Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Badge of the Day #15 (Trabzonspor)
Today’s badge from the collection features Trabzonspor of Turkey, the intriguing name of whom first appeared on the radar when beating Liverpool 1 -0 in the first leg of a Second Round tie in the 1976 – 77 European Cup, although this lead was subsequently overturned on aggregate by Liverpool on their way to winning the trophy for the first time that season. Had the Trabz prevailed, a Quarter Final meeting with Saint-Etienne would have provided an aesthetic spectacle indeed, at least in terms of the clubs’ colours, even allowing for the breathtaking nature of the football in, or the event of, the second leg of the actual, classic Liverpool – Saint-Etienne tie.
Considering the object of the badge itself, the Trabzonspor emblem is rather an elegant one, with the sinuously flowing light blue ‘TS’ on the claret ground, a little Art Nouveau perhaps, & another to be sported in dandy fashion (rather nice against the lapel of a grey suit jacket, for instance).