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SW6er
19-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Reading through an old (1907) Chelsea programme...came across this guide to football club nicknames.

I suppose it's quite obvious, but I have NEVER heard Chelsea Football Club referred to as "The Buns".

Sunderland's allows a bit of poetic licence.
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west country boy
19-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Chelsea used to be known as the "F~cking Shitc~nt Wankers", and still are.

leicester1
19-11-2014, 08:45 PM
The Fossils is'nt used these days at Leicester but ''The Filberts'' certainly is when we've had a few....:D

Dorking .Eagle
20-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Shouldn't Br*ghton be known as 'The Bandits'?

Back in the day they were of course known as the Dolphins, until their inferiority complex let them to imitate us with 'Seagulls'

Mick
20-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Interesting that both Sheff Utd and Wed both known as the Blades. Not sure where the Babes fits with Bristol City, but assume that for Rovers, Bandits changed to Pirates at some stage.

EastBerksEagle
20-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Chelsea used to be known as the "F~cking Shitc~nt Wankers", and still are.

:lux::p

SW6er
20-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Chelsea used to be known as the "F~cking Shitc~nt Wankers", and still are.

Funny never heard that before, i'm quite pleased we were also hated when we were shit :D

Sharkba1t
20-11-2014, 08:31 PM
You must be antipodean ?

Selhurst Celtic
20-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Chelsea will always be the rent boys.

SW6er
20-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Chelsea will always be the rent boys.

Only to Man Utd, they came up with that after a World In Action doco on London rent boys in the late 80s, doesnt quite go with the "coked up BNP voting scaffolders" tag though:D

cpfcfly
21-11-2014, 11:40 AM
"Reading - The Biscuits"

So that's where Biscuitman get's his username from...

Mick
21-11-2014, 01:49 PM
"Reading - The Biscuits"

So that's where Biscuitman get's his username from...

Yeah, comes from Reading's 3 traditional industries of beer ( Simmonds brewery, which was taken over by Courage, now gone ), bulbs ( Suttons seeds, now moved ) and biscuits ( Huntley and Palmers, no longer there ), the 3b's. The Royals is a comparatively new nickname, even newer than our own Eagles, but strictly speaking, this nickname should perhaps only refer to Windsor.

Henfield Eagle
22-11-2014, 01:35 PM
It is ROYAL Berkshire though

Richard Russell
25-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Brighton were also the Shrimps for a while.

CPFC since 1989
27-11-2014, 02:35 AM
Isn't Charlton known as Haddocks because their mums stink of fish.

Hedgehog
27-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Isn't Charlton known as...
Red Robins, The Valiants, The Addicks...

Never understood the Addicks... but there you go.

EastBerksEagle
27-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Yeah, comes from Reading's 3 traditional industries of beer ( Simmonds brewery, which was taken over by Courage, now gone ), bulbs ( Suttons seeds, now moved ) and biscuits ( Huntley and Palmers, no longer there ), the 3b's. The Royals is a comparatively new nickname, even newer than our own Eagles, but strictly speaking, this nickname should perhaps only refer to Windsor.

Windsor F.C are know as "The Royalists" :p

chatham_eagle
27-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Red Robins, The Valiants, The Addicks...

Never understood the Addicks... but there you go.

Something to do with haddock.

chrisophiex
27-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Sunderland's nickname is quite grand !

Biscuitmen
05-12-2014, 04:09 PM
It is ROYAL Berkshire though

Reading aren't even the biggest team in Berkshire, not compared to the mighty Slough Town.

Drew Peacock
05-12-2014, 05:41 PM
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Brighton were once known as the 'lugworms' :D