Sunday, November 24, 2013

Badge of the Day #13 (Saint-Etienne)

This latest object from the European club badge collection represents Saint-Etienne, whose green-shirted wonderfulness (& we do like our greens) seduced upon first encounter in the mid-70s (heartbreakingly defeated by the dreadful Bayern Munich – the soul of whom even Pep Guardiola will be unable to locate, let alone save - in the 1976 European Cup Final) & has endured to the extent that ‘Les Verts’ have remained by far the most-favoured French club since.

However the club’s European profile might have waned since those heady days, & domestic success largely proved elusive over recent years, still there’s a frisson when the team win, as they have today, with a 1- 0 victory in Ligue 1 at Nice: nice.

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