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Pietro Paolo Virdis
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Makes it sound more like a political slogan than a club. And how united are they if thereís a big portion of the city who want to see them lose?

Itís a big lie, isnít it? Sneaky propaganda.

Manchester United.

No youíre not! Youíre as divided as you can get!

Which might the first club have been to call themselves United.

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it usually was a political slogan. collectives and unions were a big deal in the late nineteenth century in england, and the language was borrowed.
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quote:
Which might the first club have been to call themselves United.
Well it certainly wasn't the Mancs - they were called Newton Heath until 1902, while even our lot was Headington United since 1893. It's a good question, though; someone must know the answer.
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I think Newcastle were the first United in the Football League, as of 1892. Not sure if there was an earlier example outside of the League.
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Pietro Paolo Virdis
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OK, instead of starting yet another thread

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What is it that they're prepared for, the game?
Well, that's, quite, good of them. To be, I mean.

[ 08.12.2007, 12:40: Message edited by: Pietro Paolo Virdis ]

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Sheffield United were established in 1889. Not sure about the political language though, haven't heard that before.
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Surely the oddest bit of writing on a crest or flag has to be Ordem e progresso in the brazilian flag, which has to be a bit like writing sunny and exotic on the irish flag.
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Villa's counterparts in Scotland:

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why do rangers have a boxing lion on their flag?
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Don't think a lot of Villa fans would appreciate that comparison.
As for a 'boxing lion', guess that must have been a cartoon-type warning, to those were against them?

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Villa had quite a big Scottish conection in the early years. A lot of our players were from Scotland and one of our directors, and founder of the Football League was William McGregor so I think the Lion rampant is from the Scotish royal coat of arms.

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It is indeed, as are the 'lion' connections at Millwall & Ch*lsea. Whilst Sperz are another club, famously formed by Scots.
Hence their blue & white colour schemes.

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Newcastle are a merger club - the result of the union of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Sheffield United was the name of the cricket club from whence oozed the Blunts.
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Doesn't explain why the rangers lion looks more like this.

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The 'Gers lion is more on the back foot and showing more uptight body language, which would seem apt given their general demeanour.
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