Badge of the week ~ Istanbulspor
28 January ~ It's not immediately obvious this one, but when you've been analysing club crests as long as I have you develop what I call a "second sight", in this case enabling me to identify the central image here as a garage forecourt in Turkey's principal city. Some, of course, will curl the lip at a petrol station used in football iconography, questioning its relevance to the game. People will accept owls, swans, griffins (as we have seen recently) and satanic figures wielding tridents, but a petrol station would seem perhaps overly prosaic. Read more
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