Sunday, December 22, 2013
Badge of the Day #45 (Werder Bremen)
Well, one waits for ever for a diamond-format badge to turn up & then two do on consecutive days.
Today’s exhibit-on-canvas from the European club collection features the crest of Werder Bremen, represented particularly by that rather groovily-fonted ‘W’, another of those clubs originally favoured way back when primarily upon the discovery that they sported a green & white kit, but one of the very few former West German clubs to inspire any form of devotion, unlike their neighbours in the East, to whom we always seemed more kindly disposed & even now feel that 'Ostalgie' for.
Werder have somehow been regarded as being possessed of a certain raffish charm, due in no small part to the sheer amount of goals that regularly occur in their matches, scored both by & against, rather than any sustained success on the pitch, yet they have had their moments, domestically & in continental competition, maintaining a certain profile, & continue to inspire affection, even in the light of a particular recent appalling result.