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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
I nominate Scutta to do the job...with his line in t-shirts he's probably the best qualified! ;)
 

Pink Panther

Well-Known Member
I live just down the road from Blackheath FC, who were founder members of the FA but walked out when hacking was outlawed - they're the world's oldest open rugby club.
I recall reading a newspaper article a few years ago describing Blackheath FC's resignation from the FA. One of their officials of the time was quoted as saying that "If the hacking game is outlawed even Frenchmen will be able to play it!"

(I've just managed to find it in this article, with the comment about a third of the way through if you scroll down):

http://spartacus-educational.com/Fhistory.htm
 

editor

hiraethified
I'm all for solidarity with Altona. 100%. All the way. *fistbumps

But their strip truly does look like a ruggah shirt.
 

editor

hiraethified

Y Dychrynllyd

CPD Pentrefan Dulwich
Except that the Altona shirt PRE-DATES those rugby shirts...so those rugby shirts actually LOOK LIKE Altona shirts!
Realise this is all only a bit of a giggle but Pontypool were founded 25 years or so before Altona I think. Unless you're referring to something else?

That's kind of irrelevant in this country. Many rugby teams wore multi-coloured stripes and hoops right from the start in the UK (and still do), so that's the association most people are going to make.

Mind you, there's some wild colours in the first football strips too:
http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Articles/Olde_Curiosity_Shoppe.htm
Was talking about this to my partner on the weekend! Sheffield Zulus one is ridiculous!
 

Joe K

no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Looks like Grasshoppers got there first. Great site Editor.
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Realise this is all only a bit of a giggle but Pontypool were founded 25 years or so before Altona I think. Unless you're referring to something else?

Bottom line is...I don't know, NOR DO I FUCKING CARE! My teams are Dulwich Hamlet & Altona 93...and it's NOT a fucking rugby shirt! End of!!!
 
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