Old names

Was just watching the footy and noticed that the Sydney Swans have the initials of their old name — SMFC — on their jumpers near the back of the neck. Had previously noticed that the Bulldogs also have this — FFC.

Collingwood doesn’t seem to have it. How many other teams do? Is it a heritage thing? Only the teams that have changed their names? Maybe the footy experts reading will know.

Hmm, I wonder if there are present-day teams from Kerang or Korrumburra that go by the initials KFC.

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4 thoughts on “Old names”

  1. 1
    Daniel says:

    Rae via Facebook: We started it; FFC. There are a few. Brisbane/Fiztroy, Sydney (as you’ve listed), those that have merged or changed like the Bulldogs.

  2. 2
    Andrew says:

    I am surprised to hear that valuable advertising space would be taken up by old names.

  3. 3
    Peter says:

    Oh Andrew, how cynical. But so very true.

  4. 4
    Lad Litter says:

    It only seems to apply where there’s been a name change. So Essendon, Geelong etc don’t. Collingwood could have BFC as they were the Britannia FC pre-1892.

    And cash-strapped North Melbourne could change their name back to Kangaroos Football Club for a KFC sponsorship tie-in. ‘Hope James Brayshaw reads this blog.

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