Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Badge of the Day #71 (Dynamo Dresden)


This latest addition to the collection represents the grand name of Dynamo Dresden, another of those to have resonated down the years.
Unless the name might have registered if & when mentioned as being the club of a couple of the East German 1974 World Cup squad, during the television coverage of the tournament, Dynamo would certainly have appeared on the radar in the course of the 1976 – 77 season, when they were drawn against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, to be eliminated by the eventual winners, & were a familiar name on the European club competitions landscape during the 70s & 80s, resplendent in their yellow & black kit,  courtesy of the consistent domestic form they showed, although it appears that tangible success was frequently & systematically denied them through political machinations in the former DDR – indeed, Dynamo Dresden’s makes a most intriguing history, not least including giving birth, as the club was forced to do, to their subsequently dodgily-dominant rivals Dynamo Berlin.

Whatever, the badge itself is another of those irresistible objects of a certain vintage, Ostalgically redolent & aesthetically satisfying, with that crest of the D upon its ruby red ground.

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