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…I also remember Bury were sponsored once by Birthdays, the card shop that I believe was once owned by Bryan Robson. The pastel logo on the front of the shirt didn’t exactly fit in with their rugged northern image, and yet I’d kill for one of those shirts now. I do love a strange sponsor on a shirt. Takes me back to my days reading 90 Minutes every week. Here are some of my favourites:
CLYDEBANK – Sponsored by Wet Wet Wet – Being sponsored by a band is pretty cool (Newport County were briefly sponsored by Goldie Looking Chain, I’m sure) but when it’s one of the most insipid bands to ever darken the charts then it’s really not very rock and roll. My childhood felt haunted by Love Is All Around, and even being addicted to heroin couldn’t make Marti Pellow become a badass frontman.
CLUB MEXICO – Sponsored by Bimbo – Apparently a bakery, Bimbo sponsor a lot of Latin American teams. I cannot see it without giggling.
FC NURNBURG – Sponsored by Mister Lady – I own this shirt! A local clothing company, it doesn’t stop it being hilarious in the extreme. I like to think they had a radio advert with the jingle set to Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”.
BRIGHTON – Sponsored by Nobo – Ha! Their shirt said nob! …