Badge of the week ~ FK Jauniba Riga, Latvia
9 August ~ Not many teams think of doing this. The artistic marriage of football iconography with road signs does not have a well-documented history and Jauniba's badge is a rare example of the breed. The designers have selected a No Entry sign here to make a statement about the club. Perhaps they are saying: "You know, hey, we are a closed shop here, a close-knit group, like the Freemasons or library staff. Beware, all outsiders." Which is reminiscent actually of the title of Curiosity Killed The Cat's first album, Keep Your Distance. The preening soul boys were fooling around the streets in the mid-1980s while proper people were going about their business when they saw a road sign and thought it would be a good name for their forthcoming album. They were wrong. Read more
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