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On the brightside...

By Paulio29/5 09:41Wed May 29 09:41:44 2019

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At least the new badge has a cool Reindeer on and not a goofy Moose like Watford’s.

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By RockyBottom29/5 11:15Wed May 29 11:15:48 2019In response to On the brightside...Top of thread

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I never understood why they are called the Hornets and have a moose on their badge.

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By Specky (Mike H)29/5 11:28Wed May 29 11:28:16 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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From the internet thingy.........

To the uninitiated, the badge of Watford Football Club quickly raises a fundamental question. Why does the Premier League team who calls itself ‘The Hornets‘ have a crest showing what appears to be a moose head? Well, it turns out that the ‘moose’ is actually a hart… but we’ll get to that later.

Formed in 1881, Watford F.C. played in a blue kit for a significant portion of their early history. However in the late 1950s they switched to the gold shirts that we are familiar with today, and with that came a nickname that stuck: The Hornets.

For decades, the club’s badge was that of a hornet too. But in 1978 the hornet crest was replaced by a hart – a male red fallow deer that represents the club’s location in the county of Hertfordshire (whose coat of arms also show harts). Thankfully the hornet lives on in the popular club mascot Harry The Hornet, who has patrolled the sidelines at Vicarage Road for decades!

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By Sev29/5 13:07Wed May 29 13:07:15 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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Proves that Watford is in Hertfordshire at least. (I know people who insist it's in London).

Our original Hart was much better. Theirs looks like a moose and our's a reindeer. Theirs is worse.

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By Pat (PatJ5)30/5 11:33Thu May 30 11:33:44 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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It's certainly looks more like a fallow deer than Watford's!

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By Bankerbob29/5 22:54Wed May 29 22:54:34 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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It's obvious. We need a WASP on our logo...

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By The Voice Of Treason (Roulette Len)29/5 22:54Wed May 29 22:54:14 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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Barnet is Herts too non?

Or at least was, good riddance.

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By Paulio29/5 23:23Wed May 29 23:23:37 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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London borough.

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By Roulette Len30/5 21:17Thu May 30 21:17:57 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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"The borough was formed in 1965 from parts of the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire.[3] The local authority is Barnet London Borough Council, based in Hendon. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Borough_of_Barnet


I should get out more often.

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By Ratman4630/5 09:41Thu May 30 09:41:52 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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With Hertfordshire in its address still, grandad lived there until recently.

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By Paulio30/5 12:35Thu May 30 12:35:53 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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I get London wages there, so I’m not complaining either way 😁

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By Handyandy129/5 15:07Wed May 29 15:07:55 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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Watford's well and truly in Hertfordshire if you glance at the map. Probably the little hard nuts of the area like to consider themselves Londoners.

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By Ratman4629/5 20:47Wed May 29 20:47:45 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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The owners want it seen as a London club, worth more 💰

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By Deano (deanos13)29/5 12:28Wed May 29 12:28:32 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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Imagine if Hornetchat was around in 1978.

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By Gitts n Grattz29/5 12:46Wed May 29 12:46:17 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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There was. But it was even pre-dialup internet. So it was just an 0898 number.

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By Bork29/5 12:34Wed May 29 12:34:07 2019In response to Re: On the brightside...Top of thread

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I had to read that carefully.

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