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Could You Support A Team Called Leonard?



Johnny resorts to name-calling

Pundit: aka Johnny
Pundit: aka Johnny
Leonard
Leonard
Rodney
Rodney
Funny old thing, Football. For instance, team names. Maybe a few in the Premier League are due what I believe is called a 'rebrand'.

Dave
The subject came up as Fothergill and I walked arm-in-arm to the Underground last Thursday having wet our respective whistles at The Mixed Metaphor, the watering hole for pundits, commentators and other lughole-botherers in London's fashionable Soho. As an omnibus swished past, Fothers remarked: "Did you see that cable channels has rebranded itself from UK Gold 2 or some such to, quite simply, Dave?" Most of that sentence I frankly didn't understand, except for the relevant part. "Dave?! Can you imagine if football clubs reinvented themselves along the same lines?"
William
Arsenal could be William: classic, and coming back into fashion. Wigan Athletic could be Leonard: think they've made it but in fact still hopelessly out of date.

Chelsea would have to be Terence. Delusions of grandeur from new money — plus everyone knows they're really called Terry?
Rodney
What about Spurs? Rodney — might have made sense in the 60s, looks a bit daft now.

We then moved on to names that would suggest football clubs. Alfred - Leeds United: used to be great, now frankly an embarrassment.

And what about, Johnny? I was dreading that one but, dear reader, I am not entirely deaf to the patois of youth. Manchester City. Why so? Sleek in the sixties, now bouncing up and down the league like they're made out of rubber.



Toodle-oo,
Johnny Pundit

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