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Mascotspotting: Sunderland AFC – Samson and Delilah

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

The Black Cat’s logically chose cats – who are black – for the mascots, resulting in the mythically unattractive Samson and Delilah. Name: Samson and Delilah DoB: unknown Pun Value: 0 Charm: 4 Machismo: 4 Weirdness factor: 8 Overall mascotspotter rating: 4 Trivia: The mascots are (not obviously, even when you look close up) black [...]

Mascotspotting: Arsenal – Gunnersaurus Rex

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Arsenal’s mascot is a long-necked dinosaur, not unreminiscent of our own Stefan Maierhofer. For all his weirdness, he has a certain quirky charm. Name: Gunnersaurus Rex DoB: August 1993 Pun Value: 5 Charm: 5 Machismo: 6 Weirdness factor: 9 Overall mascotspotter rating: 6 Trivia: Gunnersaurus Rex is a well documented but disturbingly squeaky clean mascot.  [...]

Mascotspotting: Fulham – Billy the Badger

Friday, April 16th, 2010

There’s nothing I like more than while researching my ‘Mascotspotting’ spot, than to run across the headline ‘Club Mascot Controversy’ in Wikipedia. Billy, it seems, has almost as chequered a past as my own, probably to make up for his averageness in every other way. Fulham are a team who seem to have struggled with [...]

Mascotspotting: Stoke City – Pottermus & Pottermiss

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

In the first of my soon-to-be-regular profiles of the inferior mascots of our opponents, let me introduce Stoke City’s Odd Couple. Names: Pottermus and Pottermiss DoB: Him: 1997, Her: 2002 Pun Value: 8.5 Charm: 5 Machismo: 2 Weirdness factor: 6 (yeah, they’re weird, but I sense there are further depths to plumb) Overall mascotspotter rating: [...]