THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

8 September ~ A young club, this one, but that does not quite excuse the irksome perkiness of their crest. The team's name is very North American, jauntily literal with the suggestion that an eight-year-old made the final decision. It is a cultural thing, of course. It sounds almost natural for a Canadian to stand up and shout "Go Shooters! Yay!" in between snacks, just as it doesn't sound natural to pipe "Go Halifax Town! Yay!", for example, in our own land. The design is very North American too. There are lots of badges in this part of the world with swooshing, bouncing, swirling footballs, a sign that our cousins over the Atlantic have mastered quite advanced design software, while also an indication that football is still quite an abstract concept and has seemingly little connection with a town's history or location. Read more

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