confused duck at the top, which looks like he’s trying to replicate some showman in Covent Garden.
19) West Brom
The Baggies badge is only relevant to one month of the year; December. We’re not quite sure what the the random squealing sparrow’s role is as well. It seems to have no relevance to the Midlands side.
Not only is this badge simple, it also makes absolutely no sense. For a side nicknamed ‘the Hornets’, surely some insect should be there instead of a fuckin’ moose’s head.
The three-stripes look like they’ve come from another dodgy advert of Aquafresh toothpaste.
Similar to the days under Tony Pulis – boring, but does a job.
With a motto at the top that says, consectatio excellentiae, translating to, “In pursuit of excellence”. It seems highly ironic that a side that who appoints David Moyes as manager, and then for the gaffer to say, ‘We are aiming to be in a relegation fight this year’ – just makes the whole badge a total mystery.
Quite relevant in the St George-esque ‘shield and lion’. But again, similar to Stoke – a bit boring and what an earth is it with tip-toeing lions?
13) Hull City
We’d all prefer to see a placard of Mike Phelan’s face after his start with Hull. But a head of a tiger will have to do. In keeping with the clubs colours and nickname, so it’s a solid 13th for the 13-player side.
Probably the weirdest logo in the Prem. Why someone, who could only be described as a Head & Shoulders ambassador, is trying to balance a ball on their head is just a very confusing concept.
11) Manchester City
Ok, slight improvement from the Citizens’ old badge. But the New York franchise logo has obvious holes in it, such as sharing it with two MLS clubs. And the boat can only be looked upon as another import of Arab oil.
Tree. Water. Daisy. Hmmm, the TWD combo seems an odd choice. Particularly given, that the Saints opted for a Halo on top of the football. Perhaps a spin-off on their stadium, St Mary’s, but still a strange addition to the South Coast outfit.
Another lion yet, this one in the Blues badge looks like he’s been taking some tips off an owl. Why the fella has got his head twisted at 180-degrees would only suggest he’s still pissed off with Roman for sacking Carlo.
Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.
The Spurs badge is clinical, recognisable and pretty cool. But it falls short of a higher finish due to the fact that it is promoting the wrong sport. The very well-balanced ‘cock’ on top of a basketball seems to be getting the wrong idea of what a football actually is.
6) Crystal Palace
That eagle on top of the castle reminds us of that scene in the third Lord of the Rings. This still has the feel of an old-school, full of character, footballing badge.
The Merseyside badge is spot on. Bags of history, and although in similar fashion to Sunderland, the motto is slightly off – the Fred Perry symbols give the logo a real subtle British feel. Furthermore, I commend the the Toffees for keeping the fuckin’ animals away.
4) West Ham
Classic. London. Hammers. Purple. Everything you need for the East London lads.
Vintage badge for a vintage club. From the bird to the flames sentimental value, it represents the history of one of the greatest clubs to grace the beautiful game. Well done, Liverpool.
2) Manchester United
Iconic and recognisable on the global stage. The Red Devils badge is totally unique. It’s the symbol for the giants from Manchester, an image which carries legendary status.
For a club who have greater consistency in finishing fourth than their own manager at getting the rounds in, they don’t half do a good badge. Classic, with the club’s traditional Gunners sign, it’s a clinical image with spot on colours and a shield fending off any summer signings.