Jump to content

A history of football's strangest shirt numbers


Recommended Posts

I seem to rememeber a bif of controversy about Gary Hooper wearing 88 for Septic, its a well known Neo Nazi term for Heil Hitler, due to the initials both being the 8th letter of the alphabet. 

 

Then he came here and wears number 14, which is another Neo Nazi term, relating to the '14 Words', written by deceased Neo Nazi David Lane. 

 

I dare say its total coincidence, but for shirt numbers, its a bit strange. 

 

1-11 as Snoots says. 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Lord Snooty said:

 

They all do my nut.

1-11 all the way!

 

Im with you Snoots . 

 

No need for these stupid squad numbers. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

There was at least one Wembley FA Cup final, possibly more where allocated numbers for both squads was 1-22 with 22 being the opposite keeper.

 

1933. Everton vs. Manchester City.


The owls are not what they seem.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually like the squad numbers so that identification of players is easier from a distance. Though having said that I think numbers 1-11 should reflect the player's position.

 

<edit>

I am assuming that those that favour 'old school' numbering are advocating dishing out the shirts on a match by match basis.

Edited by OxonOwl
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, OxonOwl said:

I am assuming that those that favour 'old school' numbering are advocating dishing out the shirts on a match by match basis.

 

No, your best 1-11 going into a season. Up to the higher numbers to force their way into the team and earn a first eleven berth for the following season. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, lukestheman82 said:

I seem to rememeber a bif of controversy about Gary Hooper wearing 88 for Septic, its a well known Neo Nazi term for Heil Hitler, due to the initials both being the 8th letter of the alphabet. 

 

Then he came here and wears number 14, which is another Neo Nazi term, relating to the '14 Words', written by deceased Neo Nazi David Lane. 

 

I dare say its total coincidence, but for shirt numbers, its a bit strange. 

 

1-11 as Snoots says. 

 

Dont forget number 1, this is how many balls Hitler had, remember singing it as a lad.

:duntmatter:

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...